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  •  Older brother Ben Marino = Jeff Gannon? (4.00)
    Post: July 2003 -- ProBush.com -- Traitors all?  
    Article mentions: Michael & Ben Marino
    "ProBush.com is registered to Michael Marino of West Point, Pennsylvania"
    [...]
    " His brother Ben is a spokesperson for the site."

    Post: South Dakota connection?
    "Jeff Gannon and The Free Speech Foundation helped Michael Marino from Pennsylvania defend himself and his website ProBush.com from a lawsuit by a former South Dakota senator and it was ex-SD congressman Bill Janklow's law firm.

    South Dakota Politics said: "This week, the defendant, Jeff Marino of ProBush.com filed a motion to dismiss. Jeff Gannon, who made a big splash in South Dakota with his reporting on bias in the Argus Leader, has a thorough report." (note: Yes, it really said Jeff Marino.)"

    Post: August 2003 - Amicus brief
    JAMES G. ABOUREZK, Plaintiff, vs.
    PROBUSH.COM, INC., a Pennsylvania corporation, and MICHAEL MARINO.

    20-Year-Old Republican Website Owner Sued by Former Democrat Senator
    By Jeff Gannon  |  Talon News  |  July 31, 2003

    Talon News  |  July 31, 2003

    FREE REPUBLIC

    20-Year-Old Republican Website Owner Sued by Former Democrat Senator
    Posted by prairiebreeze
    On News/Activism 07/31/2003 8:07:58 AM PDT · 42 replies · 211+ views

    Talon News / GOP USA ^ | July 31, 2003 | Jeff Gannon
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- In May, former Sen. James Abourezk (D-SD) filed a $5 million lawsuit against a website operator who included him among a group of "traitors." The website, www.ProBush.com, lampoons liberals from the entertainment industry and politics who have been vocal in their opposition to the war in Iraq or critical of President George W. Bush.

    Some of the others on the list are Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as well as actors George Clooney, Susan Sarandon, and Janeane Garafalo and the country music group, the Dixie Chicks....

    Read the details and specifics about the correspondence of the case. Did Jeff Gannon himself write this story, or ...? Emotional involvement, not writing from a distance or independent from case.

    Someone could also Google prairiebreeze, perhaps another pseudonym.

    DOES INFO ON TALON NEWS SITE NEED SAVING?
    SOMEONE PLEASE TAKE CARE OF THIS.

    Info found from search:
    GOOGLE

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    •  LINK for post -- South Dakota Connection (none)
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      South  Dakota  Connection?   by MarkC

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    •  keep going creve... (none)
      don't let go of this until it goes cold....keep track.

      Good work.

      "Off we go into the Wild New Yonder"

      by NYBri on Sat Feb 05, 2005 at 01:39:56 PM PST

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    •  Prairiebreeze (4.00)
      I looked at Netcraft's report - IP addy's unre-lated.  Hosting site never mentioned before.

      Might need a whois on this - and I dunno how to do that one.  I'll keep looking.  Definitely a rightie site.

      Foremost, I'm a Mom. Secondarily, I'm a Geek - have been for almost 25 years.

      by kfred on Sat Feb 05, 2005 at 05:07:05 PM PST

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    •  prairiebreeze (none)
      Hmm - I'm thinking they are low level feeders now.  I can link to Freerepublic from them, but can't do it the other way.

      They quote Freerepub articles frequently.

      Unless the WHOis turns up some connections, I'm inclined to discount this one.

      I'm not sure I'm helping you or not....

      Foremost, I'm a Mom. Secondarily, I'm a Geek - have been for almost 25 years.

      by kfred on Sat Feb 05, 2005 at 05:16:52 PM PST

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      •  There are analysers, readers & writers (none)
        On these diaries they are ALL on assignment. A critical "I" is just as important to the quality of the findings as the digging per se.

        It determines the qualification "cum laude" or "summa cum laude" in the end. Recall where our multi- multi-billion $$$ institutions NSA & CIA screwed up on 9/11 and Iraq. Insight & oversight, what lacks the Bush administration by design!   [handbook of Dick Cheney]

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