Monday, April 17, 2006

Michelle Malkin prints protesters' private phone numbers

Death threats, other hilarity ensues. She says:
SAW has removed the contact information from its press release and is now lying about the fact that it made the info publicly available on the Internet. I am leaving it up. If you are contacting them, I do not condone death threats or foul language. As for SAW, my message is this: You are responsible for your individual actions. Other individuals are responsible for theirs. Grow up and take responsibility.
Well, they put their information on a press release, not something designed to go to the general public, but that's not important. What's important is the priceless illustration of what wingnuts think "individual responsibility" means. Malkin demonizes the protesters and then prints private information (not the first time she's done so, either), enabling her hordes to start non-stop death threats, and then lies about the availability of the information, tries to wash her hands of responsibility for the phone harassment, and finally lectures the protesters about taking responsibility for their actions. Why does this woman have a job? Via C&L.


Blogger Travis said...

The sad part to me is that Michelle Malkin is a middle-aged mother who refuses to remove the contact information of 18-20 year olds, who admittedly created a poorly written, and poorly presented press release (a product of idealistic youth). Something perhaps even Malkin was at one time. Long, long ago. In a galaxy far, far away.

Let's face it, there is no possible constructive dialogue that can come from using the personal contact information of 18-20 year olds, in a way they had not intended. For a middle-aged mother to NOT be able to rise above these students, and to ignore the threats they are recieving, is appalling.

But, Malkin makes her living from such controversy; her weblog has seen a tremendous increase in hits due to this coverage. Coincidence?

Her refusal to remove these kids contact information is not from conviction, but from revenue.

4/18/2006 08:38:00 AM  

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