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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 04:15 PM
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GOP paying bloggers to write favorable comments about them?
Edited on Tue Aug-24-10 04:23 PM by alfredo
http://politics.slashdot.org/story/10/08/24/1458224/Doe...

"According to the conservative political journalism site Daily Caller: '"It's standard operating procedure" to pay bloggers for favorable coverage, says one Republican campaign operative. A GOP blogger-for-hire estimates that "at least half the bloggers that are out there" on the Republican side "are getting remuneration in some way beyond ad sales." Or in some cases, it's the ads themselves: ads at ten times the going rate are one of the ways conservative bloggers apparently get paid by the politicians they write about. In usual he-said she-said fashion, Daily Caller finds a couple of obscure liberal bloggers to mention too, but they fully disclosed payment and one of them even shut down his blog while doing consulting work, unlike Robert Stacy McCain and Dan Riehl."
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 04:18 PM
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1. Thankfully, this doesn't happen on our side.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 04:25 PM
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3. Yes, but one quit blogging and the other disclosed his arrangement
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 04:29 PM
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5. Do you honestly think it's not going on today with other bloggers?
Of course it is.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 05:27 PM
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7. I'm just going by the article, and what they reported.
No doubt there are some.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 04:23 PM
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2. The InterTubes are full of paid posters /writers /bloggers /asshats...
On both sides, on all sides. The InterTubes will quickly become irrelevant at this rate.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 04:40 PM
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6. From the article it appears that a larger percentage are from the right.
Look at the number of Astros turf organizations.
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LaPera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 04:25 PM
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4. Fucking slimy republicans - paying for lies!
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 05:28 PM
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8. The truth costs more and it doesn't work as well as a
well crafted lie.
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