Thursday, December 14, 2006

Big Brother Jimmy is watching?

Shaun Kenney posted about the possiblity of the Jim Webb campaign gathering personal information about Virginia bloggers during the just-completed campaign...

... and as I read the blogs I was amazed at the number of lefty bloggers who were condoning this behavior and bashing Shaun Kenney.

Question # 1: Would they take the same stand if the story said the Allen campaign had compiled files on the blogger community?

Question # 2: The bloggers who are defending the Webb campaign if, indeed, this really occurred ... did they protest the Patriot Act?

Question # 3: Some have proposed that, because we blog our opinions, we are fair game to being investigated. Would they support that same reasoning for mainstream media reporters? If a journalist wrote something negative about a campaign, would it be okay for the campaign to retaliate by revealing personal information about that journalist?

I was just wondering....

6 comments:

Waldo Jaquith said...

Can you point to a single "lefty blogger" who were "bashing Shaun Kenney"?

SWAC Girl said...

Waldo, read the comments under Shaun's post on his site for bashing comments.

JohnMaxfield said...

Ever read WOS?

Waldo Jaquith said...

I read all of the comments, but I still can't seem to find a single one that's "bashing" Shaun. Would you mind pointing to one specific post? You write that you're "amazed at the number of lefty bloggers...bashing Shaun Kenney," so I assume you should be able to cite rather a large number.

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen anyone "defending" the Webb campaign for this...just none of us are ready to "believe" this Shaun Kenney claim without something to back it up.

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SWAC Girl said...

You're a little late commenting on this story ... that was last week's news.

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