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Weekly Standard ^ | 9/17/04 | Jonathan V. Last

Posted on 09/17/2004 6:25:26 PM PDT by swilhelm73

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1 posted on 09/17/2004 6:25:26 PM PDT by swilhelm73
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To: swilhelm73

great overview ping...


2 posted on 09/17/2004 6:30:22 PM PDT by Drango (PJs? Never. FReep in the "Buff")
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To: swilhelm73

I didn't realize FreeRepublic.com was a 'blogging' site....hmmmmmm.... ;)


3 posted on 09/17/2004 6:33:20 PM PDT by BossLady (John Kerry has more dollars than sense.....)
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To: swilhelm73

bump


4 posted on 09/17/2004 6:37:11 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: swilhelm73
One night I shot a candidate in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know.
5 posted on 09/17/2004 6:40:05 PM PDT by Cincinnatus
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To: swilhelm73

Join the Revolution. Join the Bloggers. Join the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. We're winning.


6 posted on 09/17/2004 6:41:46 PM PDT by putupjob
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To: swilhelm73
IF YOU TRAWL the posting boards at FreeRepublic.com long enough, you'll go mad. Hundreds of voices are shouting, spitting, and clamoring for attention at any given moment.

I didn't read any further, lest I go mad.

7 posted on 09/17/2004 6:44:11 PM PDT by briant
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To: swilhelm73

Most Excellent!


8 posted on 09/17/2004 6:46:15 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: swilhelm73

The best summary of the Rathergate story I've seen so far.


9 posted on 09/17/2004 6:46:23 PM PDT by denydenydeny
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To: briant
I didn't read any further, lest I go mad.

Don't deprive yourself.

Read it. It's positive.

We won!

10 posted on 09/17/2004 6:47:18 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Jim Robinson; Buckhead

Congratulations to both of you. You've got to read this one.


11 posted on 09/17/2004 6:51:05 PM PDT by datura (Democrat=Communist=America's Enemy Within)
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To: swilhelm73

WOW! Now I know how it feels to become FAMOUS or Win the LOTTO over night....HOLY TAMALE!! :O)


12 posted on 09/17/2004 6:51:29 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: briant

Read it. It's a wonderful article. Great time to be alive.


13 posted on 09/17/2004 6:51:55 PM PDT by RightWingMama
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To: denydenydeny

Agreed. This was a very good roundup of the many sites that played a useful role in debunking a bunch of frauds who'd have never been honest about their work. The truth does matter, and CBS will one day rue their unbelievable slat towards Kerry. How many anti-Bush writers have been on 60 MINs? How many pro-Bush writers? CBS has gone off the deep end and become a partisan news network.


14 posted on 09/17/2004 6:55:03 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (http://chucksutahblog.blogspot.com/)
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To: BossLady

Bloggers do what we've been doing for years now: Posting news stories and commenting on them.


16 posted on 09/17/2004 6:57:28 PM PDT by Redcloak (Vikings plundered my last tag line.)
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To: swilhelm73

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1218689/posts


17 posted on 09/17/2004 6:58:12 PM PDT by Huber (Kerry/Edwards = "Tax 'em & Sue 'em" . Vote Bush/Cheney '04)
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To: Trasha

I agree. We only spit when the cheese causes us to salivate.


18 posted on 09/17/2004 6:58:33 PM PDT by Redcloak (Vikings plundered my last tag line.)
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To: elhombrelibre

He leaves off three other web sites that played important parts in doing actual research with actual experts speaking on the record before Drudge: RatherBiased.com, CNSNews, and INDC Journal.

The original Drudge link was to CNS. Strange that Last neglects these two facts.


19 posted on 09/17/2004 6:58:40 PM PDT by RatherBiased.com
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To: swilhelm73

What's the best part? (Or one of the best parts at least) - DU is NOT mentioned once. Even the complaining idiots over there were too substandard to even rate a mention!


20 posted on 09/17/2004 6:59:32 PM PDT by Socratic (Kerry/Edwards - Forging a New Reality)
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To: swilhelm73
Quote:

"On a thread begun in response to a New York Times article about the 60 Minutes story, "tomahawk" wrote, "The MSM [mainstream media] are whores for Kerry, whores for Democrats, and whores for Jihadists. Through their lies and distortions, our country's continued existence is now in doubt."

This quote is followed by a paragraph beginning with the following sentence: Amidst this clamor, the post by "Buckhead" could easily have gotten lost.. Is Mr. Last insinuating that the statement by tomahawk is somehow baseless or radical? All we all just a bunch of clamoring kooks making outrageous assertions? Tomahawk in my estimation is right on target with his comments and should be commended not mocked. While the term "whore" is a bit incendiary, in my estimation it is quite accurate and justified.

The rest of the article is outstanding and quite accurate. Thanks for the post.
21 posted on 09/17/2004 7:00:14 PM PDT by Arnold Zephel
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To: swilhelm73
Let's try this again. Maybe it's better this way:

One night I freeped a candidate in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know.

There. One for the Pajamhadeen.

22 posted on 09/17/2004 7:00:36 PM PDT by Cincinnatus
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To: Redcloak

"We only spit when the cheese causes us to salivate."

...or a moose bites us.


23 posted on 09/17/2004 7:02:01 PM PDT by Socratic (Kerry/Edwards - Forging a New Reality)
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To: swilhelm73

I'm getting a little sick of hearing about "blogs" and these "blogs" getting more credit than they deserve. "Blogs" are nice, no qustion about it, but Free Republic blows them away. I mean, gimme a break.


24 posted on 09/17/2004 7:03:02 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: RightWingMama; okie01

OK.


26 posted on 09/17/2004 7:05:22 PM PDT by briant
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To: swilhelm73

When this is all over, this is going to make for a helluva movie.


27 posted on 09/17/2004 7:05:27 PM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: swilhelm73

keeper thank you


28 posted on 09/17/2004 7:06:31 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: BossLady
I didn't realize FreeRepublic.com was a 'blogging' site....hmmmmmm.... ;)

It's not. It's a bulletin board.

More like usenet (netnews) was 10 - 20 years ago.

Bulletin boards have their strengths and weaknesses, just as blogs do.

Bulletin boards are more 'closed' or 'self-selected communities' than blogs.
29 posted on 09/17/2004 7:08:30 PM PDT by Mike Fieschko ("Daddy, are there bad men on your planes?")
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To: Lancey Howard
This is great, I'm printing and framing this and giving it to myself as a retro-birthday present, you see it started on my b-day, Sept 9th. I love it and I love Freerepublic

My favorite part and I paraphrase "We have an open-source inteligence gathering network" I love that too! -ftm

30 posted on 09/17/2004 7:09:30 PM PDT by freethinkingman
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To: Arnold Zephel
"On a thread begun in response to a New York Times article about the 60 Minutes story, "tomahawk" wrote, "The MSM [mainstream media] are whores for Kerry, whores for Democrats, and whores for Jihadists....

While the term "whore" is a bit incendiary, in my estimation it is quite accurate and justified.

Whore would imply they are doing it for money. I think they do it for "love". Love of Kerry, love of the dems and love of the jihadists.

31 posted on 09/17/2004 7:10:20 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (cong rec 27.3.86 jk speech doubleplusungood malreported cambodia rectify)
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To: dfwgator
When this is all over, this is going to make for a helluva movie.

Hmm...

Gary Oldman as Dan Rather? John Malkovitch as Kerry? Bill Pullman as George Bush?
32 posted on 09/17/2004 7:13:11 PM PDT by swilhelm73 ("I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things" -- Dan Rather)
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To: KarlInOhio

So I guess since they are not doing it for money and they are doing it for love, that would imply a relationship. A long-term relationship of over 40 years. I think that qualifies them for a common law marriage.


33 posted on 09/17/2004 7:13:27 PM PDT by Arnold Zephel
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To: Mike Fieschko
Bulletin boards are more 'closed' or 'self-selected communities' than blogs.

Also a blog usually have one (or a few) person running it and making the primary post while everyone else comments on those. If Jim Robinson posted the articles and we commented on them FR would be a blog.

34 posted on 09/17/2004 7:14:19 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (cong rec 27.3.86 jk speech doubleplusungood malreported cambodia rectify)
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To: swilhelm73

I think this is my favorite line in the article:

"At the blog of the left-wing American Prospect, Nick Confessore speculated that if the documents really were fake, the White House would have released the originals."


35 posted on 09/17/2004 7:14:58 PM PDT by Chesterbelloc
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To: swilhelm73

...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.


36 posted on 09/17/2004 7:15:58 PM PDT by writer33 (Try this link: http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com/books/electivedecisions.shtml)
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To: swilhelm73; PhiKapMom; IPWGOP; doodlelady

Ping to a great summary! My only disappointment was that he failed to note that we FReepers wear the "Pajama People" label quite proudly and even have our artistic geniuses create posters and jammies and bunny slippers for us!


37 posted on 09/17/2004 7:17:33 PM PDT by alwaysconservative (Hey sKerry! When even Swimmer Kennedy won't campaign for you, you're sunk!)
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To: swilhelm73

bttt


38 posted on 09/17/2004 7:17:48 PM PDT by nopardons
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39 posted on 09/17/2004 7:18:04 PM PDT by happydogdesign
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To: Arnold Zephel
A long-term relationship of over 40 years. I think that qualifies them for a common law marriage.

Longer than that if you consider the sloppy kisses Walter Durante and the New York Times were giving to Stalin in the 1930s.

40 posted on 09/17/2004 7:18:32 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (cong rec 27.3.86 jk speech doubleplusungood malreported cambodia rectify)
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To: freethinkingman

"This is great, I'm printing and framing this and giving it to myself as a retro-birthday present, you see it started on my b-day, Sept 9th. I love it and I love Freerepublic"

Excellent!!! It's my birthday too (50 yrs. old). Wasn't it the best birthday present of all? The excitement and anticipation was great.


41 posted on 09/17/2004 7:18:41 PM PDT by Socratic (Kerry/Edwards - Forging a New Reality)
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To: Cincinnatus

I hope I am posting correctly. New so forgive.
Loved your One for the Pajamhadeen.


42 posted on 09/17/2004 7:20:22 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
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To: swilhelm73

Absolutely delicious recap of the Rathergate scandal. But, I'm still a little hungry...where's my dessert? That is, the latest developments---ZERO see-BS experts supporting the docs, Staudt denying the fake but 'accurate' story, and Mr. Burkett of Abilene Kinko's fame...(infamy?)/p

I've been so loving this story it's been rather an unproductive week...LOL!


43 posted on 09/17/2004 7:22:13 PM PDT by HassanBenSobar (Islam is the opiate of the people)
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To: swilhelm73

Brilliant piece of writing. Best single history of this episode.


44 posted on 09/17/2004 7:23:52 PM PDT by js1138 (Speedy architect of perfect labyrinths.)
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To: swilhelm73

This has all the makings of a great made-for-TV movie.


45 posted on 09/17/2004 7:26:50 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: swilhelm73

"IF YOU TRAWL the posting boards at FreeRepublic.com long enough, you'll go mad"

Maybe this is why I cannot turn the computer off now!!!


46 posted on 09/17/2004 7:27:30 PM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: Texas Eagle; All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1219514/posts


47 posted on 09/17/2004 7:27:49 PM PDT by swilhelm73 ("I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things" -- Dan Rather)
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To: dfwgator
When this is all over, this is going to make for a helluva movie.

With a few necessary improvements, such as changing the network to a Fox lookalike, and the president to a Kerry lookalike.

You heard it here first.

48 posted on 09/17/2004 7:28:02 PM PDT by js1138 (Speedy architect of perfect labyrinths.)
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To: swilhelm73
IF YOU TRAWL the posting boards at FreeRepublic.com long enough, you'll go mad.

Is that what's wrong with me? Yes it is. No it's not. Yes it is. No it's not. Yes it is. No it's.......

49 posted on 09/17/2004 7:28:43 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Miss Free Republic High School-1986)
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To: js1138

I want Selma Hayek to play me.


50 posted on 09/17/2004 7:29:22 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Miss Free Republic High School-1986)
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