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  • Newsmax's Top 50 Conservative Blogs of 2015 (Free Republic #5)

    03/24/2015 7:29:20 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 89 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3-24-15 | Theodore Kettle
    Newsmax is out with our 2015 list of the 50 top conservative blogs. The Internet now allows anyone who cares to invest the time and trouble to become a political commentator with, potentially, many times the readership of the most long-established syndicated columnists. The media elite, from the Big Three Networks to the local newspaper, have suffered a collapse in influence and a hemorrhage of revenues as Americans simply click on their favorite bookmarks for informed opinions about the events around them. ....snip.... 5. Free Republic - “Working to roll back decades of governmental largesse, to root out political fraud...
  • Obama Official: Bergdahl Worthy of Sympathy if Joined Taliban to Protest Platoon Leaders

    06/04/2014 9:29:41 PM PDT · by kristinn · 258 replies
    Thursday, June 5, 2014 | Kristinn
    An Obama administration official has floated the idea that Bowe Bergdahl was justified in deserting his platoon in Afghanistan and joining the Taliban over disagreements with the platoon's leadership. Brandon Friedman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for the Department of Housing and Urban Development posted a series of tweets Wednesday evening in which he speculated that Bergdahl deserted over bad leadership of his platoon and that is why his fellow soldiers were smearing him."Here's the thing about Bergdahl and the Jump-to-Conclusions mats: What if his platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership? (1/5)"" What if he grew...
  • Ted Cruz Tattooed Badass Rock Star [Artist Id'd / fR Mentioned]

    03/16/2014 2:42:54 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 03/16/14 | Luke O'Neil
    UPDATE: The images appear to be the work of a Los Angeles artist Leonard Sabo, who posted an attempt at the design back on March 9. I’ve reached out to Sabo for comment, and will update when I hear back. His political and artistic views are, uh, interesting, to put it mildly, most offensive of which is that he seems to think Cruz could actually be president some day.--- "Actually, kinda cool looking,” wrote one Free Republic commenter. “Maybe we can all get tats and stuff and form a ‘gang’. Call it the Patriot Gang or something. Put some drive-by...
  • October 26, 2011: Who Coined 'Obamacare'? (Free Republic mentioned)

    12/01/2013 7:29:09 PM PST · by South40 · 97 replies
    The ^ | October 26, 2011 | ELSPETH REEVE
    House Democrats are blocking their Republican colleagues from using Obamacare in letters mailed on the taxpayer's dime to voters, but who made up the term in the first place? Lots of people are asking this question, getting answers like "Certainly a republican, potentially Glenn Beck" and "I am about 80% sure it was Rush Limbaugh" and "Hillary Clinton's campaign coined Obamacare." Iowa Rep. Steve King claimed President Obama himself made it up. Free Republic posters want to claim credit. Lots of liberals suspect an insidious plot by Fox News. But the answer appears to be: a lobbyist.
  • The 25 Most Powerful Websites [FR cheated of Rathergate credit]

    09/24/2013 1:14:08 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 63 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | Adrian Chen
    -snip- 24. Power Line From practically the day they sprang into existence, blogs have been denigrated as trivial, inaccurate, and derivative. Untrained writers could never match the accuracy and depth of newspapers and network news. Power Line, a scrappy right-wing blog, turned that perception on its ear when it took down one of old media’s most venerable figures: Dan Rather. In September 2004, Rather and CBS News aired an explosive story about George W. Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard. The report used military documents to show that Bush had received preferential treatment and performed poorly while failing...
  • Rush Limbaugh credits Free Republic for starting the Tea Party (Link to Audio)

    07/03/2013 10:43:25 AM PDT · by airedale · 170 replies
    Rush/You Tube ^ | July 3, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    Rush Limbaugh just spent about 5 minutes talking about Free Republic as being the forerunner to the TEA Party and a group rejecting the progressive leadership of the Republican Party during the Clinton administration. Very positive.
  • Rove's 'No More Akins' Group Outrages Conservatives (Free Republic Mentioned)

    02/06/2013 5:13:47 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 142 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 2/4/13 | ELSPETH REEVE
    Karl Rove's American Crossroads has started a new group to make sure the 2014 Senate races produce zero Todd Akins. But it turns out some conservatives like Rove less than Akin. -snip- The Senate Conservatives Fund's Matt Hoskins told Politico the Crossroads group was the "Conservative Defeat Project." Free Republic posters mocked "Tokyo Rove." On, Ben Shapiro called Rove and his cohorts, "The Bush insider team that helped lead to the rise of Barack Obama." RedState editor Erick Erickson said the Conservative Victory Project was sure to pick losers. "I dare say any candidate who gets this group’s support...
  • White House Disavows Cairo Apology (Free Republic broke embassy apology story)

    09/11/2012 7:46:19 PM PDT · by kristinn · 153 replies
    Politico ^ | Tuesday, September 11, 2012 | Byron Tau
    The White House is disavowing a statement from their own Cairo embassy that apologized for anti-Muslim activity in the United States. "The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government," a senior administration official told POLITICO. The U.S. embassy in Cairo put out a statement early Tuesday that apologized for an anti-Muslim film being circulated by an Israeli-American real estate developer. "The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts...
  • Andrew Breitbart, One of the Original FReepers

    03/01/2012 7:34:37 PM PST · by kristinn · 257 replies · 489+ views
    Thursday, March 1, 2012 | Kristinn
    Andrew Breitbart had a long history with Free Republic, from its early days and first FReeper gathering Los Angeles to the present.Using the screen name andrew, Breitbart joined FR on February 9, 1998 after lurking "long before" then.Andrew's posting history is captured back to September 8, 2001. His last post on FR was September 15, 2004. Even though he stopped posting to FR, Andrew maintained relations with people he met through FR and always had a kind word to say about the site when FR was brought up.I wrote for Andrew's Big sites and had limited dealings with him as...
  • Firebrand Free Republic Founder Endorses Newt Gingrich With Epic Call to Action

    01/20/2012 7:57:08 AM PST · by true believer forever · 501 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 19, 2012 | Fox News
    I'm officially endorsing Newt Gingrich for president today. Was going to wait until after Florida, but see no reason to delay. We need Newt to win in South Carolina and Florida to stop any possible momentum building up for the establishment big government, statist, abortionist RINO!!
  • ABC News Takes FR's "Reporter Covering Biden Imprisoned In Closet" Story Worldwide. ("Ha-Ha" Alert)

    03/28/2011 2:33:10 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | MB26
    Over the weekend, FR broke the story about the newspaper pool reporter who was detained in a closet for a total of about two hours so he could not talk to attendees at a Joe Biden fundraiser. Other sites picked up the story, it went super-viral on the 'net, and now has become so big ABC and FOX both covered the story. At ABC, WNT covered the story with Jake Tapper last night, and this morning, this little jewel ran on GMA. The FR-inspired story also ran in traditional newspapers, such as the NY Post, NY Daily News, Times of...
  • Dancing With the Stars: Shock and Awe in the Ballroom (Free Republic blamed)

    11/17/2010 7:19:48 AM PST · by kristinn · 199 replies · 1+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Wednesday, November 17, 2010 | Debra Yeo
    The Internet's been buzzing with talk about how members of the U.S. Tea Party movement have been getting out the vote for Bristol Palin on Dancing With the Stars. The blog Jezebel had a post about it today, complete with quotes from conservative message boards about how Bristol's supporters were exploiting ABC's email voting system to cast multiple ballots for Sarah Palin's daughter. Jezebel quoted one site,, that urged its members to "make liberal heads explode" by voting for Bristol, "even though she is not the best dancer." Well, my liberal head is kind of exploding right now because...
  • Free Republic Smeared by NAACP Report (Freepers will not be intimidated)

    10/20/2010 8:50:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 222 replies
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 | Kristinn
    In a report released today entitled, Tea Party Nationalism, the NAACP falsely accuses Free Republic of being "an important space for...racist(sic)" and of having as a member the Holocaust Museum shooter James Von Brunn.In falsely accusing Free Republic of being a haven for racists, the NAACP report notes Free Republic's front page promotes the Tea Party Express. However, the report fails to note the front page also includes several statements warning that racism and violence are not welcome on Free Republic:"Please enjoy our forum, but also please remember to use common courtesy when posting and refrain from posting personal attacks,...
  • Exposure by Free Republic Forces Huffington Post to Pull Article Threatening Glenn Beck

    08/30/2010 9:12:45 AM PDT · by kristinn · 310 replies · 2+ views
    Monday, August 30, 2010 | Kristinn
    The Huffington Post has pulled an article published this morning targeting Glenn Beck with a $100,000 bounty after news of the threat was broken on Free Republic.The article, titled $100,000 For Glenn Beck's Sex Tapes has been replaced with the following message:Editor's Note: This piece was published directly to the Huffington Post by its author. It didn't meet our editorial standards and has been removed from the site.The URL for the pulled article reflects the title: The author of the threat, Beau Friedlander, is the former editor-in-chief of Air America.Here is the text of Friedlander's call for information to...
  • Digg critics allege vast right wing conspiracy [FreeRepublic mentioned]

    08/26/2010 1:41:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 137 replies
    TG Daily ^ | August 6, 2010 | Starr Keshet
    AlterNet is claiming that it has uncovered a "widespread campaign of censorship" executed by a group of "influential" conservative and right-wing Digg members. The site - which defines itself as a viable "alternative to the commercial media onslaught" - refers to Digg as both a "behemoth" and a "powerhouse." "The [Digg] model [makes] it very susceptible to external gaming whereby users from certain groups attempt to push their viewpoint or articles to the front page to give them traction," claimed senior news editor "Oleoleolson." "But the inverse of this effect is more devastating, as Bury brigades could effectively remove stories...
  • The Rigging Of Digg: How A Covert Mob Of Conservatives Hijacked The Web’s Top Social News Site

    08/11/2010 8:45:37 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 77 replies ^ | Aug 5th, 2010 | The Public Record
    If you’re at all web-savvy, you’ve probably heard of Founded in 2006, Digg is the reigning king of the social news ecosystem, cracking the top 50 websites in the U.S. and the top 100 worldwide. Its million-plus users democratically filter the torrent of online media, upvoting or “digging” desired content while “burying” rubbish and spam. The most popular content is promoted to the site’s highly-trafficked front page. The result is a peek into the consciousness of the internet: a mixture of comics, videos, sensationalism, and breaking news that is the growing face of new media.Digg’s popularity makes it...
  • Las Vegas Review-Journal Sues Disabled Vet (Free Republic)

    07/21/2010 10:18:58 AM PDT · by mnehring · 148 replies · 1+ views
    Imagine for a moment your grandmother creating a blog to talk about her gardening. One of her friends leaves a comment on her blog with a news article about gardens in her area. Sounds innocent enough? Actions like this happen every second on the Internet. Now imagine the news source in the comment suddenly, without warning, suing your grandmother for the comment left on her blog, demanding high monetary compensation and possibly even control of her blog. Incidents like this happen all the time. The latest targets of these types of lawsuits include Jim Robinson, a disabled veteran, and his website Free Republic...
  • Conservative website among 3 sued over R-J copyrights (Free Republic sued AGAIN)

    07/20/2010 11:52:30 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 241 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Tuesday, July 20, 2010 | 9:12 a.m. | By Steve Green
    A conservative news-sharing website with plenty of experience in dealing with copyright issues has been sued for copyright infringement after Las Vegas Review-Journal stories allegedly were posted on its site. Free Republic LLC, James C. Robinson and John Robinson, who are associated with the website in Fresno, Calif., were sued in federal court in Las Vegas on Monday over the postings.
  • Tea Party Crasher Hides 'Personal Political Manifesto' -- No Wonder!

    04/14/2010 10:23:23 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 49 replies · 1,982+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | 4/14/2010 | Morgen Richmond
    So Jason Levin is the total moron who put together the “Crash the Tea Party” web site. Levin is not your garden variety moron though. I mean it takes a pretty impressive level of idiocy to attempt to covertly infiltrate the biggest and most widely covered political movement in the country at the moment using a publicly available web site to provide details and solicit support for your plan. This idea is so completely idiotic that when I first heard about it I figured Levin would turn out to be an internet marketer and that this was really just a...
  • Marvel admits to 'mistake' in controversial Captain America comic (Based On Free Republic Sign)

    02/10/2010 1:35:13 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 54 replies · 2,177+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2-10-10 | Kerry Picket
    A sign created by a poster at Free Republic, and then recreated in a Captain America comic, has led Marvel to admit a mistake. *updated "It looks like Marvel Comic's Captain America is throwing his mighty shield at the Tea Party Movement. Warner Todd Huston wrote on his Publius forum blog that the super-powered soldier who fought the Nazis in WWII observes with disdain Americans who are seemingly compared to Tea Party Movement protesters of today:"In preparation for the infiltration, Marvel Comics depicts the two super heroes out of costume and observing from a rooftop a street filled with what...
  • Rush Limbaugh Haiti comments defended by Free Republic

    01/15/2010 4:19:13 AM PST · by maggief · 78 replies · 3,836+ views
    sfgate ^ | January 14, 2010 | Zennie62
    In a classic example of "why-did-they-do-that?" Kristinn at Free Republic tries to play Matrix with Conservative Radio Host Rush Limbaugh's terrible and insensitive Haiti comments. Kristinn claims this: (snip) Kristinn didn't listen to what Rush Limbaugh said, or did hear it but only picked out what she wanted to hear and not what Ruch Limbaugh said. Here's what Rush Limbaugh said: (snip)
  • Why I Parted Ways With The Right(LGF Blames Free Republic)

    11/30/2009 7:40:52 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 188 replies · 11,078+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 11-30-09 | Charles Johnson
    (Reason #)8. A right-wing blogosphere that is almost universally dominated by raging hate speech (see: Hot Air, Free Republic, Ace of Spades, etc.)
  • ‘Washington Post’ Endorses Plagiarism to Defend Obama (Free Republic mentioned)

    11/07/2009 4:20:15 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 16 replies · 948+ views ^ | 11/6/2009 | Ben Shapiro
    Yesterday, the White House announced that it was removing Alma Thomas’ plagiaristic piece “Watusi (Hard Edge)” from its walls. The White House announced that the painting was moved “because it didn’t fit the space right.” The Washington Post pointed out that posters at had examined the similarity between “Watusi (Hard Edge)” and Henri Matisse’s “The Snail” (1953), ignoring the fact that Big Hollywood actually broke the story. The Washington Post covered for the White House, explaining, “Stephens’s explanation makes sense because it is inconceivable that the White House’s art experts would imagine Thomas’s painting was fraudulent or a copy...
  • NYT Touts White House Artworks, Misses Obvious Copy, Apparent Fraud (Freeper Breaks the Story)

    10/08/2009 12:05:05 PM PDT · by Atlas Sneezed · 211 replies · 17,488+ views
    Freeper Investigation ^ | 10-7-09 | Freeper
    Yesterday, the NYT ran a story about the White House acquiring art. It included a slide show of a dozen artworks. This Freeper took a look and found one abstract work he admired:"Watusi (Hard Edge)," by Alma Thomas, a longtime Washington resident who is an African-American painter. Photo: Gift of Vincent Melzac/Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. As I admired it, I thought it reminiscent, even derivative of a favorite artwork of mine by Matisse. I recall seeing that one decades ago at the Tate Gallery in London. A giant collage (about ten feet tall) from late in Matisse's life,...
  • Alma Thomas painting nixed in East Wing (Free Republic mentioned!!)

    11/05/2009 10:34:40 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 39 replies · 1,723+ views
    The Washington ^ | 11-05-09 | Blake Gopnik
    A painting by the artist Alma W. Thomas, which had been selected to go on Michelle Obama's wall in her East Wing office, will no longer be mounted. "The reason why it was moved was because it didn't fit the space right," Semonti Stephens, the first lady's deputy press secretary, said of "Watusi (Hard Edge)," which had been borrowed from the Hirshhorn Museum. Stephens noted that the Obamas still "have a piece of [Thomas's] work in the residence. So they appreciate the artist's work." A Thomas artwork titled "Sky Light," also on loan from the Hirshhorn, hangs in the family's...
  • Off the Wall: White House Changes Mind About Painting (FReeper Victory!)

    11/04/2009 3:20:11 PM PST · by kristinn · 137 replies · 6,015+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Wednesday, November 4, 2009 | Randy Kennedy
    .SNIPARTnews has reported that the White House has quietly de-listed a painting by Alma W. Thomas that it chose last month, among some 45 pieces borrowed from several Washington museums, to decorate the private White House residence and the West and East Wings. Titled, “Watusi (Hard Edge)” from 1963, the work takes a Matisse collage and, as Holland Cotter wrote in The New York Times, praising the selection, “shifts the pieces around, cools the colors down, and adds a title that refers to a Chubby Checker song.” “But through copying Matisse,” Mr. Cotter added, “she began to work out a...
  • "BREAKING NEWS: Obama named Motor Trend's Car of the Year!" FR Mentioned

    10/12/2009 1:41:30 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 41 replies · 2,115+ views ^ | Oct 12, 2009 | Jack Furnari
    <p>Every so often, actual breaking news is so absurd that parody is the only answer. After news of President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize broke on Friday, the website, was deluged by its members with Breaking News! parody posts.</p> <p>The faux headlines kept me giggling all day, and a few have already made it into my inbox via e-mails gone viral. Sometimes, ya just have to laugh.</p>
  • Ann Coulter Mentions Free Republic on Larry King Live

    10/07/2009 9:41:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 31 replies · 2,915+ views
    Thursday, October 8, 2009 | Kristinn
    Larry King Live featured a long session with Ann Coulter and Kiki McLean Wednesday night.During the interview, King asked Coulter about the recent Saturday Night Live skit about Obama running through a check list of his failures as president and whether this was the beginning of a trend of media criticism of Obama.Ann said Michelle Obama would turn on Obama before Saturday Night Live would and that the skit was good fun.She then noted that websites like Free Republic were criticizing CNN for fact-checking the comedy skit.Check this link later for CNN's transcript of the show.
  • Lame Gray Lady: NYT Scrubs Major Portion of Original Obama-Olympics Article [FR mentioned]

    10/04/2009 11:40:54 AM PDT · by 50mm · 129 replies · 8,514+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 4, 2009 | Tom Blumer
    <p>Those who read the New York Times's coverage of the unsuccessful results of Barack and Michelle Obama's attempt to seal the 2016 Summer Olympics bid for Chicago on Friday afternoon ('For Obama, an Unsuccessful Campaign") might want to read it again.</p>
  • Black hair still tangled in politics (Multicultural barf alert)(FR mention)

    08/31/2009 12:55:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies · 1,725+ views
    Mpls (Red) Star-Tribune ^ | 8/30/2009 | CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS
    Silky, straight hair has long been considered by many black women to be their crowning glory. So what if getting that look meant enduring the itchy burning that's a hallmark of many chemical straighteners. Or a pricey dependence on "creamy crack," as relaxers are sometimes jokingly called. Getting "good hair" often means transforming one's tightly coiled roots; but it is also more freighted, for many African-American women, and some men, than simply a choice about grooming. Straightening hair has been perceived as a way to be more acceptable to certain relatives, as well as to the white establishment. "If your...
  • FR under attack again by leftist punk trolls

    08/01/2009 12:31:07 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 226 replies · 9,264+ views | 7/31/2009 | evilweasel As some of you may have noticed, recently the Republican Party has begun cracking down on the "birthers", realizing that openly supporting the most crazy members of your party is, well, problematic for appealing to non-crazy people. This, of course, leads to even more crazy, as they turn on their leaders for hiding the "truth". It's a drat shame to let all this crazy go to waste, when properly cultivated and raised it could be so much more. So welcome to the first FreeRepublic Infiltration Contest! We're going to infiltrate freerepublic as agents provocateur. This can take several forms;...
  • Free Republic: glass ant farm for zealots (whiny anti-Freep rant)

    07/29/2009 8:13:38 AM PDT · by big black dog · 91 replies · 1,934+ views
    Globe and mail ^ | Ivor Tossel
    ...The site is a venerable and storied Web forum for American arch-conservatives. Funded by member donations, it was founded in 1996 as an anti-Clinton grandstand, and soon became a place where members could post news stories and discuss them -- though "discussion" might be the wrong word. More often, it's a kind of pantomime, where the name of the game is to cheer the good guy and boo the bad guy every time he creeps on stage...
  • The Leftist Agenda Against Free Republic

    07/20/2009 4:27:39 PM PDT · by Jean S · 126 replies · 9,504+ views
    <p>We are making a difference, maybe too much of a difference. We have been attacked by every blogger who wants to see his name in lights. Yet they can't even spell his name right.</p> <p>If you believe that Jim Robinson is a radical nutjob, if you believe all the bloggers jumping on the anti-Free Republic bandwaggon, please do not contribute to the fundraiser.</p>
  • 'Jim Thompson' of Free Republic Is One of Keith Olbermann's Worst Persons In the World

    07/14/2009 4:11:47 PM PDT · by kristinn · 811 replies · 19,147+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Monday, July 13, 2009 | Keith Olbermann
    The runner-up, Jim Thompson, the owner of the right wing website Free Republic, which has moderated comments, meaning a grown up is supposed to read them and delete the crazier ones. But Thompson‘s folks waited as long as three days removing a comment thread devoted to the racist rage of a disturbing large number of his posters, possibly some of the same people who had previously conducted polls on the site on how best to topple the freely elected government of the United States. After President Obama‘s daughter appeared in a t-shirt with a peace sign on it at the...
  • Chris Parry Rewrites "Free Republic Racist Blog" Article, Changes Owners Name!

    07/14/2009 11:09:58 PM PDT · by Syncro · 92 replies · 3,412+ views ^ | July 14, 2009 | Chris Parry
    Jim Thompson, the creator and owner of Free Republic should be a bit upset with Crissie. At least Kieth Olbermann knows the real name of the owner of this site!From the re-write: The writer has a point," wrote site owner Jim Robinson sarcastically. "We should steer clear of Obama's children. They can't help it if their old man is an American-hating Marxist pig." "I agree Jim," wrote commenter, by the nickname NoobRep. "The kids didn't pick their commie pinko pansy of a father. Nor did they choose to be put into the spotlight... ***** One poster by the name of...
  • A Web site where the Obama family is called 'street ghetto trash'

    07/14/2009 12:26:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 148 replies · 5,432+ views
    The Daily Voice ^ | July 13, 2009 | Dr. Christopher J. Metzler, associate dean at Georgetown University
    "To entertain her daughter, Michelle Obama loves to make monkey sounds." Photo caption of Michelle Obama speaking to her daughter Malia posted on The Free Republic. Disclaimer on The Free Republic: "Free Republic does not advocate or condone racism, violence, rebellion, secession, or an overthrow of the government. " For those of you who have argued vociferously with me that we are living in a "post-racial America" rather than an America in which Jim Crow is on steroids, you apparently have not read the daily diet of racism that the readers and bloggers on this site consume and then regurgitate....
  • A project of the "One People's Project"

    09/05/2002 4:09:22 PM PDT · by FreeTheHostages · 15 replies · 848+ views
    web ^ | Daryle Lamont Jenkins
    We do not share this information to encourage people to engage in criminal acts against certain people or groups. There are other ways to handle them if one feels they need to, although it will depend on how one prefers to approach a situation. Some of the information may be very useful in a trial if any of the groups and/or individuals we are documenting are being sued or charged with a crime. We do recognize however that going to law enforcement is not a favorable approach for some people as law enforcement has had a history of oppression (and...
  • MSNBC Notes: Holocaust Museum Shooter Popular On Free Republic (Libs Lie Again About FR)

    06/11/2009 2:24:47 PM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 243 replies · 9,798+ views
    <p>If you tell the lie often enough people will believe it. The libs are going to tag this on us and who will stand in their way besides talk radio?</p>
  • Dr. George Tiller: a physician who helped people in "desperate circumstances"(Freepers are "swill")

    06/02/2009 1:57:24 PM PDT · by pissant · 91 replies · 2,396+ views
    Blue ^ | June 1, 2009 | Carla Axtman
    The murder over the weekend of Dr. George Tiller, one of a handful of physicians who performed late-term abortion, is an absolute tragedy. As Kristen wrote yesterday, many are in mourning and angry over this disgusting and hate-filled act. This was an act of political aggression against a doctor who helped people who were in absolutely desperate circumstances: Anti-choice activists often cast late-term abortions as the murder of a viable baby at the whim of a woman who doesn't wish to be inconvenienced, carried out by a doctor who looks at her and sees only cartoon dollar signs. They're egged...
  • O'Reilly Responds on Air to Jim Robinson and Michelle Malkin

    05/28/2009 6:21:24 PM PDT · by kristinn · 356 replies · 20,009+ views
    Thursday, May 28, 2009 | Kristinn
    (Note: this report is a paraphrase based on memory, not tape. Any inaccuracies will be corrected down thread by me or other FReepers.)Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly responded on The Factor tonight to criticisms of his attacks last night on Free Republic and Hot Air by the sites' respective founders, Jim Robinson and Michelle Malkin. The segment last night was on reaction by right and left wing websites on the Judge Sotomayor nomination to the Supreme Court. Free Republic was singled out for an obnoxious comment about Sotomayor being diabetic. Hot Air was singled out for an impolitic strongly...
  • Bill O'Reilly's Web site threatens Hillary's life

    05/28/2009 5:55:45 AM PDT · by McGruff · 16 replies · 1,255+ views
    American Blog ^ | July 25, 2007
    FOX News' Bill O'Reilly has been attacking the liberal blog Daily Kos, and liberal blogs in general, over some extreme comments left by some of our visitors. It's interesting therefore that O'Reilly's own Web site contains some of the most hideous hate you've ever seen. Over the next few hours, we'll be documenting some of that hate. And you'll be interested to know that while O'Reilly holds others responsible for the words strangers leave on their Web sites, on O'Reilly's Web site, he's not responsible at all for the hate and threats his readers leave behind. And I quote O'Reilly's...
  • Hey O'Reilly! Stuff a sock in it you bloviating windbag!

    05/27/2009 7:09:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 577 replies · 27,511+ views
    Free Republic | May 27, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    Re: Your on-air bashing of Free Republic So, you think that because one poster on FR comments that a diabetic supreme court nominee might not live to a ripe old age that all 350,000 of us are insensitive right-wing loons? Got news for you pal. The owner of Free Republic (namely me) is diabetic and I've already lost one leg due to this despicable disease and the other leg looks like it's ready to fall off any day now. My sister died of complications brought on by juvenile diabetes at the tender age 43. I've out-lived her in years, but...
  • O'Reilly just mentioned FR

    05/27/2009 5:27:47 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 41 replies · 1,733+ views
    Fox News | 5/27/09 | Bill O'Reilly
    Anyone else just catch O'Reilly slur of Free Republic He quotes a post says that bama's nominee has diabetes and may not live as long as other recent judges on the SC He sure does like to bash FR!!
  • A.P. Seeks to Rein in Sites Using Its Content

    04/07/2009 6:58:06 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 21 replies · 983+ views
    NYT ^ | April 7, 2009 | Richard Perez-Pena
    Taking aim at the way news is spread across the Internet, The Associated Press said on Monday that Web sites that used the work of news organizations must obtain permission and share revenue with them, and that it would take legal action against those that did not. A.P. executives said they were concerned about a variety of news forums around the Web, including major search engines like Google and Yahoo and aggregators like the Drudge Report that link to news articles, smaller sites that sometimes reproduce articles whole, and companies that sell packaged news feeds. They said they did not...
  • Braking Hard: Around the Web in 80 Seconds [FR to be shut down by the Secret Service]

    03/04/2009 3:54:57 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 282 replies · 11,234+ views
    AirAmerica ^ | 3/3/2009 | By Beau Friedlander is going to get shut down by the Secret Service for threatening President Obama's life. If it doesn't happen because of a flimsy proviso in the post discussed here, then we live in a still more dangerous world.
  • Coulter Sticks It In Bill O'Reilly's Eye For The Free Republic

    01/06/2009 4:47:51 PM PST · by an amused spectator · 242 replies · 11,752+ views
    Bill O'Reilly's Radio Factor | January 6, 2009 | Ann Coulter via O'Reilly's Radio Factor
    I was listening to Bill O'Reilly's Radio Factor this afternoon, when lovely Freeper Ann Coulter came on the air for her book promotion interview (Guilty, by Ann Coulter). I was listening to the back-and-forth between the two when Ann interjected a plug for the Free Republic. We Freepers "get it" when it comes to the political stuff her books deal with, insists our brilliant Annie. I didn't realize till much later that she kept injecting her point about Free Republic till she got it through O'Reilly's subtle avoidances. Coulter was sticking it in O'Reilly's eye for her fellow members of...
  • Citizenship 2.0 [Extensive FR mention]

    11/25/2008 4:34:27 AM PST · by Amelia · 56 replies · 1,327+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/25/08 | Danielle Allen
    Last month, the Wall Street Journal reported an important effect of the 2008 presidential campaign: For the first time, traffic at left-leaning political Web sites overtook traffic at right-leaning competitors. The Drudge Report and Free Republic had the largest number of unique visitors in September 2007, but in September 2008, that honor went to the Huffington Post. Political strategists have been analyzing the impact of the Internet on American political communication since at least the mid-1990s.
  • Pioneer Behind Grass-Roots Conservative Web Site Gets Ready to Do Battle Again (Free Republic)

    11/19/2008 12:26:59 PM PST · by kristinn · 311 replies · 11,443+ views
    AP via St. Louis Today ^ | Tuesday, November 18, 2008 | John Ellis
    A Democrat is poised to take the reins of power in Washington, D.C., and Fresno resident Jim Robinson is feeling a sense of deja vu. It was President Bill Clinton's 1992 election that sparked Robinson's political activism, driving him to create a Web site that made him a grass-roots leader among conservatives before Clinton's term was over. This year, as Barack Obama prepares to sweep into office on another tide of Democratic votes, Robinson and denizens of that Web site,, are preparing to do battle again. "We'll double and redouble our efforts to fight for what is right," Robinson...
  • Fresnan pioneers Web grass-roots conservatism "[FR] is the granddaddy of all these political sites"

    11/11/2008 12:03:22 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 130 replies · 1,270+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 11/10/2008 | By John Ellis
    A Democrat is poised to take the reins of power in Washington, D.C., and Fresno resident Jim Robinson is feeling a sense of déjà vu. It was President Clinton's 1992 election that sparked Robinson's political activism, driving him to create a Web site that made him a grass-roots leader among conservatives before Clinton's term was over. This year, as Barack Obama prepares to sweep into office on another tide of Democratic votes, Robinson and denizens of that Web site,, are preparing to do battle again. "We'll double and redouble our efforts to fight for what is right," Robinson says....
  • Conspiracy Theories From The Right (FR Mentioned)

    10/16/2008 6:15:37 AM PDT · by mnehring · 33 replies · 1,413+ views
    It certainly seems as though the right wing of the blogosphere will be kept quite busy over the next three-and-a-half weeks -- so little time, and so many Obama scandals to investigate!Over at National Review Online's blog, The Corner, Mark Hemmingway suspects -- based on, um, nothing -- that Tony Rezko may be telling the feds about nefarious dealings with a bank where Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias once worked. And we care because? Because Giannoulias has connections to Barack Obama! Hemmingway concludes: "Maybe there's nothing there, but it's worth looking into right?" Um, right. At American Thinker, Jack Cashill has another bombshell: he...