Comments: Even if we don't always agree

Ah, but what of her readers who are phoning in death threats against those whose personal contact information she wrongfully posted? Does it work both ways, or do we only support her and ignore the horrific wrongs perpetrated by her readership against a handful of college students who exercised their right to free speech?

Also, she might consider that in the future contact information on press releases is NEVER published except for companies. Individuals provide it so the press can contact them, not so it can be published for the whole world to use and abuse.

Posted by jason at April 20, 2006 06:28 AM

Actually, Jason, they were not exercising their "right to free speech". Forcing people off campus is not speech. Throwing rocks is not speech.

Please note that she published exactly the info released by the students. She did not publish their home addresses and maps to their homes, unlike what some on the left did to Malkin.

Posted by Ken Summers at April 20, 2006 06:59 AM

Regarding how this all started, Michelle Malkin went to a cached page, took a screenshot, and posted the image on her site because didn't like the politics of the people. It's not her place to justify the disclosing of this information because she deemed that they were terrorizing people. That's an issue for the Santa Cruz police department to deal with, not her own brand of vigilante justice.

As for her own personal details - Malkin included that on her own e-mail list and that's how it went public. She launched her personal information about herself BY herself.

Someone took it a step further and used live.windows.com and yahoo maps to do a Graphic.

Payback's a bitch eh' Malkin?

Her refusal to remove these kids contact information was not from conviction, but from revenue. Every journalist in the world knows that contact information on a press release is for journalists to call for more information or interviews, not to be published (or even pointed out) in the publication itself. If she were any kind of ethical person she would have pulled the information when asked.

If she were something resembling a human being with "feelings", she would not have republished the information once the students themselves removed it. Michelle is a vicious, vindictive, venomous egoist with no discernible ethics nor even a shred of human decency. If she wants to be The Minority Woman Who Believes Minorities and Women Suck, that's her right. But she should at least have the integrity to acknowledge that she has done wrong and to stop compounding the wrong. And she should not give us that disingenuous crap about how she doesn't condone death threats and nobody should misuse her posting and reposting of personal information.

Posted by themole at April 20, 2006 04:51 PM

Posters... Cant... Read...

Michelle just re-posted what the jerks had already posted. It was public.

The jerks threatened her and her family, and added a map to her house.

There IS a difference.

Posted by zoix at April 21, 2006 06:25 PM