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NY Post Deletes Free Republic Mention in Malkin's New Column (Fox News Fallout?)
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 | Kristinn

Posted on 10/10/2007 6:18:01 AM PDT by kristinn

This morning, while researching stories following icwhatudo's article about the Frost family and S-CHIP, I noted a curious edit in Michelle Malkin's syndicated column in the New York Post. The credit given to posters at FreeRepublic.com for breaking the story was edited from the Post's version of the column.

A check of other outlets publishing Malkin's column today showed that the Free Republic mention was not edited out by her other publishers.

The syndicated version:

After 12-year-old Graeme Frost delivered the Democrat radio address, which was penned for him by Senate staffers, conservatives on the FreeRepublic.com forum and across the Internet asked the questions the mainstream media wouldn't ask about the family's financial situation. The couple claims a combined annual income of about $45,000. Neither the Democrats nor the Baltimore Sun indicates how they verified that assertion before circulating it.

The NY Post version:

After 12-year-old Graeme Frost delivered the Democratic radio address, which was penned for him by Senate staffers, conservatives across the Internet asked the questions the mainstream media wouldn't ask about the family's financial situation. The couple claims an annual income of about $45,000. Neither the Democrats nor the Baltimore Sun indicates how they verified that assertion before circulating it.

As many Freepers know, the NY Post is owned by News Corp, which also owns Fox News. Fox News recently smeared Free Republic on the O'Reilly Factor and in a report aired by Fox's Washington, D.C. affiliate.

Has the word gone out to News Corp properties to banish mentions of one of the most popular and influential political websites?

That might explain Bill O'Reilly's reticence at naming Free Republic when he alluded to FR on his radio show last month:

There is no corresponding level of this kind of vitriol on the right. Now, the worst one we came up with was some website out of California, the right-wing thing, and we had them in and they're bad but they're not that bad. I mean, I'm not justifying them. I don't like them....

This is speculation on my part, but it does seem plausible.


TOPICS: Free Republic; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: enemedia; foxnews; fr; freerepublic; frinthenews; graemefrost; mediabias; michellemalkin; newscorp; oreilly; pajamapeoplerule; schip
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1 posted on 10/10/2007 6:18:09 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
Just goes to show the trustworthiness of the 4th Estate.
2 posted on 10/10/2007 6:21:03 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: kristinn

Perhaps Michelle Malkin should look into it.


3 posted on 10/10/2007 6:21:44 AM PDT by TommyDale (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: kristinn
>>>we had them in and they’re bad but they’re not that bad

O’Liely is bad and he is that bad.

4 posted on 10/10/2007 6:21:56 AM PDT by .cnI redruM (Columbia U has fewer ROTC cadets than Iran has practicing homosexuals.)
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To: kristinn

Yikes!
A little censorship going on there.

Makes me shake my head.


5 posted on 10/10/2007 6:22:54 AM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time .)
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To: kristinn
Nice. Either this is a cheap attempt at proving they're "fair and balanced", payback for our non-support of Rudy, or Rupert is thinking of buying Jim out.

Any other possibilities? This just makes no sense.
6 posted on 10/10/2007 6:23:43 AM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country.... Valor.)
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To: kristinn

They had limited space therefore had to edit the article to fit what space they had. /s


7 posted on 10/10/2007 6:24:08 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: TommyDale

Yes, I would like to hear what Michelle has to say about this.


8 posted on 10/10/2007 6:24:14 AM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country.... Valor.)
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To: kristinn
Has the Ministry of Truth has tipped its hand? They’re usually more careful about this. But, alas, the sheeple will continue to digest the spoonfuls of carefully measured misinformation.

Good catch.

9 posted on 10/10/2007 6:24:33 AM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi)
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To: RedCell

oops... more coffee, please. One too many “has” in that one.


10 posted on 10/10/2007 6:25:20 AM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi)
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To: kristinn
At least they published it. As of now, NYPost is the only conservative daily (although BOR terms it as tabloid) with many talent's input on it, better than the so-called-paper of records.

Have you seen any coverage on Fox about this, even though ABC, CBS & CNN-HLN (even NYT today) covered it.

So, better question is - what 's happening @ Fox?

11 posted on 10/10/2007 6:25:25 AM PDT by anita
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To: kristinn

Good food for thought. Doesn’t Murdock support Hillary?


12 posted on 10/10/2007 6:27:18 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: kristinn
..conservatives across the Internet asked the questions the mainstream media wouldn't ask..

..no harm no foul, the message sent and understood by conservatives. Michele has a large following and shes read by many other bloggers on other sites

13 posted on 10/10/2007 6:30:04 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: anita
The NY Post IS a tabloid.

And their deliberate attempt to obscure FreeRepublic's role in exposing this story as something of a fraud is pretty much par for the course.

14 posted on 10/10/2007 6:30:07 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: kristinn
O'Reilly is an idiot for attacking FR. This place does a good job eliminating true hate speech....it isn't tolerated.

News Corporation, or whoever made the decision at the NYP to redact the specific source, is not doing good journalism.

15 posted on 10/10/2007 6:30:38 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: kristinn

After the way you were minimalized and FR was attacked by BOR, kristinn, nothing surprises me. Thanks for all that you do. Great post. Telling.


16 posted on 10/10/2007 6:31:13 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: kristinn

I wonder if they are even allowed to edit columnists under their contract.


17 posted on 10/10/2007 6:34:06 AM PDT by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: kristinn

Probably sounded too much like an advertisement for the FR.


18 posted on 10/10/2007 6:34:27 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Alberta's Child
I have news for you. In the entire NewsCorp. empire, NYPost is more friendly to FR than any other entity - Fox included.

If having gossips make them term a tabloid, no problem. But the writers list is impressive, than any paper in this Country.

19 posted on 10/10/2007 6:35:05 AM PDT by anita
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To: armymarinemom

He was playing the other side of the fence just in case she got elected. The news business does makes you kiss ugly butt sometimes.


21 posted on 10/10/2007 6:37:31 AM PDT by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: kristinn

Murdoch doesn’t like competition!


22 posted on 10/10/2007 6:37:41 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Alberta's Child

None of them can be trusted.


23 posted on 10/10/2007 6:39:56 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: kristinn

I wonder if this is a half hearted effort to direct traffic to some kind of FNC “forum”.

We usually disect their stories quite well. (like wondering why wasn’t FNC on top of the Frost financial story)


24 posted on 10/10/2007 6:41:40 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: kristinn
What's up on Malkin's now....

Democrat poster-child abuse, the nutroots’ pushback, and the continued campaign to silence the Right

Good summary of the whole Frost thing.

No mention yet of the NYP's deletion.

25 posted on 10/10/2007 6:42:07 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: anita
The only redeeming feature of that newspaper (other than its sports pages) is its impressive list of syndicated op-ed columnists.

It meets my definition of a "tabloid" not just because of the gossip columns, but because of its large number of X-rated advertisers and its outright sensationalism in covering the news.

I stopped reading that rag after two specific incidents in the last couple of years: 1) their series of radical anti-gun articles (including one compelling "news story" about a child who had been killed by a stray bullet in a random shooting TWO YEARS EARLIER); and 2) their clear (right-wing) propagandizing back in the spring of 2004 when they plastered sports stories all over both their sports AND general news sections to hide their coverage of a particularly dark day in Iraq for U.S. military forces.

26 posted on 10/10/2007 6:42:51 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: kristinn
Accidents happen...


27 posted on 10/10/2007 6:45:21 AM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: The Pack Knight

I think the non-support of Guiliani has alot to do with it.

So the solution is folks, we need to work overtime to bump up the hits of the phrase “freerepublic.com” so more people find us.


28 posted on 10/10/2007 6:47:35 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: armymarinemom
Drudge had a snippet quite sometime ago of Murdock throwing a fund-raiser for the BEAST666. I KID YOU NOT!
29 posted on 10/10/2007 6:48:59 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: RoseofTexas

MURDOCH, RUPERT
NEW YORK, NY 10036
NEWS CORPORATION/CHAIRMAN/CEO

CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM
VIA FRIENDS OF HILLARY
07/26/2006 2100.00 26020631605
07/26/2006 2100.00 26020631605


30 posted on 10/10/2007 6:52:22 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

Murdoch’s also donated to Pubbies/RINOs, but his two most recent donations were to Hilliary and Harold Ford. Go figure.


31 posted on 10/10/2007 6:53:10 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla
According to this link...

Rupert Murdoch's Political Donations

...chalk up another couple of grand to Hillie's campaign this past June.

32 posted on 10/10/2007 6:56:07 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: kristinn

This is all about Rudy. We must not take it personally. It’s NY cut throat politics.


33 posted on 10/10/2007 6:56:09 AM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: kristinn

Newscorp execs give to Democrat presidential scampaigns. They aren’t interested in pointing conservatives to action.


34 posted on 10/10/2007 6:56:29 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: rockinqsranch
They had limited space therefore had to edit the article to fit what space they had. /s


35 posted on 10/10/2007 6:57:59 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: weegee
"Newscorp execs give to Democrat presidential scampaigns."

In that case they could donate to either Hillery or Rudy.

36 posted on 10/10/2007 6:59:23 AM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: kristinn

I’m not surprised, we’re stuck with the NY media and it appears we’re going to be stuck with a NY Liberal as President.


37 posted on 10/10/2007 7:02:47 AM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: kristinn
If the Post had a reason, I doubt it was O'Reilly. More likely that they didn't want to give a plug to FR at all. FR is online competition for the Post (and we excerpt stuff from the Post, so maybe they have a problem with that).

OReilly's grip aint that big or far-reaching.

38 posted on 10/10/2007 7:03:28 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when you're feeling sad ... Bush's fault.)
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To: Tanniker Smith
I beg to differ..in the old less civil days, if an organization went against the NY machine, they would have all been found at the bottom of the NY harbor, not smeared or deleted from articles. Follow the money.
39 posted on 10/10/2007 7:07:11 AM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: Tanniker Smith
OReilly's grip aint that big or far-reaching.

True. But expect O'Reilly to attack FR & the President on some point on other on Leno tomorrow to promote his book.

40 posted on 10/10/2007 7:07:53 AM PDT by anita
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To: kristinn
Good catch, kristinn...
NYT... Go figure...

The more their true colors fly...
The more people will know what they really think.. (and intend!)...
And the forces and ideas they represent at the core level...

All bad for America.... IMHO

Kudos....

Salutations to all the pajama patrollers and street-theatre specialists from the DC chapter...

41 posted on 10/10/2007 7:10:08 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: kristinn

I suspect Free Republic is seen as an anti-Giuliani site, and the Murdoch empire is shilling for Giuliani.


42 posted on 10/10/2007 7:11:21 AM PDT by B Knotts (Tancredo '08!)
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To: anita
Yes..O’Reilly is a good little toadie. A authoritarian sounding one but a toadie all the same.Watch for him to come out for Rudy.
43 posted on 10/10/2007 7:11:47 AM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: Earthdweller
200 trade leaders back Kerry's bid [president/COO of NewsCorp, parent of FOX ] (Gulf Daily News (Bahrain) 05 August 2004)
44 posted on 10/10/2007 7:18:05 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: kristinn

You know, I think it’s much simpler than that. I think when people can get their news fix from an angle that agrees with their political viewpoint they’re going to do it. I remember back to the 2000 election when I only had dial up. I NEEDED to hear the news from Rush. I couldn’t take the smug just below the surface celebratory tone from the MSM whenever it looked like Gore would be able to sue himself into the presidency. I still like Rush, but there is no longer any instance where I need to get my news from him. Thanks to FR, I can get my news when I feel like it and it’s convenient for me. I think a lot of NY Post readers fall into that same category. It just doesn’t make good economic sense for the NY Post to be giving FreeRepublic free publicity.


45 posted on 10/10/2007 7:18:09 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: old and tired

Nothing is that simple in politics, low level economics maybe.


46 posted on 10/10/2007 7:21:42 AM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: kristinn

Censorship by the NY Post!


47 posted on 10/10/2007 7:21:55 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: rockinqsranch
They had limited space therefore had to edit the article to fit what space they had. /s

They also had limited space to run a full page General Betray Us Ad, so they cut one or two lines out of every other article.

48 posted on 10/10/2007 7:23:09 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (DC scandals. Republicans address them, Democrats reelect them. (Tom De Lay 8/30/07))
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To: apocalypto
They Censored Michelle!

Now there is a FR exclusive and headline...If someone takes the time to write it up. I don't have time or I would to it myself.

Conservatives as a whole will be mightily pissed if this catches their eye.

49 posted on 10/10/2007 7:25:52 AM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: netmilsmom
Yikes! A little censorship going on there.

No it isn't censorship. It is willful mis-perfomance of the job they are being paid to do. The MSM has been doing this for decades and now, thanks mostly to the Internet, are finding themselves in a hole. And they keep digging.

I'd offer to loan them a shovel but they'd break it, lose it or pawn it.

50 posted on 10/10/2007 7:30:47 AM PDT by magslinger (Submission? That's a bit of a problem!-Leonidas (300))
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