Fox News - and probably other networks and news sites - are reporting that the Journal-News has taken down it’s web page that features the names and addresses of tens of thousands of law abiding pistol permit holders in Rockland and Westchester Counties in New York.
New York newspaper removes gun permit database from website after outcry
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – A suburban New York City newspaper has removed the names and addresses of residents with pistol permits from its website.
Publication of the permit data following last month’s school shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn. produced a storm of outrage from gun owners. It also quickly resulted in a new state measure meant to protect permit holders’ privacy.
The president and publisher of The Journal News Media Group announced the move Friday. Janet Hasson said the new law does not require removing the data, but “doing so complies with its spirit.”
The Journal News had published interactive maps on its LoHud.com site pinpointing thousands of permit holders in Westchester and Rockland County. The maps remained online late Friday but could no longer be manipulated to find names and addresses.
Fox News reporter Trace Gallagher was on TV saying how the paper had outed “several” counties of data on the web page, and how the Journal-News said took the page down 27 days after publishing it because people move around and the data they showed could lose accuracy over time. Which is pretty damn funny because my name was one of those dots on the map ... and the data on me is 15 years old. They also sort of claimed to be stealing a march on the possibly changing law that would make such a disclosure illegal.
But neither Mr. Gallagher at 7:30pm nor the other talking heads on Fox News TV several hours later, nor the article online quoted here in its entirety, mention a single word about the 2 burglaries that have occurred in the past week that may be directly tied to that web page. The first one, the one in Westchester that failed, absolutely was due to the Journal’s “outing” although officials aren’t admitting it; the second one, in Rockland county just yesterday that DID result in several handguns and permits being stolen, most likely also was. Oh hell, of course it was; anybody with open eyes and a functioning brain can put 1 and 1 together and see that they add up to “massive lawsuit”.
And one day later the Journal-News pulls the page. CYA much? Company lawyers wielding a major cluebat at corporate HQ? Hella yeah.
And Fox, “fair, balanced, and unafraid”, doesn’t say a thing about either robbery. No connection. No implication. Nothing to see here, move along. Sheep.
One part of the media covering another. Even “rebel” Fox News. You can’t trust any of them to give you the truth or the whole story.
PS - not a word from CNN either, who tries really hard to make the Journal-News look like heroes.
Lets ne honest though,No one here I expect has watched Fox or any other major network news show in ,how many Years?
Exactly, only the Sheep are watching and then they turn to “Jersey Housewives” or some such shit.
In other news, 250,000 new NRA folks signed up just this last week or so.
Welcome Aboard Patriots!
The networks are like politicians. They have different titles and claim different philosophies, but they all crawled out of the same sewer.
Meanwhile, Journal News publisher Janet Hasson writes this awful screed, continuing to defending her paper’s actions:
Check out the last paragraph:
Make no mistake, The Journal News will continue to report aggressively on gun ownership. We will continue to pursue our request for data from Putnam County, and will closely analyze the data for Westchester and Rockland counties when it once again becomes publicly available. And we will keep a snapshot of our map — with all its red dots — on our website to remind the community that guns are a fact of life we should never forget.
This is the same publisher that hired armed gunmen to protect their workplace after an angered populace posted the names and addresses of Journal News staffers, publicly in response. Oh yes, and let’s not forget that they wouldn’t release information about who the gunmen were.
“Liberty for me, but not for thee” is their message. The hypocrisy is staggering. The attitudes are foul and reprehensible.
Remember these people’s faces and names well. They are traitorous, and will backstab those who support the Constitution and Rule of Law.
And now for something good:
Judge Jeanine Pirro was on Fox News and absolutely ripped these people a new orifice. Youtube still has the video:
(Really gets rolling around 2:30)
Slightly off topic but It appears the Hostages in Algeria were all lost but the scumbag terrorists all got wacked too. Its kinda nice to see a Nation dealing with these scum the proper way.Never negotiate with terrorists.