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DrGonzoLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:15 AM
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STOP USING RIGHT-WING SOURCES!!!!!
GAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

I've had it! I'm sick of looking in the forums here and seeing citations from Newsmax, Drudge, and Fox. When are you people going to figure out that (a) most of that shit is propaganda and (b) all of it is skewed toward the right-wing drones who just want to hear about how evil leeeeebruls are.

Yet, every day, someone feels the need to post something from Newsmax, or Drudge, or whatever.

There is an enormous links section on DU that goes to many, many, news sites. Hell, even mainstream media (CNN, NYT, whatever) would be better. By going to these right-wing-whacknut sites all you are doing is making their hit counter go up and giving them free publicity.

Since I'm sure there will be plenty who will start whining about me being a thread fascist or something, please go ahead and do so. It's funny.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:16 AM
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1. and.... "My<insert relationship here> sent me this e-mail....
Those annoy me to no end.. :)
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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:17 AM
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2. It's FASH...Um....FISH....Um....
Ah, hell...it's not a bad thing to post a message using a right wing source as long as it is made clear that it is not a true 'news' story but a right wing corruption of a 'true' news story.
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Girlfriday Donating Member (570 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:20 AM
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3. Right!
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 11:43 AM by Girlfriday
Know thy enemy. I can't stand going to those sites myself, but I do like knowing what they are up to.
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Kamika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:21 AM
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4. Those sources can be benefitial
If a rightwing source has something that is good for us, no freeper can argue against it
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MarianJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:24 AM
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5. I agree
I think that the only thing to be gotten from a right wing "news" source is annoyance. :puke: I getplenty of that without looking for it. If we want to know what the right wingers are thinking, and I use thinking VERY loosely, the "mainstream media will be only to happy to let us know.

I beleive that citing them, even to show how full of s*** they are, only further "legitamizes them. Good people disagree with me. That's ok. It's still a (relatively) free country.
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PAMod Donating Member (651 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:24 AM
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6. Yea, but some folks have to use RW sites...
to show how bad the "other" democratic candidates really are.
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:27 AM
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7. Yeah, and I get tired of reading about people's athletic milestones, too..
Did I tell you I rode 26 miles yesterday?

:7
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:30 AM
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8. ohhhhh..."somebody's" jealous ....
:)..

Hey.. I walked all the way to the garage to empty the dryer yesterday ...Yayyyy me !!!
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:31 AM
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9. HAHAHAHA
It's fine to tell us...just don't provide a link to a Drudge article informing us of such! ;-)
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:08 PM
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12. Drudge wouldn't print it anyway...
Since he couldn't quote me as saying I imagine Clinton's Penis chasing me to make myself go faster... :7
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DarkPhenyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:01 PM
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10. Not everything RW is wrong.
Just as not everything that is LW is right. If the story covered is important, and the information presented is acceptably accurate adn factual then there is nothing wrong with using RW sources.

Hell, even if it is inaccurate and a lie there isn't any harm. We need to know what they are saying. If we ignore their propaganda then we can't fight against it can we?
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:41 PM
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11. Kick
:kick:
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:10 PM
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13. They're not...
going to listen to you.

The candidate cultists will use anything they can to bash the rest of the crowd.

The disrupters and fifth columnists are doing this deliberately and laughing their asses off.

The assholes will remain assholes.

There's always a few who think they are doing the right thing. And sometimes, maybe they are.
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