Skip to comments.Blogger Who Prank Called Walker, Now a Media Darling, Has Sordid History [fantasizes about killing]
Posted on 02/26/2011 4:05:51 PM PST by NoLibZone
Since lefty blogger Ian Murphy prank called Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Wednesday, various media outlets have devoted significant coverage to the prankster. None have seen fit to mention some of Murphy's more colorful antics - proclaiming "f**k the troops," for instance, or pretending to be autistic to gain access for a story.
CNN has been out front covering the prank and its perpetrator. The channel named Murphy its "most intriguing person of the day" in one segment, and devoted an article on its website to Murphy's wild claims - that Walker is "delusional," as CNN's headline blared, and that market economics amounts to a "fairy tale."
In reaching out to Murphy for comment, however, CNN did not see fit to ask him - or even mention in its multiple stories about the prank - that he is not just a "liberal website editor," but is in fact a radical, foaming-at-the-mouth leftist whose work includes fantasies about killing prominent Republicans and other far-left memes popular during the Bush years.
For a taste of Murphy's style, observe this excerpt of a 2008 article in the Buffalo Beast headlined "F**k the Troops": So, 4000 rubes are dead. Cry me the Tigris. Another 30,000 have been seriously wounded. Boo f**king hoo. They got what they asked forand cool robotic limbs, too
The nearly two-thirds of us who know this war is bull***t need to stop sucking off the troops. They get enough action raping female soldiers and sodomizing Iraqi detainees. The political left is intent on supporting the troops by bringing them home, which is a good thing. But after rightly denouncing the administrations lies and condemning this awful war, relatively sensible punditslike Keith Olbermannturn around and lovingly praise the soldiers brave service to the country. Why? You get the idea.
Many of Murphy's writings perfectly channeled the attitude of the frantic anti-war left during the Bush years. "If Rove is Bushs brain," he wrote in another article, "may the 43rd president be lobotomized before we string him up."
But don't worry, Murphy has at least a few qualms with murdering elected officials. "Do I often fantasize of jamming a rusty shiv into the Vice Presidents eye socket and twirling it around until he passes out from shock and slowly bleeds to death? Of course," he wrote in 2007. "Would I do it? No. This author does not torture." He does, however, engage in some pretty sick homicidal fantasies.
Give these excerpts, you will probably be slightly less surprised - if thoroughly disgusted - to learn that Murphy has posed as a sufferer of Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism, in order to gain access to an event he admits he otherwise would not have been able to attend. So the man is shameless, and an unethical journalist.
Yet despite all this, no news outlet that has covered Murphy and his latest antic have bothered looking into his history of absurd and highly-offensive statements and actions. And CNN was not the only one. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell brought Murphy on air for a 5-minute interview segment. O'Donnell simply labeled him "the editor of Buffalo Beast and the most important phone caller of the day."
Plenty of other media outlets mentioned Murphy, of course, but all either neglected to sift through his work for the Buffalo Beast, or declined to mention it in their reports. The left, of course, went gaga over the prank call, and the mainstream press was not about to spoil the fun.
Compare this to the treatment of Joe the Plumber. He simply asked a question and the MSM researched every aspect of his life short of a body cavity search.
Is it not against the law to record someone without their knowledge or consent??
How many of these guys does the DNC have?
Worse is to impersonate someone.
Satire impersonations are protected, others are not.
It is in some of our superior states like California, where it’s a misdemeanor. In some of our pissant states (where regualar people are just beginning to learn about phones and tape reocrders), no protections exist.
Yesterday on the radio I heard one of our Uber Lefties screeching about how the RNC had set up the prank call, how unimaginative of them, how they’ve sunk to the bottom, etc.
Typical for Santa Cruz.
They hate Bush and Cheney, but do not understand the Chinese are now drilling that oil as we speak, not the US. The open bid was won by the Chinese who underbid other nations’ oil companies.
Obama has lost more soldiers in Afghanistan than Bush did in 7 years. The media never utters a word about that, nor do they do the body counts anymore on the news.
Code Pink does not throw blood around the Capitol and threaten to lock up Biden, they merely use Soros and radical Islamic (Saudi) money and community organize poor Muslims with labor unions to overthrow governments.
The Left is unhinged and deranged, be vigilant.
odd, they were not amused by james o’keefe.
mary landrieu had him arrested. or someone
in her office did.
This Murphy clown calls Governor Walker and dishonestly misrepresents who he is.
Governor Walker didn't say anything different when he is being surreptitiously taped than what he has said in public.
This is pathetic. The media libs are on the ropes if this is what rocks their world.
“Plenty of other media outlets mentioned Murphy, of course, but all either neglected to sift through his work for the Buffalo Beast, or declined to mention it in their reports”
Say, isn’t this stuff what EL RUSHBO calls ‘DRIVE-BY” ?
Well that’s not civil.
I think most bloggers have a sordid history and various mental issues.
He is not a journalist he is an agitator.
Not to mention the term "unethical journalist" is utterly redundant.
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