I remain convinced we are living at the dawning of a new golden age for the 1st Amendment, thanks to the Intertubes and social media - and this Canada Free Press post (hat tip: Lawryn's Lynx) supports my assertion with a vengeance.
Conservative new media is how grass roots citizens call bullsh*t on the corrupt and biased legacy liberal media. The corruptniks in the legacy newsrooms are plying their trade on borrowed time.
Bloggers Outing Gun Owner Outers at The Journal NewsAnd I might add (employing a pithy phrase I and classmates often employed as Citadel cadets) ... "they brought that sh*t upon themselves."
In a politically driven world that gets away with pretending that criminals and terrorists don’t exist but deceitfully brands innocent gun owners as criminals, thousands of New York citizens with handgun permits have had their names and addresses outed on an interactive map—still up—on The Journal News website, LoHud.com.
It seems that as far as The Journal News’ LoHud.com is concerned, it’s A-OK to expose the names and addresses of citizens who have gun permits, but apparently not to expose the name and address of the paper’s publisher.
“After reading the Journal-News’ courageous exposure of the home addresses of gun owners, I strolled over to the comment section and replied to another reader’s inquiry as to the home address of the publisher by supplying that information (Janet Hanson, [redacted]). Checking just now, I see that the paper deleted my response. Well isn’t that brave of them,” Christopher Fountain posted to his site, For What It’s Worth, yesterday.
Corvette Forum posted the name of News Journal Editor and VP of News, Cyndee Royle, “also known as Lambert”.
They also list names, websites, twitter and Facebook accounts, and the telephone numbers of almost all who work at the newspaper, including Breaking News Reporter Lee Higgins; freelance journalist and cycling advocate David McKay Wilson; and food editor Liz Johnson, among others.
Looks like anonymity just walked off the job at The Journal News and won’t be coming back anytime soon.
Regarding my position on the raging 2nd Amendment debate ... the most sensible thing we can do as a society is have a rational discussion about background checks. Perhaps the kind of background checks that might have something to say about a mother registering weapons in a household containing someone who is quite literally committable. Go ahead, close the gun show loophole. Hell, you should see the rectal exams some people in DC have to endure just to get a job. The background check has something to like for everyone - the Right gets law and order with guns, the Left gets a chance to prove gub'ment can run something efficiently. You know, like the border fence and TSA.
Which brings me to armed guards in schools. I can't help but notice the middle school and high school my kids attend already have an unobtrusive yet visible armed police presence. (#6 on the link.) And since I'm talking about Fairfax county VA - 2nd highest median income in the country - I think it's probably within the county's reach to extend the same coverage to the elementary level. If the politicians prioritize their existing tax riches, that is. You know what, I think their might be a template here for the federal gub'ment. Aren't they always telling us the next "stimulus" will hire a bazillion more cops?
Update 1:20 pm
Right Wing News has a good post dressing down the "smug elite media type" who sparked the name and address controversy. The RWN blogger correctly identifies the Left as the font of the republic's divisive mood, but doesn't seem to have the stomach for doing what's necessary to end it - returning fire in kind. Don't worry, Ms. McKinley, if we stay the course, it won't be long before we reach a nice polite state of mutual assured destruction. Remember, an armed society is a polite society.
Redacted a detail or two from the Canada Free Press pull quote. Experiencing slight twinge of conscience this morning.
The comments section on this Breitbart article is interesting to me. Grass roots conservatives seem now to be getting the memo on how to turn back the progressive hordes - fight fire with fire.
As usual, the Left just doesn't know when to quit. There can be no accommodation with these people. I have therefore reconsidered my four day old twinge of conscience concerning rules of engagement.
Sooooo, the scarecrow wants to play fire?
Turnabout is fair play, No?
Here’s the gun grabbing psychos at NY Journal who are broadcasting addresses and maps showing law abiding gun owners. These are the vermin treating law abiding gun owners worse than sexual predators. I wonder if they care even a little bit that victims of domestic violence, rape, robberies and other law abiding citizens have been uprooted over their careless actions? Would these vermin care if a family were murdered because the criminals knew they didn’t have guns? Would they give a damn, or do “The ends justify the means” in their beady little eyes.
Reporter who penned the story: Dwight R. Worley, 23006 139 Ave Springfield Gardens, NY 11413 718-527-0832
Visual editor who made the interactive map: Robert F. Rodriguez (w) Stephanie Azzarone 420 Riverside Dr, Apt 7A New York, NY 10025-7748 212-222-4566
Cynthia R. Lambert (aka CynDee Royle), Executive Editor, The Journal News/LoHud.com. Address: 17 McBride Ave., White Plains, NY 10603 Phone: 914-948-9388, Email: email@example.com Twitter: @croyle1
Caryn McBride, Rockland Editor of the Journal News. Work number: 845-578-2434, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Home number: 914-954-3412 (Three addresses listed in Bronxville and Yonkers)
Janet Hasson, Publisher, The Journal News/LoHud.com. Address: 3 Gate House Lane, Mamaroneck, NY, 10543. Phone: 914-694-5204, 248-594-2197, Email: email@example.com
Gannett CEO, Gracia C. Martore, Address: 728 Springvale Rd., Great Falls, VA 22066, Phone: 703-759-5954