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Reporter Quits Yahoo (says Free Republic hosts child porn)
http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | Sep. 22, 2010 | Nicholas Carlson

Posted on 09/22/2010 6:59:33 PM PDT by remaxagnt

Yahoo News editor Andrew Golis says star reporter John Cook is quitting to re-join Gawker because "he prefers the license Gawker gave him to add his opinions into his reporting to the scale and credibility Yahoo! News could offer."

John tells AOL's Jeff Bercovici that's hogwash.

He says he quit Yahoo because they censored him like crazy.

Bercovici reports:

In one instance, Cook was forced to bowdlerize a quotation from New York Times reporter James Risen; he was told that referring to masturbation, even euphemistically, was unacceptable. On similar grounds, he was prohibited from writing about the conservative website Free Republic hosting child pornography. Most glaringly, he was told that a proposed story on the Obama Administration raising the salary of White House staffers by 9% lacked the necessary balance; it was killed

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/john-cook-left-yahoo-because-they-wouldnt-let-him-write-about-masturbation-big-white-house-salaries-and-the-free-republics-child-porn-problem-2010-9#ixzz10JTtgHyk

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Free Republic; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fr; freerepublic; trollblamesfrforporn; trollpostsporn
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1 posted on 09/22/2010 6:59:36 PM PDT by remaxagnt
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To: remaxagnt

This needs to be adressed!!


2 posted on 09/22/2010 7:00:32 PM PDT by remaxagnt (`)
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To: remaxagnt

Possible law suit against this guy?


3 posted on 09/22/2010 7:01:30 PM PDT by camerongood210
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To: Jim Robinson

ping


4 posted on 09/22/2010 7:01:45 PM PDT by goodnesswins (There are Indian Reservations in the US LARGER than Israel. Leave Israel alone!)
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To: remaxagnt
Free Republic hosting child pornography.

Huh???? Is this guy on drugs?

5 posted on 09/22/2010 7:02:02 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: remaxagnt

Is there a libel suit in order here?


6 posted on 09/22/2010 7:02:21 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
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To: remaxagnt

WTF?!?


7 posted on 09/22/2010 7:02:23 PM PDT by apillar
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To: remaxagnt

It was a long time ago, stupid Salon.com reporter admitted creating accounts and posting links to see ‘how long they would last’. They wrote an article on how they did it and even included screen shots of creating the accounts.

In other words, a troll documenting their trolling and blaming it on the site they trolled.


8 posted on 09/22/2010 7:02:35 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: remaxagnt
he was prohibited from writing about the conservative website Free Republic hosting child pornography.

Must have been before I started lurking here, I don't remember that period at all.

9 posted on 09/22/2010 7:02:44 PM PDT by ansel12 ([fear of Islam.] Once you are paralyzed by fear of Mohammedanism...you have lost the battle.)
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To: remaxagnt
On similar grounds, he was prohibited from writing about the conservative website Free Republic hosting child pornography.

A charge that it patently false.

10 posted on 09/22/2010 7:03:27 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

it = is


11 posted on 09/22/2010 7:04:41 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: remaxagnt
SLANDER
12 posted on 09/22/2010 7:04:47 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Nateman

“Huh???? Is this guy on drugs?”

All Marxist have to be on drugs.


13 posted on 09/22/2010 7:04:53 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: remaxagnt
John Cook and Jeffrey Dahmer - Separated at birth?
14 posted on 09/22/2010 7:05:02 PM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: remaxagnt

It’s already been addressed:

mantratx on Sep 22, 7:57 PM said:
“This guy is pretty slimy. He admitted in his Daily KOS journal he added kiddie porn links to profile pages on the website “Free Republic” to play a game and test how long they would last. He then wrote an article accusing the site of hosting those links.. Real slimy fella.”

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/john-cook-left-yahoo-because-they-wouldnt-let-him-write-about-masturbation-big-white-house-salaries-and-the-free-republics-child-porn-problem-2010-9#ixzz10JVVo6sp


15 posted on 09/22/2010 7:05:02 PM PDT by penelopesire ('You are either with us or you are with the marxists')
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To: remaxagnt

http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2010/05/12/freep_porn ?


16 posted on 09/22/2010 7:05:05 PM PDT by bvw
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To: BigSkyFreeper

oh i no its false!!!!! love free republic been here for awhile now. just shows how nuts people are. good for yahoo for firing the guy


17 posted on 09/22/2010 7:05:32 PM PDT by remaxagnt (`)
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To: Nateman

Free Republic hosting child pornography.

Huh???? Is this guy on drugs?
_________________________________________

Most likely. He’s a libtard.


18 posted on 09/22/2010 7:05:32 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: mnehring

I remember a little bit about it back when I was a noob in 03 or so.


19 posted on 09/22/2010 7:06:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: remaxagnt
... he was prohibited from writing about the conservative website Free Republic hosting child pornography.

The article makes it sound like it's a fact that FR hosts child pornography and the issue is he's not allowed to write about it!

20 posted on 09/22/2010 7:06:43 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: BigSkyFreeper

That depends on what the meaning of “it” is.


21 posted on 09/22/2010 7:07:02 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL OR REBEL! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: remaxagnt

They have a link to freerepublic.net .That URL does not exist. There is free-republic.net though. It has not been updated in almost 2 years!


22 posted on 09/22/2010 7:07:09 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: TSgt

OMG!!!! The resemblance is uncanny!!!!!


23 posted on 09/22/2010 7:07:09 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Physically and psychologically similar...


24 posted on 09/22/2010 7:08:20 PM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: remaxagnt
the conservative website Free Republic hosting child pornography

What the hell is the fool talking about???


25 posted on 09/22/2010 7:09:47 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: penelopesire
He admitted in his Daily KOS journal he added kiddie porn links to profile pages on the website “Free Republic”

Which leads me to ask the following question: This guy has links to kiddie porn? Did he have to research it or were they already in his "favorites"?

26 posted on 09/22/2010 7:10:51 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: remaxagnt

A clever way of hiding the dirty links. Profile pages have low traffic and the links even less. If that had been a regular post it would not have lasted more than a few minutes.


27 posted on 09/22/2010 7:11:40 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: penelopesire
That should be criminal. He should be rotting in a jail cell.
28 posted on 09/22/2010 7:12:00 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: remaxagnt

He looks like he should be on a sexual offenders list somewhere.


29 posted on 09/22/2010 7:12:16 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: remaxagnt

Interestingly, their hyperlink to FreeRepublic in the piece links to FreeRepublic.net, not .com.


30 posted on 09/22/2010 7:12:51 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Pan_Yan

He probably dabbles in kiddie porn.


31 posted on 09/22/2010 7:13:31 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: remaxagnt
John Cook is Image and video hosting by TinyPic
32 posted on 09/22/2010 7:13:41 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Pan_Yan

No doubt they were already in his fav list. These scumbags are all the same.


33 posted on 09/22/2010 7:14:08 PM PDT by penelopesire ('You are either with us or you are with the marxists')
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To: Nateman
Profile pages have low traffic and the links even less.

I had a counter on my profile page for a few years. I only had something like 5000 page views over about 4 years.
34 posted on 09/22/2010 7:14:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: TSgt
John Cook and Jeffrey Dahmer - Separated at birth?

Given their relative ages, it probably would have been more like separated at dinner.
35 posted on 09/22/2010 7:14:29 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Jim Robinson; John Robinson

Time for some Legal Fu.


36 posted on 09/22/2010 7:19:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Nateman
A clever way of hiding the dirty links. Profile pages have low traffic and the links even less. If that had been a regular post it would not have lasted more than a few minutes.

It also makes sense that a Kos diarist would know his way around such sites.

37 posted on 09/22/2010 7:19:48 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil." Thomas Mann)
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To: remaxagnt
"Possible law suit against this guy?"

Which guy?

Cook didn't write this article...Carlson did. Get it?

sw

38 posted on 09/22/2010 7:22:35 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: TSgt
Why do all serial killers and lefties look like they have a serious vitamin D deficiency
39 posted on 09/22/2010 7:22:36 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: remaxagnt

What in the name of Zeus’ butthole is he babbling about?


40 posted on 09/22/2010 7:22:56 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...Richard Frank DeCamp, 11/13/34-9/15/10, R.I.P.)
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To: Nateman
It has not been updated in almost 2 years!

I think the Admin of that site has been busy lately. Animated GIFs of dogs humping legs take a lot of time and effort to prepare.

41 posted on 09/22/2010 7:25:22 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am Derek Fenton! (me) Enjoying freedom ourselves requires tolerating it for others. (Jedidah))
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To: penelopesire
???

This guy is admitting to possessing and trafficking child porn?

Hey FBI lurkers, go get this guy.

42 posted on 09/22/2010 7:28:19 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: TSgt

Wow they do look like they are twins.


43 posted on 09/22/2010 7:31:59 PM PDT by funfan
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To: penelopesire

And why wasn’t this slime ball arrested for possessing kiddie porn?

Links or not, he was technically in ‘possession’ of it.


44 posted on 09/22/2010 7:32:14 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: bvw
http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2010/05/12/freep_porn ?

That got kicked around last May: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2519759/posts

Salon asked, Can a child pornographer last longer at Free Republic than a Giuliani supporter?

45 posted on 09/22/2010 7:33:16 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: remaxagnt
"he prefers the license Gawker gave him to add his opinions into his reporting to the scale and credibility Yahoo! News could offer."

Some observations: 1) as soon as a reporter inserts his/her opinion into his/her work, he/she ceases being a reporter and becomes a commentator. Yahoo evidently doesn't understand this, because their bias is evident in everything they write.
2) Yahoo news has no scale and credibility...see above.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

46 posted on 09/22/2010 7:37:31 PM PDT by wku man (Steel yourselves, patriots, and be ready. Won't be long now....)
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To: penelopesire

“He admitted in his Daily KOS journal he added kiddie porn links to profile pages on the website “Free Republic”

Shouldn’t the question be asked how he got the child porn in the first place? I don’t think you just google it.


47 posted on 09/22/2010 7:40:00 PM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: remaxagnt
Beware..

Graphic images

child pornography follows:


48 posted on 09/22/2010 7:41:20 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: bk1000

No you can’t just google it.

I’m willing to be he ‘uploaded’ it from his own computer.

Time for a little ‘visit’ from the authorities...


49 posted on 09/22/2010 7:42:28 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Bigh4u2

be = bet


50 posted on 09/22/2010 7:43:08 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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