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Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:48 PM

Where can you sign up for right-wing emails?

I have a new project here at work: I am supposed to read all the letters to the editor before we print them to ensure we aren't running right-wing chain emails as "original" letters to the editor.

The problem with that is, I don't get any right-wing chain emails. While this has certain advantages, including not coming down with a stroke from reading that crap, it's hard to pick out the wingnut email forwards if you don't get them yourself.

So...what I plan to do is to open a fresh free-mail account, subscribe to some of those services (WorldNutDaily and Newsmax probably have email alerts, right?) and go to work. But...besides WND (which is one letter away from WMD for a reason) and Newsmax, what else is good?

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Reply Where can you sign up for right-wing emails? (Original post)
jmowreader Apr 2012 OP
Canuckistanian Apr 2012 #1
Meiko Apr 2012 #2
jmowreader Apr 2012 #14
Sarah Ibarruri Apr 2012 #3
RKP5637 Apr 2012 #4
left is right Apr 2012 #5
jmowreader Apr 2012 #15
foo_bar Apr 2012 #6
WhoIsNumberNone Apr 2012 #8
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #9
WhoIsNumberNone Apr 2012 #7
hootinholler Apr 2012 #10
DevonRex Apr 2012 #11
jmowreader Apr 2012 #18
treestar Apr 2012 #20
DevonRex Apr 2012 #25
Zax2me Apr 2012 #12
jmowreader Apr 2012 #16
Ruby the Liberal Apr 2012 #13
guitar man Apr 2012 #17
JHB Apr 2012 #19
treestar Apr 2012 #21
Cleita Apr 2012 #22
doc03 Apr 2012 #23
Populist_Prole Apr 2012 #24

Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:54 PM

1. Here's what you do:

Just Google any combination of the words "Obama" and "Muslim", "Kenya", "dictator", or "Alinsky"

They'll find you.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:55 PM

2. Damn...who do you work for?

 

Just curious who would run a project like this.

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Response to Meiko (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 10:06 PM

14. I work for the Coeur d'Alene Press, a newspaper in Idaho

We have been getting emails from readers telling us some of our LTTEs are actually RW email forwards that people have signed and sent in. The boss wants it to stop, so we're going to at least try to make it stop.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:00 PM

3. Oh that's easy! Send e-mails to Repuke politicians, to Repuke organizations, and to

anything Repuke you find online. Make up some right wing sounding letters and post them around with your e-mail. Within some time, they'll each have spread your name around as a potential Repuke sheep, and you'll start getting right wing chain e-mails.

Of course, if you do all that, you'll be overcome with the desire to shower every time you get online.

That's what happened to me a few years ago. I had to get out of it all. It was making me nauseous.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:01 PM

4. I imagine once you subscribe to a few your email address will

get quickly passed around to other RW mailings.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:05 PM

5. Be sure to create a new email address for the garbgage you will receive

you don;t want it to be mixed with your more important emails

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Response to left is right (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 10:07 PM

15. I did

Send all your RW garbage to lakecity@gmx.com.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:06 PM

6. there's an easier way

(e.g., http://snopes.com/politics/obama/obama.asp)

Instead of sifting through a mountain of radioactive waste, it might be easier to cut 'n paste a sentence from each LTTE into Google, which will bring you to Snopes or another meta- oriented site if the source is viral propaganda. For instance, if you Google "Obama takes great care to conceal the fact that he is a Muslim" (including the quotation marks), the first page of results will bring you to urbanlegends.about.com, snopes, factcheck.org, etc.

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Response to foo_bar (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:09 PM

8. +1

Best idea yet.

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Response to foo_bar (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:13 PM

9. Exactly! Even for crap that hasn't yet been fact-checked...

...such a search will show FB pages and blogs where wingnut viral emails are posted--as they often are.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:08 PM

7. Getting on a right wing mailing list is easy

I got on several when I voted in the 2000 Republican primary (unfortunately Bush still won in spite of my efforts) but to get these crazy chain letters you're talking about... I think you need some right wing friends for that. Try Yahoo- there must be a right wing crazy news group there somewhere.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:38 PM

10. Don't forget teh Moonie Times

washingtontimesmail.com

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:50 PM

11. I see we need to report your RW relatives.

Names please. Um hmm. Got it. Addresses? Okay. The RW patrol will be right over to castigate them for not flooding your inbox with irrational hate on a daily basis, no matter how stupid it makes them look.

That's been a problem this year - RWers being too embarrassed to carry out their duty to look like absolute idiots and forward even the most obviously ridiculous garbage to you, the well educated Democratic voter.

I'll forward the info to my teabagger sister. She will be happy to take care of this problem immediately. No embarrassment for her. Nope. Unh uh.

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Response to DevonRex (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 10:14 PM

18. My RW relatives don't have my email address

You really think I'm that stupid? That's what they make telephones for.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 11:04 PM

20. OK give them that fake address

That is the only way to get the real email chain itself. Someone who has you on your list (RWers tend to have long lists of recipients, and send out to everyone all the nice pictures and cute jokes they see, so you have all that to contend with too, but eventually they will send on the right wing emails too).

I get them from one relative. I'm tempted to get your address there and forward them to you if I can remember.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #18)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 01:41 PM

25. haha

Which is why I've told my sisters don't email me anymore because I never even check it. If it's important, call me. Seriously, before Obama they were RW but only sent me kitten and puppy pictures. Now? OMG.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 10:01 PM

12. Just curious, did they specify right wing chains -

 

How in fact do you know a progressive letter is original?
Tough job.

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Response to Zax2me (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 10:08 PM

16. This is Idaho. WHAT progressive letters?

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 10:03 PM

13. Google up Glenn Beck and Michelle Malkin's sites.

I think they are theblaze and hotair.

That will be sure to keep you in RW lunacy.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 10:10 PM

17. I could put you in touch with some of my in laws

If I hadn't already deleted and blocked them from my email

my gawd the trash they would send out

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 10:30 PM

19. Pick a sentence or phrase in the letter and Google it

People post those things to RW message boards and other newspaper LthE, so if you get exact matches, voila! Beats reading through a mountain of crap.

Sometimes you can not only find if it's a message making the rounds, you can trace its origins. A relative had included me in a forwarding of one decrying Obama appointing a couple of "devout muslims" to DHS, and I managed to trace it back the blogs where it originated, with material being removed and comments added as it got reposted over numerous RW message boards and e-mails. Most of the peole posting it didn't mention they'd got it from elsewhere.

That's more involved than what your job calls for, unless you want to make a story out of tracing one.

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Response to JHB (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 11:07 PM

21. Like a plagiarism check

That would work.

Though if the OP wants to get a general feel for what right wingers are onto, getting the emails from a relative / friend gives a big picture about what RWers are het up about in any given time period.

My right wing relative is always up on the persecution of Christians. You know, how the government fails to enforce their right to make everyone else follow their religion.





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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 11:10 PM

22. The Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute and many other think tanks have websites

that you can sign up for the talking point memo of the day. The Heritage Foundation should be especially paid attention to because that's the mother ship.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 11:34 PM

23. Join the NRA n/t

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 12:59 AM

24. 'My Right Wing Dad'. A great site, a museum of sorts

http://myrightwingdad.blogspot.com/

It's basically a collection of contributions form people who receive them sent to be commented and lampooned. Great keyword search selection.

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