Malia Obama Attacked by Conservative Free Republic

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Malia Obama Attacked by Conservative Free Republic

Postby OspreyGirl » Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:07 pm

http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Conservative+Free+Republic+blog+free+speech+flap+after+racial+slurs+directed+Obama+children/1782375/story.html


A note on the front of the blog reads, "Free Republic does not advocate or condone racism, violence, rebellion, secession, or an overthrow of the government," but one comment on the thread read, "This disgusting display makes me more and more eager for the revolution," while another read, "I never actually wnated [sic] to be a pistol before but..."



So...what the hell is this about? :~

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Re: Malia Obama Attacked by Conservative Free Republic

Postby rei1 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:12 pm

I couldn't access the link you posted..what was said and is there an easier way to see the article?

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Re: Malia Obama Attacked by Conservative Free Republic

Postby Oreo123 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:56 pm

malia accompanied her parents along with her sister on the European tour...she wore a T shirt with a peace symbl on it and some pockets of the exteme right wing are criticizing the message and if it was in good taste. Not the main stream....but those that serve special interest groups.
Best thing to do is to ignore the comments. Silence is the best insult!


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Re: Malia Obama Attacked by Conservative Free Republic

Postby rei1 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:24 pm

Kids really should be off limits..especially young kids as Obama's are..

I'm not a fan of his, but I will never talk about the kids..they are not him!

and BTW thanks for the scoop..I didn't hear about this..and whats wrong with a peace sign shirt anyway? ~)

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Re: Malia Obama Attacked by Conservative Free Republic

Postby OspreyGirl » Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:37 am

There's no shortage of stupid, racist, ignorant, hateful, militant and crazy posters on free republic. I think the more people shine a light on them, the better. They are unashamed of their beliefs and the more noise they make the better. They're the ones who sincerely believe that Obama is a socialist, that Jews were behind 9/11 and that illegal immigrants should be shot trying to cross the border. The only people who should take these people seriously are the FBI, so they can collect evidence against them in the event they go out and actually commit a crime in the name of "patriotism."

Here are some of the things said on that blog about an 11 year old girl:

"A typical street wh@re." "A bunch of ghetto thugs." "Ghetto street trash." "Wonder when she will get her first abortion."

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Re: Malia Obama Attacked by Conservative Free Republic

Postby bigtimesoapfan » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:19 am

They should be ashamed of themselves! But @ the same time everyone thought it was no biggie and said they were making a "mountain out of a molehill" when someone else was upset over by a late night talk show host making rude jokes about their daughter. Gotta love those good old [b]Double standards!!/b]

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Re: Malia Obama Attacked by Conservative Free Republic

Postby alwaysEJ » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:24 am

I have looked at Free Republic's site & don't see anything about this...their site usually links to other articles but I don't see any links to other sources talking about her shirt. Like Drudge, it's a site that links to articles of interest.

www.freerepublic.com

Editing to add -

Ok they must've linked to an article discussing her shirt, & since they allow comments, the comments got nasty. Comment sections throughout the blogosphere are notorious for containing astoundingly offensive material...the comments in my local paper get heated & nasty at times. I don't always approve of or agree with what's said, & I know better than to assume the powers that be at my local paper agree with the comments anymore than those who run Free Republic agree with all those who comment (anonymously) on their site.

I don't assume every Democrat was cool with the rancid treatment of Palin's daughters - the one who had a baby or the 14 year old Letterman joked was knocked up by A Rod. At least comments on a message board, however vile they may be, are not broadcast on national TV & laughed at by a live audience. It's all pathetic. I believe Free Republic probably removed the comments. Aside from disallowing people to comment, that's about all they can do.

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Re: Malia Obama Attacked by Conservative Free Republic

Postby OspreyGirl » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:36 am

Malia Obama is the one of the First Daughters...Palin's kids are a non-issue.

Just like Chelsea Clinton, there are some mean and severely socially defunct people out there who would pick on the presidents' kids.

But unlike Chelsea, Malia had so many racist and sexist things said about her that show some people should just rot in h@ll!

So what would make Malia and Sasha more acceptable to these people? The answer is obvious! ~)

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Re: Malia Obama Attacked by Conservative Free Republic

Postby alwaysEJ » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:41 am

Quote OspreyGirl: Malia Obama is the one of the First Daughters...Palin's kids are a non-issue.

Just like Chelsea Clinton, there are some mean and severely socially defunct people out there who would pick on the presidents' kids.

But unlike Chelsea, Malia had so many racist and sexist things said about her that show some people should just rot in h@ll!

So what would make Malia and Sasha more acceptable to these people? The answer is obvious! ~)


Kids are kids - it doesn't matter who their parents are, they should be left alone by the media as well as anonymous posters on websites. If Palin's kids are a non-issue, please let Letterman know. He seems to think they are fodder for late night jokes. And, what was said about Obama's daughter should not be said about any child, no matter who her father is or what his job is.

I am not happy with what was said about Obama's daughter, I was pointing out that it was not Free Republic posting the comments or in any way bashing her, it was kooky online posters making horrible comments.

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Re: Malia Obama Attacked by Conservative Free Republic

Postby OspreyGirl » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:46 am

So getting back on topic, I've heard that people are uncomfortable with the way Malia wears her hair--sometimes she wears twists or tight curls, and other times her hair is straight.

I just can't believe there are people out there who still hold such racial ignorance towards a child just because of how she looks.

It's the same thing that happened to those kids in PA who wanted to go to the swim club--based on the judgments of appearance that "might be threatening" these kids were denied access to a swimming pool.


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