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Bloggers Outing Gun Owner Outers at The Journal News

In a politically driven world that gets away with pretending that
criminals and terrorists don’t exist but deceitfully brands innocent
gun owners as criminals, thousands of New York citizens with handgun
permits have had their names and addresses outed on an interactive
map—still up—on The Journal News website, LoHud.com.

ABC News Commenter George Thompson’s wish seems to have come true after he
posited: “How about a map of the editorial staff and publishers of
Gannett and Journal News with names and addresses of their families”, in
the comment section for a story about the Journal News’ interactive map
carried by ABC News.




The online map was published by The Journal News in an article under the
headline: The gun owner next door: What you don’t know about the
weapons in your neighborhood.

The Journal News seems to have no regret for outing thousands of
innocent citizens as their story broke on Dec. 22, and is still listed
on its LoHud.com website as a top story as of today.


It seems that as far as The Journal News’ LoHud.com is concerned, it’s
A-OK to expose the names and addresses of citizens who have gun permits,
but apparently not to expose the name and address of the paper’s
publisher.


“After reading the Journal-News’ courageous exposure of the home
addresses of gun owners, I strolled over to the comment section and
replied to another reader’s inquiry as to the home address of the
publisher by supplying that information (Janet Hanson, 3 Gate House
Lane, Mamaroneck NY 105643 (248-) 594-2197). Checking just now, I see
that the paper deleted my response. Well isn’t that brave of them,”
Christopher Fountain posted to his site, For What It’s Worth, yesterday.

ABC News Commenter George Thompson’s wish seems to have come true after he
posited: “How about a map of the editorial staff and publishers of
Gannett and Journal News with names and addresses of their families”, in
the comment section for a story about the Journal News’ interactive map
carried by ABC News.

Website Corvette Forum.com came out with “helpful hints” on tracking down employees of The Journal News.

“The office of Westchester County Clerk allows you to search land
records and other public records online: (link) before going on to list
everyone but the dog catcher, starting with Janet Hasson,
President/Publisher of the Journal News.

Corvette Forum posted the name of News Journal Editor and VP of News, Cyndee Royle, “also known as Lambert”.

They also list names, websites, twitter and Facebook accounts, and
the telephone numbers of almost all who work at the newspaper, including
Breaking News Reporter Lee Higgins; freelance journalist and cycling
advocate David McKay Wilson; and food editor Liz Johnson, among others.

Looks like anonymity just walked off the job at The Journal News and won’t be coming back anytime soon.

Owned by Gannett News, The Journal News publishes suburban lifestyle magazines.

The Journal News’ Web site, LoHud.com, features daily news updates,
more than 40 blogs as well as Varsity Insider, an online source for
varsity sports, featuring rosters, schedules and statistic for high
school teams throughout the region.

On March 7, 2010, The Journal News closed its press and outsourced its printing.

It must be galling for those outed as gun owners that while anonymity
is shattered in suburbia, there’s anonymity protection for lifestyle
magazines like The Journal News, which bylines many of its stories as
“News” and is identified by ABC News as only “the newspaper”, as in “the
newspaper stated”.

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/52002?utm_source=twitterfeed&;utm_medium=twitter

http://christopherfountain.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/sauce-for-the-goose/


Added: Dec-26-2012 Occurred On: Dec-26-2012
By: Bob_Lablaw
In:
Regional News, Politics
Tags: What's good for the goose, The Journal News, The gun owner next door, NRA, 2nd amendment
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