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Good Conservative Source for News to replace Drudge? (Vanity)

Posted on 01/30/2012 5:58:10 AM PST by crosshairs

I would like ideas for a good central source for news now that Drudge has his lips firmly attached to Romney's ass. I want to take Drudge off of my Favorites list.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: drudge; vanity

1 posted on 01/30/2012 5:58:20 AM PST by crosshairs
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To: crosshairs

freerepublic.com


2 posted on 01/30/2012 5:59:44 AM PST by tentmaker
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To: crosshairs

Crosshairs,

One of our fellow freepers recommended this site earlier. I have checked it out and it looks good but the formatting leaves much to be desired.

http://weaselzippers.us/

MFO


3 posted on 01/30/2012 6:01:12 AM PST by Man from Oz
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To: tentmaker

ditto!


4 posted on 01/30/2012 6:01:28 AM PST by rawhide
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To: crosshairs

How hard would it be for FR to create a page like Drudge’s? It’s basically a bunch of links and a few photos, assorted by category (we’d need a rogue’s gallery for the MSM) and updated daily. In fact FR is always quicker to report news than Drudge; a little “bulletin” section like Drudge’s siren would never lack attention.


5 posted on 01/30/2012 6:03:59 AM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: tentmaker

Dang, you beat me to it.


6 posted on 01/30/2012 6:07:19 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Lady Lucky

agree.
FR could have what Drudge has infact we do , all what it needs IMHO is to just change the site a little and take Drudge and the establishment including FOX out of the equation .

Far too many still are getting their news from the MSM or places like Drudge and they then think they are being told the truth.
Lets face it half of this country sit there turn the TV on and turn FOX on and then think they are being told the truth and then repeat what FOX states or the RNC talking heads say without doing their own research


7 posted on 01/30/2012 6:07:44 AM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: manc
FR could have what Drudge has infact we do , all what it needs IMHO is to just change the site a little and take Drudge and the establishment including FOX out of the equation .

Far too many still are getting their news from the MSM or places like Drudge and they then think they are being told the truth.

Lets face it half of this country sit there turn the TV on and turn FOX on and then think they are being told the truth and then repeat what FOX states or the RNC talking heads say without doing their own research


Amen to that. Been done with Drudge for a while now. Free Republic, plus certain keywords/topics through News.Google.com and I'm not really missing. I still pop back by occasionally to see just how bad Drudge or Fox News is, and it usually reinforces my decisions.
8 posted on 01/30/2012 6:12:59 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: crosshairs

List of conservative websites and blogs here:

http://www.cafenetamerica.com


9 posted on 01/30/2012 6:13:35 AM PST by tsowellfan (If its between Obama and Romney, there isnt all that much difference - George Soros)
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To: crosshairs
Somebody here (can't remember who now) put this site up last week.

Better than Drudge was before he started kizzin' Romney's azz.

http://orbusmax.com/

10 posted on 01/30/2012 6:14:18 AM PST by skimbell
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To: crosshairs
It's impossible to deny that Drudge has taken an incredible Pro Romney bent, but it's still worth reading just to get the take from that faction.

Lots of us read NTY (when it was free) WaPo, LA Times, Chosun Ilbo, J Times, Hindustan Times (unfortunately a little Bollywood heavy), etc.

I don't agree with a lot of their slants, but if the story is worthwhile, you can always dig up other sources.

Listening to a wide variety of viewpoints and then drawing a conclusion based on facts and values is a key part of being a Conservative.

11 posted on 01/30/2012 6:14:29 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: crosshairs

After the garbage Drudge has been posting, I would think the Enquirer would do a much better job. I have recently even found myself watching liberal channels I have not watched since the 90’s just to get some inside information Fox is not willing to give.


12 posted on 01/30/2012 6:15:22 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Click "UNDO" on OBAMA! VOTE NEWT!)
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To: crosshairs

www.hotair.com


13 posted on 01/30/2012 6:15:44 AM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: crosshairs
Just my humble opinion, but I am not done with Drudge yet. He has done too much good in countering the MSM over the years.

He did dump on Newt, but did not publish it, only linked to it and showcased it. All this stuff was going to come anyway, in a steady stream or drip-drip-drip.

Thanks to Drudge, a huge stockpile of ammo against Newt was exploded all on the same day. And I dearly hope he wins Florida, my former home.
14 posted on 01/30/2012 6:15:47 AM PST by hemogoblin
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To: Lady Lucky

You mean like this one?

http://orbusmax.com/


15 posted on 01/30/2012 6:17:46 AM PST by tsowellfan (If its between Obama and Romney, there isnt all that much difference - George Soros)
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To: crosshairs

Somebody else asked the same question last week. The answer is still the same. You’re on it!


16 posted on 01/30/2012 6:17:56 AM PST by bcsco
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To: tentmaker
freerepublic.com

After I sent the request, it immediately occurred to me that this is the best place. Plus there's the bonus of a lot of humorous posts. I love this site. I would like to find other sources too, though.
17 posted on 01/30/2012 6:20:31 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: af_vet_rr

FOX and friends was the last show I turned on and that was when I was getting ready and sit down before the day starts.

After this morning I turned them off and went to CNN, first time in over 10 years.
I’ve had it with FOX, not once have they pointed out who the real Romney is, not once , instead all attacks just like Drudge.


18 posted on 01/30/2012 6:22:18 AM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: crosshairs

It may be because of the weekend, but Drudge’s numbers dropped from 30 million as of the 28th, to...21.7 million as of the 30th. (...and you know, some of those numbers were Freepers checking his numbers.)

:-)


19 posted on 01/30/2012 6:24:00 AM PST by moovova ("Obama Bulbs" - That's what I call the new CFL light bulbs...because they're not too bright.)
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To: crosshairs

Well you may try reading this thread that’s doing the same as you are.

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Good Conservative Source for News to replace Drudge? (Vanity)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2839642/posts?


20 posted on 01/30/2012 6:28:37 AM PST by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: crosshairs

http://www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/


21 posted on 01/30/2012 6:30:34 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: crosshairs

FReeRepublic.com Don’t start your day without it.


22 posted on 01/30/2012 6:32:10 AM PST by rightly_dividing
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To: moovova

“It may be because of the weekend,but Drudge’s numbers dropped from 30 million as of the 28th, to...21.7 million as of the 30th.”

Do you think he noticed? Or cares?


23 posted on 01/30/2012 6:33:02 AM PST by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: vanilla swirl

If his ad money dries up, he’ll notice.

4 ads on his site now:
—2 for Allstate
—1 for monster.com
—1 saying “Sarah Votes For Newt”—links to a Newsmax piece, “Sarah Palin: Newt ‘Crucified’ by Romney Allies, GOP Establishment”


24 posted on 01/30/2012 6:36:30 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: manc

The best thing that I have done in many years was to get rid of the TV and use FR for 95% of my news. There is life after TV.


25 posted on 01/30/2012 6:37:00 AM PST by rightly_dividing
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To: crosshairs

Drudge be a poofta.


26 posted on 01/30/2012 6:39:20 AM PST by OKSooner (Today's new tagline. Tomorrow's new tagline pending.)
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To: raccoonradio
I never see his ads.

http://adblockplus.org/en/

27 posted on 01/30/2012 6:49:29 AM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Too many lawmakers, too many laws, too many lawyers.)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

I have visited Hot Air many times per day for years and they are DECIDEDLY pro-Mitt! You would be hard pressed to find very many negative posts about Mitt but TONS of negative posts about Newt. And their open enrollment a month ago seemed like it gained nothing but Mitt supporters. I can’t stomach reading any of the comments.


28 posted on 01/30/2012 6:52:15 AM PST by georgiagirl_pam (Step One: SECURE YOUR DOOR! (it will give you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: tsowellfan

http://orbusmax.com/

Thanks, what I have been searching for.


29 posted on 01/30/2012 6:54:15 AM PST by buck61
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To: rightly_dividing

FReeRepublic.com Don’t start your day without it.

And is addictive as Cocaine is to a drug addict. LOL !!!
Never start a day without it.


30 posted on 01/30/2012 6:58:15 AM PST by buck61
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To: af_vet_rr

Face it guys, the most important aspect of freerepublic’s web site is the fact that there are no pictures for the most part. This enables freepers the ability to keep the site up during the day, and arouses little suspicion from people who walk by the office. I have been reading freerepublic now for 15 years, and probably hit it 15 to 20 times a day. I love the just text attributes, and would be saddened to see it replaced by your typical news site like all the rest. Please be careful what you wish for!


31 posted on 01/30/2012 7:04:07 AM PST by Kratos
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To: skimbell

Orusmax covers essentially Northwest news, but it is a very good site.


32 posted on 01/30/2012 7:04:36 AM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: crosshairs
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Twitter. No other destination has the breadth of news/information, including and especially breaking, than it does.

Alas, it has no "siren," but you learn to recognize when something's urgent or important all by yourself.

I no longer even think about Drudge--no bookmark to his site. I'm not mad. I just don't care. The world of information has changed and he has not.

33 posted on 01/30/2012 7:16:59 AM PST by Dysart ("Don't worry, it's not loaded")
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To: South Hawthorne

The problem is, I think, that every time someone lands on one of these sites it enhances that site, whether it be for actual $$$ or just their position ranking in search engine optimization algorithms.


34 posted on 01/30/2012 7:17:03 AM PST by CanuckYank
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To: KeyLargo

WND sucks. They regurgitate old news and if you subscribe, they’ll never take you off their mailing list and your mailbox will be full of mail from them.

They are online to SELL books. IMHO


35 posted on 01/30/2012 7:47:27 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. Lets Newter the RINOS, then the Blank.)
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To: CanuckYank
I think, that every time someone lands on one of these sites it enhances that site, whether it be for actual $$$

I'm pretty sure you're correct about that, and it's definitely something that goes into the equation. It's all where you draw the line, I think - example: I won't EVER pay for a subscription to NYT, but I'll look at free content from them. To me, it's just so important to get a fix on what "others" are thinking, reading, hearing, etc.

36 posted on 01/30/2012 7:57:50 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: crosshairs

I think The Blaze is the best. Beautiful, professional-looking conservative news site, lots of pics and videos, and pretty good reader feedback if you can ignore the trolls. And Before Its News is good too, but they lean more toward conspiracy news and survivalism. And there’s so much content there that it’s overwhelming.


37 posted on 01/30/2012 8:08:09 AM PST by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: CanuckYank
I know this sounds crazy, but I never even frequented Drudge, ever.

My favorite links:

Weasel Zippers

Doug Ross Journal

Pajamas Media

Michael Savage   (Note: MS does not like Gingrich, but neither does he plug for Romney)

The Daily Caller

Family Security Matters

World Net Daily

Front Page Magazine

Atlas Shrugs

Jihad Watch

 

38 posted on 01/30/2012 8:08:21 AM PST by CaptainKrunch
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To: Joe the Pimpernel

Thanks for recommendation...I have ad pop-up/adblockers before and supposedly my cable/broadband/Net connection tries to block some of them. May try out. Though I think it might not work on certain things (like the ads in front of videos on youtube and other sites). I may have to temp. disable an adblocker when installing software, etc. but that’s no big deal. Again, may try...


39 posted on 01/30/2012 8:45:30 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: tsowellfan

Site seems to be down...no content.


40 posted on 01/30/2012 8:54:37 AM PST by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: buck61

I have found FR to be my favorite source for information and find myself extremely well informed in conversations.


41 posted on 01/30/2012 10:29:41 AM PST by IAGeezer912 (If government ownership of business is so great, why aren't the N. Koreans filthy rich?)
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To: crosshairs

Sorry about the old thread. This came up in a goggle search for alternative to Drudge.

Worthwhile site that I didn’t see perusing the thread is http://patriotpost.us/headlines/


42 posted on 03/12/2012 3:13:21 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: crosshairs

American Parchment

http://www.americanparchment.com/


43 posted on 03/23/2012 9:22:17 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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