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(Talking Points Memo)   Columnist thinks his difficulties in accessing the Drudge Report from his hotel computer is part of a vast left-wing conspiracy to censor the internet, rather than Druge's awful side bar ads tripping the malware filters of the hotel's Wi-fi   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 92
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2014-07-03 11:34:04 AM  
People still read Drudge Report?
 
2014-07-03 11:44:05 AM  

Voiceofreason01: People still read Drudge Report?


Only when they can't get Faux Nuze.
 
2014-07-03 11:48:16 AM  
Oh dear...I just CAN'T take these people seriously.
 
2014-07-03 11:48:59 AM  
People are so breathtakingly stupid. It's almost beautiful.
 
2014-07-03 11:55:38 AM  

Voiceofreason01: People still read Drudge Report?


Oh, never forget it. You want to see what the right-wing talking points for a given day are going to be? Go check Drudge.

Seriously, if you're ever going to be in a situation where you're going to be listening to Fox News for an extended period of time, spend 5 minutes on Drudge beforehand. You'll be able to spot where everyone got their ideas. It's kind of impressive, kind of sad.
 
2014-07-03 12:14:42 PM  
And so what if it is? The hotel is a private enterprise they can censor whatever they want.
 
2014-07-03 12:17:22 PM  
Maybe Drudge violated the owners deeply held religious beliefs.
 
2014-07-03 12:30:23 PM  
I feel like every right-wing site I visit is plastered with the very worst in ad scripts, animations, shadow boxes, you name it.  Being a military vet means I have a lot of Tea Partying friends that share the ridiculous product on FB and I figure I should at least see what it is that has their panties in full twist.

I pretty much always regret it.
 
2014-07-03 12:34:09 PM  
Hold on a second. Someone from the South goes to a 'Big Falootin City' (Riverhead, N.Y.) and is upset because his dreams of opening trojanwares and viruses are thwarted by a hotel's filter.

I hate to get all 'big city liberal thunken'' on his ass but perhaps he should subscribe to a proxy.
 
2014-07-03 12:40:38 PM  

James!: People are so breathtakingly stupid. It's almost beautiful.


it's just that they always jump to the most extreme conclusion.

People watching soccer.?  It can't be because people are rooting for the US team, Obama invented soccer to distract from Benghazi
Moron doesn't win a primary?  It can't be because he's a moron, Obama hired black people to vote for the other guy.
Bill Clinton diagnosed with a heart condition?  He's going to purposefully die so Hillary has a better chance at the Presidency.
 
2014-07-03 12:41:54 PM  

EvilEgg: Maybe Drudge violated the owners deeply held religious beliefs.


yeah, there's that "bearing false witness" things.
 
2014-07-03 01:03:36 PM  

raerae1980: Oh dear...I just CAN'T take these people seriously.


Oh you poor naive little dear you. Don't you know this is a sure sign of the collapse of civilization as we know it?
 
2014-07-03 01:09:44 PM  
In a piece published Tuesday, James Varney of the New Orleans Times-Picayune

I thought he was dead. Comeback?
 
2014-07-03 01:13:08 PM  

factoryconnection: I feel like every right-wing site I visit is plastered with the very worst in ad scripts, animations, shadow boxes, you name it.  Being a military vet means I have a lot of Tea Partying friends that share the ridiculous product on FB and I figure I should at least see what it is that has their panties in full twist.

I pretty much always regret it.


Damn yankee RBLs, preventing Real Americans from loading the Rush Limbaugh Toolbar on their browsers!
 
2014-07-03 01:15:17 PM  

ManateeGag: EvilEgg: Maybe Drudge violated the owners deeply held religious beliefs.

yeah, there's that "bearing false witness" things.


Also the gay thing.
 
2014-07-03 01:26:51 PM  
content filters are placed on our software that attempt to provide a safe browsing experience free from explicit sites and hateful content.

What's the point of providing free hotel wi-fi if you don't want your customers to be using it.

Pardon?  You want people to pay for the adult channels in room?  That makes more sense.
 
2014-07-03 01:34:39 PM  

EvilEgg: Maybe Drudge violated the owners deeply held religious beliefs.


...Thread ends here
 
2014-07-03 01:40:14 PM  

Voiceofreason01: People still read Drudge Report?


cdn.theatlantic.com

/Drudge has become sentient and is now watching you
 
2014-07-03 01:43:06 PM  
Wait... hotels have malware filters?  Why?  To cut down on competition?

More logical explanation: The vast majority of hotels have crappy network access.
 
2014-07-03 01:45:40 PM  

Voiceofreason01: People still read Drudge Report?


Scary thing is that I'm old enough to remeber when Drudge was just a universally hated asshole who would spam Usenet channels trying to get people to sign up for his e-mail newsletter

the More things change....
 
2014-07-03 01:47:39 PM  

ManateeGag: EvilEgg: Maybe Drudge violated the owners deeply held religious beliefs.

yeah, there's that "bearing false witness" things.


Just like "Thou shall not kill" only meant "other Jews", bearing false witness only applies to people in your tribe.
 
2014-07-03 01:49:35 PM  

EvilEgg: Maybe Drudge violated the owners deeply held religious beliefs.


I read that as "derply held religious beliefs."
 
2014-07-03 01:50:39 PM  
Perhaps if he had used the tin foil to make an antenna instead of a hat he could have picked up another wi-fi network.
 
2014-07-03 01:50:52 PM  
So you're saying that left wing sites are Clean and Pure and don't have ANY malware at all? Really?

/Noob please
 
2014-07-03 01:52:38 PM  
Online ads?  What kind of devilry is this?
 
2014-07-03 01:52:39 PM  

mark12A: So you're saying that left wing sites are Clean and Pure and don't have ANY malware at all? Really?

/Noob please


No, but TPM and DailKos probably don't have at least *as much* malware.
 
2014-07-03 01:57:03 PM  
FTA:

Varney reported the issue to a hotel desk clerk, who was "puzzled" and "recognized [Drudge] was not some place the lunatic, dangerous fringe lurks."

Well there's the problem:  idiotic hotel employees.
 
2014-07-03 01:57:23 PM  

Felgraf: No, but TPM and DailKos probably don't have at least *as much* malware.


More like this helpless patriot wasn't about to be surfing on that side of the web so there's no way he'd know before he wailed to the media.
 
2014-07-03 02:02:16 PM  
"I think this problem is only going to escalate," Erickson wrote. "First Uniguest and Google next. Pretty soon conservatives will have to have their own web search engine as the liberals who control access to information will, like with weather temperature data, assure us that only their information is seen."

Because, you know, of the wild and blistering success that is Conservapedia.
 
2014-07-03 02:02:54 PM  
Drudge is my backup plan.  Should something go wrong in life I can always make money writing articles as a persecuted conservative.
 
2014-07-03 02:08:06 PM  
He had to think for himself for an entire weekend.  By Monday he was in a triune relationship with a satanist and a hemp farmer and was 40k in debt to a heroin dealer named "Hard Larry".
 
2014-07-03 02:09:06 PM  
I'm reminded of an Onion oldie-but-goodie...
 
2014-07-03 02:14:12 PM  
IT'S NOT SPYWARE WHEN WE DO IT!
 
2014-07-03 02:14:59 PM  

mark12A: So you're saying that left wing sites are Clean and Pure and don't have ANY malware at all? Really?


Who's saying that?

Is anybody saying that?
 
2014-07-03 02:16:23 PM  

Cheron: Drudge is my backup plan.  Should something go wrong in life I can always make money writing articles as a persecuted conservative.


I don't know if that's such a good backup plan.  Yes, the audience is fanatically loyal, but it's also shrinking as its members die of old age and are not being replaced.
 
2014-07-03 02:18:59 PM  
Yesterday our webfilter decided that our companies retirement website was a "parked domain" for only Chrome users.  This things aren't perfect so therefor it must be a vast conspiracy or something.
 
2014-07-03 02:25:27 PM  

Felgraf: mark12A: So you're saying that left wing sites are Clean and Pure and don't have ANY malware at all? Really?

/Noob please

No, but TPM and DailKos probably don't have at least *as much* malware.


I would be somewhat surprised if TPM has any malware. It seems to be one of the cleanest sites I peruse. I could be wrong, of course.

Voiceofreason01: People still read Drudge Report?


Saw an old dude reading it on his phone on the bus the other day. Snorted softly to myself.

The site loaded, and then a kind of warning box like you wish would pop up repeatedly on your children's laptops filled the screen informing me it had been determined that site had some questionable content and viewing it was verboten.

The screen would go blank, and a kind of Orwellian corporate page would swim up from "Uniguest." Then back to the opening menu.


Jesus christ these people are babies.
 
2014-07-03 02:26:59 PM  

mark12A: So you're saying that left wing sites are Clean and Pure and don't have ANY malware at all? Really?

/Noob please


That fact that you lack the capability to comprehend any written phrase is just farking astounding.
 
2014-07-03 02:31:30 PM  
I was going to post a comment about not knowing that Drudge has sidebar ads because of my use of a browser plug-in that prevents me from seeing that sort of thing, but the "Preview" button kept erasing my comment. It makes me wonder if references to that sort of thing are filtered.
 
2014-07-03 02:32:56 PM  

Cybernetic: I was going to post a comment about not knowing that Drudge has sidebar ads because of my use of a browser plug-in that prevents me from seeing that sort of thing, but the "Preview" button kept erasing my comment. It makes me wonder if references to that sort of thing are filtered.


So: adblock is hated by fark filters now?
No, I think you're just as crazy as the guy in the headline.
 
2014-07-03 02:36:10 PM  

ikanreed: Cybernetic: I was going to post a comment about not knowing that Drudge has sidebar ads because of my use of a browser plug-in that prevents me from seeing that sort of thing, but the "Preview" button kept erasing my comment. It makes me wonder if references to that sort of thing are filtered.

So: adblock is hated by fark filters now?
No, I think you're just as crazy as the guy in the headline.


shiats weird on our end too.  Mike and Meg are looking into it.
 
2014-07-03 02:39:10 PM  

Moderator: ikanreed: Cybernetic: I was going to post a comment about not knowing that Drudge has sidebar ads because of my use of a browser plug-in that prevents me from seeing that sort of thing, but the "Preview" button kept erasing my comment. It makes me wonder if references to that sort of thing are filtered.

So: adblock is hated by fark filters now?
No, I think you're just as crazy as the guy in the headline.

shiats weird on our end too.  Mike and Meg are looking into it.


I played around with it a little bit, and behavior I saw was that the preview button was throwing away any comment I typed that had multiple paragraphs separated by a blank line. The reference to the plug-in was totally incidental.
 
2014-07-03 02:45:14 PM  
This guy doesn't realize that his favorite right wing sites are full of malware. I hate to see what his computer looks like.
 
2014-07-03 02:47:13 PM  
I subscribe to a lot of right wing newsletters so I can see what's coming down the pike. As a result, a lot of odd ads get pushed to me on FB. One day there was an ad from NewsMax for a USS Ronald Reagan baseball cap, just $3. I figured, "What the heck," --I can always use another baseball cap, so I clicked the link.

Well, it was a classic bait and switch. The hat was indeed $3--if you signed up for the print edition of NewsMax at $56/year. This bugged me just enough that I wrote them an email and complained about it. They told me they'd fix the link. They never did. I was having a grand old time sending complaining emails--what were they, liberals or something? Finally thy sent me a direct link to a web page that would allow me to buy the hat at the listed price. When I clicked the link the antivirus software on my computer went off like  fireworks display. The bastards sent me to a malware/phishing site. I dropped the issue in a hurry--no hat is worth that much--but you should be very careful when clicking a link from one of these right wing sites.

Along the same line, I've been getting emails from "The National Republican Senatorial Committee." I most assuredly did not sign up for their email, the "click here to unsubscribe" link does nothing whatsoever, there's no link on their web site to unsubscribe and my emails requesting I be taken off their list have gone unanswered. Unethical business practices, thy name is Republican.
 
2014-07-03 02:48:05 PM  

Cybernetic: Moderator: ikanreed: Cybernetic: I was going to post a comment about not knowing that Drudge has sidebar ads because of my use of a browser plug-in that prevents me from seeing that sort of thing, but the "Preview" button kept erasing my comment. It makes me wonder if references to that sort of thing are filtered.

So: adblock is hated by fark filters now?
No, I think you're just as crazy as the guy in the headline.

shiats weird on our end too.  Mike and Meg are looking into it.

I played around with it a little bit, and behavior I saw was that the preview button was throwing away any comment I typed that had multiple paragraphs separated by a blank line. The reference to the plug-in was totally incidental.


It was something to do with that. They reversed the polarity on the f*ckswizzle and it should be fixed now.
 
2014-07-03 02:49:44 PM  

Cheron: Drudge is my backup plan.  Should something go wrong in life I can always make money writing articles as a persecuted conservative.


Drude and the rest of the right-wing media are my therapist.  When I do a screw up at work or life, I can compare myself to them and simply cheer myself up with: " At least I am not as stupid as they are."
 
2014-07-03 02:55:08 PM  
With threats like these, I hope James Varney is heavily armed and carrying either openly or concealed at all times.

One can't be too careful.

Also:

2.bp.blogspot.com

How can I be the Weeners what a Jim Varney looks like?
 
2014-07-03 02:57:50 PM  
FTFA: "Riverhead, N.Y., an area he said "doesn't get much bluer."

Clearly he didn't spend much time there.  I live a few minutes west of riverhead, and the number of Keep Christ in Christmas, Nobama, Don't Tread on Me, and Pro Gun bumper stickers is pretty damn high.  Sure, the blue probably does out number the red, but outside of the hamptons and a few north shore towns (Port Jeff), Suffolk country is a pretty middle to lower middle class and centrist.
 
2014-07-03 03:07:15 PM  

ManateeGag: James!: People are so breathtakingly stupid. It's almost beautiful.

it's just that they always jump to the most extreme conclusion.

People watching soccer.?  It can't be because people are rooting for the US team, Obama invented soccer to distract from Benghazi
Moron doesn't win a primary?  It can't be because he's a moron, Obama hired black people to vote for the other guy.
Bill Clinton diagnosed with a heart condition?  He's going to purposefully die so Hillary has a better chance at the Presidency.


True, those are extreme conclusions.  They also illustrate how breathtakingly stupid people really are.  By "people" I mean conservatives, because it's always a conspiracy with them.
 
2014-07-03 03:08:20 PM  
OMG.  Last place I stayed, CNN was blocked.  So were a lot of other random news sites.  I didn't go apeshiat and scream "conspiracy" at the top of my lungs.  I made the obvious assumption that their IT flunky is incompetent, fired up a VPN service, and got back to surfing.  A resort in Utah considered pretty much everything to be obscene and a stock photo of a guy in mirror shades would pop up telling me the site I'm trying to view violates one or more of their content policies.  Again, fired up the VPN, bypassing their filter.
 
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