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Fri Apr 22, 2016, 01:30 AM

 

Media Whores Online

For those of you who don't remember (or could not remember because you're young), a little history:

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

A good if very pro-Clinton media watchdog site during its run, and as the page says, often cited by long-time Clinton operatives James Carville and Paul Begala.

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JackRiddler Apr 2016 OP
Tony_FLADEM Apr 2016 #1
oasis Apr 2016 #2
reddread Apr 2016 #3
pat_k Apr 2016 #7
TSIAS Apr 2016 #4
JackRiddler Apr 2016 #5
Art_from_Ark Apr 2016 #6
pat_k Apr 2016 #8
JackRiddler Apr 2016 #9

Response to JackRiddler (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 01:39 AM

1. I remember that site

It was up from about 2000-2003 if I remember correctly. They used to have a "Whore Of The Week."

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Response to JackRiddler (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 01:45 AM

2. Carville plugged it on CNN's "Crossfire" I lurked for months

and found my way to DU from there.

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Response to JackRiddler (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 01:48 AM

3. those were the days

 

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Response to reddread (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 03:13 AM

7. I'm feeling my age.

"The activities of JennyQ apparently began on the Salon.com Table Talk forums. "


Media Whores Online was a wonderful resource in the early 2000's.

I was a "TableTalker" back in the late 1990's. There was a big migration from TT to DU in 2004. I can't actually recall what prompted it.

And then there was the "Censure and Move On" petition / email group back in 1998. When that began we had no idea what it was destined to become.

And BartCop (Terry Coppage, who died too young just a couple years ago).

The Clinton impeachment witch hunt woke me up to the "vast right-wing conspiracy." Conason and Lyon's "the Hunting of the President" laid out the players and connections.

Then we were hit by the 2000 (s)election.

I was thinking about one event just a couple days ago. Bartcop's fundraiser for Julie Hiatt Steele at James Carville's restaurant in DC. I met David Brock there. "Blinded by the Right" gave us a picture of what we were up against from the inside. I had a lot of respect for him at that time. He seemed embarrassed by all the attention he got at the event. Later, his Media Matters site became another great resource.

Seeing the role he is playing as propagandist is so disheartening. Who knows? Maybe he'll have another awakening and give us the inside scoop on that.

Enough reminiscing. There's a new chapter ahead.

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Response to JackRiddler (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 01:50 AM

4. I thought that word was verbotten

I was around DU at the time as well. It was jokingly referred to as the "Media Horse".

Now that term would get you hidden in a heartbeat.

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Response to TSIAS (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 01:53 AM

5. Apparently it does not get you hidden in a heartbeat.

 

I don't like the word, actually. There are plenty of alternatives.

Nevertheless, its use in non-gendered fashion is widespread to denote politicians or officials or professionals for sale.

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Response to JackRiddler (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 02:00 AM

6. That was my home page for a while

It's where I learned about "Tweety", and Maureen Dowd's ridiculous tirade against Al Gore's "Lyin' Sighin' Heart" (I still can't forgive her for that pukefest), among others. I had no idea it had been a pro-Clinton site, because I joined after Selection 2000 and by then it had morphed into an anti-Bush site.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 03:30 AM

8. We were up against the "vast right-wing conspiracy"...

..whose pièce de résistance at the time was impeachment. In those years, if you were anti-republican noise machine, you were, almost by default, pro-Clinton.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 07:12 AM

9. The RW attacks on Clintons are real enough.

 

MoveOn and MWO both very much started in response. That does not preclude legitimate criticism of the Clinton admin and HRC today. Or a MoveOn endorsement of Sanders.

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