Zuzu at Feministe cries crocodile tears:
Filed under: Blogging, Crime, Stupidity, Crazy Conservatives — zuzu @ 11:28 am
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. 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.
I note that Zuzu doesn’t mention The Poor Man Institute, Electrolite, ConWebWatch, Dispatches From the Culture Wars, Bartholomew’s Notes on Religion, World O’Crap, Max Blumenthal, Blog of the Moderate Left or Brent Rasmussen, all of whom have enthusiastically published personal information about me because they do not agree with my opinions. This is not an empty accusation, you can easily confirm the veracity of it on Google. And while Zuzu is surely innocent of performing any such attempted outings herself – which in my case is particularly stupid anyhow as informed readers well know – this attempt to label such a tactic a particularly conservative craziness is in direct contradiction to the easily verifiable facts.
It will be interesting to see if Feministe’s readers will judge these left-wing blogs to be equally “horrifying” and “cowardly” as the “bedwetting Brownshirts of the Information Age” they decry for “using the implcit threat of violence to silence people”.