Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Obama and the YouTube drugs/gay sex video
FR | 2.17.08 | Admin Moderator

Posted on 02/17/2008 6:00:30 PM PST by Admin Moderator

Edited on 02/17/2008 6:17:12 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

OK folks, where should we go from here? Do we continue to post the YouTube video, and the articles about the YouTube video, here on Free Republic?

We've had to pull some articles about this, all sourced to the YouTube video. Some were pulled because they were from porn sites. One site was blocked tonight because of other disgusting content.

Is Free Republic above this or do we want it to be true so badly that we'll post anything about this from any source?

If we're going to discuss this topic we should at least ask for more proof.

Thanks.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: adminlectureseries; larrysinclair; obama
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-195 next last

1 posted on 02/17/2008 6:00:32 PM PST by Admin Moderator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

I don’t see that we need any more threads on this, unless more substantial evidence becomes available.

But that’s just my opinion.


2 posted on 02/17/2008 6:02:05 PM PST by airborne (For ENGLISH, press '1' . For SPANISH, hang up and learn ENGLISH!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator
If we're going to discuss this topic we should at least ask for more proof.

Yeah, until we can produce some phony documents we shouldn't say anything.

3 posted on 02/17/2008 6:02:21 PM PST by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

I agree. Do you have any?


4 posted on 02/17/2008 6:02:22 PM PST by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

If it were up to me I wouldn’t run it with out a lot more proof.


5 posted on 02/17/2008 6:02:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (Just call me M.O.M. (Maverick Opposed to McCain.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

We should not post it. Even if the jerk takes a lie-detector test and passes. They can be fooled. I don’t even care if what the jerks says about Obama is true or not.

It’s a cheap way for pond scum like the Clintons to overcome an enemy.


6 posted on 02/17/2008 6:02:57 PM PST by american_ranger (Never ever use DirecTV)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator
Do we continue to post the YouTube video and articles about the YouTube video on Free Republic?No. Just my opinion.
7 posted on 02/17/2008 6:03:06 PM PST by Bahbah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator
Keep the material decent and non-gratuitous. One can make the point without having to take in graphics.

How about a narrative?

8 posted on 02/17/2008 6:03:11 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (gravity offends me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

Excellent point....the headline is enough for me and I really do not need to see any video


9 posted on 02/17/2008 6:03:11 PM PST by Kimmers
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

Fully agree with you. Anyone can make crazy allegations; let’s see some proof.


10 posted on 02/17/2008 6:03:23 PM PST by RepublitarianRoger2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

Filth does’nt belong here..,,but it ain’t my site..


11 posted on 02/17/2008 6:03:44 PM PST by silentreignofheroes (I'm Southron,,and I Vote..,.A Saint I Ain't,,,But my Ma thought I was.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

This is going to be like playing patty-cake with a pit viper: it WILL bite us.

I’d say yank them all, until there’s a confirm/denial.


12 posted on 02/17/2008 6:04:02 PM PST by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

I don’t care if he’s (ahem) doing donkeys.

I am more alarmed about the muslim link.


13 posted on 02/17/2008 6:04:03 PM PST by Califreak (Hangin' with Hunter-under the bus "Dread and Circuses")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

Please don’t allow those posts. If one is so inclined, they can find the stories/videos elsewhere. FWIW.


14 posted on 02/17/2008 6:04:35 PM PST by gate2wire (Even when you know, you never know.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

Pull ‘em.


15 posted on 02/17/2008 6:04:49 PM PST by MaryFromMichigan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

Thanks. The multiple posts were getting outta hand. ( and I enjoy schadenfreude as musch as anyone)

Maybe just relegate it to chat or the smoky back room automatically?


16 posted on 02/17/2008 6:04:52 PM PST by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RepublitarianRoger2
Fully agree with you. Anyone can make crazy allegations; let’s see some proof.

So much for that 60 Minutes job you were eying.

17 posted on 02/17/2008 6:05:18 PM PST by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Bahbah

Hi B ... and I agree with you completely.


18 posted on 02/17/2008 6:05:20 PM PST by sofaman ("Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator
Larry Flynt, porn editor, digs up dirt on Republicans..OK to post

Skunk ape(Bigfoot) search on in Florida..OK to post

Noahs Ark found (yet again)...OK to post

We all are waiting for the Clinton slime machine to do something and a man surfaces claiming sex/drug use with Obama and a website will pay him 100,000 if he passes a lie detector test....not OK to post.

Hmmmm

19 posted on 02/17/2008 6:05:36 PM PST by icwhatudo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: airborne; Admin Moderator

I agree. I haven’s seen any of it, and I don’t want to. If there is something more than a youtube claim, like real evidence, then post it.


20 posted on 02/17/2008 6:05:38 PM PST by fetal heart beats by 21st day (Defending human life is not a federalist issue. It is the business of all of humanity.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator
Allow any article linking to Youtube or any non-porn FR approved site. For any article not just Obama.

We are smart enough to decide. Talking about rumors is not news, however if proven correct I would expect a link and a article in the Breaking News Section.

21 posted on 02/17/2008 6:05:52 PM PST by BGHater ($2300 is the limit of your Free Speech.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: icwhatudo
You forgot....

Global Warming killed Loch Nest Monster...OK to post.

22 posted on 02/17/2008 6:07:57 PM PST by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

I say that links to news stories talking about the video are fair game but otherwise we don’t need it. In fact, I think links to youtube videos should be discouraged in general.


23 posted on 02/17/2008 6:08:00 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

>>If we’re going to discuss this topic we should at least ask for more proof.<<

I think we should be open to evidence being found about candidates - real stories do come out in election years.

But since all candidates will have accusations made about them there needs to be real evidence

Schwarzenegger is a good example... lots of smoke that were just sleaze attacks but a couple of real stories mixed in that showed he could act crass.

In the end, none of that was as important that his policies and policies of the guy he was displacing.

So right now I see no point in stories on the Obama allegations unless evidence comes out or the media covers it and then we can discuss the media response.


24 posted on 02/17/2008 6:08:08 PM PST by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sofaman

Evening, sofa.

The Clintons are going to have to work much harder to drag us all into the gutter.


25 posted on 02/17/2008 6:08:14 PM PST by Bahbah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

I think it’s wise to wait on this- if it, or similar is true- we’ll get better proof than this. Otherwise-it’s trash.

In the meantime- there’s actual SUBSTANTIVE and factual areas that we have strong disagreements with Obama.


26 posted on 02/17/2008 6:09:31 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: silentreignofheroes
Filth does’nt belong here..,,but it ain’t my site..

That would rule out discussion of the Clintons, particularly slick willy.

27 posted on 02/17/2008 6:10:51 PM PST by Graybeard58 ( Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

I’m actually going to vote this year based on the policies that the candidates espouse, and not anything to do with any of their personal foibles, alleged or proven.


28 posted on 02/17/2008 6:11:12 PM PST by babble-on
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BGHater
Obama's Mama: She is the one on the left (the other two are his grandparents). Our first "black" president.
29 posted on 02/17/2008 6:11:40 PM PST by TheConservator ("I spent my life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless, but not men.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Always Right

And what about all the Huma posts? Are these going to be pulled as well?


30 posted on 02/17/2008 6:12:17 PM PST by icwhatudo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

If we post without proof and it turns out to be fabricated material we are as bad as ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN. I don’t think freepers want to stoop to their level. Journalistic fraud is not something to be proud of.


31 posted on 02/17/2008 6:12:28 PM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bahbah

again, I agree. Let the Clintons go there. Obama has much to be criticized for but this road is potentially disastrous.


32 posted on 02/17/2008 6:12:57 PM PST by sofaman ("Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: TheConservator

I see now where the ears come from.


33 posted on 02/17/2008 6:13:12 PM PST by BGHater ($2300 is the limit of your Free Speech.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

Can I post my exclusive Hill & Huma video?


34 posted on 02/17/2008 6:13:31 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

A moose once bit my sister.


35 posted on 02/17/2008 6:14:05 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: icwhatudo

Yeah, but Huma posts have some pictorial value, although need new ones.


36 posted on 02/17/2008 6:14:06 PM PST by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

I think the more fascinating part of this story, is not the man’s claims themselves, but the timing and motivation.

Hopefully someone somewhere is taking note of this man’s finances? political contacts?

Is he “beholden” to anyone?

This is all very suspicious -and very Clintonesque.


37 posted on 02/17/2008 6:15:42 PM PST by Scotswife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

Keep the anti-Obama powder dry until he kills the beast. Keep pulling the posts.


38 posted on 02/17/2008 6:16:08 PM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

When the Juanita Broaddrick story was first posted here there was even less evidence. We definitely need to be all over this story.


39 posted on 02/17/2008 6:18:35 PM PST by Lonesome Rhodes
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

I don’t know how hard this would be to pull off, but you could possibly allow YouTube links after this fashion: add a line in personal information for a forumite’s YouTube channel (or one that they at least claim to be their’s).

Then when someone links to YouTube it only goes to the specified video on that channel, which would mean that they would be at least tacitly claiming responsibility for content behind any link.

The upshot is that they can’t just ‘channel hop’ in their preferences because that would invalidate other links.

It won’t absolutely prevent things like porn or objectionable material, but it should slow it down a great deal.


40 posted on 02/17/2008 6:18:52 PM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Graybeard58

Got a point,,Am going check into the local Holiday Inn, will respond tommorrow.


41 posted on 02/17/2008 6:19:07 PM PST by silentreignofheroes (I'm Southron,,and I Vote..,.A Saint I Ain't,,,But my Ma thought I was.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

I think crap like that is beneath Free Republic’s dignity.
I say ignore it unless some REAL FACTS can be substantiated.


42 posted on 02/17/2008 6:20:06 PM PST by Riverman94610
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

BUMP-TO-THE-TRUTH


43 posted on 02/17/2008 6:20:19 PM PST by PGalt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TheConservator

He looks exactly like his WHITE grandfather with a better tan.


44 posted on 02/17/2008 6:20:57 PM PST by Clemenza (Ronald Reagan was a "Free Traitor", Like Me ;-))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: icwhatudo
I say let the posts stay. That’s what makes this site great. We discuss topics, and add to, or disprove stuff.

Maybe just put it all in smokey backroom until more evidence is found.

45 posted on 02/17/2008 6:21:26 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

I think we have had enough of this. It has nothing to do with ideas. The people to whom it matters if he did this aren’t going to vote for him anyway, and those who are going to vote for him don’t care. Enough, enough, enough.


46 posted on 02/17/2008 6:21:27 PM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator

Without absolute proof it’s a rumor/smear. A rumor/smear posting at FR left standing is the same as condoning the rumor/smear in the eyes of some. I don’t think we at FR want our integrity associated with such unsubstantiated and questionable rumor/smear.

We will be better off without such garbage posted at the site we all attend, and it would be better for fearless leader that nobody post such crap at his site. JR did not create this site for crap. We don’t return day after day to this site for crap.

ah’ve sed ‘nuff.


47 posted on 02/17/2008 6:22:12 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BOBTHENAILER

Absolutely, as long as you keep the language clean and don’t mention sex, drugs or Bill Clinton.


48 posted on 02/17/2008 6:23:33 PM PST by Admin Moderator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator
I seem to remember a story some time ago about a very famous individual who was alleged to have been having some sort of sexual relationship with a subordinate.

There where allegations of oral sex underneath a desk and some activity involving a cigar.

Initially, the only source for the allegations was some guy that had a somewhat popular website and liked to wear a fedora.

FR ran with it from day one.

I'm not suggesting the two are equal, I'm just offering it up for what it's worth.

49 posted on 02/17/2008 6:23:43 PM PST by hole_n_one
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator; Pukin Dog

Raise the bar. Raise it HIGH.


FR Legacy Rant: (Miss you, PD)
OPEN LETTER TO THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA: We are NOT Amateurs and we are going to kick your butts.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1213567/posts


50 posted on 02/17/2008 6:24:25 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-195 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson