Wacky Michelle, my pet name for her, calls the liberals ‘unhinged’ and even wrote a eponymous book about it. Anyone left of right suffers from either PEST (Post Election Selection Trauma) or BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome) – you gotta love these cute acronyms.
But let’s take a look at Myriam-Webster’s definition of unhinged:
Main Entry: un•hinge
Function: transitive verb
1 : to remove (as a door) from the hinges
2 : to make unstable : UNSETTLE, DISRUPT [unhinge the balance of world peace] [pressure that would unhinge a less experienced person]
Unsettle, disrupt, unhinge the balance of world peace. I’m wondering if publishing the names, numbers and other identifying information of SAW (Students Against War) on her blog qualifies as unhinged? And I use the word blog loosely. Not long ago I made a little calculation using MS Word Statistics. Once I had removed all the copy/pasted material, the hat-tips and link-lists, there was barely one fifth of “original content”.
She defends her actions by stating that it was already posted on another site. Which may be truthful but she should know that people who read her “blog” tend to be on the extreme side of the right, like herself. She thinks she’s done nothing wrong. “She refused to remove the information, even after she was politely asked and the safety concerns were brought to her attention.” (Taken from SAW’s Website)
Is it just me or this going too far? Sure we can disagree, but do we need to take measures to endanger the lives of others? Was this just another big publicity stunt to sell more books, get more hits on her site and get more TV time on FOX? Over at The Daily Kos they call her “the dark-haired, lashy, Ann Coulter understudy”, calling for better ethics in journalism in an accolade called “Minimize Harm”, which clearly states the obvious, that journalists should “recognize that private people have a greater right to control information about themselves than do public officials and others who seek power, influence or attention.” But as the article continues, it states that the obvious again: Malkin has no moral code and should be stripped of the title journalist.