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07-12-2009, 04:12 PM #1
Stay Classy Freepers
Conservative Free Republic blog in free speech flap after racial slurs directed at Obama children
"A typical street whore." "A bunch of ghetto thugs." "Ghetto street trash." "Wonder when she will get her first abortion."
These are a small selection of some of the racially-charged comments posted to the conservative 'Free Republic' blog Thursday, aimed at U.S. President Barack Obama's 11-year-old daughter Malia after she was photographed wearing a t-shirt with a peace sign on the front.
07-12-2009, 04:58 PM #2
They just couldn't resist, could they. I won't post it here, because it's disgusting, but someone also posted a picture of Michelle and her kid talking to each other, and described how they look like monkeys.
But of course, as we all know, these people are "not part of the conservative movement."AAT: 2007 L. Oliveros | 2008-10 F. Martinez | 2011 H. Perez | 2012 E. Suarez | 2013 J. Kobernus
"They turned the power to the have nots; and then came the shot!" - RATM
07-12-2009, 05:04 PM #3
Using the comments section from a blog or website to make ANY kind of point other than "There's lots of nutjobs out there or lots of people who will say nutjob things" is ridiculous..
07-12-2009, 05:32 PM #4
Anonymous creeps on the internet. Who heard of such a thing?
(Uh, read around any at Democratic Underground lately? Are they part of the progressive movement or democrats?)
07-12-2009, 06:13 PM #5
Those comments, admittedly deplorable, can't and shouldn't be used to say " See?? Conservatives! "
That would be a stupid conclusion.
Those are comments of ignorant internet asshats, and that's about it.Of all the things in life I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
07-12-2009, 07:45 PM #7Si vis pacem, para bellum.
07-12-2009, 08:12 PM #8
07-12-2009, 08:25 PM #9
Wow. Some visitors to a partisan website say something out of bounds. Now if a single commentator repeats anything they said, I guess I have carte blanche to whine about media persecution for months and months.
07-12-2009, 08:27 PM #10
The Young Republicans just this weekend elected a racist asshat their leader - she's learned that "cleaning up" your facebook page can be a difficult thing to do.
I think there is plenty of this stuff going around from people with names that we don't need to worry about the Freepers.What, me worry?
07-14-2009, 11:56 AM #11
The author of that "news" story:
Chris Parry, it appears, has advocated on his Daily Kos blog any number of egregious offenses, among them: posting hate speech on sites like Free Republic and blaming it on conservatives. Parry posted under the name "hollywoodoz" on Daily Kos, where his signature was "Fool me once, I'll punch you in the ****ing head." Parry outed himself as hollywoodoz here, where he discloses the company he helped start. In essence: Parry, the journalist, found his story right where he'd been circling it for a very long time, and reported it as news. Sigh..
07-14-2009, 12:16 PM #12
This happens on all sides. In this case there were lots of posts from apparently different people (assuming freepers were able to trace IPs, and if not they should be condemned for *that*). It sounds like reporter from canada was acting as a provocateur - not sure if thats Parry or another guy. In the end lots of people took the bait. We'd all be better off with treating such posts as coming from anonymous idiots and thanking god when something better was posted - essentially adopting our policy here!
Anyway, an freeper rep went on MSNBC and talked about this. His position was that it was bad that the comments were posted, Daily Kos had lied about them, and the Free Republic would apologize for the comments when the media apologized for attacking Sarah Palin. I **** you not. After Vile Comments Posted on Malia Obama, Freeper Spouts BS About Left-Wing Blogs As a Smokescreen | Video CafeWhat, me worry?
07-14-2009, 12:20 PM #13
How does "the media" apologize?When our weapons are more precious than our children, our society is broken
hands like escalators.
07-14-2009, 01:04 PM #14
The Vancouver Sun could apologize for having a ****** reporter.
He's an idiot for either doing what's alleged and for writing a column about comments on a website, if you give him the benefit of the doubt..
07-14-2009, 01:11 PM #15
07-14-2009, 01:36 PM #16
I think the best way is to just not mention her again..
07-14-2009, 02:19 PM #17
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By Sarah Palin
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07-14-2009, 02:34 PM #18"For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land."
William Earnest Harwell (1918-2010), from the Song of Solomon.
07-17-2009, 10:24 PM #19
07-17-2009, 11:00 PM #20
You are linking to something from October?
Your credibility is severely lacking..
07-18-2009, 01:00 AM #21
would he have greater credibility establishing a pattern by linking to stuff just from this week?What, me worry?
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