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    Daily Beast Doxxes, attacks, day-laborer in defense of Pelosi



    Over the weekend, the Daily Beastapparently with Facebook’s help — exposed the identity of the man who allegedly uploaded the now-famous “drunk Nancy Pelosi” viral video. It turns out that it wasn’t a Russian troll who posted the video but rather a “day laborer” from the Bronx. The man denies responsibility for posting the video.

    But the Daily Beast didn’t just describe him in general terms. It didn’t just provide his name. No sir, the reporter combed through his personal history, exposed his criminal record, and even evaluated whether his personal Instagram posts were “misogynistic.” The report wasn’t a news story; it was a 2,000-word piece of opposition research — all directed at a relatively powerless American citizen who’d made a single deceptive video about arguably the most powerful woman in the world....

    We have now reached the point where — if you become the target of online attacks — the death threats are virtually presumed. The efforts to undermine your career are nearly automatic. And it doesn’t matter who you are or what side you’re on. The mob can come for anyone. Again, this is so well-known and so commonly discussed that it’s easy to look at stories like the Daily Beast’s, especially given the gratuitous inclusion of embarrassing personal details, and believe they’re intended to facilitate exactly this consequence....


    100% guarantee that, if someone were to start posting details of this reporter's life into the same threads - where he lived, where his kids went to school, etc. - that the media would immediately go ballistic about how dare people threaten others in this way.

    Yet they'll do it to someone because he's in the other political tribe.


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    Re: Daily Beast Doxxes, attacks, day-laborer in defense of Pelosi

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    100% guarantee that, if someone were to start posting details of this reporter's life into the same threads - where he lived, where his kids went to school, etc. - that the media would immediately go ballistic about how dare people threaten others in this way.

    Yet they'll do it to someone because he's in the other political tribe.


    Welcome to Mob Rule, everyone.

    This is disgusting but all to common among the modern left.
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    Re: Daily Beast Doxxes, attacks, day-laborer in defense of Pelosi

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishking View Post
    This is disgusting but all to common among the modern left.
    And the modern right.

    Anyone who comes to public attention for any political issue will be virtually tarred and feathered. It is ludicrous to assume this is the exclusive purview of any specific ideological or political orientation.
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    Re: Daily Beast Doxxes, attacks, day-laborer in defense of Pelosi

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post






    100% guarantee that, if someone were to start posting details of this reporter's life into the same threads - where he lived, where his kids went to school, etc. - that the media would immediately go ballistic about how dare people threaten others in this way.

    Yet they'll do it to someone because he's in the other political tribe.


    Welcome to Mob Rule, everyone.

    You would be a bit more credible if you posted actual instances instead of hypotheticals. Bothsiderism solves absolutely nothing.

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    Re: Daily Beast Doxxes, attacks, day-laborer in defense of Pelosi

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    100% guarantee that, if someone were to start posting details of this reporter's life into the same threads - where he lived, where his kids went to school, etc. - that the media would immediately go ballistic about how dare people threaten others in this way.

    Yet they'll do it to someone because he's in the other political tribe.


    Welcome to Mob Rule, everyone.

    I think every time a "reporter" does such a thing the response should be an immediate doxxing of them
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    Re: Daily Beast Doxxes, attacks, day-laborer in defense of Pelosi

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishking View Post
    This is disgusting but all to common among the modern left.
    AOC was pictured with Kim Jong and others at a Fresno AAA baseball game as being evil. She got death threats. Spare me this is only the modern left crap.
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    Re: Daily Beast Doxxes, attacks, day-laborer in defense of Pelosi

    Quote Originally Posted by Visbek View Post
    And the modern right.

    Anyone who comes to public attention for any political issue will be virtually tarred and feathered. It is ludicrous to assume this is the exclusive purview of any specific ideological or political orientation.
    Sorry, not really a thing that the right does so much. Try again.
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    Re: Daily Beast Doxxes, attacks, day-laborer in defense of Pelosi

    Quote Originally Posted by Hari Seldon View Post
    AOC was pictured with Kim Jong and others at a Fresno AAA baseball game as being evil. She got death threats. Spare me this is only the modern left crap.

    BS comparison doesn't even come close.

    AOC = public figure (Isn't it the left that says public figures can be harassed and threatened?!? )

    Guy doxxed by Daily Beast - private figure
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    Re: Daily Beast Doxxes, attacks, day-laborer in defense of Pelosi

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    [SIZE=3]100% guarantee that, if someone were to start posting details of this reporter's life into the same threads - where he lived, where his kids went to school, etc. - that the media would immediately go ballistic about how dare people threaten others in this way.

    Yet they'll do it to someone because he's in the other political tribe.
    Nah. Your guarantee isn't worth much.

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    Re: Daily Beast Doxxes, attacks, day-laborer in defense of Pelosi

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    I think every time a "reporter" does such a thing the response should be an immediate doxxing of them
    Cycles of revenge using mobs to intimidate or attack political opponents are how Republics self-destruct.

    But yeah, I had a similar gut reaction.

    I really think, however, that their groupthink is so strong, they wouldn't even recognize the comparability with what they'd done. They'd honestly see it as something new and horrible that it happened to them, which is totally different than when it happens to - you know - Them.
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