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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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To: bk1000

I dunno...I am sure that google tries their best to help child pornographers peddle their wares in every way they can. After all..Google is a big supporter of democrats.


51 posted on 09/22/2010 7:44:37 PM PDT by penelopesire (OBAMA’S WARS are with the American people and our military...Bush’s Wars were with our enemies!!)
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To: mnehring

Wasn’t that at the same time some troll kept posting pics of that very naked old homosexual holding his nether cheeks open? That pic was posted as a thread repeatedly. I think the IP addy was finally banned.


52 posted on 09/22/2010 7:54:38 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: cripplecreek

I you are anything like me a lot of those hits were your own :)


53 posted on 09/22/2010 7:54:58 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Marty62
"Why do all serial killers and lefties look like they have a serious vitamin D deficiency"

good point two of the most depressed, angry and 'misunderstood' people on that planet.

54 posted on 09/22/2010 7:57:34 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: remaxagnt

How damned low can they go?


55 posted on 09/22/2010 8:00:47 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: DJ MacWoW

That is a common internet prank using a image swap script. For example, someone looks for an image of a bunny on Google and posts it. They don’t know that the site they posted it from uses that script and replaces the “Goatse” (don’t Google that) image with the bunny.


56 posted on 09/22/2010 8:01:06 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Nateman
"Huh???? Is this guy on drugs?"

Naah. Heesh not on drugsh. He is just a lil...(Bents forward in intense concentration) druhnk...But...No drugsh.

57 posted on 09/22/2010 8:02:50 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (Pablo is very whiney)
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To: Pan_Yan
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"?

Wow, Bernie Ward, the "lyin' of the left" out here in Pelousy-ville is a guest of the state department of corrections for doing less than this POS. If I were Bernie, I'd sit on this guy when he gets out.

58 posted on 09/22/2010 8:03:07 PM PDT by ssaftler (Californians: Yes on 20, No on 27. No more Jerry-mandering! (Or Jerry-browning either!))
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To: mnehring

Actually this was a troll that posted it. Usually early in the morning. Seems to me that I remember some changes in software and for awhile newbies couldn’t post threads.


59 posted on 09/22/2010 8:04:57 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: penelopesire

Zot

http://www.freerepublic.com/~mantratx/


60 posted on 09/22/2010 8:06:59 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

hmmmm...well he apparently is still defending FR (at least on this smear) because I copied his comment from the link in the thread.


61 posted on 09/22/2010 8:12:11 PM PDT by penelopesire ('Obama's Wars' are with our own military..Bush's Wars were with our enemies!)
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To: remaxagnt

There are many pictures from tinypic links floating around in archives that have been changed from the originals..mostly harmless..but I have a framed flower picture (tinypic link)in my files I went to use a few months ago that was changed to adult porn..really porn.
I haven’t used tinypic at all lately..fearing some hacker might change my picture!

I have never seen one child porn picture posted here...and I have lurked since 2000.


62 posted on 09/22/2010 8:27:52 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: DJ MacWoW

i am not a troll! 100 conservative and running for township board in nw indiana.


63 posted on 09/22/2010 9:05:38 PM PDT by remaxagnt (`)
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To: remaxagnt
i am not a troll! 100 conservative and running for township board in nw indiana.

I wasn't talking about you. I never even noticed you nor mentioned your name. Why would you even think that?

64 posted on 09/23/2010 4:40:01 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: penelopesire

Screw libel claims; what he did was distribution of child pornography and is a crime.


65 posted on 09/23/2010 5:32:21 AM PDT by politicalmerc (I can see November from my house; can you?)
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To: politicalmerc

Agree 100%. I was just trying to give some history to the story. Not sure when any of this happened, but got the impression that it happened a while back.


66 posted on 09/23/2010 6:09:52 AM PDT by penelopesire ('Obama's Wars' are with our own military..Bush's Wars were with our enemies!)
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To: penelopesire

Report the sob to the fbi.


67 posted on 09/23/2010 6:10:59 AM PDT by sport
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To: sport

I have no personal knowledge of the incident, so am not the best person to report the guy. Just found the info in the comment section at the link yesterday. I am sure Jim is exploring all of his options. He should also sue the hell out of AOL and the Washington Post. It looks like they have repeated the libel.


68 posted on 09/23/2010 6:27:23 AM PDT by penelopesire ('Obama's Wars' are with our own military..Bush's Wars were with our enemies!)
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To: Nateman

I believe that what the reporter if referring to is the picture of the girl from FLDS that was forced into marriage at an early age.

IIRC, there were comments that because the girl was underage at the time of the photo, (even though she was completely dressed), it ‘could’ be considered child porn (which was completely laughable).


69 posted on 09/23/2010 6:41:45 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (lame and ill-informed post)
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To: remaxagnt
On similar grounds, he was prohibited from writing about the conservative website Free Republic hosting child pornography.

I don't see a problem here. It's not like reporters even have a passing knowledge of truth or the slightest shred of decency.

70 posted on 09/23/2010 6:44:26 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: penelopesire
“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.

Since I've never seen child porn sites advertised or 'run into' them while surfing the web, this 'reporter' must have spent a lot of time finding them.

Maybe it's his hobby.

71 posted on 09/23/2010 6:50:01 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Nateman

I can see from the majority of comments on here, that I am wrong about the original incident.

OH well, next time I’ll read the whole thread before I post.

(well.... I’ll try)


72 posted on 09/23/2010 6:58:44 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (lame and ill-informed post)
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To: penelopesire
He says he quit Yahoo because they censored him like crazy.

Yahoo didn't want him posting child porn either?

73 posted on 09/23/2010 6:59:59 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

LOL..I hope the dude is ruined by this whole thing. He deserves nothing less.


74 posted on 09/23/2010 7:12:29 AM PDT by penelopesire ('Obama's Wars' are with our own military..Bush's Wars were with our enemies!)
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To: Marty62
Why do all serial killers and lefties look like they have a serious vitamin D deficiency

They obviously don't get out much.

75 posted on 09/23/2010 1:56:48 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: penelopesire

anyone who would have a “DailyKOS journal” is incompetent to pose as any objective honest journalist


76 posted on 09/23/2010 7:01:59 PM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: remaxagnt

Are you sure his name isn’t John Kook?


77 posted on 10/03/2010 8:28:25 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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