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The Recent "Framing" Attempt (Team Sarah Website Under Attack)
Team Sarah.org ^ | January 2, 2008 | Bill Collier

Posted on 01/03/2009 3:28:09 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner

Bill Collier
Community Governance Adviser- Team Sarah

I want to let everyone know now, that we have all the facts, why today seemed a bit, well, crazy...

At Team Sarah we are experiencing -- and, with your help, neutralizing -- an attempt to frame this community for harboring hate speech and bigotry: violations of our own Terms of Use and community standards. We have just found and documented a group of 90 invaders who are plotting to come here to post racist remarks and radical, over the top, content in an attempt to discredit us, to get you, our members, fighting each other, and to just make it difficult for us to function as a community. This is not suspicion. We have irrefutable evidence!

We know who these people are through technological traces of where they are coming from (called IP Addresses) and other means. We have the website owner's information from the website from whence this conspiracy to vandalize our community. We have lodged a protest. And we fight on!

This invasion was detected early on by TeamSarah member Kelley S, who is working with me to protect our community from such misconduct. We are taking many active measures to suppress the invasion. Thank you all for your excellent advice and support in defending TeamSarah. This discredits the Liberal attackers, not TeamSarah!

Truth outs in the end.

It is now apparent that the earlier attack on our reputation blogged at The Huffington Post was of the same nature: send in agents provocateurs to say awful things, frame us for violations of our own high standards, and treat them as "real" in order to discredit us. The smoking gun? One of the HuffPo's claims against us is identical to what one of the website's posters gloated about posting!

Just a few samples (we have 15 pages of documentation!) of the conspiracy in the conspirators' own words:

Brown Moses - The idea isn't to troll, but to agree with everyone saying insane poo poo to reinforce their belief they are the ones who are the true supporters of Sarah Palin, and those people who attempt any sort of moderation are evil Obama supporting turncoats who need to be purged. You'll get so much insane poo poo posted then trolling will be irrelevant.

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this is a pretty good point
i am trying to get them to admit to/feel more comfortable with using white nationalist rhetoric

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Brown Moses -If Hillaryis44 is anything to go by the posters will eventually think they've pratically got direct contact with the Palin campaign thanks to the website, and anything they post will be considered by the campaign in a serious way.

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With your help we are getting the situation under control. We are working, around the clock sometimes, to exclude potential invaders and to expel those who have sneaked past our defenses. The Invaders tactics resemble the arsonists who put the torch to Gov. Palin's church. They will fail, and fail in shame. TeamSarah is stronger, and more dignified, and together we are repelling these attacks.

Thank all those who have contributed whatever they can afford at the "donate here" button to allow us the resources to fight for our integrity. And if you care to donate to help us raise our defenses and fight for our integrity and reputation, thank you!

If you want to help move this story, I have posted it on RedState:

Liberal Conspiracy to Frame and Defame TeamSarah: Busted!

GO there and recommend it, send people links, etc.

Also; DO NOT in any way attempt in ANY WAY to retaliate or anything of the sort. Help get the info. out, stay focused on what we do here, and RELAX! (As I said earlier)---- Bill


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: du; huffington; palin; teamsarah
As I noted in a Palin thread on Monday, the Team Sarah website has been infiltrated by a large number of trolls hell bent on wrecking the site's reputation and damaging Governor Palin in the process. At the time, the site's owners were struggling to deal with the influx and to zot their inflammatory posts before any lasting damage was done.

As of this morning, Community Governance Advisor Bill Collier and others working behind the scenes have identified and documented as many as 90 (!) DU, HP, and KOS infiltrators who have been openly gloating about their activities, strategy, and tactics.

Fortunately, once the nature of the attack was discovered, the Team Sarah community united and undertook a strong self-policing campaign to zot the trolls and their posts. Thus far, we have been extremely successful, but the trolls just keep on coming. I zotted one myself just a while ago.

Consequently, I just want to reinforce the point that the Liberals (especially those from DU, HP, and KOS) will resort to ANY means, no matter how low and despicable, to infiltrate and destroy Conservative websites from within. So, please be sure to keep up your guard.

1 posted on 01/03/2009 3:28:10 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner
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To: Jeff Head; Toki; mnehrling; Tennessee Nana; Extremely Extreme Extremist; Sarah Barracuda; ...
Clearly of interest PING!

Please ping anyone else who may be interested in this troll attack at Team Sarah.org.

2 posted on 01/03/2009 3:33:35 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Bttt


3 posted on 01/03/2009 3:40:27 AM PST by hattend (Sarah Palin has run a fishing business, a city, and a state. All Obama has done is run his mouth.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Seems as if a simple waiting period or review of each post before allowing it on the site will quickly stop this nonsense. It is done on many websites and discourages the sort of people inclined to stir up the crap because they are juveniles and as such require immediate gratification in the form of seeing their garbage posted. The left is terrified of Palin and will stop at nothing to destroy her once and for all. They are aware of the recent polls that show her as the 2nd most admired woman in the country.

http://www.adn.com/palin/story/635555.html

4 posted on 01/03/2009 3:43:40 AM PST by 101voodoo
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To: Admin Moderator

Please correct the article date. It should read January 2, 2009 instead of January 2, 2008. I’m still living in the last year apparently. :)


5 posted on 01/03/2009 3:43:41 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: 101voodoo
These people are not juveniles. They are paid antagonist who push the Socialist agenda. This is about discrediting anyone who supports Governor Palin.

Most of all, anyone they see as a strong leader to revise and push forth the Republican party will be subjected to much the same.

The owners of Team Sarah should have been prepared for this, because, as we all know, Obama has 3 million cyber geeks out there to attack anyone who disagrees with Obama, shut down any website that is disagreeing with Obama, and skew polling data.

6 posted on 01/03/2009 4:03:44 AM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
I think you had best be ready for a long war, Virginia. These KOS-DU types are a fanatic, nutty lot, and you also are going to have to contend with the paid professional infiltrators. Keep up the good work. You can find me listed at Team Sarah under my same screen name. P.S., see tag line.
7 posted on 01/03/2009 4:21:04 AM PST by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: Americas last, best hope for survival.)
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To: Paige
The owners of Team Sarah should have been prepared for this, because, as we all know, Obama has 3 million cyber geeks out there to attack anyone who disagrees with Obama, shut down any website that is disagreeing with Obama, and skew polling data.

Well, the site only recently started out as a very small endeavor on a shoe-string budget, and although the owners probably expected a few trolls who would occasionally wander in and quickly disappear, I think they were wholly unprepared for the massive organized assault that took place once Team Sarah got National attention.

Heck, 90 trolls coming in all at once would even keep the FR mods busy for a while, as big as this forum is.

8 posted on 01/03/2009 4:23:08 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Already posted:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2157982/posts
9 posted on 01/03/2009 4:24:27 AM PST by mkjessup
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

It will be interesting when the Democrats impose “hate speech” laws. Their agents could infiltrate a conservative website, posting stupid stuff. Then use the government to shut down opposition websites. Maybe take it one step more and arrest opposition politicians as part of an “investigation” into “speech crimes.”


10 posted on 01/03/2009 4:31:30 AM PST by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: mkjessup

Same article but different title, but thanks anyway! The more people who see what has happened, the better.


11 posted on 01/03/2009 4:32:43 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
a group of 90 invaders who are plotting to come here to post

Easiest thing in the world to spot who they are once they started posting. These Huff 'n Puff Post, DummyUnderground, dailycuss, moron.org, and mediasmatters folks cannot express their feeeeeeeeeelings without the F-word.

12 posted on 01/03/2009 4:48:13 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Paige
These people are not juveniles

You give them far to much credit. There very actions speak to their level of maturity (or lack thereof).

Perhaps the news could have been controlled in the 1950's through the 1980 but with the advent of the computer and the Internet it has become a losing gamble to depend on keeping people in the dark in order to advance an agenda not otherwise acceptable to the greater majority.

13 posted on 01/03/2009 5:21:48 AM PST by 101voodoo
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
We have lodged a protest.

Screw that. Report them to the FCC, and sue them big time. If you have the IP, you have their identity, for all practical purposes.

Liberals (especially those from DU, HP, and KOS) will resort to ANY means, no matter how low and despicable, to infiltrate and destroy Conservative websites from within.

Sound advice. And, I might note, payback's a Hillary, if you know what I mean.

14 posted on 01/03/2009 5:29:29 AM PST by Hardastarboard (Why do I find the Toyota "Saved by Zero" ads so ironic?)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

15 posted on 01/03/2009 5:36:40 AM PST by genefromjersey (So much to flame;so little time !)
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To: 101voodoo
Let me rephrase - Their actions may be juvenile, but by no means are these anti-American Socialist Juveniles. They know exactly what they are doing and how to discredit anyone they can with the help of the Lamestream Media.

They have what they want - The Congress and the Executive Branch and they have no intention of losing them.

If we Conservatives (Republicans) want the power back, we have to dig in and fight like never before.

16 posted on 01/03/2009 5:58:41 AM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: GVnana

fyi


17 posted on 01/03/2009 6:36:48 AM PST by Iowa Granny
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To: Paige

I agree.


18 posted on 01/03/2009 6:50:25 AM PST by 101voodoo
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
I am a registered user at Team Sarah. I have been posting a link on FR to a song I originally wrote in tribute to Sarah before the election and has since been updated with revised lyrics. The revised song "Our Sarah" is on youtube HERE.

I also have designed a tribute logo and had it embroidered on a few caps.

Photobucket

19 posted on 01/03/2009 7:40:09 AM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I saw another thread on this and made a remark here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2157982/posts?page=1#6


20 posted on 01/03/2009 7:45:54 AM PST by Philo1962 (Iraq is terrorist flypaper. They go there to die.)
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To: Philo1962

I already saw your spot-on comment this morning, Philo. Thanks! The folks over at Team Sarah have finally caught on too, after a slow response to the infiltration. They’re learning real fast how nasty and vicious lib trolls from DU, KOS, and HP can be.


21 posted on 01/03/2009 8:45:31 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

In the eyes of the mainstream media, Free Republic is defined more by the Chuy’s/Mia Lawrence incident, than by the exposure of the forged Killian memos on CBS News in September 2004. As I’ve said, they want to portray conservatives as a tribe of vicious, bigoted Neanderthals — either stupid or evil, and preferably both. Anything that supports this hypothesis will be repeated everywhere; anything that undercuts this hypothesis will be ignored. The Kos/DU hordes organize in large numbers to come over here, pose as conservatives and post vicious and bigoted bulls**t, providing support for the “Freepers R Bigoted Neanderthals” hypothesis.


22 posted on 01/03/2009 9:23:37 AM PST by Philo1962 (Iraq is terrorist flypaper. They go there to die.)
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To: Iowa Granny
My, my. Looks like I missed quite a party this weekend!
23 posted on 01/03/2009 9:26:32 PM PST by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
From the RedState article:

also is america4AMERICANS one of us or what:
http://www.teamsarah.org/xn/detail/2330231:Comment:652858
whoever it is just sent me a friend request so idk

Glad to see this guy got busted.

24 posted on 01/03/2009 9:32:04 PM PST by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: mkjessup
That thread has been locked, with an interesting moderator comment:

There are some lines we try not cross, and delibertely going into a Forum simply to "mess" w/it is one of those things.

Some places like FR are fine to "mess" with, but this has come to the point where it it is merely cruel; we're better than that.

These people have WAY TOO MUCH time on their hands.

25 posted on 01/03/2009 10:33:51 PM PST by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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