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  •  I linked to the original article (0+ / 0-)

    I wouldn't consider Truth Dig to be some sort of right wing news source and they have been very support of the OWS movement including Chris Hedges going out there and getting arrested with it.

    I also stated that a fair amount of it is speculative.  But if you want to say Truth Dig is not a good source for news and information that's on you.

    "Foolproof systems don't take into account the ingenuity of fools."

    by overclocking on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 09:19:37 AM PST

    •  it is contentless bullshit. (2+ / 0-)
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      satanicpanic, Unit Zero

      it is without merit. it is inflammatory. It is anti-OWS.

      Why don't you try writing about reality, rather than speculative nonsense?

      'canter' is a horse's gait - 'cantor' is a horse's ass. - GayIthacan

      by qannabbos on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 09:21:58 AM PST

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      •  But I'd argue we still need an answer (2+ / 0-)
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        Catte Nappe, Neuroptimalian

        to EdMass' question in Moore's original diary from Nov. 22nd.

        Unless some right-winger has illegitimately stolen access to Moore's DK account, that diary came from him, or someone who works for him.  And he himself said that he got together with a group of 40 people whose job it is to set goals for the OWS movement.

        The story reported in this diary might be so much RedState conspiracy theory garbage, but the question still needs to be answered.

        Being ignored is the difference between being a one percenter and an American.--sweeper

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 10:09:57 AM PST

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        •  Except it didn't come from Red State at all (0+ / 0-)

          It came from Truth Dig.  Had it come from Red State I would have ignored it.  

          However, some things about Truth Dig.

          1.  Truth Dig is a left leaning site if there ever was one.  So whatever you can say, it's not like this came from the bowels of Faux News.

          2.  Truth Dig has been continually supportive of the OWS movement and covered it in a positive light from it's inception.  There is nothing to indicate they'd want to disrupt the movement.

          3.  Chris Hedges, a prominent columnist there, has participated in OWS even to the point of being arrested.

          For these three reasons I don't think Truth Dig would publish an article about potential problems in OWS unless they believed that the information was credible, or that it needed to get into the public discourse.  And given that the vast majority of people going their to read their articles are liberal and supportive of OWS, I think they'd tread carefully.

          But sure, pass off Truth Dig as some sort of conservative site if you want.

          "Foolproof systems don't take into account the ingenuity of fools."

          by overclocking on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 10:27:16 AM PST

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          •  OK, that's fair (2+ / 0-)
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            qannabbos, Neuroptimalian

            but not everything on TruthDig is, well, the truth.
            You should probably have a couple of sources for anything you report. Commenters who have pointed that out here are correct.

            I apologize to referring to this information as Redstate conspiracytheory garbage.  

            However, nonetheless, EdMass' question still needs to be answered.

            Being ignored is the difference between being a one percenter and an American.--sweeper

            by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 11:08:05 AM PST

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    •  There's nothing in that truthdig story (5+ / 0-)

      that rules out the possibility that the writer just made the whole thing up.

      "That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State ..."- Vermont Constitution Chapter 1, Article 16

      by kestrel9000 on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 09:23:51 AM PST

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