Skip to comments.Top 10 Political Websites ( Free Republic Number One, HuffPo 2nd, Kos 3rd)
Posted on 11/22/2007 4:43:01 PM PST by kristinn
FreeRepublic.com, the eleven-year-old conservative granddaddy of political discussion websites, was rated the most popular political website by Hitwise, an Internet data tracking service, for the week ending November 17, 2007 with 5.14% market share.
The liberal site, HuffingtonPost.com, founded two-and-a-half years ago, was the only site that came close to Free Republic in interest from net users, with 4.51% market share. In a distant third place, the five-year-old liberal site DailyKos.com, was left in the dust by Free Republic and Huffington Post, garnering only 2.57% market share.
The others sites Hitwise listed were, in order, politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com with 2.17%; townhall.com with 2.1%; buzzflash.com with 1.95%; politico.com with 1.9%; humanevents.com with 1.84%; realclearpolitics.com with 1.72% and democraticunderground.com with 1.69%.
Free Republic has received none of the fawning promotion in the mainstream media that its nearest competitors get. It takes no paid advertising, has no membership fees and relies solely on donations for its existence. Its founder and webmaster, Jim Robinson, is not touted as a political player like Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington and Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas Zuniga are. The site has endured withering criticism this year by pundits from Bill O'Reilly to Patrick Ruffini. Yet, Free Republic survives and thrives as one of the most popular and influential political websites.
From leading the charge to impeach President Bill Clinton in 1998, to the 2004 exposing of the fraudulent National Guard documents that led to Dan Rather's firing by CBS News, to the recent deep-sixing of expansion of the S-CHIP program, Freepers, as members at the site are known, have changed politics in America.
Liberals despise them, some conservatives seeth with envy, yet none can deny that more than a decade in to the online revolution, Free Republic is still a force to be reckoned with.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and all the Freepers!
And thanks for all you do here, kristinn.....
Ha! Yeah right.
Rack ittt Kristinn
Interesting to see. The Daily Kos crowd like to say how they speak for “the American people” etc. and that their views reflect the mainstream. Then why is their market share so small?????????
Don't forget Freepers efforts in the Sore-Loserman fiasco of the 2000 election.
and to you and yours. :D
America’s finest. Thank you, sir.
Thanks to all FReepers and lurkers.
Because it matches their collective IQ. ;)
Those who are truly observant will see that the thought that springs from this site spreads far and wide, throughtout the media and politics.
“I’d like to thank the Academy... my producers... all the little people who made it happen... this is such an honor...HI MOM!!”
And I “think” FR was the first to catch the CNN complicity in the debate the other night, when chatting live about it the Casino worker was discovered immediately as a plant/cued questioner.
Free Republic rocks!
Woo Hoo! Free Republic is #1!
Ping. We’re stars.
Free Republic is the best site on the internet..period.
Free Republic is worth more than GOLD!!!!