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Conservative Leadership Conference w/ Malkin, O'Keefe (but no bloggers allowed)
North Carolina Civitas Institute ^ | 2-28-2013 | C. Edmund Wright

Posted on 02/28/2013 11:57:00 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright

Time is running out to sign up for North Carolina’s only statewide gathering for teaching and empowering conservatives: the Conservative Leadership Conference on March 1-2 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley hotel in the state capital.

(Excerpt) Read more at clc2013.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: jamesokeefe; michellemalkin
And yet, although featuring Michelle Malkin and James O'Keefe, two "citizen journalists" who have made a positive impact on our nation - this organization is not credentialling any citizen journalists for this event. And what's more, they fail to see the irony. Good damned thing Michelle and James are speaking, or they couldn't get it.

Is this really conservative "leadership?"

1 posted on 02/28/2013 11:57:11 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright
this organization is not credentialling any citizen journalists for this event

Did you mean bloggers?

2 posted on 02/28/2013 12:13:57 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Good damned thing Michelle and James are speaking, or they couldn't get it.

I assume you meant "couldn't get in"? Do you mean that because they are bloggers they couldn't buy tickets and go? Or that they couldn't get a freebee pass as a member of the media? Not a wise guy question, because I have no idea how media access works for these things, except that I saw a media sign up on the site.

3 posted on 02/28/2013 12:15:42 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: humblegunner

Bloggers would be included, but so would free lancers of any kind, and O’Keefe, for example, who is not a paid journalist. Malkin would not either.

Now, due to their name recognition, they would likely be exempted from the rules, I am pointing out how silly the rules are - and how this group that now features Malkin and O Keefe is not interested in credentialling the next Malkin or O Keefe.


4 posted on 02/28/2013 12:23:25 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Just read the bios of the speakers - not a single person who has served in the military...


5 posted on 02/28/2013 12:23:59 PM PST by stormer
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To: JimRed

Yes, I meant “couldn’t get in” - and on the question: yes, anyone can buy tickets to such an event (though this one is sold out), but media are given “credentials” which are a pass into the event, and normally also includes some added access etc. The very career path that Malkin and O Keefe took to prominence is not welcomed at this event, whose credentials are handled by an old dinosaur whose career spans 50 years in academia and in newspaper work. I doubt this guy even sees the irony of his absurd rules.


6 posted on 02/28/2013 12:26:11 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: stormer
Just read the bios of the speakers - not a single person who has served in the military...

That would have to be unhappy coincidence...this organization is not anti military at all.

7 posted on 02/28/2013 12:27:50 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I fear the Progressive RINO Slime have been slowly infiltrating the Conservative Movement and are going to keep encroaching upon the Tea party people as well...


8 posted on 02/28/2013 12:28:12 PM PST by GraceG
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To: C. Edmund Wright
how this group that now features Malkin and O Keefe is not interested in credentialling the next Malkin or O Keefe.

The Superbowl does not allow every aspiring player onto the field.

Some have made it, others have not.

9 posted on 02/28/2013 12:28:30 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

As usual, you drove by to be an ass and so you missed the point. I am not talking about “on the field” - but it’s you, so I won’t waste my time. Everyone else got the point.


10 posted on 02/28/2013 12:31:57 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: GraceG
I fear the Progressive RINO Slime have been slowly infiltrating the Conservative Movement and are going to keep encroaching upon the Tea party people as well...

Well, that's a problem. This group is definitey "professional conservatives" who haven't been in the real world in their lives, or not lately anyway. They've been around for a long time and really been irrelevant - and now they're riding an anti Obama wave and sold out their event for the first time ever. But they're still run by "professionals" who don't really understand what it means to be a conservative in the real world. The guy handling the media has a career in academics and old school newspaper work - and has no understanding of the media that has made the conservative movement run in the past 5-8 years or so. I mean, by his own rules, Andrew Breitbart would be exempted.

11 posted on 02/28/2013 12:35:40 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

The point seems to be that you are butthurt by the fact
that some bloggers aren’t getting press credentials.

Well, they aren’t press. It’s not hard to grasp.

Any homeless retard that can recognize a public
library can start himself a blog. That kind of
marginalizes the whole group.


12 posted on 02/28/2013 12:36:07 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: C. Edmund Wright
When they get to be as GREAT as Malkin and O'Keefe are and show the COURAGE that they have shown, we'll them MAYBE they will be invited!! Malkin has DEATH THREATS and James almost was arrested....probably has had death threats also.

This is the BIG LEAGUE they are playing in. Stay in the minors til you get called up for doing something AMAZING like they have!!

13 posted on 02/28/2013 12:36:39 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: humblegunner

Not at all, your problem is when you’re “butt hurt” you need head ache medicine...and too obtuse to even see the irony that everyone else recongized immediately. (look the word up, I’m sure you haven’t a clue....)


14 posted on 02/28/2013 12:37:51 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Ann Archy

You missed the irony too - of having speakers who made it through citizen journalism but not allowing citizen journalist to cover the event. I was not talking about the speakers.....jeez....reading comprehension much? No, apparently not.


15 posted on 02/28/2013 12:39:20 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

how much are tickets to the event?


16 posted on 02/28/2013 2:18:28 PM PST by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: killermosquito

There are numerous levels, and everything is a sell out. While 2 FR folks missed the irony and the point totally - it still amazes me that the “professional conservatariat - those who make their living off of pretending to “be conservative” as in the conservative think tanks, fund raising groups, etc, are so blind. One day before O Keefe broke the ACORN videos, and one day before Michelle Malkin sold Hot Air and became somewhat rich, and famous, they would not have scored press creds for this gig - and yet today, their names are being used to sell tickets (quite successfully I might add) - and no future O Keefes or Malkins or whoever...are welcome.

This is the same professional class that brought us Karl Rove, and all the Romney consultants, and so on....it’s called gig protection and nothing else.


17 posted on 02/28/2013 2:28:37 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright
but no bloggers allowed

So it's sort of like...Free Republic?

18 posted on 02/28/2013 3:08:28 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to Repeal and Replace the Republican Party)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

You NEWBIES have NO respect for your elders.....get some manners.


19 posted on 02/28/2013 3:51:39 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: Ann Archy

Ah yes, the predictable last refuge of those with little else....and I mean that in the nicest possible way and with all due respect of course...:)


20 posted on 02/28/2013 4:18:09 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Ann Archy; C. Edmund Wright
You NEWBIES have NO respect for your elders.....get some manners.

Maybe he wouldn't have to if you'd act respectably, AA.

21 posted on 03/01/2013 10:33:50 AM PST by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to Repeal and Replace the Republican Party)
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To: Ann Archy; C. Edmund Wright
You NEWBIES have NO respect for your elders.....get some manners.

Maybe he wouldn't have to if you'd act respectably, AA.

22 posted on 03/01/2013 10:34:14 AM PST by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to Repeal and Replace the Republican Party)
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To: humblegunner; C. Edmund Wright
The point seems to be that you are butthurt by the fact that some bloggers aren’t getting press credentials.

I think humblegunner was beaten up by a blogger at some point in his childhood. How else to explain that he constantly acts like poo-flinging monkey on crack whenever the subject comes up?

It's people like humblegunner who limit that utility of Free Republic to be a source of information, what with his every effort to ensure that only MSM sources find a home here. Quite frankly, I've found myself drifting to other sites over the past year, specifically because of idiots like hg.

23 posted on 03/01/2013 10:38:04 AM PST by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to Repeal and Replace the Republican Party)
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To: Yashcheritsiy
I've found myself drifting to other sites over the past year, specifically because of idiots like hg.


24 posted on 03/01/2013 10:43:26 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Yashcheritsiy

I think the problem that some here have with bloggers is a valid one, ergo...that they only seem to be interested in getting “hits” on their blog sites, which is revenue-driven, in many or most cases.

This forum is for information purposes, but it’s also for like-minded conservative “moral support”. Conservatives can come here and be around those they agree with and those that agree with them....and share opinions while getting ‘informed’.

If you’re a blogger and you have some information to share or post, you can post it without linking back to your personal blog. No need to pimp your blog with every topic posted.

So the principle of taking issue with this tacky blogger practice is sound. Perhaps it’s the delivery that leaves a bit to be desired....lol.


25 posted on 03/01/2013 12:06:49 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: XenaLee

I’m not a blogger, but I think the whole idea of “sharing” info on someone’s personal blog “just because” is communist. I love how people on FR are not socialists, except when they are.


26 posted on 03/01/2013 12:38:07 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to Repeal and Replace the Republican Party)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Uh....the “tacky blogger issue” has nothing to do with socialist or communist. Nada.

But thanks for playing.


27 posted on 03/01/2013 1:07:04 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Yashcheritsiy; humblegunner

You do bring up a great point - gunner is maniacal about anything to do with blogs, and here, he was so off the hook that he missed the ironic poo he stepped into. And he stepped into it up to the top of his noggin.

He would have no doubt blown Michelle Malkin and Andrew Breitbart off in the early days because they were mere “bloggers” or “internet writers.” And yes, all this kind of attitude does is empower the professional conservatariat - in other words, the establishment and the main stream media types. Is that really who we want to empower?


28 posted on 03/01/2013 1:07:30 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Yashcheritsiy; Ann Archy

You know, I was so irritated by Ann’s failure to understand the intellectual point — that it totally escaped me what she had done...which was to be very bitchy at me for no reason, then complain when I dared replay back in kind.

Thanks for reminding me....and Ann...that SHE started this unprovoked, and all I did was return fire. Got that AA? You did start a fight, and then whined about being in a fight.


29 posted on 03/01/2013 1:10:40 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Believe it or not, Michelle Malking used to write for the Seattle Times.


30 posted on 03/01/2013 1:24:28 PM PST by Eva
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To: C. Edmund Wright
gunner is maniacal about anything to do with blogs

Because most seen here are plagiarists with self delusion problems.

He would have no doubt blown Michelle Malkin and Andrew Breitbart off in the early days because they were mere “bloggers” or “internet writers.”

Research will reveal to you that I did indeed do so.
I would again. Upstart posers need to be challenged.

Otherwise we could end up with homeless smacktards
writing blogs while stealing unsecured broadband.

When your medium is the sewer, one must expect filters.

31 posted on 03/01/2013 1:40:37 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Eva

Believe it or not, that has NOTHING to do with her newfound success....totally irrelevant, and therefore, superflous to this discussion.


32 posted on 03/01/2013 3:03:26 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: humblegunner

Thank goodness no one depends on you for any kind of innovation....


33 posted on 03/01/2013 3:04:40 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: humblegunner

If you’re the filter, you need to be changed. Filters start to have an odor after a while....


34 posted on 03/01/2013 3:06:41 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: humblegunner

HG, your response was so absurd that it deserves so many responses...and it almost seems as if you would brag about being the coach who cut Michael Jordan from the team in high school, or the program director who fired Rush Limbaugh, or the book agents that refused Stephen King. I mean, being a naysayer is the easiest thing in the world to be, and yet, you revel in it.

I think they make a pill for that now.....


35 posted on 03/01/2013 3:10:18 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

36 posted on 03/01/2013 3:10:32 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Believe it or not, her work as a writer for the Seattle Times may not have anything to do with her success now, but it did have something to do with her success as a syndicated commentator, with a wide range of newspapers across the country. Heck, her column was even in our local leftwing paper for a couple of years. She would never have been given the opportunity to syndicate if she had not first worked for a major newspaper.


37 posted on 03/01/2013 3:12:56 PM PST by Eva
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To: Eva

All of which is totally irrlevant to her career now, something she just validated not 20 minutes ago......


38 posted on 03/01/2013 7:14:13 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright; humblegunner
He would have no doubt blown Michelle Malkin and Andrew Breitbart off in the early days because they were mere “bloggers” or “internet writers.” And yes, all this kind of attitude does is empower the professional conservatariat - in other words, the establishment and the main stream media types. Is that really who we want to empower?

You know, that *is* probably what he wants to do. There are always going to be some folks out there who lackie up to those they perceive to be in power, regardless of any other factors. HG strikes me as being that sort of individual - doesn't think for himself, doesn't want anyone rocking the boat, doesn't want any challenges to his (self-given) authority to be the "blog police" on FR. Like I said previously, this actually ends up hurting FR in the long run, because people who actually want to find alternative sources of information that extend past the MSM and National Review Online will go elsewhere. FR certainly doesn't have a corner on the market of conservative internet information, and if FR tries to act like a gatekeeper, smart people will just phase FR out of their daily web routines.

Personally, they'd be smarter to just leave the filtering out of the truly drek blogs away from the good ones to Freepers themselves, and stop worrying about whether some bozo gets five hits off a post on FR.

39 posted on 03/04/2013 8:44:22 AM PST by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to Repeal and Replace the Republican Party)
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To: humblegunner; C. Edmund Wright
Otherwise we could end up with homeless smacktards writing blogs while stealing unsecured broadband.

Oh noes! Bloggers iz stealin' bandwidth that could be used by perfectly good left-wing MSM sources instead!!!! What's we gonna does???

Seriously, Edmund, you can get more real information from Hotair, Ace of Spades HQ, and Renew America in one day than you can get by picking through the dumpster here at FR for a week.

If the Navy had listened to humblegunner, they'd still be working on attaching copper plating to our brand new 85 cannon ships-of-the-line.

40 posted on 03/04/2013 8:50:05 AM PST by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to Repeal and Replace the Republican Party)
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To: Yashcheritsiy
they'd be smarter to just leave the filtering out of the truly drek blogs away from the good ones to Freepers themselves

Well, I'm doing my part then.

So carry and and cheer up, spunky.

41 posted on 03/04/2013 9:21:36 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
Well, I'm doing my part then.

No - if you were, you're be self-filtering.

42 posted on 03/04/2013 9:36:20 AM PST by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to Repeal and Replace the Republican Party)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

So, you’d rather not see my posts and I’d rather not see blogpimping.

That pretty much cover it?

You express your displeasure with my posts and I express my displeasure over blogpimping.

What is the difference?


43 posted on 03/04/2013 9:44:02 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
What is the difference?

The difference is that I'm not trying to force you not to post. You're perfectly free to urinate on yourself so that everyone else can laugh at you.

44 posted on 03/04/2013 11:28:26 AM PST by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to Repeal and Replace the Republican Party)
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To: Yashcheritsiy
The difference is that I'm not trying to force you not to post.

I've never suggested any blogger shouldn't post.

I've suggested that they shouldn't excerpt their work.

Big ass difference.

Try to pay attention.

Now, I DO tend to mock the veracity of bloggers in general but that too is a bit different than "forcing them not to post".

Looks to me like you just can't understand very simple things that you have decided are just not to your liking.

I would be pleased to provide you with a tissue, into which you may weep.

45 posted on 03/04/2013 11:39:10 AM PST by humblegunner
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