I know Michelle and Jesse Malkin’s home address. I didn’t seek it out. I didn’t lift one finger to find it. It was inadvertantly included in a mailing sent out to the Malkins’ e-mail list.
But I know it. And I’m not going to publish it. Not a chance. Why? Because we are better than them. They know their audience. They knew what the consequences of publishing addresses on their blog would be.
Now, I’m off to the post office - happy tax day, everyone. I will definitely be posting more later. But I just wanted to point out that for people as paranoid about “unhinged moonbats” as they are they don’t seem to feel the slightest compunction about unleashing the wingnut hordes on a group of college students.
They were busy over Easter weekend, weren’t they?
Update: Apparently the Malkins’ address has already been published. I’m actually worried about this development - I really don’t want anything untoward to happen. No one deserves physical harm or fear of same due to political speech.
Which is what makes me different from wingnuts. I don’t say things like:
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.
Wow. The wingnut blame-the-victim mentality really pervades every issue under the sun, doesn’t it? “Death threats are never justified, but they were sure asking for them.”
Update 2: Thanks for your enthusiasm, but I would have thought that this post would also imply that I’d prefer you not post their address in comments, either.
Update 3: Emboldened by the success of the rabble-rousing, Malkin posts more e-mail addresses with the now-chilling postscript:
Forewarned is forearmed.
Update 4: I don’t know how much Malkin is or isn’t being harassed. A little bit is too much.
But according to Technorati, exactly one blogger (and no one of significant readership) has posted the home address in the body of a post. Eh, this doesn’t really mean anything. Commisar in comments claims that TBogg has the address posted, although I certainly couldn’t find it.
It doesn’t matter, anyway. It’s not appropriate no matter how few have done it.
Update 5: Due to wingnut plants and other silliness, I’ve gone ahead and closed comments on this thread. Never done that before. I’ve also been fairly liberal, so to speak, with the delete button. Some deleted comments may not have deserved it. But considering the lengths and depths to which some commenters are going (some of whom are absolutely winger plants) I want to keep the whole thing as aboveboard as possible.