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origin1286 Donating Member (292 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 07:59 PM
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I don't get the Drudge hate
Damn people, other than when he attempts to do his own reporting, all he does is compile news sources. It's like having 20 tabs of 20 different newspapers open in 1.

Maybe it is slanted in his headlines. But I've seen it slanted both ways.

Anyone want to elaborate on why so much hate for a site that only, for the most part, compiles news?
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:01 PM
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1. Drudge. Ugh.
:popcorn:
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:01 PM
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2. He runs things that sometimes prove untrue, but... most of the time he's right.
As long as one realizes there's a RW slant, there's no real problem with him.
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:03 PM
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8. A RW "slant"?
He is the mouthpiece for the spin the RNC wants put out to the media.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:04 PM
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10. I can see past that. Info is info--I'll read almost anything, and disregard the agenda.
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:14 PM
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22. He's got links to two polls up now above the headline
The first, he writes the link:
NEW WASHPOSTABCNEWS POLL: LARGE SHIFT TO OBAMA...
(the story at the link has a poll at Clinton 42 Obama 37, indeed a shift to Obama since their poll a month ago)

the second poll he headlines:
NYTCBSNEWS: MCCAIN NOW 'MOST FAVORED'...
(if you follow this link, the poll has Clinton at 42 and Obama at 27 essentially unchanged since December)

So, the poll that shows Obama has momentum gets a headling trumpeting Obama's momentum

The poll that shows Clinton holding steady with a huge 15 point lead gets a headline about McCain.

He tries to create a media meme. In this case his meme for the week is that Obama is gaining on Clinton. That may be true or not, but that's his AGENDA.
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origin1286 Donating Member (292 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:04 PM
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9. Yes, but he isn't making these stories up
Only occasionally is it a "Drudge news story."

He may run things that aren't true, but he for the most part only runs what others are reporting.
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:08 PM
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15. Not unlike say, Faux Snooze? Newsmax? Moonie Times?
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:35 PM
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31. Are newsmax and Moon connected that you know of?
my friend used their site as a story source and I about spewed. Are they connected (beyond political party) in any way?
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:49 PM
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49. From what I know, different nuts run Newsmax - but I didn't do a money/corporate
parentage on it - so who knows?
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:55 PM
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51. oh goodness... you made me smile. 'different nuts'. thank you for answering. n/t
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:55 PM
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36. Some people don't realize what's being left out
Unless you include other news sources, you're going to miss all the articles that truly point out the liberal side.
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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:01 PM
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3. I think it is history.
n/t
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SacredCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:01 PM
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4. I use drudge to scan headlines...
but there's almost always a picture of Ann Coulter on the front page somewhere, and that usually keeps me from hanging around for long.
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:02 PM
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5. Well, given that he's a foul-smelling, evil little bitch who hates liberals
gosh, I can't imagine why people hate him.

Ever listen to his radio show? That'll cure you of any tolerance you might have.

For goodness sake, if you want headlines, use news.google.com or suchlike. Drudge is shite.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:02 PM
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6. I much prefer The Huffington Post. In fact, I NEVER go to Drudge. NT
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:02 PM
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7. I guess you weren't around during the
Clinton impeachment...
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:05 PM
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11. read the Hunting of thr President. Made a career on the Arkansas project.
Edited on Sun Jan-13-08 08:05 PM by robbedvoter
Like Tweety, Coulter et al. Unless this is now considered honorable on DU.....
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:05 PM
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12. The repukes love him. Maybe you are lost
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origin1286 Donating Member (292 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:08 PM
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14. Silly me
I forgot that you can't enjoy something if an opponent enjoys it.
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:15 PM
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43. If you think the repukes are only "opponents" you are delusional
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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:07 PM
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13. Because he's a Republican tool n/t
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:09 PM
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16. Have you ever listened to him on the Radio?
He is a complete ass wipe, just under neocon status and he doesn't believe in Global Warming.
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origin1286 Donating Member (292 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:12 PM
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20. Yes but...
How does that change what he does (which is compile news links)?
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:16 PM
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25. Did you see the story he posted a few weeks ago about Edwards love child?
That story was all over Right Wing radio because they check on Drudge every day. Drudge is notorious for posting complete crap and the right wing picking it up as regular news and quoting him. It's a symbiotic relationship. Drudge throws them a bone every few days of completely false news that they can use to get ratings and swiftboat someone and they in turn pay him off. He also rips up the Republican candidates the Republican establishment wants gone like Huckabee and Ron Paul.
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origin1286 Donating Member (292 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:14 PM
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42. But he didn't make that story up
He posted a link to another story.


Like I said he just compiles sources.
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:10 PM
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17. He's a rightwing mouthpiece
But as a Democrat, surely you know that. ;-)
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redstateblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:11 PM
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18. I swore off Drudge after 2004- I'm much happier
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:12 PM
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19. Also, many of his articles are just flat out wrong!
He breaks stuff about candidates and the Right Wing talk show hosts quote him all day long then at the end of the day that article is proved wrong yet they got away with the lies because they could quote Drudge all day long.

You should have seen the lies he put out about Wes Clark! :mad: And the Right Wing still repeats those lies today. It's maddening!
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:13 PM
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21. lol
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:14 PM
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23. May I direct your attention to a squib from this post?
http://journals.democraticunderground.com/madfloridian/...

Another Moon publication, now just online, is called Insight Magazine. They played a hand in the Obama muslim school attacks. Here's what they did, then follow the links from their website to see how the rumor spread.

From Moon Waning article above:


Earlier this year Insight, Moon's former print news weekly -- which is currently online only -- reported that Hillary Clinton's opposition research team had dug up information on her Democratic Party rival for the 2008 presidential nomination, Barack Obama that had him attending a fundamentalist Muslim "madrassah" while a young child and that he was seeking to conceal his allegiance to Islam. According to Parry, "The Insight attack on Obama was framed as a heartfelt desire to test out the credibility of the 45-year-old Illinois senator who identifies himself as a Christian and belongs to a church in Chicago. 'He was a Muslim, but he concealed it,' a source supposedly close to Clinton's background investigation of Obama told Insight. 'The idea is to show Obama as deceptive.'"

"Insight used no named sources for the allegations, nor did the magazine check out the facts about the school." The report "quickly spread to the wider audiences of Rupert Murdoch's right-wing media outlets


Here are the "media outlets", the links given at the Insight Magazine. Note them carefully.

Insight Magazine

Drudge Report
Human Events Online
American Spectator
National Review Online
Breitbart.com


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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:16 PM
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24. Hillary plays footsie with Drudge now.
"Mrs. Clintons aides declined to discuss how the Drudge Report got access to her latest fund-raising figures nearly 20 minutes before the official announcement went to supporters. But it was a prime example of a development that has surprised much of the political world: Mrs. Clinton is learning to play nice with the Drudge Report and the powerful, elusive and conservative-leaning man behind it."

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/22/us/politics/22drudge....
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Essene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:56 PM
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37. the GOP are supporting her in the primary. no surprise there. she will do whatever... *puke*
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:16 PM
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26. Read post #22
The way he characterizes links can be misleading and is a transparent rightwing attempt to set a media meme.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:17 PM
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27. He tried to derail John Kerry's campaign with the lie about his alleged mistress
who was an intern. He was desperately trying to play right wing hero again, to recapture the glory of his Monica Lewinski days. Only that time it was pure deception, fraud and irresponsible gossip from unreliable sources. After that utter fiasco, I was surprised that anyone could take him seriously anymore.
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:17 PM
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28. Threads like these explain why DU looks like this lately...feeding from the sewers
will poison your mind...
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:26 PM
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29. Drudge puts up crap and pulls it only after others call him on it.
Case in point. The supposed affair that Kerry had with a female staffer which never occurred and which she, her parents and Kerry denied but somehow stayed up on his site until I'm guessing Kerry and/or the DNC threatened legal action.

He's refined his RW technique, and keeps BS up briefly when it's crap, but just long enough for happily ignorant to spread his lies.

Hope that answers your question, but I anticipate you'll explain to me his "journalistic" credentials. Funny that he missed the Craig story though. Hmmm. MKJ



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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:32 PM
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30. Yep! I think he gets a check from the RNC about once a month
He is not a legitimate news source yet the MSM treats him as one with is an outrage. I thought it was interesting that he came out so strongly against Huckabee and Ron Paul. He is obviously being paid to do what he does for the right wing.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:35 PM
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32. You need to read David Brock's book. That will give you a sense of what the man is.
To put it in a single sentence: He's like Ann Coulter's stupid yet mendacious little brother.
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Happyhippychick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:47 PM
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33. Gee, call me "psychic" but I bet you already know the answer to this question!
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ripple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:49 PM
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34. Fox 'compiles' news, as well
but there is definitely something lost in translation.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:54 PM
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35. Buzzflash compiles news headlines too
Within a week, you'll realize how your news has been filtered. Try it.
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ldf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:56 PM
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38. and you probably think jeff gannon
is a legitimate reporter, too, huh?
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:59 PM
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39. WTF?
Edited on Sun Jan-13-08 08:59 PM by Skittles
THE GUY IS AN ASSHOLE REPUKE TOOL :puke:
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:07 PM
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40. But, origin1286 really wants to know. Origin is confused and asking for guidance.
It's sad, really. Well, not really that sad.

Come to think of it, it's fucking hilarious! :rofl:

But, in a sad way, :cry: :rofl:

MKJ
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:13 PM
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41. how can anyone respect that f***ing clown Drudge?
I mean, he is DISGUSTING
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:17 PM
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44. If by "disgusting" you mean oozing BS from every pore I must agree.
It seems Origin doesn't have either the vision or olfactory ability to discern Drudge's utter grossness. I guess. :shrug: MKJ
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antiimperialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:22 PM
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45. Because he cherry-picks right-wing hateful newspapers n/t
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:26 PM
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46. You've seen him slanted both ways? Drudge?
I don't think so. He always slants to the right. I will never forget that he did not write one single word about the Jeff Gannon fiasco.
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tkmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:37 PM
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47. Sure he compiles news from other sources, BUT
And it's big but, he picks and chooses which stories he wants to put up. Cherry picking stories to make Conservatives look good and Liberals look bad is just as non-objective as making stories up from whole cloth, which he has also been known to do on occasion.

Bias is bias. FoxNews doesn't often completely make up the stories they report, but the WAY they report news borders on slanderous. Drudge may as well be called FoxNews online.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:41 PM
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48. "Hate"
:eyes:
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:53 PM
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50. I recommend buzzflash.com
http://buzzflash.com /
Skewing it our way. If you can take it.
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