Called “doxxing,” it involves publicizing and/or publishing a ‘target’s’ information — specifically addresses, workplaces, websites, contact information, etc. — so that they can be targeted for harassment (and by the way, violence committed to produce a political result is the textbook definition of terrorism, in case you were wondering).
But Left-wing “news” sites and social media platforms have also gotten into the habit of doxxing people who disagree with them or, in the case of Buzzfeed, a conservative competitor who just might be earning more revenue than they are, Big League Politics’ Tom Pappert theorized in reporting on the doxxing by Buzzfeed of the owner of one of the Internet’s oldest Right-leaning publication, the Patriot Post.
What’s more, Buzzfeed never bothered to explain why they doxxed the Chattanooga, Tenn., resident, who also owns the Conservative Post.
Throughout the story, the reporters note that as one of the Internet’s most enduring sources of conservative news, the site — founded in 1996 — does not run ads but instead relies entirely on direct donations from its readers, which seems to really anger Buzzfeed’s writers.
The Left-wing journo-terrorists explained that the “pseudonyms, claims of top GOP endorsements, ad-free model, and reluctance to share details about its operations make it one of the most unique, and mysterious, partisan news operations.”
For reasons that should be obvious, we’re not going to follow along in Buzzfeed’s footsteps and name the owner of the sites, who goes by the pseudonym Mark M. Alexander, who explains that the reason for using the false name is “proprietary,” as are the number of email addresses subscribed to the Patriot Post’s newsletter.
But note that Buzzfeed isn’t at all clear as to why it doxxed the Patriot Post/Conservative Post owner and founder, or what the motivation is behind the report in the first place — other than to attempt to discredit a conservative site and disgrace/harass its founders and, by default, all who work for Patriot Post.
If this sounds like a story you’re read or heard before, Big League Politics reports, that’s because it is:
Earlier this year, a convicted hacker who was previously banned from the Internet and now works as a Daily Beast journalist, with Facebook’s help doxxed an African American man because he owns a Facebook page that posted a viral meme video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appearing to sound drunk…
In that instance, Daily Beast journo-terrorist and former convicted hacker Kevin Poulsen, in doxxing the one-time private citizen for his video, “bragged about receiving private information directly from Facebook about Shawn Brooks, the man who uploaded the viral video of Pelosi that was slightly edited to make her appear less coherent than usual…”
And last year another fake news Left-wing outlet, CNN, doxxed an older supporter of POTUS Trump, which led to violent Leftist attacks against her online. The near-last place network also issued a threat to dox a user who created a hugely popular video that went viral — a clip from Wrestlemania a few years back in which Trump appeared to be body-slamming a participant who was sporting a photoshopped CNN logo. The network essentially blackmailed the user into issuing an apology in exchange for ‘sparing’ him/her from being doxxed. (Related: POTUS lawyer Giuliani goes OFF following bogus Buzzfeed report; demands DoJ reveal leakers.)
“The United States has clearly crossed into a new frontier, where journalists have carte blanche permission to dox private citizens for doing things they find distasteful,” writes Pappert — or politically ‘unacceptable.’
Journo-terrorism ought to be something that is punishable under the law; identifying someone while singling them out for abuse is not the function of journalism.