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About the Washington Post Hit Piece on Free Republic Today
Saturday, June 28, 2008 | Kristinn

Posted on 06/28/2008 10:36:43 AM PDT by kristinn

The Washington Post published an article today in the Style section about researcher Danielle Allen's efforts to track down who is behind allegations that presumed Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Hussein Obama (Illinois) is a Muslim. Allen is an Obama supporter who works for the Institute for Advanced Study.

The article was written by Matthew Mosk. A curious choice for The Post considering Mosk's involvement in the nefarious MD4Bush scandal in which Mosk claimed to have been given access to a Free Republic poster's account to expose a Maryland GOP government appointee who was alleged to have commented on rumors that a Maryland Democratic mayor was an adulterer.

Mosk displayed the same talent for exposing Freepers' identities in today's article that he did in the MD4Bush scandal. However, the only person he exposed then was the Republican. The person (or persons) behind the MD4Bush screen name was not reported by Mosk.

The article Mosk wrote today purports to be about efforts to track down where the 'Obama is a Muslim' allegations began. However, it is actually a warning shot across the bow to opponents of Obama that they will be tracked down and exposed for speaking ill of the Obamessiah.

Mosk even makes sure to let Obamaniacs know who is behind Free Republic and where he can be found:

Of the file folders that are spread in neat rows across Allen's desk, only one is bulging. It holds printouts of the reams of conversations about Obama's religion appearing on Free Republic. Since its start in 1996 by Jim Robinson of Fresno, Calif....

The effort by The Post to protect Obama from rumors is in stark contrast to how they promoted potentially candidacy-damaging rumors eight-years ago.

When George W. Bush ran for president in 1999, The Washington Post led the way in rumor-mongering about whether he used cocaine in his youth. Bush refused to deny cocaine use saying that denying rumors just leads to having to deny more and more rumors. No one ever came forward with allegatons that they had first-hand knowledge of Bush using cocaine, but that didn't stop The Post and the mainstream media as painting Bush as a cokehead. No reporter ever asked Bill Clinton about cocaine use, even though several people known to Clinton claimed to have first-hand knowledge of Clinton using the drug while in public office.

While Mosk ignores The Post's own rumor-mongering, he leaves the impression of Free Republic as the rumor mill of the right. A fair reporter would have noted that Freepers exposed the fraudulent Texas Air National Guard documents that CBS News used in its attempt to derail President Bush's reelection bid in 2004. Buckhead, the Freeper who called foul on the documents, was tracked down by the Los Angeles Times even though he did not post his name on Free Republic.

Mosk's article closes with Allen complaining that the Internet has become as influential as unions and political action committees (PACs) in elections. Unstated is that the political activities of unions and PACs are heavily regulated by the federal government.

Allen seriously misunderstands the right to anonymous political speech--equating political speech with the right of a citizen to face his accuser when charged with a crime by the government:

..."This kind of misinformation campaign short-circuits judgment. It also aggressively disregards the fundamental principle of free societies that one be able to debate one's accusers."

While Mosk and The Post are furiously protecting Obama from the Obama is a Muslim allegation, they steadfstly refuse to report on Obama's well-documented connection to the terrorist supporter and Osama bin Laden sympathizer, Jodie Evans, co-founder of the anti-American group Code Pink.

The Post article claims that the Internet's danger to politics is the ability to spread rumors anonymously. The real danger is the left's willingness to use the Internet to track down and destroy its perceived enemies. Allen and Mosk's teamwork exposing Freepers is one more example of that.

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To: itsPatAmerican
I find the DU so hard to read, not just the opinion, but that layout and color scheme is just plain unusable. They’re just doing it wrong.

It's a liberal 'Rat tradition going back decades.
221 posted on 06/28/2008 3:10:05 PM PDT by mkjessup
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To: Responsibility2nd
I don't know if I can send out a zillion e-mails a day - as Ms. Allens claims we Freepers are doing - but I'll do my best.

Reporting for duty! I can help with that :) 

222 posted on 06/28/2008 3:12:34 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: kristinn

Keep it up, FReepers! We must really be getting to them when they have to write articles like this.

223 posted on 06/28/2008 3:12:38 PM PDT by Palladin (Barack Hussein Obama will confiscate your wealth.)
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To: kristinn
Instead of investigating the investigators, why doesn't she investigate the subject? But then, she'd have to become a REPORTER, and give up the role of advocate! Why doesn't she simply establish a 527 and get it over with already?
224 posted on 06/28/2008 3:20:00 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: kristinn; All

email this guy here

225 posted on 06/28/2008 3:21:34 PM PDT by ikez78 ( - Saddam Hussein and terrorism)
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To: An Old Man

I didn’t say that I liked the man. I repeated what another more experienced man said. If I did some looking I am sure I could find a much nicer picture of him and a much worse picture of the Flipper. Ask women what they think about his looks. That’ll let you know what’s happening.

226 posted on 06/28/2008 3:21:57 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Having custody of a loaded weapon does not arm you. The skill to use the weapon is what arms a man.)
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To: All

Because of what is politely referred to as “reduced financial circumstances”, I have not been able to donate to FreeRepublic recently.

But, this has inspired me. I am not going to fill up our li’l rice burner this week, and will be eating beans and rice, so I can make a nice big donation to to JimRobinson, and all of you wonderful Freepers.

When is the next donation drive?

227 posted on 06/28/2008 3:23:50 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: kcvl

Danielle looks like a man hater. I wonder if she lives with her girl friend.

228 posted on 06/28/2008 3:24:19 PM PDT by bmwcyle (If God wanted us to be Socialist, Karl Marx would have been born in America.)
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To: wtc911

but the cadre of hard core liberals are very dedicated and should not be underestimated.

“You underestimate them them what they are...communists.”

I stand corrected lol - but only of implying the two words (liberal and communist) are synonomous.

229 posted on 06/28/2008 3:24:35 PM PDT by rbmillerjr ("bigger government means constricting freedom"....................RWR)
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To: kristinn
So Obama is a Muslim what's the big deal?!
230 posted on 06/28/2008 3:25:06 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Vote For McCain But Trust In The Lord.)
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To: Kackikat

I need to find the driver of that car my husband and I saw yesterday with this bumper sticker:



231 posted on 06/28/2008 3:25:43 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick (Never give in, never give in, never, never, never give in. Winston Churchill Oct. 29, 1941)
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To: kristinn; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...

Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of interest.

232 posted on 06/28/2008 3:26:14 PM PDT by narses (...the spirit of Trent is abroad once more.)
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To: Kackikat
One would think they would have waited to get into the White House, before trying to revoke the First Amendment right to free speech.

But it became a hindrance now..

233 posted on 06/28/2008 3:26:41 PM PDT by taraytarah (Every aborted baby is like a SLAVE in the womb if his or her mother - Dr. Aleda King)
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To: kristinn; Jim Robinson
Hey Mosk!

Obama is a muslim!

Obama is a muslim!

Obama is a muslim

Kristinn and Jim: For the record, feel free to give my personal information to this Mosk thing the very moment it presents you with a subpeona.


234 posted on 06/28/2008 3:27:24 PM PDT by Lurker (Islam is an insane death cult. Any other aspects are PR, to get them within throat-cutting range.)
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To: taraytarah
The Great Gumbama!

Woohoo! Perfect! I knew someone would come up with a catchy phrase for the malleable one. Thank you so much!

235 posted on 06/28/2008 3:28:39 PM PDT by Earthdweller
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To: Rebelbase; expatguy
Watch your back. Asian assassins are cheap and the BHO monster has long testicles.

LMAO! That is just too funny to be a typo!
236 posted on 06/28/2008 3:29:28 PM PDT by mkjessup
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To: ClancyJ
Clancy, your positive outlook is admirable, but with the technology our government has at its fingertips, we are fighting an uphill battle. Only God will have the ability to help us. Prayer is so vital today.
237 posted on 06/28/2008 3:31:04 PM PDT by taraytarah (Every aborted baby is like a SLAVE in the womb if his or her mother - Dr. Aleda King)
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To: All

Danielle S. Allen

School of Social Science
Institute for Advanced Study
Princeton, N.J. 08540
(609) 734-8252 (Voice)

238 posted on 06/28/2008 3:31:26 PM PDT by bmwcyle (If God wanted us to be Socialist, Karl Marx would have been born in America.)
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To: All
An interview with MS Allen
239 posted on 06/28/2008 3:33:29 PM PDT by bmwcyle (If God wanted us to be Socialist, Karl Marx would have been born in America.)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

I saw that doc. Certainly didn’t look 100% to me. If I knew some people who were born in Hawaii around the same time, I’d see if I could obtain their cert and compare them.

240 posted on 06/28/2008 3:34:48 PM PDT by lainie ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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