Yesterday, CNN and other media organizations attempted what can only be described as an exercise in jury intimidation. A motion was filed with the District Judge T. S. Ellis asking him to release the name and addresses of the jurors. Why this information was requested becomes much more curious when one considers that a) the media can’t talk to the jurors until after they are released from duty, b) that maybe the jurors would object to their private information being released, c) and the fact that the jury had just asked Judge Ellis for the meaning of “reasonable doubt.”
One of the most unintentionally hilarious responses was from the dumpster-diving Andrew Kaczynski, who runs the so-called K-FILE at CNN.
Then he deleted it because…people were distributing his address:
Obviously it's totally different when you guys do it https://t.co/i98E7P5zEJ
— (((≠))) (@ThomasHCrown) August 18, 2018
First, Kaczynski is a particularly odious crapweasel.
Oh man, KFILE is such a goon. https://t.co/9tn5RkSukK
— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) August 18, 2018
Seriously, this weenie-necked putz claims he can bench 260?
He’s the guy who doxxed a Reddit user who made the GIF of President Trump wrestling CNN, note the byline and the triumphalism. You’d think he had just tracked Hitler to his secret lair in Argentina.
Remember this from that article:
CNN is not publishing “HanA**holeSolo’s” name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.
CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.
And you’ll recall that highpoint of 21st Century journalism when CNN did an ambush interview of a woman who’d been contacted by some Russian via Facebook.
A Florida woman who ran a Trump supporters page that unwittingly promoted a Russian-coordinated event on Facebook says she doesn’t believe that she was influenced by Kremlin-linked trolls https://t.co/DmgDRFRwyn pic.twitter.com/OAz5julCyA
— CNN (@CNN) February 21, 2018
I’m with Nick Short:
When do the folks at CNN get doxxed? What’s good for the goose…
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) August 18, 2018
If the addresses of private citizens can be released so CNN or other media can interview them, or if CNN hunts down unoffending private citizens and identifies them, then the addresses of CNN reporters so others can engage in “citizen journalism” and interview them at their homes is clearly permissible. Maybe if their kids were followed to school and their schoolmates interviewed, some of these clowns would treat fellow humans with a little bit more respect and consideration. Maybe if a dozen people were camped out on his doorstep at all hours of the day waiting for him to leave the house he might develop a sense of decency.