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BOB J ROCKS!!! Go FreeRepublic!!! [Video link available on post 137]
CNN ^ | 14 Sep 2004 | Rokke

Posted on 09/14/2004 5:52:18 PM PDT by Rokke

If anyone missed BobJ on Paula Zahn's show, they missed a pivotal point in the ascendancy of FreeRepublic. He kicked ass during his interview discussing the CBS forgeries. Absolutely TOP NOTCH!!!


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Free Republic; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 09/14/2004 5:52:18 PM PDT by Rokke
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To: Rokke

Oh, sh!t. I forgot to set the VCR. Tell us more...


2 posted on 09/14/2004 5:53:42 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Rokke

Wow

I wish I had a heads up on the appearance.

I dont make a habit of watching CNN


3 posted on 09/14/2004 5:54:01 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Rokke

DID ANYONE HEAR DAN BLATHER LATEST??? HE ACTUALLY SAID THAT IT DIDNT MATTER IF THE DOCUMENTS WERE FAKE!!!! ALL THAT MATTERED WAS THE CONTENT!!!!


I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP!~~~!!!


4 posted on 09/14/2004 5:54:02 PM PDT by Mr. K
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To: Rokke

Very impressive, Bob J., and Paula and the other Blogger did a nice job too.


5 posted on 09/14/2004 5:54:25 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Rokke; Bob J

Bob J did us proud! LOL

Great job, Bob!!


6 posted on 09/14/2004 5:55:05 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Rokke

Come on, tell us more!!! I don't watch CNN so I forgot to turn over!


7 posted on 09/14/2004 5:55:08 PM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: Rokke

yes sir.


8 posted on 09/14/2004 5:55:12 PM PDT by heavy12773
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To: Mr. K

where did he say that.....whats the source ?


9 posted on 09/14/2004 5:55:20 PM PDT by kingattax (Proud pajama-wearing FReeper)
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To: Rokke
Bob made us proud! The beauty of this story is that even the left is hard pressed to spin it.

Thanks Bob. It was great to put a face to the name.

10 posted on 09/14/2004 5:55:31 PM PDT by Jenya (Buy Unfit for Command. Donate to Swiftvets.com. It's your American duty.)
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To: Rokke

I missed it watching OReilly!!.....
yuck!!


11 posted on 09/14/2004 5:56:07 PM PDT by ShugahPop
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To: Mr. K; Grampa Dave; Steven W.; Dog Gone; BOBTHENAILER
Well then... Huge Hewitt is RIGHT!!! We gotta have CONgressional HEARINGS, IMMEDIATELY!!! (if not sooner)

Isn't this fun?

12 posted on 09/14/2004 5:56:26 PM PDT by SierraWasp (God Bless AMERICA...The most exceptional nation ever to exist on EARTH!!! (except to Demonicrats)
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To: Mr. K

No wonder Rather is supporting Kerry. They have both lied about their military service.

Read about what Rather says about his own military background:

http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1216126/posts?page=1


13 posted on 09/14/2004 5:56:33 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: leadpenny

This is the first time I ever watched Paula Zahn's show. I thought the whole thing was just awful with the exception of the blogger segment (Bob pointed out were are not a blog site) which I thought was outstanding, and Bob was even better than I thought he would be, and my expectations were very, very high.


14 posted on 09/14/2004 5:57:02 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Peach; Bob J

Bob kicked some CBS a$$.


15 posted on 09/14/2004 5:57:27 PM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: Rokke

Are there any documents to back this up?


16 posted on 09/14/2004 5:57:30 PM PDT by woofie (This document was generated in 2004 by a computer)
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To: Peach

There's usually a transcript up. CNN is pretty quick getting them onto the web.


17 posted on 09/14/2004 5:58:28 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: Bahbah

I do know how to abbreviate we're. I was just excited and my jammies got tangled.


18 posted on 09/14/2004 5:58:43 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Rokke

Free Republic and the New Media
Self | 09/12/2004 | Chris Davis


Posted on 09/12/2004 4:54:35 PM PDT by writer33


It all started in 1988. President Ronald Reagan’s second term was ending, Americans were ready to launch the presidency of George H.W. Bush, and in Sacramento, California, a “loveable little fuzzball” stepped behind a microphone, replacing Morton Downey, Jr, and giving us his brand of conservative truth. It was astonishing. It was exhilarating. And it was unheard at the time. Before 1988, Americans had been treated with the nightly news from the “Big Media.”

The “Big Media” owned the airwaves of our televisions. Every morning, noon, and night we were fed stories, pictures, and commentary from a leftist press. A media content in spreading the truth that served its purpose, giving us little tidbits of salacious information, but not reporting the full story. Facts had been withheld to give the unaware their view of the world and how it should be. Their mission: Save the world by keeping people ignorant of the truth. And just like the song, “Along Came Mary,” along came Limbaugh.

Limbaugh perforated our eardrums with common sense and startling commentary. His sharp wit and sarcastic humor brought a smile on our faces. His love of country and support of our troops spurred a belief that was held in the majority of Americans’ minds. America loved it. They loved Limbaugh. They loved the truth. In fact, America loved the truth so much they gave him his own television show in 1992. This opened the door to audiences that had never heard from Limbaugh before. A chance to spread “a disease caused by casual contact.” A chance to open American eyes to the “Big Media.” CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNN hadn’t seen the like of it. They were in shock and awe. They were furious. They were overwhelmed at the number of stations Limbaugh overtook. They didn’t know how to respond to this “loveable little fuzzball.” So they did what they always do: Manipulate the facts and distort the truth about Limbaugh. Before long, his books were on shelves, spreading more conservative views on topics of interest to Americans, topics such as National Security, Feminism, Abortion, and Liberalism. Now, even more Americans had become aware of Rush Limbaugh. Suddenly, the “Big Media” had to compete for the attention of the American people. As Rush said before, “There wasn’t any of this fifteen years ago. I know. I was there at the creation.” He was. And we are forever grateful.

Through all of this, a cable news channel was created. Fox News, a channel that reported the whole story. They were young and brash, and in 1996, they gave a young, fire-breather his debut on Hannity & Colmes. Sean Hannity began to slice and dice liberalism on a cable news network. His efforts in broadcast journalism led him to his own radio show on September 10, 2001. Not only does he reach millions on his television show, but is second only to Rush Limbaugh in talk radio with nearly 400 stations across the nation. As conservatives, we were starting to get a stranglehold on the old monopoly of the “Big Media.” We were fighting mad and it was showing.

And there would be more to follow. More talk show hosts to come. More conservative news, exposing the truth of the spin in the “Big Media.” There would be the internet, the new age of conservative news, opinions, commentary, and information throughout the globe. Soon, a gutsy, young journalist would risk it all and shake the foundations of the White House from the internet. Matt Drudge risked his entire reputation, career, and livelihood by breaking the Monica Lewinsky story. This no nonsense conservative uncovered what no “Big Media” would uncover. He would expose the corruption and debauchery under the desk in the Oval Office.

Matt Drudge was the beginning of the internet and the new media. Now, Americans of all stripes of red, white, and blue could access news. In the last year, Drudge has had nearly three billion visitors to his site, which is broadcast every Sunday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. eastern standard time. Drudge began the wave of the conservative future. No longer did conservatives have to call in to their favorite talk radio program to express their frustration of the liberal media. No longer did they have to sit idly by their televisions throwing pillows at the television while ranting and raving at the blatant media partisanship. Now they had a new outlet. They had a forum called Free Republic.

Through the brainchild of Jim Robinson, a forum was created where Americans of all flavors could rant, rave, and could even continue the pursuit of conservatism while crushing the socialistic tyranny of the “Big Media.” In a statement on their website, Jim Robinson states, “In our continuing fight for freedom, for America and our constitution and against totalitarianism, socialism, tyranny, terrorism, etc., Free Republic stands firmly on the side of right, i.e., the conservative side.” And in that statement, sums up the mission of conservatism and Free Republic. Now we’re dangerous to the “Big Media.” Now we’re available to everyone. We’re in homes, in offices, and in laptop computers. We’ve become an infectious disease that will debilitate the Democratic Party and liberalism’s veined effort to garnish power. We’re putting a stranglehold on a defunct enterprise known as CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNN.

From Anchorage, AK to Miami, FL, we’re spread across the United States in search of one crushing blow to end the “Big Media’s” tyranny over the news, to stop the lies, and end the oppression of facts from news commentary, such as 60 Minutes. We’re here to mobilize and stop the incestuous relationship with the Democratic Party and their socialistic tendencies. In a nutshell, we are here to end liberalism’s final, desperate grip on a media that has become so partisan they’ve lost all objectivity. Free Republic, this group of “amateurs” has put their testicles in a vice and tightened ‘em down.

But the media doesn’t know the full power of Free Republic. The media doesn’t know it is made of up individuals across the globe. “Amateurs” of all walks of life, willing to make the leap in refuting liberal terrorism in the press. From housewives to airline pilots, from ministers to talk show hosts, and from architects to engineers, comprise diversity so great that the media’s group of so-called experts can’t keep up. We even have our own range of military personnel from every branch of service, willing to battle lies and distortions within the media elite. And as much as we hate to admit it, we have lawyers that lurk, lawyers that Freep, and lawyers that make sure no lawsuit is left behind.

From our makeup, we are Americans: Conservative Americans. Americans united in one common goal: We won’t stop till the mission is complete. For we are the new media. We are the new truth in America. We are the amateurs that have rocked the status quo. These merry bands of amateurs, known as Freepers, have shown their expertise at exposing the truth. This forum called Free Republic will supercede the admonishment of the liberal media and conquer all those that oppose us. After all, we are the best in the world. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: “Free Republic is made up of some of the finest minds I’ll ever know.” And for that, I am forever grateful for their expertise. I am forever grateful for this new media.


19 posted on 09/14/2004 5:58:45 PM PDT by writer33 (Try this link: http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com/books/electivedecisions.shtml)
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To: Bob J

You did well, Bob.

Darlie, my father-in-law and I were glued to the set. My father-in-law said, "Your friend is sharp"

Loved the CBS, Rather & John Kerry tie in at the end!


20 posted on 09/14/2004 5:59:06 PM PDT by Seeking the truth ( www.0cents.com - Whom Would Terrorists Vote For? T/Shirt)
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To: NavySEAL F-16

I'll keep checking and hope it gets linked to this thread.


21 posted on 09/14/2004 5:59:20 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: kingattax

IT IS ALL OVER- YOU CAN ACTUALLY READ IT AT seeBS we site


22 posted on 09/14/2004 5:59:36 PM PDT by Mr. K
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To: Bahbah

I just happened to be channel surfing and am back watching Seinfeld on TBS. You know I like Imus and Lamb because they don't interrupt thier guests. Paula was like that for the Bog J segment.


23 posted on 09/14/2004 6:00:23 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: SierraWasp

a congressional hearing ?????...oh yeah. "that" will fix

things for sure...LOL


24 posted on 09/14/2004 6:01:02 PM PDT by kingattax (Proud pajama-wearing FReeper)
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To: leadpenny

What is a "blogger"? We are FReepers... bloggers are a whole different animal that I have never seen.


25 posted on 09/14/2004 6:01:07 PM PDT by Porterville (Men have learned to shoot without missing ...and I have learned to fly without perching on a twig)
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To: Jenya

The press will spin the story by attacking FR. They'll find some "nuke mecca", "Hillary is a whore", and other edge comments to paint the site as extremist.


26 posted on 09/14/2004 6:01:16 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Partisan Political Operative)
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To: Rokke
OK, some details. Paula Zahn had a piece concerning the impact of bloggers in the post MSM world. Bob J started by explaining FR wasn't actually a Blog site, but a bulletin board for information. He then preceded to give a timeline of how quickly the CBS forgeries were uncovered on FreeRepublic. He gave proper credit to TankerKC and Buckhead and gave a very detailed breakdown of how quickly the documents were refuted. Then later he explained to Paula that the authenticity of the documents was no longer an issue or even a question. The only remaining issue was how long CBS and Dan Rather would continue to make themselves a laughing stock by claiming the documents were true. The other guest was the honcho of Instapundit, who also did a good job. For that matter, Paula wasn't bad. But Bob J was TRULY OUTSTANDING. Very credible and professional. I couldn't have been more proud or impressed.
27 posted on 09/14/2004 6:01:25 PM PDT by Rokke
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To: Rokke

Bob, did you have your pajamas tailored into a suit? They looked great. I did catch a glimpse of your big bunny slippers though.


28 posted on 09/14/2004 6:02:07 PM PDT by Jenya (Buy Unfit for Command. Donate to Swiftvets.com. It's your American duty.)
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To: Rokke
If anyone missed BobJ on Paula Zahn's show

I don't watch teevee, unless it's for things like the election returns (primary night here tonight). Is a transcript available?

29 posted on 09/14/2004 6:03:08 PM PDT by sionnsar (Iran Azadi ||| Resource for Traditional Anglicans: trad-anglican.faithweb.com)
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To: Bahbah

we are not a blog site...blogging is a vanity sight... hell Bab's Streisand is a blog spot for Babs... we ain't about "blogging" whatever that is.


30 posted on 09/14/2004 6:03:11 PM PDT by Porterville (Men have learned to shoot without missing ...and I have learned to fly without perching on a twig)
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To: Rokke
I tried, but I could only stomach 10 mins of the Clinton News Network.
I switched to O'reilly but he has truely sold out.
I only watch Brit and Hannity once in awhile.
I get all my news from FR, MRC and Timeswatch. and Rush Online.
31 posted on 09/14/2004 6:03:25 PM PDT by oiler
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To: Mr. K
DID ANYONE HEAR DAN BLATHER LATEST??? HE ACTUALLY SAID THAT IT DIDNT MATTER IF THE DOCUMENTS WERE FAKE!!!! ALL THAT MATTERED WAS THE CONTENT!!!!

Well... I guess Dan will ba able to find a prosecutors' job in one of his commie chum's regimes.

32 posted on 09/14/2004 6:03:26 PM PDT by OHelix
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To: Porterville

Yeah, Bob J made that point too. He stated that FR is technically a Message Board.


33 posted on 09/14/2004 6:03:42 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Rebelbase

Hillary isn't a whore? I thought she was a Senator? Did she change jobs?


34 posted on 09/14/2004 6:04:57 PM PDT by Porterville (Men have learned to shoot without missing ...and I have learned to fly without perching on a twig)
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To: writer33

I was trying to reply to your great tribute and I got a "this thread has been pulled" message! Boy was I pist!!!


35 posted on 09/14/2004 6:05:05 PM PDT by SierraWasp (God Bless AMERICA...The most exceptional nation ever to exist on EARTH!!! (except to Demonicrats)
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To: Rokke

Good recap.


36 posted on 09/14/2004 6:05:05 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Rokke

I'm sure hits here have gone up.


37 posted on 09/14/2004 6:05:33 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Rokke

"For that matter, Paula wasn't bad."

Have to say she did a good job. I was surprised--guess I expected an attack from her like Chris Matthews attacks his guests. She must be of better quality than Chris.

Both Bob J and Reynolds did great.

Great showing for FR.


39 posted on 09/14/2004 6:05:59 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: Bob J

Job well done!


40 posted on 09/14/2004 6:06:10 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Mr. K

Can you post a link to Rather's comments about fake docs. not mattering, but the content did?

I can't find a quote of that sort at CBS News.


41 posted on 09/14/2004 6:06:15 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Partisan Political Operative)
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To: writer33

“Free Republic is made up of some of the finest minds I’ll ever know. And for that, I am forever grateful for their expertise. I am forever grateful for this new media."

I agree, I am continuously impressed by the range of knowledge and expertise exhibited by a bunch of right-wing wingnuts in their jammies. I am also very impressed by the courage of convictions held by many, many Freepers. I, too, am grateful for this site as a medium for combatting the cultural war we are now engaged in. Tonight, I believe Free Republic hit the mainstream, and it will be a force to reckon with from here on.

My thanks to Jim Robinson for having the foresight, the persistence, and the guts to give birth to and keep this baby going.


42 posted on 09/14/2004 6:06:16 PM PDT by astounded
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To: EternalVigilance

Aren't you assuming that people watch CNN?


43 posted on 09/14/2004 6:06:38 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Desana

They didn't give him much time but I can't think how he could have used it better. Nice job, Sir.


44 posted on 09/14/2004 6:06:51 PM PDT by OHelix
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To: Rokke

I especially liked the last statement about when is CBS just going to admit the documents are fake? With Glenn nodding in agreement.

Good Job


45 posted on 09/14/2004 6:07:39 PM PDT by not_apathetic_anymore
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To: leadpenny

LOL...I guess I forgot my /tongue-in-cheek tag.


46 posted on 09/14/2004 6:08:39 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Peach

I taped it and will try to have it up somewhere shortly.


47 posted on 09/14/2004 6:08:40 PM PDT by abner (http://www.swiftvets.com or http://www.wintersoldier.com)
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To: SierraWasp

Thanks for the nice comments you were going to say before you got this thread has been pulled blurb.


48 posted on 09/14/2004 6:08:51 PM PDT by writer33 (Try this link: http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com/books/electivedecisions.shtml)
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To: Rokke

I would have broken my boycott to watch Bob J throw some right hooks.


49 posted on 09/14/2004 6:10:56 PM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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Paula Zahn repeats at 2am Eastern if anybody wants to set their VCR / TIVO ........


50 posted on 09/14/2004 6:11:00 PM PDT by RedWhiteBlue
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