Skip to comments.Jim Robinson & FR accused of censorship
Posted on 01/04/2002 10:01:12 PM PST by Vigilant1
FREE REPUBLIC ADMITS IT IS PRO-WAR AND CENSORS ALL POSTS NOT IN ACCORD WITH US GOVERNMENT PROPAGANDA
NOW MAKING THE ROUNDS ON THE NET. Cited under "fair use" for educational purposes.
Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2002 02:50:39 -0800
From: "Jim Robinson"
Organization: Free Republic
To: "Larry McDonald"
Subject: Re: What Are You Scared Of?
Those who are coming in here to post a bunch of propaganda to smear Bush or otherwise harm the war effort are going to be deleted.
I guess you missed my posts where I said that I am 100% behind our President and the war. I don't care if it's Ron Paul, Larry McDonald, or the head of the John Birch Society himself. I do not want it on FR. And I do not want a bunch of 40 year old conspiracy crap. Not interested.
There you have it. Free Republic is not an objective reporter of the facts but a blatent supporter of the Bush administrations' war for oil, and by Jim Robinson's own admission.
In another post, Jim states...
Jim Robinson (Free Republic)
by JIM ROBINSON in This thread
Lots of grumbling lately about deleted posts. Well, my friends, the simple truth is the game has changed. We are now at war.
Of course, Jim Robinson has it wrong. We're not at war. Only Congress can state otherwise and there has been no formal declaration of war by anyone. Bush hasn't gone to Congress to ask for such a declaration because that would restore Congress to its role in the balance of powers doctrine on which the nation was founded. Bush has no intention of allowing Congress to second-guess him, and indeed Bush has flat out declared that he will not bother informing Congress of intelligence operations from this point forward as is required by law.
Yes, we have been attacked, but it's not really known by whom. Even the FBI admits the IDs on which they based their accusations were faked using the stolen identities of middle eastern Arabs, some of whom have since turned up alive. From this it should be obvious that we cannot really know who was on those planes, only who we are supposed to blame.
But Jim Robinson isn't interested in these facts. He's spiked threads pointing out that the FBI admitted the IDs used by the hijackers were phony. Jim Robinson has spiked threads about how some of the accused hijackers have turned up alive. Jim Robinson has spiked many of the threads dealing with the Israeli spy scandal and the fact that the US has classified evidence linking some of the arrested Israeli spies with the events of 9/11. Jim Robinson has spiked threads suggestng that Bush has exceeed his constitutional authority. Jim Robinson will tolerate no doubts about the righteousness of Bush's war for oil.
But more than that, Jim Robinson displays an arrogant assumption that the presence of a war justifies anything. He argues that we should get behind the government because (he claims) there is a war. But translate that to Germany of 1939. Was it the right thing for the German people to unquestioningly back Hitler because there was a war on? Or would the German people (and the world) have been better served taking a pause and a closer look at just what the government was doing? And if Germany should have examined their government's claims a lot closer, then how can we not do the same now?
Free Republic has shown its true colors. Jim is "not interested" in facts, only in selling Bush's wars. Free Republic isn't about news any more, only about propaganda.
Keep tuning that CIA chip in your brain, someday you might get a clear signal.
Sorry, dude, this is Jim's house. You wanna talk about what you want to talk about, do it on your website. Can I come talk my issues on WhatReallyHappened.com?
This one sentence shows that whoever wrote this tripe is a shameless liar that should be ignored.
I'm am officially placing the phrase "As soon as Michael Rivero gets a life." along with hell freezing over.
I don't see why one can't be pro-war -- and welcome debate. Isn't that what the "Free" in Free Republic is supposed to mean?
And you're right -- only Congress can declare war.
Back when Slick Willie was Prez, most Freepers were Constitutional "strict constructionists." Now, they seem to believe the Constitution is a "living document."
Or we could ignore them and watch them crawl back under their rock of a website that virtually nobody ever heard of...
BTW, I think the oil companies want their contributions back uz the oil prices keep falling... some oil prez. =o)
Oh, really? I haven't had any of my anti-government remarks pulled. And believe me, there are plenty of gripes against the government around here.
Once Congress has declared war, its Constitutional prerogative has pretty well been exercised and it has essentially no way to influence the decisions of the Commander in Chief except by threatening to withold supplies, which usually isn't very popular with the people during wartime.
Personally speaking, as a retired member of the Armed Forces of the United States (Navy), I applaud JimRobs efforts to not give 'Aid and Comfort" to the enemies of the U.S. (or even those who don't understand what aid-and-comfort means).
BTW, I've lost a few of my own "posts" recently because I didn't follow the rules... My fault...not his.