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THE NEXT BIG THING (liberal Media Matters hiring intern trolls)
bigjournalism.com ^ | Mar 4 2010 | Andrew Breitbart

Posted on 03/04/2010 9:27:19 AM PST by Mamzelle

Please read about Breitbart's opening salvo against John Podesta and Media Matters.

This is not paranoia. Media Matters, a Soros outfit, is hiring "interns" to come on conservative forums and try to sow division, slow down momentum, forment confusion. And they are better at it than they used to be. They don't curse and swear like liberals on their own forums do.


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1 posted on 03/04/2010 9:27:20 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

Bring it!


2 posted on 03/04/2010 9:28:18 AM PST by Free Vulcan (No prisoners, no mercy. 2010 is here...)
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To: Mamzelle

I’m thinking Peter Graves in Stalag 17.


3 posted on 03/04/2010 9:28:37 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Mamzelle

Glad this sorta stuff doesn’t happen here at Free Republic.

/s


4 posted on 03/04/2010 9:29:01 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Mamzelle
This is not paranoia. Media Matters, a Soros outfit, is hiring "interns" to come on conservative forums and try to sow division, slow down momentum, forment confusion. And they are better at it than they used to be. They don't curse and swear like liberals on their own forums do.

Bring it on, libs. We'll keep the capacitors loaded for ya.

5 posted on 03/04/2010 9:29:11 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Mamzelle

I have already seen this happen on this very forum.....


6 posted on 03/04/2010 9:29:28 AM PST by joe fonebone (CPAC.....Commies Playing At Conservatism)
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To: Mamzelle

Thanks for the tip. This means we are winning.


7 posted on 03/04/2010 9:30:22 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Check out the posting history of __ MrRobertPlant2009 __ who joined in 2010.
8 posted on 03/04/2010 9:30:32 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

Not a shock, reading some of the comments last night on the BS about Sarah having her own reality show, they came out in droves, I knew they were trolls, making nasty comments about her, I knew they were hired Daily Kos freaks


9 posted on 03/04/2010 9:30:38 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Mamzelle

I’d guesss this will work up a few folks here, but will be ineffective have zero impact.


10 posted on 03/04/2010 9:30:43 AM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: Mamzelle

Yeah gotta love the “concern trolls” as C4P calls them, the ones that are “worried about what Sarah is doing, could be bad for her political career” yeah like they give a damn


11 posted on 03/04/2010 9:31:18 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Admin Moderator

http://mediamatters.org/p/about_us/jobs/intern


12 posted on 03/04/2010 9:31:28 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Sarah Barracuda

They’re getting training at MSNBC!


13 posted on 03/04/2010 9:31:56 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Mamzelle

Some of them have been laying low for a long time and would not be considered interns.


14 posted on 03/04/2010 9:32:11 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Dr. Ursus

Yep!! You can tell by their idiotic rants they are MSNBC viewers..MSNBC should be so proud these loons represent them


15 posted on 03/04/2010 9:32:39 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Mamzelle
By my count, we already have:

  1. The "We hate Mormons" gang.
  2. The "We hate Catholics" gang.
  3. The "There is no such thing as moderate Muslims" gang.

And a few more embarassingly idiotic posters. I hope they are collecting their paycheck from Media Matters.

16 posted on 03/04/2010 9:33:11 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: PhiKapMom

Ping! I think we’ve seen some of this already, maybe not paid trolls, but same effect.


17 posted on 03/04/2010 9:33:17 AM PST by MizSterious (Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm? John Page, 1744-1808)
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To: joe fonebone

I have, too. I’ve also been given phone #s and emails in private mail on FR from folks I hardly know. Strange. It’s almost like they want to ‘trace me’ or something. Nooooo likey.


18 posted on 03/04/2010 9:34:01 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: umgud
Well, is there a way to make a list? These trolls are not all newbies!! A bunch joined in the fall of 2004. Some of them have managed to get "dates" as early as 2000. Can they hack into old accounts?

I read that Kos managed to keep a tea party from organizing in some Lutheran church.

These creepy little mouthbreathers don't have anything else to do, in between surfing porn.

19 posted on 03/04/2010 9:34:09 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

Big difference,FR has got AM or Admistrator Mods.


20 posted on 03/04/2010 9:34:14 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: Admin Moderator

MMMMMMM, ZOT Capacitors!

It takes a brain to spot those without; and fortunately, most freepers have brains.


21 posted on 03/04/2010 9:34:25 AM PST by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: Mamzelle

Hey, how much does it pay George? I could use the extra money. I tick off enough people around here already, may as well make a buck!


22 posted on 03/04/2010 9:34:52 AM PST by poobear
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To: Mamzelle

It is a dishonest tactic, so I expect no less from the EMOcrats.


23 posted on 03/04/2010 9:35:32 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: Vigilanteman

The definition of intern is you don’t get paid.


24 posted on 03/04/2010 9:36:46 AM PST by drubyfive
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Yeah. Ol’ Sarah gets them foaming at the mouth doesn’t she? Heh! Funny to watch. It’s almost like watching an exorcism where the demon(s) reveal themselves. LOL!


25 posted on 03/04/2010 9:36:58 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Vigilanteman

You’ve got the:

1. Jews are so stupid/evil gang

2. Protestants are evil gang

3. The various evolution/new earther nasty fights


26 posted on 03/04/2010 9:37:06 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: MizSterious

Sometimes we do damage to ourselves because, like Obama, we want everything overnight.

Slow and steady is the key.


27 posted on 03/04/2010 9:37:20 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Mamzelle; Sarah Barracuda
"Check out the posting history of __ MrRobertPlant2009 __ who joined in 2010."

Here it is.


28 posted on 03/04/2010 9:37:24 AM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Biggirl
Big difference,FR has got AM or Admistrator Mods.

FR's real advantage is tens of thousands of posters with highly developed BS detectors, from years of reading and dissecting MSM 'reporting'.

29 posted on 03/04/2010 9:37:48 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

Can we keep some record of IP ‘s? We could start with the aptly named Mr. Plant.


30 posted on 03/04/2010 9:37:49 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Yep, now I Know what the Daily Kooks web site is like, when they come here and bombard us with nasty posts, its disgusting, they behave like children


31 posted on 03/04/2010 9:37:55 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Admin Moderator

“Bring it on, libs.”

http://users.wolfcrews.com/toys/vikings/


32 posted on 03/04/2010 9:38:22 AM PST by tumblindice
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To: Mamzelle
“is there a way to make a list”

I was thinking the same thing. A lot of FReepers are very good at identifying and finding the trolls. It would save the rest of us a lot of trouble.

33 posted on 03/04/2010 9:38:54 AM PST by detective
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To: I see my hands

Some of his posts about ObamaCare show that he is for it, and how about the interrogation stuff, WOW, that guy is a plant


34 posted on 03/04/2010 9:39:19 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Mamzelle
Conservatives KNOW their own. If they aren't with us - they are against us. And scr*w the 'just because I don't agree w/you doesn't make me not a conservative'

is there a way to make a list?

I started one.
35 posted on 03/04/2010 9:40:09 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Correction: They ARE children. ;-)


36 posted on 03/04/2010 9:40:24 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: drubyfive

All interns get paid, just not necessarily in ca$h.


37 posted on 03/04/2010 9:41:59 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Sometimes trolls think they’re so stinkin’ smart no one will pick up on an obvious screen name like this one. They just don’t know Viking Kitties like we do. ;)


38 posted on 03/04/2010 9:42:10 AM PST by MizSterious (Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm? John Page, 1744-1808)
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To: Mamzelle

Don’t doubt groups do this, but, really, how effective could it be? On small blogs, it’s a waste of effort because the readership is so small. On big websites, the infiltrators will always be outgunned.


39 posted on 03/04/2010 9:42:40 AM PST by kittykat77
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To: Jewbacca

You’re right and we’re now up to six. I’ll bet we could make quite a list if we keep going . . .


40 posted on 03/04/2010 9:43:22 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Daily Kos freaks, Move-On freaks and the biggest freak Soros are morally bankrupt, lock step communists, Republic hating, fools who will ALL pay the price one day for their evil deeds today. I just hope I am around to see it happen - am I wrong to hope for that? ;)


41 posted on 03/04/2010 9:44:15 AM PST by Bitsy
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HeHe, yeah..they are called “Concern trolls” coming here showing their “Concern” for someone, either Sarah Palin, or someone else, when in reality they can care less. You can just see the venom from these low lives, they have nothing better to do then troll here and trash someone


42 posted on 03/04/2010 9:44:49 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Just mythoughts
Some "tells"--when my BSometer goes off, I immediately check join-date. 1) Many are right around early fall, 2004. This would be just before the Kerry defeat, and was when I started getting a lot of garbage from Moveon.

2) Some of the Palin Deranged may be Romneybots, but they could also be pretending to be Romneybots. Any true Romney people should keep an eye out for these, because they'll hurt Romney as well as Palin (full disclosure, I held my nose and voted for Mitt in the primary, Thompson was already making dropout noises)

3) They have new rhetorical tells. I suggest reading this thread

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2463717/posts

to get a feel for the newer style.

4) Listen for posts that start out--"I love Sarah Palin, too, but she just doesn't have enough education or experience" and other memes. "I am concerned"

43 posted on 03/04/2010 9:45:06 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

Oh lookie - Andy’s gotta stalker! ;)


44 posted on 03/04/2010 9:45:06 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: detective

A list would be a great idea, unfortunately I’m not good at spotting the trolls, when I see nasty posts, I automatically think they are RomneyBots or Ron Paul supporters, never did it come to mind these could be media matter fools being hired to come here and cause trouble


45 posted on 03/04/2010 9:46:16 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Mamzelle
Had to laugh. One of the stated qualifications:

Excellent written skills

46 posted on 03/04/2010 9:46:32 AM PST by jim macomber (Author: "Bargained for Exchange", "Art & Part", "A Grave Breach" http://www.jamesmacomber.com)
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To: Mamzelle
We've had 12 years experience zotting trolls.

Color me unimpressed.

47 posted on 03/04/2010 9:46:38 AM PST by Lazamataz (Seriously. The only way Obama can possibly pull this out is to declare Martial Law before November.)
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To: kittykat77
How effective? Kos manage to keep a tea party from meeting at a Lutheran church.

I think it is a calculated pushback against momentum. Suppose our momentum could be quantified at a number..50...suppose they just aim to shave a couple of percentage points off that?

48 posted on 03/04/2010 9:46:43 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

I am going to apply for one of these jobs. Imagine getting PAID to be on Free Republic. LOL


49 posted on 03/04/2010 9:47:48 AM PST by Lazamataz (Seriously. The only way Obama can possibly pull this out is to declare Martial Law before November.)
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To: Mamzelle

Your right. I have fell for it as well, thinking they are RomneyBots. I don’t like Romney, but even I don’t think he’s a bad person, I just disagree with him politically(especially about RomneyCare) yeah whenever you see a post saying “I like Sarah Palin but...” the second you see the word “but” you know its a troll, or someone pretending to be concerned about her


50 posted on 03/04/2010 9:48:02 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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