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Newspaper publishes map of gun owners. Editor fired in mass layoffs.

August 8, 2013

I’ve nothing to add except this is wonderful news.  A newspaper accessed the names and addresses of registered New York gun owners through a public records request.  The paper then published a map of registered gun owners who live just north of New York City.ny go

The editors and staff were shocked by the unfavorable public response.  They received angry phone calls and even face to face criticism at their office.  The home addresses of the newspaper employees were published online by another group.   The managers of the paper hired armed guards for physical security.  The newspaper staff were openly mocked in online videos.  Advertisers in the newspaper received many critical comments and the paper’s advertising revenue fell.  All this happened in a suburb within commuting distance of New York.  I guess you don’t have to get far from Manhattan to loose the luster of liberalism.

Now 17 newspaper employees have been laid off.   Among them was the editor who published the gun owner’s information.  It is never a good business plan to belittle a large segment of your customers.  It is worse to do so during an economic recession.  This is also the first time I’ve seen online media clearly punish a bricks and mortar media firm.

This is a good start, but don’t stop.  I hope the paper is driven out of business.  Can we do the same to some other papers as well?wet-newspaper~_~_

Rob

 

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. August 8, 2013 7:43 am

    Reblogged this on The Liberty Zone and commented:
    Finally! Someone is being held accountable. Took them long enough!

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    • August 8, 2013 9:46 am

      Nicki, I don’t know if their managment held them accountable or the market held them accountable. Financial failure is also a cure for bad journalism.

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  2. genomega1 permalink
    August 8, 2013 7:53 am

    Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
    Newspaper publishes map of gun owners. Editor fired in mass layoffs.

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  3. August 8, 2013 7:58 am

    Reblogged this on Gds44's Blog.

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  4. Patty permalink
    August 8, 2013 8:23 am

    This was only one of the editors from The Journal News who was responsible for publishing the personal information of legal, law-abiding, gun owners in the rag of a publication.

    Editor Janet Hasson has publicly stated that, if and when given the chance, even in face of the previous backlash received, she will jump to do it again in an act of desperation to dig the newspaper out of an ever-growing financial sinkhole.

    In fact, Hasson is behind a very recent attempt to garner data on gun owners once again…http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/03/foiaed-again-gun-map-newspaper-seeks-more-info-on-firearms-owners/?test=latestnews

    But, it’s a start and the important thing is that the minions, like Journal News reporter, Dwight Worley, who was responsible for writing the article on gun owners, slowly and surely will end up putting in their next job application for sleazy tabloids like The National Enquirer…so much more fitting for a someone with Worley’s journalistic talent.

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    • August 8, 2013 8:33 am

      Hi, Patty. Thank you for your well written comment. I agree with you. We won’t change the attitude of a liberal journalist, but going out of business changes their venue.

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  5. August 8, 2013 8:35 am

    Hey! Don’t disparage The National Enquirer. It’s journalists’ “talent” is better than most dailies…as the Edwards incident proves.

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  6. sc kimbershot permalink
    August 9, 2013 2:27 pm

    welcome to the real world. as they say in italian-Mangia merde e morte!

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  7. August 13, 2013 5:33 am

    I doubt it was holding the filth accountable. I think, instead, they were just more names on the cut list and that this had nothing to do with their behavior.

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  8. August 10, 2013 5:59 am

    Extrano, I enjoy your blog. Thank you for linking this story.
    Keep up the good work.

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