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Posted on 08/01/2004 6:31:53 PM PDT by Trident/Delta
Fair Warning, This is a VANITY rant.
I have been watching (lurking), for quite a while. I have come to the conclusion that, since FR has almost assumed "icon" status as an alternative news outlet, there seems to have been an "organized" effort at using FR as a vehicle for subverting thought.
Most recently, there have been some interesting banter, usually between the same individuals, about how much better CNN has become and how FNC has degraded, and how "so and so" isn't watching FNC anymore because of.....(insert some bogus issue here).....
After you break the code, it is almost hysterical to watch.
The usual targets seem to be Fox News Channel, ANY gun post, and FR in general.
I would just caution and advise all of us old-timer, hard-corps Freepers, be aware that you may be the subject of manipulation on the part of the notorious "seminar callers" of Rush Limbaugh fame.
As a note of warning to the "opinion shapers" that think they are being clever on FR. I have been documenting chapter and verse and send it to the Mods regularly.
I now return you to your regularly scheduled threads........
I must say alot of those beautiful girls on FoxNews don't hurt either. Heather Nauert, Patti Ann Browne, etc.
You call that seniority? :=) (Bob-member since B.C.E.)
Geeee....you're pretty "old-timer", ain't cha?
I humbly submit I've heard of 1997, but have never actually seen one.
"Either they're selling '98 names on Ebay,"
I just checked, the closet thing to Free Republic I could find on Ebay was this:
NWT BANANA REPUBLIC PINK SATIN TRIM COAT FREE BAG HOT!!
Coors LIGHT...and that Peach Snapple makes my tongue tingle!
I remember this poster...
We did have one case where a poster named "Asmodeus" turned out to be working for a tort lawyer ginning up a case against Boeing for TWA 800. I googled around and figured out who he was. He was quite furious when I accused him on an FR forum.
I loooove the smell of burning troll in the morning.
I bet we also get paid astroturfing FOR the Drug War (the ONDCP is excempt from laws against domestic propaganda, so it could even be government funded), and AGAINST tax reform, among other things. You get posters that post big tracts of cut and paste blah blah, and their main message is "Things will never change, give up."
I dont mind saying that I sometimes watch CNN and that Bill O'Reilly sucks ass as a host and interviewer.
Does that make me a tofu eating LW fruitloop?
But, Hannity has cool guests and I like to listen to him pin down liberals...
This does not mean I'm disloyal to Rush.
By the way, I don't get no cable out cheer in da country, so no FOX nor CNN for me to study on much I reckon!
Why bother with the other "news" channels? If I feel like watching fiction, I can rent a movie.
Luckily, (authentic) FReepers are a thinking bunch, and therefor are not readily influenced by anyone's flawed (or falsified) "opinions".
By the way, I'm sure that the FReeper community will appreciate your insights, just as we did in the days of Deep In the Hurtgen Forest.
No, that was a "pretend lunch" to pretent they commune with the masses. They then got back in the bus and had a "real lunch" catered by NIcolas.
PRETEND I AM A WAR HERO,
PRETEND THAT I AM ONE OF THE "LITTLE" PEOPLE,
PRETEND THAT I CARE,
PRETEND THAT I AM NOT AN ARROGANT LIBERAL FROM MASSACHUSETTS
Agreed! I don't know exactly what it is about her voice that I can't stand. And her exagerated enthusiasm is hard to take.
Heather Nauert ought to have her own show. She's a no nonsense girl, and delivers her stories without a flaw..... and she's adorable!
I trust you're referring to the original version with Frank Sinatra and Angela Lansbury.
Otherwise, it's been nice knowing you, because you'll be reported, and I'm sure the mods won't put up with that.
***Yeah, we all notice it. We're not that easily manipulated, but perhaps some of the lurkers are. Perhaps we should speak up more.***
YEP! We should speak up more. We get so used to trolls that sometimes we figure we'll just ignore them. But newcomers and lurkers may think we actually agree with them if we don't speak up.
But seriously, I do agree with most of what you posted. FR does get taken advantage of, comments made out of context and all. It's the way of life for those that have to slant the truth to fit their way of thinking.
TV is such a waste of time. Wean yourself off it before it's too late. Step away from the remote.
Spread the word on the boycott of the French and cancelled Progressive insurance policies.
And all of this in one day.
I'm only allowed to watch cartoon network...when is the election, and how can the FEC allow Kerry to broadcast these half-hour ads all day long....
I've been subverted so long I can't think straight.
I've noticed that, too.
How can Rush complain about people giving "seminar[s]" when that's what he does?
Trident/Delta is an old-time FReeper.
He hasn't been much in evidence for the last few years, though.
Licorice: "In my humble experience, CNN has been so bad, that they had nowhere but up to go.
But then I am a Kerry-resuscitated newbie."
Where, and when, are they held?
P.S., noon to three is called "edumacation".
I just saw a subversive act with the post from some lefty site that had Will farrell as Bush. The mod pulled it.
<<< proud upholder of Reagan's eleventh commandment since 1979
Wellllll, TD isn't given to many vanities - at least not many that I've noticed.
And it could be a nerve-racking election years with everybody's sensitivities somewhat heightened - on both sides. This is a vanity that is of some worth, and needs to be heeded. At least that's my opionion. We just had a thread yanked from a poster who's been here since Jul 3. The poster posted a link to something that wasn't flattering to the President, although apparently funny. Now - the thread was yanked, and yet the poster remains. Does the poster need watching?
I can only speak for myself, but as Tawana would say, ain't nobody manipsplitatin' me.
Fat fingers untie!!!
I'm still waiting for a remake of Von Ryan's Express.
Frederick Douglas page was cool, the labor party link on that page was not. I like your about page, I will look at your links later.
Since we started watching Dennis Miller, we don't miss Hannity one little bit.
Turn us in to the Cheka, we don't care.
OK, I learned how to use italics, but I see its time to spend a bit more time in the sandbox! (to learn how to turn it back off again!)
"I have been documenting chapter and verse and send it to the Mods regularly."
Recently resigned from the "Committee for the Defense of the Revolution", the condo board, or some other nosey Parker organization and are now free to devote your time to being a total a**hole here?
FOX always draws ire from those who mistakenly believe it is a conservative news organization.
The actually adhere much more closely to journalistic ethics than any of the others, and therefore appear most conservative when compared, but they are really straight down the middle, as far I I can tell.
All liberals believe they are conservative because they hate the other side of the argument and can tolerate very little of it. So FOX get the label, but it just ain't so.
Ethics require balance and you don't get ethics at the alphabet channels or CNN, MSNBC.
They don't even know that their news is slanted, but they are being deluged my e-mails that say they are. This could not be more evident from comment made recently at a media get together held at the Kennedy School in Cambridge Mass.
It was taped on July 25th by C-span.
During this program they vehemently denied bias, yet one anchor, Peter Jennings, said" He felt the public pressure". The rest of them denied even that. Leher, Woodruff, Rather, and Brokaw.
FOX was invited, but did not show for obvious reasons. It's a good thing they did not because the audience was full bore liberal socialists. Even Al Franken was there.
We definitely need a conservative channel to help counter the bias. Something in a comedy vain might sell and would help greatly for a new show idea.
But straight news should always be straight news. Bias should be eliminated.
But, frankly the liberal bias began during the Vietnam war and has continued unimpeded. The simple reduction of liberal bias at FOX has really stirred the pot. We need some more good pot stirrers on the air.
I assume this is a Hamster, it sure is cute, look at the way he holds that piece of food with his hands and those cute little eyes...sorry....
Oh yes, this thread...Dear Lurker, I prefer Fox to Cnn, but I really do not watch either one that much, Can not stand Bill O'Reilly, too smug for my taste. What do you recommend we watch for news Coverage on the TV? I really prefer the world wide web and FREE REPUBLIC FOR MY NEWS.
Heather Nauert is good, and Linda Vester was one of the best reporters on the network until they stuck her in that ridiculous talk show format. I can't watch that either.
One more thing..I NEVER LISTEN TO LIMBAUGH....
Like, you hit a home run right through the goalposts, nothing but net on that one.
Don't forget the ones who come in and say how intolerant and mean we are and blah, blah, blah.
You know, the threads that sometimes will not die.
Linda Vester is great. I love her face. She makes such great faces. And she's quite smart.
Do you mean there's a new breed of Troll specifically going after FNC? CNN Mobies or something? Or were you just using the CNN vs. FNC as an example of subversion that exists on FR with the ABB Trolls? Otherwise, I guess I'll have to update my Troll Category List.
Maybe you don't remember Trident/Delta because you are such a newbie.
He's right! I saw a post yesterday that said he ordered chilli.:')