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Blogger who prank-called Gov. Scott Walker as Koch brother once wrote article attacking ... troops
The Daily Caller ^ | Feb 23, 2011 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 02/24/2011 6:58:19 AM PST by KeyLargo

Edited on 02/24/2011 7:16:21 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

The Buffalo Beast blogger who prank-called Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, falsely posing as billionaire David Koch, has written some edgy — some may say offensive — articles in the past. For the publication he edits, Ian Murphy has written such pieces as.... [edited for profanity]


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: bloggers; davidkoch; democrats; ianmurphy; lefties; liberal; madison; prank; talkradio; wisconsinshowdown
Who is Ian Murphy?

http://www.620wtmj.com/shows/charliesykes

1 posted on 02/24/2011 6:58:26 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

I’m streaming the radio station too, heard this,Charlie is good, but says this will never be told in the media! Think I’ll send it to Rush & Drudge!


2 posted on 02/24/2011 7:00:34 AM PST by blondee123
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To: KeyLargo

Obviously Murphy’s mom was a street tart.


3 posted on 02/24/2011 7:06:46 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: KeyLargo

How do you ‘falsely pretend’ to have something? Yikes.


4 posted on 02/24/2011 7:07:55 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: muawiyah

“”Obviously Murphy’s mom was a street tart.””

Obviously, she didn’t love him enough! Poor baby.....


5 posted on 02/24/2011 7:08:01 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: KeyLargo

Who was that young conservative journo who posed as a Phone Repair Guy on Capitol Hill..?

He was arrested and charged with crimes, right?

And yet...we are expected to sort of blush here, and let the guy off.

This also happened with an elderly couple who intercepted and recorded a mobile phone call Newt Gingrich was making —they alleged they made the recording for historical purposes for their grandkids.


6 posted on 02/24/2011 7:08:57 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Thank You Rush
So true, and occasionally he appears to forget who is father is, surname and all ~ but we all know he has no idea.

Neither did Murphy's mom.

7 posted on 02/24/2011 7:11:35 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: gaijin
They got busted; so did their confederated Congresscritter.

They ended up paying a lot of money. Unfortunately they didn't die in prison so they're still around ~ but you're right, we don't hear of them much these days.

8 posted on 02/24/2011 7:13:01 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: KeyLargo

He’s POS nothing.

All he did was lie and deceive in order to lay a trap. If Gov. Walker had caught on, the tape would have been deleted and we’d never have heard anything about this.

When you don’t make a career of lying and spinning, you don’t have to remember which lie you told last. Gov. Walker said the same thing in private that he’s said in public.

This turd Murphy should be ignored.


9 posted on 02/24/2011 7:15:34 AM PST by bigbob (-)
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To: KeyLargo
Where did this blog guy call from....and what are the phone taping laws in that venue?

Leni

10 posted on 02/24/2011 7:17:16 AM PST by MinuteGal (OK, BO'R...NAME the "far-rightists" you always morally equate to the far-leftists. Name names, NOW!)
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To: KeyLargo
From the high level of dignity inherent in his article titles, he sounds like one of our friends at Democratic Underground where many people have a hard time expressing their thoughts without recourse to a certain foul word every other sentence.
11 posted on 02/24/2011 7:18:39 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: KeyLargo
I clicked on and perused both referenced writings, regrettably, from the Caller....

This guy is disturbed and has some serious potential mental issues....

12 posted on 02/24/2011 7:21:55 AM PST by Born In America ("O.B.A.M.A.: One Big A** Mistake, America....")
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To: MinuteGal

MSNBC: Meet the Leftist Who Prank Called Gov. Walker

After a liberal writer phoned in a prank call to the Wisconsin governor’s office, it would seem logical to condemn the juvenile trickery and blatant lack of respect for a statewide officeholder.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/msnbc-meet-the-leftist-who-prank-called-gov-walker/


13 posted on 02/24/2011 7:25:13 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

I found that article he wrote yesterday but didn’t feel good about posting it on here because of the bad language. He’s a disgusting piece of crap and I hope somehow the law can be brought down on him.


14 posted on 02/24/2011 7:30:53 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: bigbob

I think not recognizing the imposter actually speaks well for Governor Walker - if he were “in Koch’s pocket”, one would think he’d recognize Koch’s voice. What this REALLY says is his office does not have sufficient phone screening in place.


15 posted on 02/24/2011 7:31:36 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: muawiyah

Security Threat ProfileTM

Ian Arthur Murphy

Plenty of background information on Ian Murphy:

http://attrition.org/errata/charlatan/ian_murphy/threat_profile/


16 posted on 02/24/2011 7:37:37 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: MinuteGal

Reminds me of the call to Sarah Palin:

(AP) — Sarah Palin has unwittingly taken a prank call from a Canadian comedian posing as French President Nicolas Sarkozy and told him she may make a good president in eight years.


17 posted on 02/24/2011 7:39:47 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: knittnmom

“Governor Walker of Wisconsin actually addressed the call during a 20-minute press conference. He said, “I take phone calls all the time. The bottom line is, the things I said are things I said publicly all along.”


18 posted on 02/24/2011 7:44:10 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Why isn’t this guy prosecuted under Massachusetts wiretap law: Massachusetts Wiretapping Law
Massachusetts’s wiretapping law is a “two-party consent” law. Massachusetts makes it a crime to secretly record an in-person or telephone conversation without the consent of all parties to the conversation. See Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 272, § 99. If you are operating in Massachusetts, you should always get the consent of all parties before recording a telephone call or conversation, unless it is absolutely clear to everyone involved that you recording (i.e., it is not “secret”).


19 posted on 02/24/2011 7:57:35 AM PST by scotiamor
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To: KeyLargo

Why isn’t this guy prosecuted under Massachusetts wiretap law: Massachusetts Wiretapping Law
Massachusetts’s wiretapping law is a “two-party consent” law. Massachusetts makes it a crime to secretly record an in-person or telephone conversation without the consent of all parties to the conversation. See Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 272, § 99. If you are operating in Massachusetts, you should always get the consent of all parties before recording a telephone call or conversation, unless it is absolutely clear to everyone involved that you recording (i.e., it is not “secret”).


20 posted on 02/24/2011 7:57:43 AM PST by scotiamor
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To: scotiamor

I didn’t think that there was any such group as professional journalists but they posted this on their website:

SPJ: Remember ethics in wake of fake phone call with Wisconsin governor

For Immediate Release:

Contacts:
Hagit Limor, SPJ President, (513) 852-4012,
hlimor@spj.org
Scott Leadingham, SPJ Communications Director (317) 927-8000, ext. 211
sleadingham@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS – The Society of Professional Journalists, through its Ethics Committee, strongly condemns the actions of an alternative online outlet this week when an editor lied and posed as a financial backer in a recorded phone call with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.....

http://www.spj.org/news.asp?REF=1033#1033


21 posted on 02/24/2011 8:09:28 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Isn’t it illegal to tape a telephone conversation with properly identifying one’s self and informing the person the call is being recorded?


22 posted on 02/24/2011 8:34:04 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: From The Deer Stand

Wisconsin

If the person who records the wire, electronic, or oral communication is a party to the conversation or has obtained prior consent from one party, he may lawfully record and divulge the contents of the communication, unless he does so for the purpose of committing a criminal or tortious act. Wis. Stat. § 968.31.

Under the statute, consent is not required for the taping of a non-electronic communication uttered by a person who does not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in that communication. See definition of “oral communication,” Wis. Stat. § 968.27.

Wisconsin law expressly authorizes civil damages for violations and allows recovery of the greater of actual damages, $100 for each day of violation or $1,000, along with punitive damages, litigation costs, and attorney fees. Wis. Stat. § 968.31.

Recording a communication without consent is criminally punishable by up to six years in prison and/ or a $10,000 fine. Wis. Stat.§ 939.50.

Massachusetts

It is a crime to record any conversation, whether oral or wire, without the consent of all parties in Massachusetts. The penalty for violating the law is a fine of up to $10,000 and a jail sentence of up to five years. Mass. Ann. Laws ch. 272 , § 99.

Disclosure of the contents of an illegally recorded conversation, when accompanied by the knowledge that it was obtained illegally, is a misdemeanor that can be punished with a fine of up to $5,000 and imprisonment for up to two years. Civil damages are expressly authorized for the greater of actual damages, $100 for each day of violation or $1,000. Punitive damages and attorney fees also are recoverable.

For example, in Com. v. Hanedanian, 742 N.E.2d 1113 (Mass. App. Ct. 2001), the appellate court held that a defendant’s conduct of intentionally making a secret tape recording of oral communications between himself and his attorneys, without consent, violated the statute, even though the defendant was a party to the conversation.

However, the First Circuit, applying the holding in Bartnicki v. Vopper, 532 U.S. 514 (2001), held in 2007 that a woman who accepted from a source a recorded tape, that she had reason to know was recorded illegally by the source, could not be punished for publishing the tape on her website. The court held that the woman had a First Amendment right to publish the tape she received. Jean v. Massachusetts State Police, 492 F.3d 24 (1st Cir. 2007).

An appellate court has also held that the recorded conversation or communication does not need to be intelligible in order for the interception to violate the wiretapping statute. Com. v. Wright, 814 N.E.2d 741 (Mass. App. Ct. 2004).


23 posted on 02/24/2011 8:39:56 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

My jaded view on this is that politicians by their nature are corrupt self serving individuals regardless of their Party affiliation and what they tell their constituents.

The press and law enforcement (FBI) and others should regularly attempt to set them up for bribes, corruption, deals for money if only to keep them honest. When they fear that every potential conversation and deal is a set-up, then they will go against their nature and be honest.

Another issue that I question is why would the Wisc legislators offer a no-bid deal to sell state assets if not for making it a special deal. Every government transaction should require and be open to multiple bids.

I care about honest government long before Party.


24 posted on 02/24/2011 9:10:42 AM PST by apoliticalone (Conservatism is about the USA, not the international corporations and bankers)
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To: KeyLargo

Here is a link to the disgusting article Murphy wrote about the troops. If you thought Daily Kos and DU stuff was vile, you “ain’t seen nothin’” till you read this:http://weaselzippers.us/2011/02/24/new-lefty-hero-blogger-who-pranked-wi-gov-says-fck-the-troops-calls-them-rapists-who-volunteer-to-murder-people/


25 posted on 02/25/2011 1:16:05 AM PST by Clink (Conservatives believe it when they see it. Liberals see it when they believe it.)
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