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Danielle Allen of "Errant spot of Ink" fame attacked Freepers personally in WaPo 6 years ago
Washington Post ^ | June 28, 2008 | Matthew Mosk

Posted on 07/05/2014 2:56:39 PM PDT by gusopol3

An Attack That Came Out of the Ether ( excerpt from page 3 of 4)

Of the file folders that are spread in neat rows across Allen's desk, only one is bulging. It holds printouts of the reams of conversations about Obama's religion appearing on Free Republic. Since its start in 1996 by Jim Robinson of Fresno, Calif., the site has grown into a home for discussion of all types -- though it is particularly noted for spirited political discussions dominated by conservatives and libertarians. Freepers, as they're called, converse with a varying degree of transparency. Most remain anonymous.

Allen counted 23 freepers among those engaging in regular discussions about Obama's religion, and isolated a handful whom she began to suspect as having a role in the e-mail.

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


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KEYWORDS: emails; freerepublic; naturalborncitizen; obama
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She was an Obama operative who attempted to squelch political free speech during the 2008 campaign by intimidating Freepers by name and was given the giant megaphone of one of the biggest of the media elite newspapers in the country. It's likely that this sort of nastiness has led to the relatively protracted fund raising campaigns here and was a harbinger of the intimidation techniques that Obama and Jarrett brought into the IRS . Bottom line for the genius Danielle was that she was wrong about the origin of the "rumors" and that she is as big an enemy of the First amendment as she is of the Declaration.
1 posted on 07/05/2014 2:56:39 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

Yes.
Not to mention the left has been behind several trolling campaigns.


2 posted on 07/05/2014 3:02:08 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: gusopol3

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3175855/posts


3 posted on 07/05/2014 3:05:14 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

She continues to idolize the Fool’s-Golden Calf, as do most of the 47%.


4 posted on 07/05/2014 3:06:23 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: gusopol3

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3176381/posts


5 posted on 07/05/2014 3:06:28 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

So her position is that being called a Muslim is a “smear?”

It was a “smear” to research and make rational conclusions about someone running for president e that the article itself admits was a mystery?

This article is actually funny in many places albeit unintentionally I’m sure.


6 posted on 07/05/2014 3:07:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: lee martell

They compare her intellect to Einstein’s, because he worked at Institute for Advanced Studies as well.


7 posted on 07/05/2014 3:07:51 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

2006

December 29: A first version of the “Who Is Barack Obama?” email is captured by Snopes.com, a Web site dedicated investigating rumors and myths that spread via the Internet.

2007

January 8: A FreeRepublic.com reader using the name “Cedar” posts a version of the email, which associates Obama with radical Islam. His post garners only 13 replies.

January 16: Three versions of the email show up on FreeRepublic.com, including the version that was earlier posted on the Web site Snopes.com.

January 30: FreeRepublic.com reader FrouFrou posts the Ted Sampley article “Obama: Who Is He?”

2008

April 21: Obama tells The New York Times:
“It’s not just that I’m a Christian and some of these emails are misinforming people. They’re also feeding on anti-Muslim sentiment and that’s also wrong.”

June 12: The Obama campaign unveils a Web site called Fight the Smears to address the email rumors.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/muslim.asp


8 posted on 07/05/2014 3:08:43 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: gusopol3

What I find interesting about this is the amount of effort that is being exerted to deny that Obama is a Muslim.

I guess she thinks that being Muslim is a negative thing.

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9 posted on 07/05/2014 3:09:25 PM PDT by Mears
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To: gusopol3

The esteemed Doctor Allen is a political theorist ... the mind is a terrible thing to waste ....


10 posted on 07/05/2014 3:09:52 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: BenLurkin

it was supposed to be a genius level of deduction to trace the e-mails; it came at the beginning of the “fight the smears “ campaign.


11 posted on 07/05/2014 3:09:58 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Beckwith; Eva
You're mentioned in the hit piece article.
12 posted on 07/05/2014 3:10:04 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: gusopol3

BTTT. Important find and connections.


13 posted on 07/05/2014 3:10:45 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: gusopol3

This is downright creepy.

Big Brother is watching.


14 posted on 07/05/2014 3:10:46 PM PDT by Amadeo
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To: gusopol3

It is not how he views himself. The point is she fails to grasp that it is how they view him. Once he was part and they will never let go of the rent boy.


15 posted on 07/05/2014 3:11:48 PM PDT by Domangart (Tho I walk Through the valley of Wall Mart, I fear no man.)
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To: gusopol3

I recall reading about Ms. Einstein (Allen), and I recall doing my best to ignore this sad little lady who was screaming for attention.


16 posted on 07/05/2014 3:15:53 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: gusopol3
Obama a Muslim?

"He once got in trouble for making faces during Koran study classes in his elementary school...Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent...[and] described the call to prayer as 'one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.'” - Nicholas Kristof in New York Slimes (March 6, 2007)

 

17 posted on 07/05/2014 3:16:48 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Show me the man and I will find the crime. - Lavrenti Beria)
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To: gusopol3

Unfortunately for the wapo the article preserves observations and predictions of how dangerous Obama was and would be — observations and predictions which were confirmed by the events of the last 6 years.


18 posted on 07/05/2014 3:19:51 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: gusopol3

The Swift Boaters were not smear artists. Obama has lied about so much that anything he says is suspect. He even had Susan Rice lie for him as regards the consulate.


19 posted on 07/05/2014 3:22:14 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Darksheare

So....does this attempt to totally intimidate the members of Free Republic, actually VALIDATE the rumors that the Current Occupant now squatting in the White Hut really is a secret Muslim?

Not many Christian values seem to be displayed, that is for sure.

But the trending of activities, taken together, certainly indicate that when it comes to a showdown, the Current Occupant has asserted, from “Audacity of Hope”: ‘I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.’

Things are already getting pretty ugly.


20 posted on 07/05/2014 3:22:17 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: Darksheare

During the run up to the 2000 election, there was a GAME going on here on FR.

It usually started with somebody making an ugly remark about Bush; or some other stupid statement about how much better McCain would be as president - instead of Bush.

All it took was one post, and then the whole thread would explode. Then the original poster would go silent. I just kept watching it .. and soon discovered it was the same group of people. One of them would start the posts, and little by little others would join in and support the original poster. I began to write down the names on each post as the pattern continued to follow the same path.

At that point, I began sending “private” msgs to people who where supporting Bush on these threads - and I showed them who these people were and what the pattern of their GAME was doing to a thread.

The goal of course was to bombard the thread and then watch as the Bush supporters went ballistic. The fun was just to unload and then watch and laugh.

As soon as a lot of people got the msg about the GAME, we began to turn the tables on them. Eventually, because we were no longer responding to their ugly comments - they QUIT. Once they couldn’t get our goat, the GAME was over.

This is just a reminder - watch for this GAME - because I have seen it played recently. The point - REFUSE TO PLAY THEIR GAME by not responding to their post or commenting on it to anyone. They will always quit.


21 posted on 07/05/2014 3:22:25 PM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: " MY AMERICA, ... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: CyberAnt

bump


22 posted on 07/05/2014 3:29:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: gusopol3

I read the whole stupid article and Obama is still a muzzie.


23 posted on 07/05/2014 3:29:54 PM PDT by Graybeard58 ( What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? 1 Cor. 13, V.36)
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To: gusopol3
They compare her intellect to Einstein’s, because he worked at Institute for Advanced Studies as well.

Not mopping floors he didn't.

24 posted on 07/05/2014 3:30:47 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: CyberAnt

I remember!


25 posted on 07/05/2014 3:41:00 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: CyberAnt

I don’t doubt for a moment that you are correct, in fact you simply confirmed what I’ve suspected.

The problem for a lot of us who read and post on an irregular basis is that the game isn’t easily recognized for what it is.


26 posted on 07/05/2014 3:41:13 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (I am a citizen of an idea called America.)
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To: alloysteel

It would appear to be so.
They wouldn’t act like that if there wasn’t something to hide.


27 posted on 07/05/2014 3:46:44 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: gusopol3

So this Leftwitch is upset that she and her socialist friends can no longer control the flow and nature of news. Obama is a socialist and, culturally. a muslim.


28 posted on 07/05/2014 3:48:34 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Balding_Eagle

During that time, I began to something different. Instead of just posting my comments and going on to another thread, I began to read the entire thread. That’s how I caught it.

If you have a particular type of thread that you post on regularly, it might be a good time to start the practice of reading the whole thread before posting.

And .. write down the names of the posters. It’s not always negative; sometimes you can find quite a few people on a thread who really do think like you do .. and you can use that info to inform them, if you see the GAME happening.

I think You might be surprised at what you find.


29 posted on 07/05/2014 3:50:15 PM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: " MY AMERICA, ... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: smokingfrog

Nice summary of what probably led up to this manufactured article.

I see she’s (likely) been rewarded with a new position at another college.


30 posted on 07/05/2014 3:57:30 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: gusopol3

So who funds her position at the institute? Or is it her institute?


31 posted on 07/05/2014 4:00:38 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: gusopol3

Bfl


32 posted on 07/05/2014 4:01:22 PM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: CyberAnt

I appreciate your good eye.

So, how does this explain humblegunner?


33 posted on 07/05/2014 4:02:20 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Jane Long

At the time , I thought that whoever was paying her while she was working on the Obama campaign should fire her. If it was on a taxpayer funded grant, it was likely a violation. She is still at Institute for Advanced Studies; I’m not sure what the connection to Princeton University is , or whether she’s on Princeton’s faculty.


34 posted on 07/05/2014 4:02:59 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: CyberAnt
Have you noticed the game where a person comments at the top of a thread (one of the first five slots) that's it's all hopeless - - we should ‘give up’... because democrats are soooooo much more powerful.

If it's all 'pointless' why are they here? And why are they posting at the top of the thread?

These guys would make Tokyo Rose blush...

35 posted on 07/05/2014 4:03:59 PM PDT by GOPJ (Why no outrage over IRS targeting? Same reason Pravda didn't make a stink about gulags.FREnterprise)
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To: gusopol3

I have NO proof and don’t know if it’s true, but I heard Harry Reid is a pedophile.


36 posted on 07/05/2014 4:16:25 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Drango

According to David Axelrod, you can make an assertion without evidence. Either facts and circumstances support you, or you pay the social price of being ignored in the future.


37 posted on 07/05/2014 4:19:29 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Chickensoup

It’s courteous to ping another freeper when you mention him.


38 posted on 07/05/2014 4:20:11 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Drango

He looks like one too.


39 posted on 07/05/2014 4:21:35 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Should I ping Danielle Allen; she apparently a lurker at least.


40 posted on 07/05/2014 4:22:10 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3
So, I guess Danielle Allen must believe Jim Robinson made Obama say, ‘My Muslim Faith’ during the Stephanopolis interview.....
41 posted on 07/05/2014 4:22:19 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

It is and I forgot. Of course it was a joke.


42 posted on 07/05/2014 4:29:20 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: gusopol3

Definitely! :D


43 posted on 07/05/2014 4:33:02 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Chickensoup

Well, I couldn’t tell. Sorry! :)


44 posted on 07/05/2014 4:34:08 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: liberalh8ter

He may have been in on it when Obama’s publisher’s bio stated he was born in Kenya until just a couple years ago, too.


45 posted on 07/05/2014 4:47:13 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

I remember the discussion with Mosk. He called me and asked me if I had received a political email about Obama. I told him that I had not and that I made it a practice not to give out my email address.

At that time, I was using a tag line, “once a Muslim, always a Muslim, which we all know to be a statement of fact,. A person does not resign from the Muslim religion. I had gotten my facts about Obama from Wikipedia. I did recommend the wiki article to others who, like me, had never heard of Barack Obama before the Democrat convention.

The article included all the details of his schooling in Indonesia and his family’s Muslim background. The reporter in the WA PO did not really identify me, though, because he gave out false information about the details . I don’t know if he is just a poor listener, or he did it on purpose.


46 posted on 07/05/2014 4:56:38 PM PDT by Eva
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To: gusopol3

The woman is a sociopathic hate monger, a vicious political hack.


47 posted on 07/05/2014 4:58:30 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva

Agreed.


48 posted on 07/05/2014 5:00:05 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: gusopol3

Alas I continue to read the article I came to the first lie. The article says that the story about Obama being a Muslim was spread after the speech at the Democrat convention. That is not true, the information was right there on Wikipedia when he was giving the speech.

I know because I googled him while he was speaking because I was disturbed by something in his speech, the use of cadence and trigger words that reminded me of an old fashioned tent preacher. It was all there in detail. What wasn’t there was the information about Reverend Wright.


49 posted on 07/05/2014 5:09:48 PM PDT by Eva
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To: peyton randolph

Obama’s own sister was quoted as saying that their whole family were Muslim and that everyone that they knew were Muslim in Indonesia?

Reverend Wright stated that his church was a great place for apostate Muslims. Wright’s PHD divinity is actually inI Islamic studies, not Christianity.


50 posted on 07/05/2014 5:19:54 PM PDT by Eva
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