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Why Conservatives Must Join the Battle for America On Twitter
Breitbart ^ | 5-15-12 | John Nolte

Posted on 05/15/2012 9:21:00 PM PDT by STARWISE

*snip*

There are five crucial reasons for this:

1. Twitter is an equalizer in an eco-system where MSM types are no longer insulated in their bubble. We can now use Twitter to reach out to the media in order to challenge their biases, facts, lies, spin, and hypocrisy.

The media is now accountable to their customers and you can bet this has an effect. Even the corrupt media types (which is most of them) are aware that these challenges posed on Twitter are potentially being tweeted and re-tweeted to thousands of readers. That's hard to ignore.

2. More and more news narratives start on Twitter. Nothing is more dangerous to the left than everyday Americans talking amongst themselves, and today, more and more news narratives start in these conversations, not in MSM editorial meetings.

What's especially revolutionary is that this new reality means the news media can't start narratives at will like they once could. They can seed the clouds and hope to make rain, but if everyday Americans dismiss or, better yet, shoot down these offerings, chances are it's not going anywhere.

Furthermore, the only way the MSM can even attempt to filter or control Twitter memes not started by them is to cover whatever it is we're talking about. And this, my friends, is how stories are now able to jump over the fire break of Media Matters and those corrupt fact-checkers.

3. The media no longer gets the last word. As we saw with The Washington Post hit-piece on Romney last week, if the media attempts to spin or lie, we simply create a furious counter-narrative about their spin and lies that consumes as much of the narrative oxygen as the original story.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; election; elections; fightthethugs; getinvolved; twitter
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Good advice .. fight the rabble and muckrakers, use their own methods, lies and propaganda against them with the truth on Twitter. Easy to go to twitter.com and register with whatever name and report your observations, research, etc. in 140 characters per post. We must fight the liars and maniacs .. we are the 'journalists' now, and the only ones we can trust.
1 posted on 05/15/2012 9:21:03 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE

America will win or lose because of a campaign on Twitter? Please.


2 posted on 05/15/2012 9:24:12 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: onyx; penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama; SE Mom; Liz; rodguy911; Fred Nerks; Red Steel; ...

.. Ping!


3 posted on 05/15/2012 9:24:58 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

I am a former twitter-hater who has been kept up past my bedtime lately laughing out loud at conservatives kicking lefty a$$ on Twitter.

Conservatives are much better at this forum...lefties like to rant and whine but 140 characters isn’t enough for them.


4 posted on 05/15/2012 9:27:45 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: doc1019

Did you read the entire article?
Believe me, beneath the radar, it’s staggering
what’s going on there .. it’s becoming a largew
news facilitator, vehicle and impact generator.


5 posted on 05/15/2012 9:29:05 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

I totally agree. I wish FR, would too. I’d be active on it.


6 posted on 05/15/2012 9:29:10 PM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: STARWISE

Let me know when you tweet!


7 posted on 05/15/2012 9:33:06 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: STARWISE

Sorry, as an old fart, I guess I miss the significance of twitter, facebook and other such entities.


8 posted on 05/15/2012 9:33:13 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: STARWISE

Is this article a joke? Conservatives ROCK on Twitter! Just ask Michelle Malkin.


9 posted on 05/15/2012 9:40:58 PM PDT by montag813 (No Amnesty - Enforce the Law! http://www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: doc1019

It’s a WHOLE different world out there with Twitter and social media trumping the old lying/spinning networks and standard media.. and at last leveling the playing field .. and hurray!


10 posted on 05/15/2012 9:43:19 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: doc1019

As an old female fart, I am really sorry for you. Try and keep up, techno is grovie man.


11 posted on 05/15/2012 9:44:46 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: doc1019

Think of it this way....

The Obama folks put out a talking point on twitter. They fancy themselves the young, hip, tech-savvy types.

Only lately? Everything they put out there winds up getting hijacked by us. We don’t just hijack it...we make it funny too. They are getting Alinskeyed!

So the lefties wind up quickly abandoning that hashtag so they can attempt to create another one...only to fail in similar fashion.

It’s a beautiful thing. It truly is!


12 posted on 05/15/2012 9:51:37 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: doc1019

BTW....when I checked twitter tonight, Elizabeth Warren was just getting HAMMERED!!! LOL!
woman of color indeed!


13 posted on 05/15/2012 9:53:22 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: onyx

LOL ..I don’t tweet, but I have lurked and followed stories and tips, but more just this and other articles I’ve read about the old media agendas that were. destroyed by folks on Twitter. It truly has leveled the playing field, and all I know is there’s LOTS going on via that and FB, which I don’t do, that’s making HUGE waves of impact.

Apparently, when stuff builds up on Twitter .. and in the case of the libs, they’ll plant something on Twitter, which will build and get more play, then slowly you’ll see CNN or MSNBC pick it up and that’s how THEIR lies become THEIR news. Well, on Twitter (like the eating and rooftop dog stories and the MR bully story) those were dissected, truth shown or lies ridiculed and those propaganda that the MSM wanted were pummeled and destroyed on Twitter. And, that’s how the playing field has been leveled .. ‘cause everyone’s equal there.

Read the whole Breitbart piece ..it’s very enlightening, and I justo know there’s a whole world of stuff going on out there that we only finally get to learn after much twitterwarring.


14 posted on 05/15/2012 9:54:51 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: svcw

Since my retirement I have found a home in the wonderful world of programming. Doing quite well and consider my knowledge of current technologies up to date ... just don’t see the advantage in telling everyone about myself and my next scratch or itch. Groovy.


15 posted on 05/15/2012 9:56:29 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Scotswife

Fauxcohontas !! ROFL! What a simpering, whimpering, lying gerbil.


16 posted on 05/15/2012 9:56:43 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

my cheekbones are high! I really MUST do a geneology search starting pronto!


17 posted on 05/15/2012 9:59:10 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Scotswife

Think of it this way....

The Obama folks put out a talking point on twitter. They fancy themselves the young, hip, tech-savvy types.

Only lately? Everything they put out there winds up getting hijacked by us. We don’t just hijack it...we make it funny too. They are getting Alinskeyed!

So the lefties wind up quickly abandoning that hashtag so they can attempt to create another one...only to fail in similar fashion.

It’s a beautiful thing. It truly is!


You persuaded me. I’ll start tomorrow. Thanks.


18 posted on 05/15/2012 9:59:56 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: STARWISE

I do not even have a Twitter account - no point.


19 posted on 05/15/2012 10:00:10 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: Scotswife

Yes .. you absolutely must!
Who knows what govt handouts
you could get.


20 posted on 05/15/2012 10:00:41 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

WE will have to “get with it”!


21 posted on 05/15/2012 10:02:32 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: unkus

If you follow people like Jim Treacher, Michelle Malkin, Jonah Goldberg,iowahawkblog...you will find what hashtag is most fun any given day.


22 posted on 05/15/2012 10:02:46 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: STARWISE

Thanks, STARWISE. I’m starting tomorrow.


23 posted on 05/15/2012 10:04:07 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: doc1019

“Sorry, as an old fart, I guess I miss the significance of twitter, facebook and other such entities.”

It’s called INFORMATION.

Having access to information allows one to be informed and make informed decisions.

And to think, we used to walk 20 miles barefoot just to save Dad’s boots..


24 posted on 05/15/2012 10:05:58 PM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: STARWISE

There are tons of voters who can’t read well enough for Twitter.


25 posted on 05/15/2012 10:06:42 PM PDT by donna (The fruits of Feminism: Angry fathers, bitter mothers, fat kids and political correctness.)
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To: Milagros; Jim Robinson

There is a freerepublic at Twitter, but it’s not us.
Jim, any thoughts about of having a JR-freerepublic acct on Twitter?

Milagros: you can join for yourself, and you can follow folks or specific issue twitter accts that interest you, or just lurk, or join in and post, and you re-tweet articles you like .. all in 140 characters per post.

What or who do you want to know about and I’ll see what matches?


26 posted on 05/15/2012 10:09:23 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Republican1795.

I do not even have a Twitter account - no point.


I don’t have one yet but will get one tomorrow. Let’s do it.


27 posted on 05/15/2012 10:10:30 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: STARWISE

I hate twitter. Pointless ramblings done in short code. Every five seconds new pings. It is the epitome of the Sesame Street generation.... over stimulation of the senses leads to confusion


28 posted on 05/15/2012 10:15:56 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: montag813; onyx

Yes, she does!

https://twitter.com/#!/search/michellemalkin

And her new tweeting site

https://twitter.com/#!/search/twitchy

And, how Andrew Breitbart is missed .. I think he really was instrumental in this battle and in unlocking the power of the tweet and re-tweet (if you could stomach some vitriol, because he was a huge, hated target, and he welcomed it and gave it back in spades):

https://twitter.com/#!/AndrewBreitbart

How he is missed!


29 posted on 05/15/2012 10:16:11 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Scotswife

Thanks. I never thought I’d “twitter” but will now.


30 posted on 05/15/2012 10:21:58 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: donna

“There are tons of voters who can’t read well enough for Twitter.”

It’s not those people you are trying to influence, IT’S THE MEDIA, who slavishly use Twitter to compensate for intellectual laziness.

As I heard a CNN talking head say after the debates “I’ve gotten over 500 texts and tweets from Democrats in the last twenty minutes....”

This is how they coordinate attacks, and WE need to be doing the same.

“Stop whining and ORGANIZE!”


31 posted on 05/15/2012 10:31:53 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: STARWISE
I am old school. However, I got an IPAD for Christmas and started to follow some New York Giants. Amazing , to the second info on my favorite team. Then, I started following Michelle Malkin, Breitbart, etc....

it is amazing. I was able to follow the Palin endorsed Fischer come out of nowhere to beat the GOP establishment candidate minute by minute. Twitter is must have for political junkies. Conservatives dominate and I got to watch our favorite big guns destroy Obama's creepy Julia scenario.

I am a step above a Neanderthal and I am able to do it. There is no excuse. Get an IPAD, sign up for Twitter, and start following your favorite conservatives. You will be more informed than ever.

32 posted on 05/15/2012 10:43:38 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Romney? Really? Seriously?)
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To: donna

It’s acting as a catalyst/engine for what we see/hear/read that’s the ‘news’ on the lamestreams .. where research, stories, story lines, memes, spin and lies are hatched, debated, conquered or accepted .. and then the process ends up on blogs, and finally front pages and the 6 o’clock news, but now conservatives are finally fighting as equals and play the game just as savvily as the leftist/state run media do.


33 posted on 05/15/2012 10:58:57 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: unkus

I will think about it but my hand are full.


34 posted on 05/15/2012 11:25:56 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: MattinNJ
Get an IPAD, sign up for Twitter, and start following your favorite conservatives. You will be more informed than ever.

I don't tweet, so I know next to nothing about the technology involved. Can you access and post to Twitter from cell phones and desk top computers, as well as IPads?

35 posted on 05/15/2012 11:45:19 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Scotswife

“It’s a beautiful thing. It truly is!”

Yoooooo better be telling the truth, lady. If I go to all that trouble and it’s not a beautiful thing, I’ll...I’ll...hold my breath till I turn blue.


36 posted on 05/15/2012 11:54:38 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: STARWISE

ping


37 posted on 05/16/2012 12:04:06 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: doc1019
America will win or lose because of a campaign on Twitter? Please.

Don't be an ass. It's called grassroots activism.

38 posted on 05/16/2012 12:05:06 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: tcrlaf
“Stop whining and ORGANIZE!”

Now, where have I heard THAT before?

39 posted on 05/16/2012 12:42:30 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: dsc
If you want twitter to truly be a beautiful thing, may I recommend tweetdeck. This is my very first attempt to post a picture here on FR. I hope it works, I think it's worth it to show you. It's so easy to drop a pic on twitter, and seems so complicated here ;) My view of twitter is a 'dashboard' of current topics that you choose to see. Tweetdeck is a customizable view of twitter showing you only the topics that interest you. First sign up at twitter.com. Then create an account at tweetdeck.com and download / install their software. Both are free. Play around with it and I think you will see some beauty in twitterville. Hint: Make your first search panel "#tcot -#p2". No need to thank me. Enjoy! The preview doesn't show the picture .... we'll see.
40 posted on 05/16/2012 1:07:33 AM PDT by ri4dc (Cut your cable; Break Wind for the TSA; Flush Twice in 2012; Eat, tweet, and be involved)
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To: ri4dc

heh, first attempt at pic posting failed. Too tired to care. See the pic here if you like. http://twitpic.com/9llqo1


41 posted on 05/16/2012 1:09:25 AM PDT by ri4dc (Cut your cable; Break Wind for the TSA; Flush Twice in 2012; Eat, tweet, and be involved)
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To: ri4dc

Thanks a lot for the information. Night.


42 posted on 05/16/2012 1:24:56 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: ri4dc

43 posted on 05/16/2012 1:25:19 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: ri4dc
It hides its pics, it is evil it is...

If it doesn't show up in preview, it doesn't show up.

44 posted on 05/16/2012 1:25:57 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: Windflier

Check out the “top conservatives on Twitter:”

http://tcot.dailyright.net/

http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/07/01/the-top-25-conservatives-on-twitter/


45 posted on 05/16/2012 1:31:00 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: montag813

Or Sean Hannity.


46 posted on 05/16/2012 2:54:39 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: STARWISE

Twitter has the two advantages over a forum like this: A far wider audience and the ability to post immediately without the need for a PC.

At a forum like FreeRepublic, the audience is limited to like-minded people. In other words, we’re often preaching to the choir. On Twitter, we hit people who wouldn’t dream of coming to a site like this. We can also use tweets to drive them here for more information than can be given in 140 characters.

Since Twitter is designed around the text message format, almost any device can be used to send a tweet. To post here, you need to log in; usually on a PC. Not so on Twitter. You can use your phone and send a Tweet whenever the mood strikes. I often use a Firefox plugin that lets me tweet from the address bar as I’m reading something. It’s far faster than posting to a forum.

@BrewingAle


47 posted on 05/16/2012 3:08:01 AM PDT by Redcloak (Mitt Romney: Puttin' the "Country club" back in "Republican".)
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To: doc1019
America will win or lose because of a campaign on Twitter? Please.

That was my initial response too. However, print media had a huge impact during the American Revolution (both positive and negative).

I don't know much about Twitter. To me, instant communication is not always a good thing. It seems that people today do not take the time to listen, think about what was said (or written), formulate a response, then answer. Many react and reply instantly, often over emotional indignation because of a real or perceived slight.

Technology is neutral. Those who know how to use it effectively will have success with it.

48 posted on 05/16/2012 3:37:34 AM PDT by Toadman (To piss off a conservative, tell a lie. To piss off a liberal, tell the truth.)
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To: dsc

it depends on who you’re following and what hashtag you’re lurking.
I joined a few months ago to follow a college sports team and slowly added different conservatives and some liberals.

I think it was when the White House issued #obamacaresaboutme that I first became really entertained by the whole hijacking thing.


49 posted on 05/16/2012 4:18:19 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: STARWISE

Sorry, Real Conservatives don’t twit.


50 posted on 05/16/2012 4:26:37 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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