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BREITBART: Online activists on the right, unite!
washingtontimes.com ^ | March 30, 2009 | Andrew Breitbart

Posted on 03/30/2009 9:24:52 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A digital war has broken out, and the conservative movement is losing. Read the comment sections of right-leaning blogs, news sites and social forums, and the evidence is there in ugly abundance. Internet hooligans are spewing their talking points to thwart the dissent of the newly-out-of-power.

We must not let that go unanswered.

Uninvited Democratic activists are on a mission to demoralize the enemy - us. They want to ensure that President Obama is not subject to the same coordinated, facts-be-damned, multimedia takedown they employed over eight long years to destroy the presidency - and the humanity - of George W. Bush.

Political leftists play for keeps. They are willing to lie, perform deceptive acts in a coordinated fashion and do so in a wicked way - all in the pursuit of victory. Moral relativism is alive and well in the land of Hope and Change and its Web-savvy youth brigade expresses its "idealism" in a most cynical fashion.

The ends justify the means for them - now more than ever.

Much of Mr. Obama's vaunted online strategy involved utilizing "Internet trolls" to invade enemy lines under false names and trying to derail discussion. In the real world, that's called "vandalism." But in a political movement that embraces "graffiti" as avant-garde art , that's business as usual. It relishes the ability to destroy other people's property in pursuit of electoral victory.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; trolls

1 posted on 03/30/2009 9:24:53 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Trolls taste tasty raw !


2 posted on 03/30/2009 9:27:40 AM PDT by IrishMike (Be prepared: Ammo, cash, gold, canned food. ...And more ammo.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Trolls usually get chewed up here. Viking Kitties and all that.


3 posted on 03/30/2009 9:30:34 AM PDT by Woebama (Paying for my neighbor's mortgage and Wall Street's bonuses sure is hard.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Internet trolls"

Why....that can't be....these good-hearted American "Internet troll" citzens would never be deceptive.....would they?

4 posted on 03/30/2009 9:31:00 AM PDT by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
B*STARDS!!!!
5 posted on 03/30/2009 9:32:04 AM PDT by mentor2k
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And we’ve got a few of them on this forum too. I don’t hesitate on calling them out and most are a bit obvious. They are here.


6 posted on 03/30/2009 9:32:18 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: subterfuge

I agree.


7 posted on 03/30/2009 9:33:35 AM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Much of Mr. Obama’s vaunted online strategy involved utilizing “Internet trolls” to invade enemy lines under false names and trying to derail discussion....

Go ahead and try...trolls will get slaughtered here because we all think independently and can spot them a mile away!


8 posted on 03/30/2009 9:35:24 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Free ThinkerNY

bump


9 posted on 03/30/2009 9:36:53 AM PDT by gibsosa
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Political leftists play for keeps. They are willing to lie, perform deceptive acts in a coordinated fashion and do so in a wicked way - all in the pursuit of victory. Moral relativism is alive and well in the land of Hope and Change”
********

Truth.


10 posted on 03/30/2009 9:37:02 AM PDT by Canedawg (Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny- M. Levin)
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To: IrishMike

ZOT!


11 posted on 03/30/2009 9:38:20 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A lot of what Breitbart wrote here reminded me of a Blog Post last fall just before the election, which I saved, and then posted below. It echoes exactly what Breitbart claims, and this post ostensibly came from someone working inside the Obama campaign. Rush Limbaugh mentioned this post on his show way back then, and so I thought it was worth keeping. I cleaned it up a little with grammar, and the parenthetical notations are mine for syntax. But you'll get the idea that this "inside look" has been in operation for a LONG time, and echoed by the Breitbart piece. "Ok, I want to clear my conscious a little. Hopefully you could make a blog post to help some fellow (Hillary) Clinton supporters.
 I work for a campaign and can’t wait for this week to be over. 
I was doing it for a job. I was not a fan of any candidate but over time grew to love HRC.
The internal (Obama) campaign idea is to twist, distort, humiliate and finally dispirit you (Republicans).
We pay people and organize people to go to all the online sites and “play the part of a Clinton or McCain supporter who just switched our support for Obama”.
 We do this to stifle your motivation and to destroy your confidence. 
We did this the whole primary and it worked.
 Sprinkle in mass vote confusion and it becomes bewildering. Most people lose patience and just give up on their support of a candidate and decide to just block out TV, News, Websites, etc.
 This surprisingly has had a huge suppressing (effect on) movement and vote turnout issues.
 Next, we infiltrate all the blogs and all the Youtube.com videos and overwhelm the voting, the comments, etc. All to continue this appearance of (manufacturing) overwhelming world support.
 People make posts to the effect that the world has “gone mad”.
 Thats the intention. To make you feel stressed and crazy and feel like the world is ending.
 We have also had quite a hand in skewing many many polls, some (polls) we couldn’t control as much as we would have liked. But many we have spoiled over, just enough to make Real Clear Politics look scary to a McCain supporter. It worked, although the goal was to appear 13-15 points ahead.
 See, the results have been working. People tend to support a winner, go with the flow, become “sheeple”. The polls are roughly 3-5 points in favor of Barack. That’s due to our inflation of the polls and pulling in the sheeple.
 Our donors are the same people who finance the MSM. Their interests are tied (and) Barack then tends to come across as teflon. Nothing sticks. And trust (me), there were meetings with Fox News. The goal was to blunt them as much as possible. Watch Bill O’reilly. He has become much more diplomatic and “fair and balanced” and soft. Its because he wants to retain the #1 spot on cable news and to do that he has to have access to the Obama campaign and we worked hard at stringing him a long and keeping him soft for an interview swap. It worked and now he is anticipating more access. So he is playing it still soft.
 This is why nothing sticks.
 The operation is massive, the goal is to paint a picture that is that of a winner, regardless of the results.
 There is no true inauguration draft or true Grant Park construction going on. There will be a party, but we are boasting beyond the truth to make it seem like the election is wrapped up.
 Our goal is to continue to make you lose your morale. We worked hard at persuasion and paying off and timing and playing the right political numbers to get key Republican endorsements to make it seem even more like it was over and the world was coming to an end for you all.
 There is a huge staff of people working around the clock, watching every site, blogs, etc. We flood these sites. We have had a goal to overwhelm.
 The truth is here. I could go on and on, but you get the picture.
I am saying this because I know HRC was better for the country, and now realize this. I was too late by the time I connected to her. To me Barack was just a cool young dude that seemed like a star. I didn’t know him or his policies, but now I understand more than I care to and I realize his interests are more for him, and the DNC and all working like puppets with Dean. I always thought a President wanted the better good for the country. The end result I see is everyone dependent on the government, this means more and more people voting for the DNC. This means the future is forever altered. I don’t see this as America, so I am now supporting John Mccain.
 Sarah Palin is a huge threat, and our campaign has feared her like you can’t imagine. If it seems unfair how she has been treated, well its because she has had a team working round the clock to make her look like a fool.
 This is a big conspiracy and I am so shocked that its not realized.
 We released a little blurb the other day that the Obama campaign was already working on reelection and now putting our efforts towards 2012. This was to make it seem like it was above us to continue caring about 2008. Trust me, it’s a lie. David (Axelrod) is very smart, but it’s a sticky, ugly, not very truthful kind of intelligence.
It’s not over yet, but I think the machine is working. And its a hill to climb.
I will be quitting my post on November 5th and my vote will be for John McCain. Fortunately, my position has been a marketing position and I don’t feel I had any part of anything I would feel guilty for. But I look forward to getting out of this as the negativity and environment upsets me.
I wish you all well, and good luck.
PS: my name is not really Sarah. But I am a female and I understand your plight.”
13 posted on 03/30/2009 9:49:57 AM PDT by antonico
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A digital war has broken out, and the conservative movement is losing.

We disagree that the conservative movement is necessarily "losing" on the internet.

Consider Thomas Jefferson delivering the preamble of the Declaration of Independence on horseback from Charlottesville, VA to Philadelphia, PA (or some similar pathway).

The bit rate was pretty down low, maybe .00079 bytes/sec. Unlike the bit rate (MB/sec) over this forum to which we all subscribe, or that which the leftist zero's blast their ignorance.

But it seems that his delivery was far more effective and meaningful than any here or blogwise. No?

The higher numerical occupation of bandwidth by nihilism is meaningless, possibly only an indication of desperation. But that is IF, and only IF, the real message is properly articulated.

The Suntrade Institute

14 posted on 03/30/2009 9:53:08 AM PDT by jnsun (The LEFT: The need to manipulate others because of nothing productive to offer)
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To: antonico

PAYF


15 posted on 03/30/2009 9:59:08 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Communist China is doing more to foster capitalism in their country than our politicians are doing.)
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To: antonico

Paragraphs are your friends.


16 posted on 03/30/2009 10:03:27 AM PDT by antidisestablishment (Our people perish through lack of wisdom, but they are content in their ignorance.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; SolidWood; euram

Just check out the comments sections for any Palin story at news sites, both large and small, and one can truly see how bad it is.


17 posted on 03/30/2009 10:12:09 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Yep. They’re TOTALLY deranged. I swear, they act like demons when exposed to the scripture (like what you see in the movies).


18 posted on 03/30/2009 10:16:56 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: antidisestablishment
Paragraphs are your friends.

Paragraphs maybe our friends but this message is too important to quibble about.

Anyone that does not understand what is going on has their head in the sand. The obama minions are using the Internet and all technology like the army they are, Successfully too.

19 posted on 03/30/2009 10:17:57 AM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Jeff Head; Tennessee Nana; SilvieWaldorfMD; Ann Coulter; holdonnow; suspects; greyfoxx39; ...
Sarah Palin is a huge threat, and our campaign has feared her like you can’t imagine. If it seems unfair how she has been treated, well its because she has had a team working round the clock to make her look like a fool.


Proof-positive ping!

20 posted on 03/30/2009 10:28:30 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: subterfuge

Agree, they can’t do any damage here.
We have lots of clever and smart people
here who actually work for a living.

We will tolerate some just for laughs.


21 posted on 03/30/2009 10:32:34 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to 0bama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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Comment #23 Removed by Moderator

To: Beckwith

Moderator too, evidently.


24 posted on 03/30/2009 12:52:02 PM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: Beckwith

It isn’t very good form to insinuate FR posters in good standing are trolls and you can’t even be bothered to ping them in so they can defend themselves. And if you think I’M a troll, you probably need to re-examine your definition of such. Hint - it is not just because someone disagrees with you.


25 posted on 03/30/2009 12:56:31 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Irish Eyes
I was just being lazy, not disagreeing with your post:

A lot of what Breitbart wrote here reminded me of a Blog Post last fall just before the election, which I saved, and then posted below. It echoes exactly what Breitbart claims, and this post ostensibly came from someone working inside the Obama campaign. Rush Limbaugh mentioned this post on his show way back then, and so I thought it was worth keeping. I cleaned it up a little with grammar, and the parenthetical notations are mine for syntax. But you'll get the idea that this "inside look" has been in operation for a LONG time, and echoed by the Breitbart piece.

"Ok, I want to clear my conscious a little. Hopefully you could make a blog post to help some fellow (Hillary) Clinton supporters.
 I work for a campaign and can’t wait for this week to be over. 
I was doing it for a job. I was not a fan of any candidate but over time grew to love HRC.
The internal (Obama) campaign idea is to twist, distort, humiliate and finally dispirit you (Republicans).
We pay people and organize people to go to all the online sites and “play the part of a Clinton or McCain supporter who just switched our support for Obama”.


We do this to stifle your motivation and to destroy your confidence. 
We did this the whole primary and it worked.
 Sprinkle in mass vote confusion and it becomes bewildering. Most people lose patience and just give up on their support of a candidate and decide to just block out TV, News, Websites, etc.
 This surprisingly has had a huge suppressing (effect on) movement and vote turnout issues.


Next, we infiltrate all the blogs and all the Youtube.com videos and overwhelm the voting, the comments, etc. All to continue this appearance of (manufacturing) overwhelming world support.
 People make posts to the effect that the world has “gone mad”.
 That’s the intention. To make you feel stressed and crazy and feel like the world is ending.
 We have also had quite a hand in skewing many many polls, some (polls) we couldn’t control as much as we would have liked. But many we have spoiled over, just enough to make Real Clear Politics look scary to a McCain supporter. It worked, although the goal was to appear 13-15 points ahead.


See, the results have been working. People tend to support a winner, go with the flow, become “sheeple”. The polls are roughly 3-5 points in favor of Barack. That’s due to our inflation of the polls and pulling in the sheeple.
 Our donors are the same people who finance the MSM. Their interests are tied (and) Barack then tends to come across as teflon. Nothing sticks. And trust (me), there were meetings with Fox News. The goal was to blunt them as much as possible. Watch Bill O’Reilly. He has become much more diplomatic and “fair and balanced” and soft. It’s because he wants to retain the #1 spot on cable news and to do that he has to have access to the Obama campaign and we worked hard at stringing him a long and keeping him soft for an interview swap. It worked and now he is anticipating more access. So he is playing it still soft.
 This is why nothing sticks.


The operation is massive, the goal is to paint a picture that is that of a winner, regardless of the results.
 There is no true inauguration draft or true Grant Park construction going on. There will be a party, but we are boasting beyond the truth to make it seem like the election is wrapped up.
 Our goal is to continue to make you lose your morale. We worked hard at persuasion and paying off and timing and playing the right political numbers to get key Republican endorsements to make it seem even more like it was over and the world was coming to an end for you all.
 There is a huge staff of people working around the clock, watching every site, blogs, etc. We flood these sites. We have had a goal to overwhelm.


The truth is here. I could go on and on, but you get the picture.
I am saying this because I know HRC was better for the country, and now realize this. I was too late by the time I connected to her. To me Barack was just a cool young dude that seemed like a star. I didn’t know him or his policies, but now I understand more than I care to and I realize his interests are more for him, and the DNC and all working like puppets with Dean. I always thought a President wanted the better good for the country.

The end result I see is everyone dependent on the government, this means more and more people voting for the DNC. This means the future is forever altered. I don’t see this as America, so I am now supporting John McCain.
 Sarah Palin is a huge threat, and our campaign has feared her like you can’t imagine. If it seems unfair how she has been treated, well it’s because she has had a team working round the clock to make her look like a fool.


This is a big conspiracy and I am so shocked that it’s not realized.
 We released a little blurb the other day that the Obama campaign was already working on reelection and now putting our efforts towards 2012. This was to make it seem like it was above us to continue caring about 2008. Trust me, it’s a lie.

David (Axelrod) is very smart, but it’s a sticky, ugly, not very truthful kind of intelligence.
It’s not over yet, but I think the machine is working. And it’s a hill to climb.
I will be quitting my post on November 5th and my vote will be for John McCain. Fortunately, my position has been a marketing position and I don’t feel I had any part of anything I would feel guilty for. But I look forward to getting out of this as the negativity and environment upsets me.
I wish you all well, and good luck.


PS: my name is not really Sarah. But I am a female and I understand your plight.”

26 posted on 03/30/2009 1:16:23 PM PDT by antidisestablishment (Our people perish through lack of wisdom, but they are content in their ignorance.)
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To: Admin Moderator

I just call ‘em like I see ‘em — good form be damned.


27 posted on 03/30/2009 1:20:35 PM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: Beckwith

I would strongly consider advice to follow good form when coming from the moderators.


28 posted on 03/30/2009 1:47:07 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: jnsun
Bears repeating:

IF, and only IF, the real message is properly articulated.

29 posted on 03/30/2009 2:13:43 PM PDT by antidisestablishment (Our people perish through lack of wisdom, but they are content in their ignorance.)
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