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The Web Gets a Scoop (Wall St. Journal Lauds Free Republic on Columbia Coverage)
Wall St. Journal/Opinion Journal ^ | Sunday, February 2, 2003 1:29 p.m. EST | BY JAMES TARANTO

Posted on 02/02/2003 12:19:00 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

Edited on 04/23/2004 12:05:11 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

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1 posted on 02/02/2003 12:19:00 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: jimrob
ping
2 posted on 02/02/2003 12:19:22 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
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3 posted on 02/02/2003 12:20:50 PM PST by pettifogger
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Woo Hoo!! Way to go FreeRepublic!
4 posted on 02/02/2003 12:21:21 PM PST by MamaLucci
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
The original thread that started out where people were just watching it, then the horror that ensued is chilling. People all over the internet have been checking the thread and have been affected by it. I have seen some people whom we know as our liberal enemies (not DU btw) check the thread and have been affected by it.

God bless.
5 posted on 02/02/2003 12:21:34 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; JohnHuang2; FreedomPoster; Howlin
Free Republic just hit the big times on the WSJ Best of the Web. Welcome new FReepers!!!
6 posted on 02/02/2003 12:22:22 PM PST by RobFromGa (Space Is The Final Frontier...)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Wow! Thanks for the post!
7 posted on 02/02/2003 12:22:24 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: Jim Robinson
WoooHooooo!!!!!! Didja SEE THIS??????
8 posted on 02/02/2003 12:22:28 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
WOW, but not surprised .
9 posted on 02/02/2003 12:22:48 PM PST by Freeper Lady
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Can someone who saved the original thread (the one referenced here) please post a link? Thanks.
10 posted on 02/02/2003 12:22:51 PM PST by pettifogger
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; jimrob
Got a link to the referenced thread?
11 posted on 02/02/2003 12:23:08 PM PST by xzins (Babylon - You have been weighed in the balance and found wanting!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I'd venture a guess that we also scooped everyone on 9/11 as well.

Good to see someone is noticing.
12 posted on 02/02/2003 12:24:34 PM PST by VaBthang4
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To: xzins
[AP SCOOP] Space Shuttle Columbia Will Be Visible In San Francisco Area (6AM Pacific)

It's on the "BREAKING NEWS" list right now

13 posted on 02/02/2003 12:24:37 PM PST by Teacher317
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To: xzins
down 4 items in breaking sidebar... this article is down 6.
14 posted on 02/02/2003 12:24:54 PM PST by glock rocks (God bless America)
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To: pettifogger
see post 13
15 posted on 02/02/2003 12:25:01 PM PST by Teacher317
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
Way to go FReepers!

"I think... therefore I FReep."

16 posted on 02/02/2003 12:25:07 PM PST by libsrscum
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To: xzins
It's by leadpenny. Here is the link

Click here


17 posted on 02/02/2003 12:25:10 PM PST by RobFromGa (Space Is The Final Frontier...)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Yeah, but next week the WSJ will write something that will get the ZOT!
18 posted on 02/02/2003 12:25:41 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
LOL, someone SCOOPED you, I guess...

Wall Street Journal Best of the Web 2/2/2003 [Free Republic Scoops AP]

19 posted on 02/02/2003 12:26:03 PM PST by Teacher317
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
challenger????

try columbia?
20 posted on 02/02/2003 12:26:18 PM PST by smith288
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To: Howlin; Dog; Jim Robinson
The power of the live thread finally shows its face : )

Live threads are indeed one of the big thrills of FR.

21 posted on 02/02/2003 12:26:40 PM PST by alisasny
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To: Teacher317; jimrob
LOL, someone SCOOPED you, I guess...

Yeah, I did a search and couldn't find it at FR. Looks like the "scooper" completely changed the title of the original story, which is an FR no no as I understand (in order to avoid duplicative posts).

22 posted on 02/02/2003 12:27:48 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Fascinating to read the thread "as it happened".

We're helping to shape history yet again. WTG, FReepers.

This mention in WSJ just may get FR into the top 1000 websites, too. We were #1251 just last week. (Freerepublic.com is Gaining on Their Competition)

23 posted on 02/02/2003 12:30:09 PM PST by Teacher317
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To: VaBthang4
FR also scooped the world press on the 7.9 Alaska earthquake. It's quite a thing JR created.
24 posted on 02/02/2003 12:30:32 PM PST by RightWhale
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Challenger Coverage??
25 posted on 02/02/2003 12:30:33 PM PST by Merovingian
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Not bad for a bunch of "scary" "hardcore whackjobs" on the "radical" "lunatic fringe."

What a difference a newspaper makes.

-PJ

26 posted on 02/02/2003 12:30:53 PM PST by Political Junkie Too
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Thank you for posting this. No surprise, really. Freepers are an anomalously well-informed and intelligent minority in this fair republic. I have long thought that there are many who lurk and mine data here for nuggets of truth and insight. Scooping the AP is nice, but not the most important thing.

The political insight and exposure of the lies of the Left are the critical factors. Would that we could get the powers-that-be to pay closer attention to truths found in this forum, exempli gratia: Mia T's brilliant depictions of the crushing corruption of the Clintons; backhoe's links to the supporting data; alamo girl's lists, the generally clear understanding of the threat from the Islamonazis, etc., etc....

As for the shuttle, it is a blessing to see both the compassion shown here for the families affected and the willingness to face the truth.
27 posted on 02/02/2003 12:32:22 PM PST by esopman (Blessings on Freepers Everywhere)
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To: Merovingian
Challenger Coverage??

We're fast, but not good with names? ;^)

28 posted on 02/02/2003 12:32:36 PM PST by Teacher317 (faces we're great at, though!)
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To: leadpenny
Ping...
29 posted on 02/02/2003 12:32:51 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Leadpenny's post at 9:05am is now poignant: "little commo problem right now."
30 posted on 02/02/2003 12:33:13 PM PST by mikegi
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To: Teacher317; RobFromGa; glock rocks
Thanks to all
31 posted on 02/02/2003 12:34:16 PM PST by xzins (sometimes it's too difficult to talk about)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Since we're reviewing this historic event through FReepers' eyes, let's post a link to one of the better memorials I've seen... the THREAD OF SILENCE
32 posted on 02/02/2003 12:34:25 PM PST by Teacher317 (faces we're great at, though!)
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To: RightWhale
FR also scooped the world press on the 7.9 Alaska earthquake. It's quite a thing JR created.

We also scooped the world on the Anthrax cases in Florida when the 'experts' were calling it one isolated case.

33 posted on 02/02/2003 12:34:33 PM PST by Centurion2000 (The question is not whether you're paranoid, but whether you're paranoid enough.)
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To: leadpenny
Thought you might want to read this...
34 posted on 02/02/2003 12:36:08 PM PST by Gamecock (The friendship of the French is like their wine, exquisite, but of short duration.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
The thread is very moving...Real time cant be beat
35 posted on 02/02/2003 12:36:23 PM PST by woofie (I dont believe in this tag line crap)
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To: Teacher317
Thanks. I'm html challenged.
36 posted on 02/02/2003 12:36:57 PM PST by pettifogger
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To: Merovingian; Teacher317
Sorry. It's hard not to think of that horrible day in 1986.
37 posted on 02/02/2003 12:37:27 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Just too bad this scoop had to be about such a sad event.

BTW we also got an eyewitness report on the arrest of the snipers one early AM.

Someone saw the helicopters closing in before it was reported on any news outlets.

38 posted on 02/02/2003 12:40:24 PM PST by Allan
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I about fell out of my chair when I logged on Saturday and saw that the thread about 'Commo problems with the Columbia during reentry(I forget the exact wording)' had hundreds of responses already attached to it. Even before the thread loaded I knew just by the amount of responses what had happened. Reviewing the play by play, catching up to speed, and then following it live just doesn't happen anywhere else.

39 posted on 02/02/2003 12:44:34 PM PST by Steel Wolf
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Please change name in thread title to "Columbia," not "Challenger." Thanks in advance
40 posted on 02/02/2003 12:45:16 PM PST by Pyro7480 (+ Vive Jesus! (Live Jesus!) +)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Bump.
41 posted on 02/02/2003 12:45:42 PM PST by Jael
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
That is awesome.
42 posted on 02/02/2003 12:46:08 PM PST by swheats
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congrats! I always say, I Freep, therefore I am. FR is the Best in The World. Back to reading :))
43 posted on 02/02/2003 12:47:16 PM PST by Flipyaforreal
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Welcome aboard new Freepers!

You will find this is THE online place to find out what ir really happening as it happens!

44 posted on 02/02/2003 12:49:21 PM PST by Mogger
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To: VaBthang4
I'd venture a guess that we also scooped everyone on 9/11 as well.

That was a thread that I'll always remember. With Freepers watching all networks and local channels, listening to radio and Freepers there in NY, it was the most up to the minute news available. Drudge received too many hits, if you recall, and crashed. This was the place to be and why it is always the first place I go when I want up to the minute news.

45 posted on 02/02/2003 12:49:46 PM PST by PaulJ
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Free Republic scooped the AP by at least 11 minutes--which is an eternity in the competitive world of wire-service reporting.

FREE REPUBLIC=CUTTING EDGE

46 posted on 02/02/2003 12:52:05 PM PST by henbane
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WhoooHoooo!!! We scooped the AP - what a hoot!!
47 posted on 02/02/2003 12:52:37 PM PST by CyberAnt ( Syracuse where are you?)
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To: Allan
A Citizens wire-service is what this is.
48 posted on 02/02/2003 12:53:16 PM PST by RobbyS
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To: VaBthang4
I saved those threads - at 9:08, a prescient Freeper predicted Osama Bin Laden was the culprit. They are amazing threads. FR is the best news source on the net. I didn't see much of that tragedy on TV, because I was glued to FR - it was a much faster source than anywhere else.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/520255/posts

49 posted on 02/02/2003 12:55:24 PM PST by I still care
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
no problem..thanks for the article..
50 posted on 02/02/2003 12:58:13 PM PST by Merovingian
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