Captain Ed makes a ridiculous argument trying to defend Malkin for publishing the students telephone numbers. Notice Ed uses language like, "The Fever Swamp Strikes again" and "idiots" while Michelle calls us "moonbats, unhinged and the kings of hate, " just for asking her to be accountable for her actions. In my post-I didn't resort to inflammatory language. I just said she crossed the line of decency. Capt Ed's own readers don't by his flimsy arguments:
Oh come on!!!!
They did not post the press release on the internet. It was supposed to go to media organizations who might be interested in contacting them. Yes, they messed up and put their home phone #'s on there, but that's no excuse to post them up on her blog... That's wrong...
If she was really being innocent about it, why did she keep them up after they asked her to take them down? Its indefensible. "But what I keep coming back to is her refusal to take it down after they asked her to. Considering the death threats, I think it would only be prudent for her to have respected their wishes the first time around...
Ed, I know you support MIchele in this. And there's no defense for the pathetic emails she's getting, which I saw at Flopping Aces. But we also shouldn't reinvent conventions around Press Releases. I've written hundreds in my career. The contact information is not for publication.
I hate alienating fellow conservative bloggers. But changing the rules of the game mid-stream isn't a defense of somehting, it's a tactic I'd prefer to see relegated to the Left.
Get the point Ed? What she did was wrong and your fans know it. I do have the email that they sent Michelle. One of her favorite tactics is to print nasty emails about herself to deflect the criticisms. We all get emails like that, but she wallows in them. I frown upon that type of rhetoric myself as you know. All Ed had to do was watch the video I posted from "FOX & Friends" and he'd know what the truth is.
Don Suber delinked Malkin's blog and I say good for him.
"So they listed their contact numbers after the "For Immediate Release" line? This is not law. This is not science. This is journalism. Only a mean person would be so crass as to put that information in mass circulation. When people stoop that low, I as a reader realize that is all they have. They have lost the argument. It is like when a political candidate goes negative. Malkin went negative. She lost the argument. She lost a reader. "So has "Ace in the Hole."
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