‘Guardian’ Discovers How They Are Regarded By US Public…

hilarity ensues:

…there was the offering from Mark from Pennsylvania, who declared that it was “great your reporter got body slammed. I’d punch him in the nose.” Or Dennis from Dallas, Texas who said that Jacobs was at fault as he “shouldn’t poke his recorder in the face of someone” – a reference to the question he asked Gianforte relating to the CBO score for the repeal of Obamacare.

Dennis went on to say that the Guardian’s reporter “was confrontational and got his (_,_) kicked. There is a reason that the public’s opinion of the press ranks lower than that of Congress”.

*gets more popcorn*

The common denominator of all these emails was that they effectively condoned attacking a working journalist. More striking still was the fact that many of the people expressing such tacit approval of violence did so openly, apparently under their own names, even in some cases disclosing their home addresses and phone numbers.

I guess they haven’t forgotten Clark County.

The Cyberbullying Research Center has studied the bullying behavior largely of adolescents over the past 17 years, and has observed a subtle but important shift.

At first, teenagers were careful to maintain their anonymity, adopting pseudonyms online as they carried out their campaigns of disparagement and denigration. But more recently researchers have found an increased willingness among the bullies to speak out openly in public.

People are becoming emboldened now to say publicly what they want to say under their own names,” said Justin Patchin, the center’s co-director.

Of course they are.

If you’re going to be called a racist, sexist, colonial bigot for even expressing the mildest criticism of open borders policy, or a misogynistic right wing demagogue for suggesting multiple abortions on the taxpayer dime aren’t the fruits of civilisation we were promised, all bets are off.

Might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb….

7 comments for “‘Guardian’ Discovers How They Are Regarded By US Public…

  1. rapscallion
    May 31, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    “Might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb” were in fact the very words I was thinking of as I reached halfway through the 3rd paragraph.

    • June 1, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      Me too.

  2. John in cheshire
    May 31, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Add the Daily Mail might say, that’s a heartwarming story.

  3. Lord T
    May 31, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I used to think that people who wrote comments and hid their names were wrong to do so. If they couldn’t put their name to something then it didn’t mean much.

    I’m of a much different opinion now having seen a friend go through disciplinary procedures at work and being dismissed because he wrote some factual information that the company disapproved of. One whingy whiny person reported him and then he was gone. They decided it was racist and discriminatory and had brought the company into disrepute and the fact it wasn’t illegal or even racist or discriminatory and our company name is mired in controversy regularly was irrelevant.

    I think that more and more people may be using their real names but more and more people are going to regret it fairly quickly. It is just another way for SJWs, and HR is full of them, to control us.

    • Errol
      May 31, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      That’s why we kept things quiet. The Left never learned though. They cannot stop the message. If they had listened and admitted the problems there would not now be the backlash.

    • May 31, 2017 at 6:48 pm

      Of course you retain your own title, Lord T.

  4. Errol
    May 31, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    The Left will, no doubt, squeal and squeam that these people are evil bigots and horrible and should be silenced as they are evil but will not understand, least of all acknowledge, that they created this culture.

    By desperately trying to silence people’s thoughts, by not listening when people voiced concerns, they thought they’d won, not realising they were merely making people more voluble.

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