Ferguson Cop Supporters Endanger Reporters’s Family By Publishing Home Address
John Prager has the story at AATTP about the doxing of a reporter by right-wing supporters of Officer Darren Wilson. “Doxing,” as Prager notes, is revealing “restricted personal information” about a person.
As part of a legitimate news broadcast, CNN’s Ed Lavandera reported from the street on which Darren Wilson lives. “Darren Wilson lives on this street lives here on this street in another St. Louis suburb,” Lavandera said as footage of Wilson’s home rolled. He did not provide Wilson’s address or even the name of the town in which he lives–but that was enough to enrage right-wingers.
This prompted Pat Dollard, who recently suggested that “It’s time to start slaughtering Muslims in the street,” to claim that “CNN’s Hispanic Ed Lavandera” attempted to “murder white Ferguson police officer” Darren Wilson. Jim Hoft, the conservative blogger who manufactured the much-repeated lie that Wilson suffered an orbital blowout fracture, claimed that the media is trying to get Darren Wilson “lynched.”
One conservative blogger, “Paladin Justice,” at saboteur365 however, took things way too far. Despite that Lavandera at no point provided Wilson’s personal information, he claimed the reporter did–and in an attempt to exact vengeance for this imagined wrong “saboteur” did this:
That’s right–in an effort to harass Lavandera, the blogger provided the home address of the reporter–though he was not the original source. After locating Lavandera’s home address in a comment section on American Renaissance, he decided to share it with the world…
He said that “It sends a powerful message to the media that we are watching them. Put Ed Lavandera on your Christmas card list. LOL.”