Skip to comments.Danielle Allen of "Errant spot of Ink" fame attacked Freepers personally in WaPo 6 years ago
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.
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Not to mention the left has been behind several trolling campaigns.
She continues to idolize the Fool’s-Golden Calf, as do most of the 47%.
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.
They compare her intellect to Einstein’s, because he worked at Institute for Advanced Studies as well.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
The esteemed Doctor Allen is a political theorist ... the mind is a terrible thing to waste ....
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.
BTTT. Important find and connections.
This is downright creepy.
Big Brother is watching.
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.
I recall reading about Ms. Einstein (Allen), and I recall doing my best to ignore this sad little lady who was screaming for attention.
"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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
I read the whole stupid article and Obama is still a muzzie.
Not mopping floors he didn't.
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.
It would appear to be so.
They wouldn’t act like that if there wasn’t something to hide.
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.
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.
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.
So who funds her position at the institute? Or is it her institute?
I appreciate your good eye.
So, how does this explain humblegunner?
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.
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...
I have NO proof and don’t know if it’s true, but I heard Harry Reid is a pedophile.
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.
It’s courteous to ping another freeper when you mention him.
He looks like one too.
Should I ping Danielle Allen; she apparently a lurker at least.
It is and I forgot. Of course it was a joke.
Well, I couldn’t tell. Sorry! :)
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.
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.
The woman is a sociopathic hate monger, a vicious political hack.
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.
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.