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md11capt

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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2013 1:42:52 PM

[L=http://www.policymic.com/articles/69139/text deletedIn his new book, Murdoch’s World: The Last of the Old Media Empires, NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik has revealed that Fox News’ public relations department spent years aggressively patrolling the comments sections of blog posts about the network, and responding to criticism (and even neutral statements) from fake accounts. According to Folkenflik, Fox staffers each maintained dozens of sock-puppet accounts, and even logged in from dial-up AOL accounts in order to make their posts seem like they’d come from actual, honest-to-god, out-of-touch angry grandparents. [/L]
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johnnyg1200
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2013 12:33:36 AM

If the healthcare website could be brought down by a had full of media employees, if it could then the site was deeply flawed. I find it hard to believe that an insignificant news site like Fox has the recourses to overload a government website that was supposed to serve tens of millions of Americans.
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AC-302
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2013 12:00:51 AM

Well, I wouldn't put much stock in Mr. Folkenfilk's accusation unless and until it is confirmed by another more moderate source. The book, written by a NPR correspondent, appears to be a Democrat shill. Find someone to confirm that from another source. Also, does MSNBC do the same thing? How about NPR and CBS?
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NickHammer
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 1:04:46 PM

>>It's not like it's a stroke of brilliance. It's a showing of a lack of ethics.<<

Just like Karl Rove. People kept telling us how smart he was for coming up with all these tactics to help Bush win (McCain's illegitimate black child comes to mind). But the reality is that many of us come up with so-called brilliant ideas that are non-ethical; the difference is that we don't act on them because we know it's wrong to do so.
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 1:01:35 PM

They only do it while liberal news media staffers are voting for their faves on Dancing With the Stars. It's the only time they can log in.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 10:02:35 AM

"Unless any of you are willing to admit fox thought of it first."

Well, sure. It's not like it's a stroke of brilliance. It's a showing of a lack of ethics.
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oilpan4
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 10:42:14 PM

A trick they surely learned from the liberal news media.

Unless any of you are willing to admit fox thought of it first.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 9:46:18 PM

"Why would they want anyone to waste their time on a website that doesn't work?"


For the same reason that Fox is paying staffers to create dummy accounts to defend the network on blogs"

Stupid is as stupid does.
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jeskibuff
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 8:34:58 PM

Cliffisher said: "I wonder how many thousands of Faux staffers are told to log on hourly to the ACA web site?"

Typical liberal thinking there.

Why would they want anyone to waste their time on a website that doesn't work?

That's like paying a limo driver to drive you around in a car with a blown engine, with no wheels and up on blocks!

What purpose would it serve? To break something that's already in shambles?
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 6:36:59 PM

"So how much are you being paid by Fox? "


*ROTFL*!!!
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greentre
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 6:19:30 PM

Fox probably learned it from the national leader of trolls:

"The Obama campaign is today beginning a new effort to enlist and educate at least 2 million supporters for a “grassroots communications team” they’re calling the Truth Team.

“The goal is to ensure that when Republicans attack President Obama’s record, grassroots supporters can take ownership of the campaign"

"Obama organized a similar grassroots effort in 2008 – Fight the Smears - that involved more than 1 million supporters, campaign aides said."


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Zimcity
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 5:16:03 PM

"Yep...there we go again. Blame someone else for this failing administration's policies. They KNEW it would only handle 1,100 people a day so it did not take much. BTW...read it again. One thousand, one hundred people a day...not at a time, not per minute, not per hour, but in an entire day. That is all that website could handle. And the worst part...THE ADMINISTRATION KNEW ABOUT IT!!!

So keep spewing your lies for this administration."

Actually the Fox News article you had posted, said 1,100 concurrent users. Nowhere, other than in the misleading header, did it say 1,100 per day.

So how much are you being paid by Fox?
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 5:09:52 PM

Nick - about the same number of MSLSD staffers who infest the sites.
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 4:17:16 PM

"I wonder how many thousands of Faux staffers are told to log on hourly to the ACA web site?"

Yep...there we go again. Blame someone else for this failing administration's policies. They KNEW it would only handle 1,100 people a day so it did not take much. BTW...read it again. One thousand, one hundred people a day...not at a time, not per minute, not per hour, but in an entire day. That is all that website could handle. And the worst part...THE ADMINISTRATION KNEW ABOUT IT!!!

So keep spewing your lies for this administration. Keep trying to make excuses. The country is going to see through them this time.

[Edited by: AFSNCO at 11/7/2013 4:19:22 PM EST]
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 2:51:52 PM

"Good question, Cliff? I wonder how many of them are blogging on sites like GasBuddy?"


LOL, Probably more than a few...

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NickHammer
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 2:39:30 PM

Let's use tinyurl.com to fix the link from the OP.

>>I wonder how many thousands of Faux staffers are told to log on hourly to the ACA web site?<<

Good question, Cliff? I wonder how many of them are blogging on sites like GasBuddy?

[Edited by: NickHammer at 11/7/2013 2:41:57 PM EST]
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 7:38:19 AM

I wonder how many thousands of Faux staffers are told to log on hourly to the ACA web site?
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