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The Journal News Is Reaping What They’ve Sown

January 7, 2013

The Journal News picked this fight.

They are the ones who published the names and addresses of innocent law abiding citizens, some of whom are cops, corrections officers, and abused women. The backlash they are experiencing from the public is one of their own choosing and instead of apologizing and backing down, they want more.

Of course, the New York Times thinks the folks at the Journal News are the victims…

“As journalists, we are prepared for criticism,” Ms. Hasson said, as she sat in her meticulously tended office and described the ways her 225 employees have been harassed since the article was published. “But in the U.S., journalists should not be threatened.” She has paid for staff members who do not feel safe in their homes to stay at hotels, offered guards to walk employees to their cars, encouraged employees to change their home telephone numbers and has been coordinating with the local police.

As William Jacobson points out, the folks at the Journal News don’t seem to understand the golden rule…

The Journal News lacks any empathy for the people it has put in harms way, yet wants not to be put in the same harms way.

There’s a psychological term for people who demand empathy but are incapable of giving empathy.

I have no sympathy for the Journal News. They are engaging in political activism disguised as journalism. They feel like they’re getting harassed? Tough. They are harassing innocent people and they started it. They’re nothing more than the bully who cries when someone punches them back.

New York State Senator Greg Ball appeared on Megyn Kelly’s show today to address the issue. I can’t embed the video but you can click the image below to watch.

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