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(Vanity)"Strategery" by Bill Sammon recognizes FreeRepublic and Freepers
2006 | Bill Sammon

Posted on 03/18/2006 6:36:55 PM PST by Danae

Kudos again to FR, Buckhead, Howlin, Texasforever, NYCVirago, and of course Jim for having this site to begin with.

"Chapter 9 "We're Toast" pg 143 - 145 directly credits Freepers above with uncovering the "missing Documents" out of President Bush's National Guard Service that were distinctly unflattering to the President, and also flat forgeries.

I am reading the book at the moment, and I wanted to pause and give credit where credit is due. I thank all those who helped bring to light these roaches that considered themselves so important as to try to influence a Presidential Election. I thank all of you personally who were influential in finally getting to call the MSM on the carpet, SUCCESSFULY! Bill Sammon has immortalized you in print, you are all immortal in my heart, you were the tipping point in an election. I am eternally grateful! You have done this Nation a service that can not be quantified.

Danae


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 60minutes; biasedjournalism; billsammon; bookreview; buckhead; congrats; freepersmackdowncbs; freerepublic; howlin; memogate; newmedia; nycvirago; pajamahadeen; rathergate; sammon; strategery; stratgery; superstretch; tang; texasforever; yellowjournalism

1 posted on 03/18/2006 6:36:59 PM PST by Danae
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To: Danae

IBTZ


2 posted on 03/18/2006 6:38:31 PM PST by don-o (Don't be a Freeploader. Do the right thing. Become a Monthly Donor!)
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To: don-o

No IBFZ! I am serious! This is a really good book! Sammon has done three books from the inside of the Bush administration. All of which I recomend! VERY pro-Bush!
No Zot Please!


3 posted on 03/18/2006 6:40:33 PM PST by Danae (Anál nathrach, orth' bháis's bethad, do chél dénmha)
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To: Danae; ohioWfan; Howlin
We have rules here .....
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4 posted on 03/18/2006 6:41:55 PM PST by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN - Support our troops. I *LOVE* my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: Danae
From www.amazon.com:


5 posted on 03/18/2006 6:43:29 PM PST by RonDog
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To: Danae; LUV W; tomkow6; Kathy in Alaska; All

OMGGG we are famousss

We didn't sleep with Frank Sinatra OOPS wrong reset LOL! I think of Kitty Kelley NEVER MIND LOL!


6 posted on 03/18/2006 6:43:43 PM PST by SevenofNine (I'd rather hunt with Dick Cheney than ride with Ted Kennedy)
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To: Danae

I have those 3 books and they were great! I plan to get "Strategery" very soon.


7 posted on 03/18/2006 6:44:37 PM PST by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN - Support our troops. I *LOVE* my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: Danae
Is Stratgery the followup to Strategery?
8 posted on 03/18/2006 6:45:57 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Danae; Buckhead; Howlin; Texasforever; NYCVirago
Kudos again to FR, Buckhead, Howlin, Texasforever, NYCVirago, and of course Jim for having this site to begin with.

Bravo!
9 posted on 03/18/2006 6:46:51 PM PST by hummingbird ("...and bless the inventors of Robitussin DM. Amen.")
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To: Buckhead; Howlin; Texasforever; NYCVirago

ping


10 posted on 03/18/2006 6:46:56 PM PST by RonDog
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To: Justanobody
Hubba, hubba....!
11 posted on 03/18/2006 6:47:29 PM PST by hummingbird ("...and bless the inventors of Robitussin DM. Amen.")
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To: hummingbird

yum yum...er...I mean...uh huh. ;*)


12 posted on 03/18/2006 6:51:51 PM PST by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN - Support our troops. I *LOVE* my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: Danae; Buckhead; Howlin; Texasforever; NYCVirago; Jim Robinson

And we got to hang out with these guys before they were famous.


13 posted on 03/18/2006 6:54:55 PM PST by SmithL (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: Danae

Super Stretch bump! :)


14 posted on 03/18/2006 7:00:30 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: don-o

Ok, as a newcomer, can someone fill me in, or direct me to where I can be filled in as to what this is about?


15 posted on 03/18/2006 7:00:57 PM PST by Always Learning
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To: Danae

That was one of those nights I will always remember. I had no gems of wisdom to offer but watching a chapter of history unfold before my very eyes..........WoW. Thanks forever to all who did participate.


16 posted on 03/18/2006 7:03:30 PM PST by daybreakcoming (If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. A. Lincoln)
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To: Jim Robinson; Buckhead; Howlin; Texasforever; NYCVirago

Yall been to the White House yet? Congratulations


17 posted on 03/18/2006 7:06:20 PM PST by swheats
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To: Always Learning
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1210516/posts?q=1&&page=1#1

  I became a freeper that night.

18 posted on 03/18/2006 7:11:33 PM PST by txroadkill
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To: Always Learning
Here is the famous post:

To: Howlin
 

Howlin, every single one of these memos to file is in a proportionally spaced font, probably Palatino or Times New Roman.

In 1972 people used typewriters for this sort of thing, and typewriters used monospaced fonts.

The use of proportionally spaced fonts did not come into common use for office memos until the introduction of laser printers, word processing software, and personal computers. They were not widespread until the mid to late 90's. Before then, you needed typesetting equipment, and that wasn't used for personal memos to file. Even the Wang systems that were dominant in the mid 80's used monospaced fonts.

I am saying these documents are forgeries, run through a copier for 15 generations to make them look old.

This should be pursued aggressively.
 

47 posted on 09/08/2004 11:59:43 PM EDT by Buckhead
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After this post, the only clock ticking on CBS was the one counting down the seconds left in Dan Rather and Mary Mape's careers

19 posted on 03/18/2006 7:41:12 PM PST by txroadkill
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To: daybreakcoming

I'm with you. I was very new to this website and remember being absolutely glued to it for hours and hours reading the posts.

It truly was historic. Little did we know at the time how remarkable it was! History was made.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, to all who were involved.


20 posted on 03/18/2006 7:50:37 PM PST by msmagoo54
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To: Danae; Buckhead
Freepers CAN do a great deal of good when they get the bit in their teeth, and fill their saddlebags with facts. I have a background in print media advertising (long, long ago). The instant I read Buckhead's famous Post #47, I knew then and there he had it right, and the documents were fakes.

Bringing down Rather was the turning point in the war between the Old Media and the New Media. And the first shot in that war, it's Lexington and Concord, was fired by Buckhead.

Congressman Billybob

Latest article: "Rep. Taylor's Office Caught in an Obvious Lie in Attempt to Smear John Armor"

21 posted on 03/18/2006 7:54:13 PM PST by Congressman Billybob (www.ArmorforCongress.com RIGHT NOW. I need your help.)
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To: RonDog

In light of the UAE/ports fiasco, that book looks as out of date as "The End of History".


22 posted on 03/18/2006 8:07:30 PM PST by thoughtomator (Nobody would have cared if the UAE wanted to buy Macy's...)
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To: thoughtomator
Not to worry. :o)
"Dubai" is Arabic for "Harriet Miers" -- and this, too, will pass.

23 posted on 03/18/2006 8:28:37 PM PST by RonDog
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To: Danae

BUMP!!


24 posted on 03/18/2006 8:32:49 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Danae

Bimpity to the top bump!


25 posted on 03/18/2006 10:34:23 PM PST by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: txroadkill; RonDog; SmithL; hummingbird; A.A. Cunningham; Justanobody; Danae

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/lweaton/FR/scan.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/lweaton/FR/Scan0001.jpg


26 posted on 03/19/2006 7:27:46 AM PST by Howlin ("It doesn't have a policy. It doesn't need to have a policy. What's the point of a Democratic policy)
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To: Always Learning

******FOR THE RECORD: CBS Memos Controversy on Free Republic

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1220090/posts


27 posted on 03/19/2006 7:28:43 AM PST by Howlin ("It doesn't have a policy. It doesn't need to have a policy. What's the point of a Democratic policy)
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To: txroadkill
I became a freeper that night.

You did? Wow, that is wonderful to know!

28 posted on 03/19/2006 7:29:47 AM PST by Howlin ("It doesn't have a policy. It doesn't need to have a policy. What's the point of a Democratic policy)
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To: Howlin

Howlin,

That is WAY cool!


29 posted on 03/19/2006 9:17:19 AM PST by Sea2ShiningSea
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To: Howlin
Mapes was on a roll, alright, just not the kind of roll one would want to be on!

Awesome to see Freepers credited in this way...in a Bill Sammon book!
30 posted on 03/19/2006 9:40:08 AM PST by hummingbird ("...and bless the inventors of Robitussin DM. Amen.")
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To: Danae
No IBFZ! I am serious!

Correct. I apologize for the SAWB moment.

d

31 posted on 03/19/2006 9:43:44 AM PST by don-o (Don't be a Freeploader. Do the right thing. Become a Monthly Donor!)
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To: Danae; All

.

If we Vietnam Vets had had http://www.Freerepublic.com to use to combat the media lies they were telling about the Vietnam War...

...a then Free South Vietnam would still be Free today.


Instead, we have these to see:


Pictures of a vietnamese Re-Education Camp

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308949/posts


...and not dupicate ever again,

...anywhere.



.


32 posted on 03/19/2006 2:41:02 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: txroadkill; Buckhead; Howlin; Texasforever; NYCVirago; Tony Snow

THE catalyst that paved the way to victory was uncovering the layers of filth that was the Rather/Mapes sinister plot .... mission-oriented FReeping at its very best. Kudos to you all and many many thanks!!!


33 posted on 03/19/2006 8:14:17 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author:)
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To: Howlin
Interesting ... Bush's service record (from your detailed reference thread) from May to July 1973 has been pulled by Acrobat ( ...or SEE BS??? ).. LOL. Perhaps they were rightly threatened with slander/libel and who knows what else by the man they so tried to destroy?? Blather never told the truth anyway, so we'd never know the repercussions from him or his former "superiors."

http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/Bush_Military_04.pdf

34 posted on 03/19/2006 8:40:56 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author:)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

First and for most, thank you for your service and sacrifice. I was born after the Viet Nam War, but it is my hope (and I believe it will happen) that it is my generation that is remembered for bringing the honor that is due to those of you who sacrificed so much of yourselves for so many who were ungrateful back at home. Thanks to places like this, the history of that war is being corrected to finally tell the truth and it is my belief that my generation sees the real Viet Nam. A war where our soldiers never lost an engagement, of POW's who survived torture for 6,7,8 years and never dishonored themselves or their country. And most of all, the complete dishonor of so-called 'patriots' who spit on, cursed and shamelessly spread lies about the only true honorable men of their generation. God Bless you and all who have served this great nation.


35 posted on 03/19/2006 9:21:21 PM PST by txroadkill
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To: Danae

Thanks for the review. I must get this book!


36 posted on 03/19/2006 9:23:10 PM PST by ladyinred
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To: Danae

bump


37 posted on 03/19/2006 10:12:20 PM PST by lowbridge (I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming, like his passengers.)
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To: txroadkill; smoothsailing; All

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Thank you for your good heart, txroadkill.

But the fight for CLARITY goes on to this day, about a new time of war in a new century.

Only this time its our own Freedom that's directly at stake and it's the same Anti-Freedom liars who are doing the same blurring of the truth thru our American media as they try to re-enter our Oval Office in this time of national peril:

HILLARY RODHAM
WILLIAM CLINTON
WALTER CRONKITE
TED KENNEDY
JOHN KERRY
BARBARA BOXER, and all.

They must all be finally defeated before its too late ..for US.

For the Enemy is now within...
...and always has been.

AR

.


38 posted on 03/19/2006 10:16:08 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: admin

Please correct thread title - the proper spelling is s-t-r-a-t-e-g-e-r-y.


39 posted on 03/19/2006 10:37:08 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
BTTT!!!
40 posted on 03/19/2006 10:43:45 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Howlin

BTTT


41 posted on 03/20/2006 7:30:43 AM PST by Mo1 ("Stupidity is also a gift from God, but it should not be abused." Pope John Paul II)
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To: Howlin
I was watching that night as well Howlin, it just gives me the Chills, I read that thread as it was being written, just sitting and wondering what was going to come of it, it was just so apparent that there was a dead fish in the back seat... You called it and I personally am in your debt! This Nation is. Who knows what would have happened if you had not, perhaps Rather and Mapes would have gotten away with it, and perhaps Kerry would have won the election... The Horror of that thought... The Horror of the following thought, "it was just that close", is enough to make me sick to my stomach even this morning!

I am so GLAD that Sammon included you in his book, and the others who were mentioned. I am eternally grateful that some of the MSM got back in real terms some of the BS they have been shoveling us for years. I would love to ask Rather, "So, in light of your nefarious "Journalism", lack of ethics, and complete loss of Journalistic standards, do you think that you were properly and appropriately punished for publishing Forgeries on "60 Minutes", and a follow up, do you believe you owe President Bush a personal Apology for what amounted to a sleazy lo-ball attack on his character during a Presidential Election?" But I am not holding my breath! lol
I thank you again for being so on the ball. You ROCK!
42 posted on 03/20/2006 8:13:23 AM PST by Danae (Anál nathrach, orth' bháis's bethad, do chél dénmha)
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To: Congressman Billybob

The point is, we have to have facts on our side.
For every buckhead post, there are 99 posts that are speculation that doesnt pan out, or is just plain wrong.

The MSM uses that 'noise' to discredit the good work that is done.

Right now, it is bloggers (and a few independent journies like Steven Hayes) that are driving the Saddam documents story ... a story the MSM is mainly ignoring.


43 posted on 03/20/2006 2:34:06 PM PST by WOSG (http://freedomstruth.blogspot.com/)
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To: Danae

Who's going to write Al Gore's book, Lockbox?


44 posted on 03/20/2006 2:36:11 PM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: Danae

I just finished "Strategery." "We're Toast" was my FAVORITE chapter!!


45 posted on 03/20/2006 5:08:09 PM PST by Fudd Fan (Truth will set us all free. Libs will get us all killed.)
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To: Danae

Strategery.


46 posted on 03/20/2006 5:09:38 PM PST by toddlintown (Lennon takes six bullets to the chest, Yoko is standing right next to him and not one f'ing bullet?)
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To: STARWISE; txroadkill; Buckhead; Howlin; Texasforever; NYCVirago

You guys have inspired my new tagline. Kudos to FR's best!


47 posted on 03/20/2006 5:12:51 PM PST by Fudd Fan (Truth will set us all free. Libs will get us all killed.)
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To: Danae; All

Bill Sammon on Hannity & Cryptkeeper NOW


48 posted on 03/21/2006 6:33:28 PM PST by Christian4Bush (FreeRepublic and Rush Limbaugh: kevlar protection from the Drive-By Media.)
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To: Danae

I agree with the post but it's not right to, in the same breath, give accolades to the Swift Boat Vets.


49 posted on 03/21/2006 7:12:53 PM PST by Rembrandt (We would have won Viet Nam w/o Dim interference.)
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To: Howlin

I knew you when you weren't famous. {...only notorius, back then)


50 posted on 03/21/2006 7:20:23 PM PST by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free....)
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