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WOW! FREEPERS LOOK AT THIS! (FR MAKIN' NEWS!)
sfgate.com ^ | Monday, January 27, 2003

Posted on 01/27/2003 6:36:39 PM PST by American Preservative

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:41:44 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Did 90 percent of Americans in 2000 really want Gore to concede? Or was the widely reported Fox News poll 'freeped?' A look at the opinion-skewing fad that seems to be giving conservatives the last laugh.


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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 2000election; algoreisnotmyprez; dudumpspolls; election2000; fr; freep; freerepublic; getoverit; onlinepolls; polls
Wow! : ) Do ya think they're talking about FR?! Guess we'll find out Thursday!
1 posted on 01/27/2003 6:36:39 PM PST by American Preservative
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To: American Preservative
Nice catch!
2 posted on 01/27/2003 6:38:24 PM PST by RIGHT IN SEATTLE
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To: American Preservative
The liberal media have been "freeping" the polls for years by calling up welfare mothers during the daytime to ask their opinions on the issues of the day...
3 posted on 01/27/2003 6:39:12 PM PST by ambrose
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To: American Preservative
I couldn't get past the "soccer mom carrying a peace sign" image. That ain't happenin'....but I can see why the SF writer might be that out-of-touch with reality.
4 posted on 01/27/2003 6:39:21 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: ambrose; madfly; FITZ; Bill Davis FR; mhking; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Elkiejg; barker; ...
The liberal media have been "freeping" the polls for years by calling up welfare mothers during the daytime to ask their opinions on the issues of the day...

Only FREEPERS FREEP polls .....Liberals LIABLE the polls !!!!!

5 posted on 01/27/2003 6:45:57 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (The Fellowship of Conservatives)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Someday, 'freep' is going to be in the dictionary.
6 posted on 01/27/2003 6:47:01 PM PST by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: Petronski
FREEP = Detroit Free Press .......dictionary.com under Acronym Definition
7 posted on 01/27/2003 6:52:45 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (The Fellowship of Conservatives)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
That's what it says now...
8 posted on 01/27/2003 6:55:41 PM PST by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: Petronski
Someday, 'freep' is going to be in the dictionary.

For sure. But I can't help but mention that recounts are the American way. Every apparently losing Republican with half a chance should pursue every possibly practical post-election path to victory, and what's good for the goose . . .

9 posted on 01/27/2003 6:55:45 PM PST by Steve Eisenberg
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To: American Preservative
"Wow! : ) Do ya think they're talking about FR?! Guess we'll find out Thursday!"

. . .only Freepers 'freep'!

10 posted on 01/27/2003 6:58:22 PM PST by cricket
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To: American Preservative
well; just read post #5 et al. . . 'Frreping minds think alike :^)'
11 posted on 01/27/2003 7:01:02 PM PST by cricket
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To: American Preservative
As I recall, some these on-line polls make a point of saying that they are for entertainment purposes. Guess us FReepers know how to be entertained and have a good time.
12 posted on 01/27/2003 7:05:01 PM PST by Celtjew Libertarian
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To: American Preservative
The media folks should know that random sample polling is the only way to go. Although, I don't put too much trust in the media's ability to execute polling that produces results within margins of error claimed.
13 posted on 01/27/2003 7:05:06 PM PST by TBall
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To: Petronski
LOL very true someday we will be recognized for the humans we are BOLD ,DECICIVE and BLUNT TO THE POINT ,TRUTHFUL all summed up in a word .......FREEPER!
14 posted on 01/27/2003 7:17:54 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (The Fellowship of Conservatives)
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To: Petronski
Someday, 'freep' is going to be in the dictionary.

BUMP


15 posted on 01/27/2003 7:29:26 PM PST by bobbyd (Damn, I've been tagged.)
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To: American Preservative
A San Fransisco reporterette interviewed me today (don't remember if it's this paper or not.) She says that she is trying to write a fair and balanced piece about FreeRepublic and other web sites. She said she had already interviewed someone from DU. It's going to be interesting to see what she writes. If no one beats me to it, I'll post the article when it comes out.
16 posted on 01/27/2003 8:01:28 PM PST by basil
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To: American Preservative
Bump!


I'm EATING my way to FReedom

17 posted on 01/27/2003 8:15:29 PM PST by EdReform (Mussel men rock! www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/829652/posts)
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To: Petronski
You can bank on it:

Someday, 'freep' is going to be in the dictionary.

18 posted on 01/27/2003 8:18:25 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: American Preservative
...if so, VERY COOL INDEED!
thanks for the thread.
19 posted on 01/27/2003 8:19:57 PM PST by MeekMom (( Please visit http://CNLGLFG.com))
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To: basil
If no one beats me to it, I'll post the article when it comes out.

Interesting! Can you ping me on it? Thanks!

20 posted on 01/27/2003 9:36:35 PM PST by lorrainer (NO WIRE HANGERS, Chelsea!)
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To: American Preservative
Delusional left. A few weeks back they were claiming poll results couldn't be trusted because more Republicans than Dems. voted in internet polls.

That explains, of course, why the CNN poll yesterday asking whether voters trusted the President or the UN more showed 2/3rds of the voters trusted the UN (which proves the failure of the mainstream news media to inform the people, as well as debunks the liars on the left re. "Freeping" polls).

A Gannett reporter was ready to attack Freepers during the Florida 2002 election - claimed we were skewing poll results (she was responding in a huff to a DU whine). I slammed back a list of over 50 Dem. websites promoting campaigns to e-mail polls, including many of the major leftist special interest groups. Clymers. The VLWC has been skewing polls, news and elections for decades. FR is national self-defense.

Incidentally, a SFGate journalist blasted me a few days ago when I suggested that their weekend poll question showed a lack of understanding. How dare we question the left. Have you noticed that following the Nov. elections the left has had, as Peter Jennings would say, a collective "temper tantrum"?

21 posted on 01/28/2003 10:24:00 AM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl (289 Million Americans Avoid Peace Rallies. Press cover-up bigger than Watergate!)
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To: MeekMom
I like many of us started "freepin" the online polls several years ago. I still do it when ever I see one. How scientific do the news people think these things are? News agencies stopped reporting the news a long ago and started manufacturing it. Serves them right, that we should adjust the numbers for them.
22 posted on 01/28/2003 12:32:46 PM PST by Rockiesrider
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To: American Preservative
Ya gotta love it..please post it on Thursday
23 posted on 01/28/2003 12:36:43 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: basil
Re: FR Article - ping me? Thanks
24 posted on 01/28/2003 12:39:59 PM PST by Lando Lincoln
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To: American Preservative
The difference could be that polls are FReeped by Americans, while anti-American polls on Time Magazine, etc. are invaded and exploited by Internet sweatshops in Iraq and North Korea.
25 posted on 01/28/2003 3:11:11 PM PST by unspun (Compassionate Conservatism - beats the alternatives in either case.)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
DUmmies DUmp polls.

I've also seen an email (archived in the orignal forum) from one of the 3 "students-mistaken-as-terrorists" where he was encouraging his fellow muslims to see that an MSNBC poll was ISLAMmed. It was a 1999 or 2000 poll of the most influential person/philospher in history, top vote getters included Jesus and Mohommed (Moe won by double digits).

That the left holds any faith in online polls or online petitions means that they think they control the agenda in this world. Few polls prohibit multiple voters from the same account (clean the cookies and vote again).

The DNC sent out an email today (and there are 2 threads that refer to it) encouraging Rats to DUmp on the online media polls when Bush finishes his speech.

26 posted on 01/28/2003 6:47:19 PM PST by weegee
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
The left even does this with the photos on Yahoo News (from AP/Reuters). I watched as the antiBush rallies moved up (counter protest posters, including the one with the FR address, went down), anti-abortion posters went down, Bush and Bush cabinet photos went down.

It's all a publicity game. The media could conduct more reputable polls if they wanted to. They like being able to show those numbers (with no explanation) on tv. Ever see a poll that indicated when it would end?

CNN even showed an "Active" poll on their website that hadn't taken new inputs in months. I sent an email asking if the poll "inputs" should be removed and if it should be clarrified that the data was out of date. Never even got a "thanks for writing".

27 posted on 01/28/2003 6:51:58 PM PST by weegee
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To: ambrose
Lots of groups pound on internet polls, some are more effective than others, such as Free Republic, Cleveland Browns fans, and Howard Stern fans. The biggest difference is FR came up with a name for it.

-Eric

28 posted on 01/29/2003 6:22:33 AM PST by E Rocc
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To: Petronski
I was thinking this, exactly! Just like "feminazi" is now in there, thanks to Rush.

Freepers rock!!!

29 posted on 01/29/2003 12:37:55 PM PST by TonyRo76
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
FREEP = Detroit Free Press .......dictionary.com

...but I'll bet they don't have it listed as a verb ;)

30 posted on 01/29/2003 12:39:50 PM PST by TonyRo76
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To: basil
WOW!!! I can't think of a more articulate and eloquent spokesman for FR than you! WTG, Basil.

Please ping me also. :-)

31 posted on 01/29/2003 12:42:52 PM PST by LBGA
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To: American Preservative
Ah! Were he alive today, Shakespeare himself would be a Freeper. I can imagine Hamlet saying, "To Freep or nor to Freep, that is the question" or Mark Anthony: "Friends, Romans and Freepers".
32 posted on 01/29/2003 12:49:55 PM PST by scouse
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To: American Preservative
FR used to be filled with little sissy boys who didn't like to FReep polls. Fortunetly we haven't heard from them in a while.
33 posted on 01/29/2003 2:12:10 PM PST by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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