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September 10, 2004: Freerepublic records highest new signups for a Friday since start of Iraq war
Freerepublic.com ^ | September 11, 2004 | nwrep

Posted on 09/11/2004 5:05:09 PM PDT by nwrep

Due to continued publicity spurred by the controversy over the suspect CBS memos, the conservative website Freerepublic.com garnered the largest number of new user signups (or accounts) for a Friday on September 10, 2004 since the start of the Iraq war.

A total of 277 new users signed up yesterday. That compares to 289 who signed up on Friday, March 21, 2003, the week that the Iraq was started. That day holds the record for the largest number of Friday signups ever.

It was on a Freerepublic.com message board that a user first noticed the discrepant features in the CBS memos.

Further investigation by other online blogs and media outlets has shown the memos to be likely forgeries.

(Excerpt) Read more at freerepublic.com ...


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1 posted on 09/11/2004 5:05:09 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: nwrep

Welcome to all the newbies -- even trolls (tho you probably won't be around too long.)


2 posted on 09/11/2004 5:07:16 PM PDT by Gunder
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To: nwrep; glock rocks; Mo1; All

That's good. I hope it means more contributors for the freepathon. lol


3 posted on 09/11/2004 5:08:13 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Gunder

What's the ZOT Factor? LOL!


4 posted on 09/11/2004 5:08:25 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Bong Hits, Fraggle Rock Reruns and DU is no way to go through Life..........)
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To: nwrep

How many were trolls? We were zapping them left and right yesterday.


5 posted on 09/11/2004 5:09:00 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: nwrep
Great news. I love this place.

I've noticed that some blogger or whatever is getting credit for uncovering the CBS deception. I can't think of the name. I've heard it a few times.

6 posted on 09/11/2004 5:09:15 PM PDT by Jenya (Buy Unfit for Command. Donate to Swiftvets.com. It's your American duty.)
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To: Jenya

Powerline?


7 posted on 09/11/2004 5:09:56 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Yeah, and it irks me.


8 posted on 09/11/2004 5:10:45 PM PDT by Jenya (Buy Unfit for Command. Donate to Swiftvets.com. It's your American duty.)
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To: nwrep

Awesome!! Welcome all newbies


9 posted on 09/11/2004 5:10:52 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: Gunder
Welcome to all the newbies

Thank you! I had known about Free Republic for years, but I finally took the plunge. :)
10 posted on 09/11/2004 5:11:02 PM PDT by Freepdonia (Victory is Ours!)
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To: nwrep

Welcome ALL !

You will like this place.


11 posted on 09/11/2004 5:11:04 PM PDT by PoorMuttly ("Now, there you go again.")
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To: nwrep

Do we have a figure for views over a 24 hr. period?
What kind of readership are we approaching?


12 posted on 09/11/2004 5:11:28 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: nwrep

Got ZOT? For all the newbies, welcome to the new media in the United States of America!


13 posted on 09/11/2004 5:11:42 PM PDT by writer33 (Try this link: http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com/books/electivedecisions.shtml)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Andrew Sullivan is crediting Powerline. It's good to know that still today he's as far behind the curve as he almost invariably has been.


14 posted on 09/11/2004 5:11:43 PM PDT by SAJ (Wait until Tues, then write OJX calls, 100 and 105 strikes. Write SFV 7700 puts on any decent dip.)
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To: Gunder
And, all newbies, I welcome you to FR.

Also, I encourage you to donate. The site is free to browse and it's even free to post. However, it does take money to run.

Please note the comprehensive content that can be found at Free Republic. If you have had subscriptions to a few magazines, you can cancel them. Trust me, the information and stories will be posted here before those magazines even go to press.

Then, take the money that you were paying for those magazine subscriptions and make that your monthly donation to this great website.

» DONATE HERE! «

15 posted on 09/11/2004 5:11:55 PM PDT by mattdono (Chris Matthew is Zell Miller's b*tch!)
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To: All

Does anyone know how the Protest Warriors have been following the forgery story? They seem pretty quiet.


16 posted on 09/11/2004 5:12:00 PM PDT by Socratic (Kerry/Edwards - Forging a New Reality)
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To: SAJ
He's behind something.

Oh, can I say that?!

17 posted on 09/11/2004 5:12:23 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: PoorMuttly

Especially poor Muttly.


18 posted on 09/11/2004 5:12:25 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Jenya
You might be interested in this: Exclusive Interview with [TankerKC] About the Authenticity of the CBS Documents
19 posted on 09/11/2004 5:13:18 PM PDT by optimistically_conservative (The soldier, be he friend or foe, is charged with the protection of the weak and the unarmed.)
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To: Fiddlstix

Why wait? (See post 15).


20 posted on 09/11/2004 5:13:20 PM PDT by mattdono (Chris Matthew is Zell Miller's b*tch!)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Sure (chortling...)!


21 posted on 09/11/2004 5:13:44 PM PDT by SAJ (Wait until Tues, then write OJX calls, 100 and 105 strikes. Write SFV 7700 puts on any decent dip.)
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To: nwrep

Welcome Newbies!

The secret hanshake instructions will be mailed to you soon but the decoder ring has to to be earned.


22 posted on 09/11/2004 5:14:44 PM PDT by Republican Red (We're going to win one for the gipper...they're going to lose one for the flipper)
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To: mattdono

lol.. re: yur tagline..

Have you seen pMsNbC using clips of zell basting chris as promos of how they're supposedly headed up .. they're trying to salvage what they can from that asswhupping zell gave chris. bastards.


23 posted on 09/11/2004 5:15:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... The War on Terrorism is the ultimate 'faith-based' initiative ..... Sign up today!)
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To: nwrep

Welcome to all new Freepers! This is a series increase in new user signups!


24 posted on 09/11/2004 5:15:54 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: tet68

...and tet68, BTW.

No foolin'.


25 posted on 09/11/2004 5:16:03 PM PDT by PoorMuttly ("Now, there you go again.")
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To: nwrep
(Excerpt) Read more at freerepublic.com ...

Aw cr@p! Now FR has to excerpt itself?!! ;-)

26 posted on 09/11/2004 5:16:57 PM PDT by uglybiker (EGO sum non taedium pardus)
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To: SandyInSeattle
We were zapping them left and right yesterday.

Your viking cats were probably lazing around today with full bellies, digesting yesterday's kills.

27 posted on 09/11/2004 5:18:33 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: uglybiker
Aw cr@p! Now FR has to excerpt itself?!! ;-)

Yeah, man. Times are tough!

28 posted on 09/11/2004 5:19:26 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: mattdono
Why wait? (See post 15).

You're right
Please click link above

Welcome Newbies


HTML Help Threads for Newbies
(And Anyone Else Who Needs It)


29 posted on 09/11/2004 5:19:43 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Yardstick
Your viking cats were probably lazing around today with full bellies, digesting yesterday's kills.

You're right. Tomas let me sleep until 7:00am instead of pestering me for cat food at 5:30. He was full of troll...

30 posted on 09/11/2004 5:21:48 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: Gunder
even trolls (tho you probably won't be around too long.)

Very True!! Trolls just cannot help themselves. Inevitably they show their true colors, and usually very quickly. Although, I am quite sure there are a few that have joined and are lurking for a while to 'throw us off'.

31 posted on 09/11/2004 5:22:04 PM PDT by technomage
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To: Jenya
Yeah, and it irks me.

fergitaboudit

FR is out there off this.

33 posted on 09/11/2004 5:22:51 PM PDT by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor.)
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To: Jenya; Buckhead; Howlin; TankerKC; Patterico
I've noticed that some blogger or whatever is getting credit for uncovering the CBS deception.

powerlineblog.com seems to be the one. (The sixty-first minute noted the now famous Post 47.

powerlineblog credits two of its readers, Tom Mortensen and Liz MacDougald. I don't know if they are freepers, or maybe lurkers.

powerlineblog.com properly credits FR.

Once the questions were released into the blogosphere, it took off like a prairie fire.

Buckhead properly credits freepers Howlin and TankerKC for starting the questioning of the memos' authenticity.

TankerKC was interviewed on Patterico's Pontifications today. Patterico is a freeper, I believe.

Pinging the others since I mention them in this post.
34 posted on 09/11/2004 5:23:31 PM PDT by Mike Fieschko ("Daddy, are there bad men on your planes?")
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To: SandyInSeattle
lol

It's not mine.. but I wish it was. ;-)

35 posted on 09/11/2004 5:25:53 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... The War on Terrorism is the ultimate 'faith-based' initiative ..... Sign up today!)
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To: Gunder

Yeah. Therein lies the rub. How many of these are kitty food or kitty litter?


36 posted on 09/11/2004 5:26:46 PM PDT by Publius6961 (I don't do diplomacy either)
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To: nwrep
NOW ALL FR NEEDS IS A NEW BUSINESS MODEL!!!!!!!!!
WHY DO SALON.COM AND MOVEON.ORG HAVE MILLIONS IN FUNDING AND FR HAS TO HAVE QUARTERLY FUNDRAISER??????
YOU CAN TAKE MONEY FROM SUPPORTERS AND STILL MAINTAIN YOUR INTEGRITY!

37 posted on 09/11/2004 5:27:40 PM PDT by Mr. K
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To: SandyInSeattle

38 posted on 09/11/2004 5:28:14 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: Gunder

I'd like to take part but keep getting my "replys" back. Trying again.


39 posted on 09/11/2004 5:28:57 PM PDT by maxxie
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To: NormsRevenge
Thanks (re:taglline)

When you think about it, Zell's smackdown on little Chrissy was the most entertaining thing that has been on that show in years. Even though I know he is a dyed-in-wool demoDOOF, I used to think that Matthews was a bit more objective (before Bush was elected). Ever since W was elected, little Chrissy (along with most of the other lefty kooks) has lost his scruples.

I wrote to PMSNBC and told them that they should have someone on Chrissy's show each night that will smack him around like he deserves. Then, and only then, would I even consider watching.

40 posted on 09/11/2004 5:29:36 PM PDT by mattdono (Chris Matthew is Zell Miller's b*tch!)
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To: squarebarb

41 posted on 09/11/2004 5:30:56 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: mattdono; Bob J
BUMP!


"SuperscriptGate" Again Proves FR Critical to the Cause...PLEASE Consider Donating Monthly!

42 posted on 09/11/2004 5:31:30 PM PDT by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: nwrep

JR needs to get going on manufacturing and sales for FreeP...ajamas. I think it would be a great revenue generator for FR.

They need to be loose in the rear though, the CBS Dan Rather types are always getting my old PJ's in knot.


43 posted on 09/11/2004 5:31:55 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: nwrep

Good Lord this is funny.

Imagine a haphazard bunch of freedom loving amateurs - ordinary citizens - shoving it up the tail pipe of the media's creme de la creme. Now that's a truly FREE REPUBLIC - can you dig it, Danny boy?

I thought the sleuths here on FR were phenomenal during krinton I and II, but it just keeps getting better! Many thanks and congratulations to all of the nation's best minds that had a hand in this fine piece of REAL investigative reporting!


44 posted on 09/11/2004 5:32:27 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (What freakin' frequency are you on, Kenneth...NPR?)
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To: nwrep

I hereby nominate Buckhead as the FREEPER OF THE YEAR!!!


45 posted on 09/11/2004 5:33:35 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (I hereby nominate Buckhead as the FREEPER OF THE YEAR!!!)
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To: Jenya; All
Some news sources have it right. See: CBS News FReeped <--- (actual headline)
46 posted on 09/11/2004 5:34:16 PM PDT by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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47 posted on 09/11/2004 5:34:18 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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48 posted on 09/11/2004 5:41:00 PM PDT by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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To: nwrep

Free Republic? No one goes there anymore, it's too crowded.

( credits to 20th century American Philosopher Yogi,B..)


49 posted on 09/11/2004 5:42:16 PM PDT by Leisler (Kerry, release your Department of Defense SF 180)
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To: nwrep; All
Colorful Free Republic Daily Site Statistics
50 posted on 09/11/2004 5:42:21 PM PDT by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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