Note: Welcome, Eschatonians and Crooks and Liars readers! Please note that comments will be held in moderation if you haven’t posted before, and it may be some time until someone gets to them. In addition, we will delete or edit any comments that call for retaliation against the bloggers who did this. Enjoy your stay.
Recently, J*ff “Online Integrity” G*ldstein allowed a comment which outed Thersites and NYMary to remain on his site for some time, publishing personal information about their identities and workplaces, apparently because Thersities snarked at Online Integrity’s misattribution of a rather famous piece of artwork (as Jane Hamsher noted, at some cost to her well-being, J-G eventually took it down, though some of the wingnuts apparently have the screen cap and have used it in other contexts). Prior to that, Michelle Malkin published personal contact information for some UC Santa Cruz students who’d mistakenly included it in a press release that she’d gotten her hands on — and she refused to take down the information, even after the students asked her to, because they had started getting threatening calls from Malkin’s flying monkeys. She then found herself having to move because someone retaliated by publishing *her* home address and telephone.
Now another wingnut has published the personal contact information for someone who has displeased him. The crime? Taking a photo assignment for the New York Times’ Travel section on St. Michael’s, an exclusive community on the eastern shore of Maryland where Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney have well-known, heavily-guarded vacation homes.
Al Qaeda, apparently, have never heard of Google or property records (or the numerous puff pieces published over the years, including in Newsmax, about these properties), so they would have remained blissfully unaware of Cheney and Rumsfeld’s presence were it not for the Travel section of the Times. Clearly, this is a plot by the liberal Times, and must be punished.
The General has a screen cap of the post by Rocco Dipippo as well as a direct link, which I won’t supply here. The General also has a link to the comment section, where some really really deranged characters vigorously defend the posting of private information on someone who’s probably a stringer and picks up work for the Times on an ad hoc basis. Much of their ire seems to be directed to the directions given within the body of the article itself, yet DiPippo did not go after the (male) reporter, just the (female) photographer.
It gets worse, though.
So, in the school of what’s good for the goose is good for the gander, we are providing this link so YOU may help the blogosphere in locating the homes (perhaps with photos?) of the editors and reporters of the New York Times.
Let’s start with the following New York Times reporters and editors: Arthur “Pinch” Sulzberger Jr. , Bill Keller, Eric Lichtblau, and James Risen. Do you have an idea where they live?
Go hunt them down and do America a favor. Get their photo, street address, where their kids go to school, anything you can dig up, and send it to the link above. This is your chance to be famous – grab for the golden ring.
This is where allowing eliminationist rhetoric on the right to go unchallenged leads us. All over a puff piece in the motherfucking Travel section of the Sunday Times.
Oh, and Malkin, who knows first-hand what it’s like to be the target of a public outing? She’s got her greasy little hoofprints on this one.