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Journalists’ Addresses Posted In Revenge For Newspaper’s Google Map Of Gun Permit Owners
Tech Crunch ^ | December 26, 2012 | Gregory Ferenstein

Posted on 12/26/2012 10:08:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A week after the Newtown massacre, The Journal News published an interactive Google Map with the names and addresses of gun permit owners in select New York cities. The bold move has escalated into a transparency arms race, after a Connecticut lawyer posted the phone number and addresses of the Journal‘s staff, including a Google Maps satellite Image of the Publisher’s home. “I don’t know whether the Journal’s publisher Janet Hasson is a permit holder herself, but here’s how to find her to ask,” read Christopher Fountain’s blog post. The double irony here is that open data was heralded as a tool of enlightened civic dialog, and has been co-opted for fierce partisanship, bordering on public endangerment.

The Journal‘s original publication of the map sparked nationwide outrage and thousands of angry comments. Gun permit holding is public information in New York, and can be acquired through a mere request via the Freedom of Information Act. But, coming on the heals of the Newtown shooting, the publication had a clear provocative intent. “New York residents have the right to own guns with a permit and they also have a right to access public information,” said a defiant Hasson.

Given that Bushmaster .223-caliber rifle used in the School shooting was reportedly legally registered with the killer’s mother, the Google Map sparked a debate about whether gun owners should be labeled like other potential menaces to society, “The implications are mind-boggling,” said Marine Scott F. Williams to The Journal News, “It’s as if gun owners are sex offenders (and) to own a handgun risks exposure as if one is a sex offender. It’s, in my mind, crazy.”

Blogger Christopher Fountain took the debate into his own hands, publishing the personal information of The Journals‘ staff...

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Government; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: anotherduplicate; banglist; guncontrol; media; msm; presstitutes; secondamendment

1 posted on 12/26/2012 10:08:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good. Saw this on FB. Keep doing this! Throw it back in their faces.


2 posted on 12/26/2012 10:29:45 PM PST by 98ZJ USMC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Everybody post, post, post. Post it on your blogs, in your facebook threads, on reddit, on all your favorite threads, post!!!


3 posted on 12/26/2012 10:32:09 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Persevero

Janet Hasson’s email:

jhasson@lohud.com


4 posted on 12/26/2012 10:58:54 PM PST by Herodes
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Right here bo.

http://christopherfountain.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/sauce-for-the-goose/


5 posted on 12/26/2012 11:07:21 PM PST by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

THANK YOU, For the post.

6 posted on 12/27/2012 12:14:31 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :-)
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To: wolficatZ

>> Right here bo:
http://christopherfountain.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/sauce-for-the-goose/

But, but ... we’re all for openness here - why did the lady pull her FaceBook page?


7 posted on 12/27/2012 1:09:33 AM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: 98ZJ USMC
Good. Saw this on FB. Keep doing this! Throw it back in their faces.

Exactly! This is how you should always contend with these corrupt prix!

In fact, this is who the culture war needs to be fought against. Never let them
have an inch. The general populace of MSM journalist republican/conservative/Christian
capitalist/American hating hacks made there deal with the devil!

8 posted on 12/27/2012 3:57:07 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: QBFimi

CynDee still has hers up. Love the comments she’s getting. https://www.facebook.com/cyndee.royle.7


9 posted on 12/27/2012 4:15:20 AM PST by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: neal1960
CynDee still has hers up

Looks like its down now

10 posted on 12/27/2012 4:18:08 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

That’s strange. I’m on her page right now using that link. Possibly be overloaded?


11 posted on 12/27/2012 4:26:48 AM PST by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just completely awesome. It is so nice to see some folks refusing to be "sheeple". We need to organize and have an answer like this EVERY time the leftists do something like this.

Sam Donaldson, this is NOT your country and we ARE going to take it back. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it. By the way, YOU started it.

12 posted on 12/27/2012 4:32:30 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The paper knew exactly what they were doing, hoping the listed permit holders would get the same harassment their employees are now receiving......


13 posted on 12/27/2012 4:34:38 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: neal1960
This is what I get:

Maybe I have to log in to my own FB page first?

This content is currently unavailable.

The page you requested cannot be displayed right now. It may be temporarily unavailable, the link you clicked on may have expired, or you may not have permission to view this page.

14 posted on 12/27/2012 4:37:53 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Got this from another site. “Her private Facebook page is down, her Twitter account is protected, and her work Facebook account is over-run by commenters chastising her.” http://wizbangblog.com/2012/12/27/the-journal-news-editor-cyndee-royle-is-now-protecting-herself/


15 posted on 12/27/2012 4:49:34 AM PST by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: 98ZJ USMC
This happened in Virginia and led to a change in laws regarding release of personal information. Just another case of the journalist trying to be cute and putting other people at risk and forgetting about the laws of unintended consequences, payback being one of them.
16 posted on 12/27/2012 5:06:11 AM PST by Boomer One
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To: neal1960

This appears to be going viral....(I hate that word)....LOL!


17 posted on 12/27/2012 5:32:47 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anyone heard any comments from this newspaper staff?


18 posted on 12/27/2012 5:45:49 AM PST by jughandle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I sincerely hope this leads to public disclosure of ALL addresses and phone numbers connected to the MSM slime.


19 posted on 12/27/2012 6:15:30 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: AdaGray

It looks as if it has.....


20 posted on 12/27/2012 6:53:28 AM PST by The SISU kid (I think they taste like Barbie dolls smell.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Not to be nit picky, but "But, coming on the heals of the Newtown shooting". Yup, spellcheck won't catch that but it should be heels.
21 posted on 12/27/2012 7:15:09 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There’s an old saying, “What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.” This meshes well with the Golden Rule, or ethic of reciprocity, which is a key moral principle in many religions and philosophies, and is often stated as “Do unto others as you wish to be done for you”, or conversely, “Don’t do unto others what you would not wish to be done to you.”


22 posted on 12/27/2012 7:21:51 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There’s an old saying, “What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.” This meshes well with the Golden Rule, or ethic of reciprocity, which is a key moral principle in many religions and philosophies, and is often stated as “Do unto others as you wish to be done for you”, or conversely, “Don’t do unto others what you would not wish to be done to you.”


23 posted on 12/27/2012 7:30:48 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Thanks for posting that picture - I’ve seen it many times but it always makes me laugh... brightens the day...


24 posted on 12/27/2012 2:20:05 PM PST by GOPJ (It's not possible to be a Progressive and not be a hypocrite. Freeper TigersEye.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This may lead to uncovering a greater issue.

Government information is public information in general.

Government requires the public to register their guns in some places.

I seems to me that the real issue is why is the government collecting this information in the first place?

25 posted on 01/05/2013 11:56:16 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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