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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:51 PM

You know who I miss? I miss The Horse. Really. I miss Media Whores Online.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Whores_Online

They had one eponymous focus.

The Horse is long gone.

The need for media watchdogs is not. SO many lies still being told. So much created reality.



Do you know that no amount of searching will net you a picture of the sites horse mascot? Does anyone have a copy?

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Reply You know who I miss? I miss The Horse. Really. I miss Media Whores Online. (Original post)
Stinky The Clown Feb 2013 OP
City Lights Feb 2013 #1
Stinky The Clown Feb 2013 #9
HERVEPA Feb 2013 #2
Lugnut Feb 2013 #3
MrScorpio Feb 2013 #4
redqueen Feb 2013 #5
Melinda Feb 2013 #6
Hong Kong Cavalier Feb 2013 #7
Stinky The Clown Feb 2013 #10
frazzled Feb 2013 #8
Stinky The Clown Feb 2013 #12
kentuck Feb 2013 #15
bmbmd Feb 2013 #16
stevenleser Feb 2013 #17
msanthrope Feb 2013 #21
JHB Feb 2013 #24
msanthrope Feb 2013 #26
stevenleser Feb 2013 #11
Brickbat Feb 2013 #13
Bluenorthwest Feb 2013 #14
meow2u3 Feb 2013 #18
JI7 Feb 2013 #19
lexfx2006jk Feb 2013 #20
msanthrope Feb 2013 #23
lexfx2006jk Feb 2013 #22
ljm2002 Feb 2013 #25
Ninga Feb 2013 #27
UTUSN Feb 2013 #28
neverforget Feb 2013 #29
vanlassie Feb 2013 #30
wickerwoman Feb 2013 #31
Stinky The Clown Feb 2013 #32

Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:54 PM

1. Me too!

I swear someone here has an avatar that looks awfully similar to the horse. Can't remember who it is though.

I found this through dailykos:

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Response to City Lights (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:10 PM

9. Thank You!!!!!!

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:55 PM

2. Me three

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:59 PM

3. Me four!

The Horse was one of my favorite go to places on the 'net.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:59 PM

4. Me Five!

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:01 PM

5. I miss the site too.

I wish she'd bring it back

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:02 PM

6. I was reading CoffeeCats thread earlier, remembering when MWO was all about calling out the media...

those covering for and exposing the right-wing beliefs and lies the Bush* admin fed us daily thru the very sources MWO blogged about, that is.

Funny how MWO went out for long periods after the beginning of the Iraq war began, and then for good within a year after that, eh?

Haven't seen the 'Horse' in years, sorry.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:03 PM

7. On edit: posted twice 'cause it's just so nice.


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Response to Hong Kong Cavalier (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:10 PM

10. Many thanks!!!!

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:07 PM

8. I still want to know who was behind it!

During those early years of the Bush administration, it was a real lifeline. That, and the Bartcop forum, where we used to discuss the day's MWO religiously.

Those days seem like 100 years ago, but it was really only yesterday.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:12 PM

12. Those were our two go-to sites.

Sparkly joined here long before I did because I was very happy with botht BartCop and MWO.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:43 PM

15. Some thought it was Carville?

But I don't think it has ever been made public?

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Response to frazzled (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 05:08 PM

16. I did indeed love the Horse.

And Bart. I still read him every issue, and am not sure how he never made the bigtime.

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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:42 PM

21. Duncan Black--or Atrios, here in Philly was one of the great mind behind it.

He wrote brilliantly for the Horse, and is still found at Drinking Liberally, and other such gatherings....

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:01 PM

24. His blog Eschaton is still going strong...

...and a USA Today op-ed of his on the failure of 401Ks was a front-page item here within the last week.

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Response to JHB (Reply #24)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:04 PM

26. Indeed. I drank to it. nt

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:12 PM

13. It was a classic.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:40 PM

14. Loved the Horse!!!!!

The Horse built my internet/politics habit from the ground up.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 05:59 PM

18. It should be resurrected as Presstitutes Online

At least the word pressititue can and will make it past the censors.

Media Whores Online really exposed the presstitutes and others who prostituted themselves to the Bushies either for big bucks or simply to keep their jobs.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 06:19 PM

19. i Met DU through MWO

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Response to lexfx2006jk (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:47 PM

23. "a chick?" Enjoy your stay. nt

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:03 PM

25. You're not the only one!

They are the reason I found DU. I always went there first. I wonder who it was, and why they discontinued it. It was really, really great.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:08 PM

27. As I remember it, Tweety was a well known horse; horse of the week

horse of the month, and horse of the year.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:46 PM

28. r#7& k for another alum here nt

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:59 PM

29. MWO was awesome. I was sad when they went dark and miss them

for their great work.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:47 PM

30. One thing used to piss me off.

They would ask for suggestions of Media in Exile and, repeatedly, I would submit Amy Goodman's name. But they ignored it.

Other than that, it was a breath of fresh air back then.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:49 PM

31. Damn tootin.

I think I found DU through MWO or possibly BartCop.

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Response to wickerwoman (Reply #31)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:56 PM

32. We found Bartcop first and that led us to MWO.

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