NEWS FROM THE FRONT: The Left Targets Conservative Bloggers And Twitter Users
The Left is greatly intensifying it’s attacks against conservative bloggers.
The past few weeks have seen good people like The Lonely Conservative singled out for troll attacks and identity theft and people like Dana Loesch’s husband have had false complaints about them filed with people who run Twitter with the result that their accounts have been suspended.
Regarding the former, on 21 April Karen documented some of what she had been through. A few highlights:
None of you have seen the vile comments left on this site day in and day out for weeks now. I send them to the dustbin of spam. But before doing so, I thought I’d start saving them for posterity, to remind me of the sort of disgusting, deranged, despicable and rotten people that walk among us. This is the civility of the left.
[TLC then shows two of the spam messages, both of which call her a 'See You Next Tuesday']
Don’t bother with the email addresses, they’re obviously fake. The IP address goes back to a service allowing people to hide their identities. How very brave of them. Hiding behind “Hide My Ass.” Other times they use IP addresses of public places because they’re the worst kind of cowards.
…They sign petitions in my name. They email spam to others in my name. They send me emails that appear to be from my friends. They go to other websites and leave comments in my name – with my email address and links back to this blog – that are vile and wretched. Thankfully I have some friends who are kind enough to let me know when they see this happening. As much as I would like to leave comments on all of the blogs I visit, I rarely have time. If I did there would be nothing on this blog. I suspect that’s the reason they’re doing what they do – to distract me. To shut me up. They’ve even broken federal law by calling my home using phony caller ID services. The police officer I filed a report with was very kind and understanding. My phone company assured me that once the report is ready they will be happy to provide me with the telephone numbers where those calls really originated. We’ll have to wait and see where that leads us.
…the trolls are out early this year. In our own precincts, Enoch and company have had to rebuild this blog because a nasty script was superimposed here, and the likelihood that it was an accident is much diminished by its also having been foisted on our old blog, POWIP. On Twitter, there’s a rash of direct messages telling me and other righties that people are saying horrible things about us. If you’re dumb enough to click the link, your account also becomes a bot account that will inform other people that they are being libelled online.
Zilla Of The Resistance has had her identity stolen as she related back in early April:
Please be aware that leftists have taken to committing identity theft to impersonate me in comments sections of blogs and are using a fraudulent email that looks similar to my public email address to make it look as if I am saying horrible offensive things in an attempt to destroy my reputation, apparently because I did well in a recent contest for political bloggers, they have been doing this to the winner of the contest, The Lonely Conservative, as well. If you see something that appears to have come from me but is totally out of character for me to say, know that it is in all likelihood, NOT ME, but a leftist troll who thinks a campaign of personal destruction against a person who is fighting serious and potentially fatal illness is a good and proper thing to do.
And these bastards know full-well that my good friend Zilla is suffering from several chronic diseases and yet they still do this to her.
Lisa Graas is getting the same treatment. They think they can break her, but her Faith is unbreakable — the fools.
The Left has no Morality, therefore, it has given itself license to do whatever it wants. You cannot rationally deal with such people. We should all stop trying to.
Stacy himself has his Twitter Identity stolen:
Lots of stuff I just ignore, but this particular Twitter twerp crossed a line: The fake re-Tweet, defaming me as a neo-Nazi.
My late father was wounded within an inch of his life fighting the Nazis — his Army medals, including his Purple Heart, are displayed in my office — and I’ll be damned if I’ll let some obnoxious atheist punk get away with this kind of cheap smear.
“Dan Verg” evidently bears a grudge against “teabaggers,” and has sent a series of recent messages suggesting that Slate political reporter Dave Weigel, author Pamela Geller and talk-radio host Dana Loesch advocate or endorse terrorism.
Do take the time to read the rest if you haven’t to see what information Stacy and some of his readers found out about this sorry excuse for a human being.
Now comes word of efforts by Leftists to have the Twitter Accounts of conservatives suspended. The most recent attack happened last night to Chris Loesch. As of the publishing of this post his account has been taken down, restored, taken down again, restored briefly, taken down, and, as of this morning, restored by the people administering Twitter.
From the Twitchy report of last evening:
Just as with @FreeMarket_US last week, Twitter has suspended the account of conservative Chis Loesch. Chis is the husband of talk radio host and CNN contributor Dana Loesch and is very active on Twitter. Once again, Twitter’s reasons for suspending Chris’s account are not clear.
However, as @RBPundit and @lheal point out, it is likely due to liberals abusing Twitter’s system for reporting spam.
From the Twitchy report of this morning, we learn more about what Mr. Loesch has had to go through and about the identities of some of the Leftists that are involved. Also, stories of more conservative Twitter users under attack.
And do take the time to click here and read Dana Loesch’s account of what they’ve been through.
Those two are an unbeatable team — Godspeed.
From Stacy McCain, some background:
…as the case of Chris Loesch dramatizes, the Left has begun organizing stalker mobs to falsely report conservatives for “spam”/”abuse,” in order to silence the Right on Twitter. Why?Silencing opposition is the Left’s only hope for success.
If conservatives are permitted a fair chance to critique the Left’s agenda, to expose the Left’s tactics and demonstrate the failure of the Left’s policies, the Left loses. Not content to dominate academia, public schools, the entertainment industry, book publishing and the mainstream news media — all of which cultural institutions are characterized by an overwhelming liberal hegemony — the Left is now determined to silence conservative opposition in the few bastions of freedom that remain: Talk radio, cable TV and the Internet.
Nearly half a century has passed since Marxist theoretician Herbert Marcuse proposed a “liberating tolerance” — in fact, progressive intolerance — that would silence the Left’s opposition. Many old-fashioned liberals at that time recognized the totalitarian nature of Marcuse’s formula. Leszek Kolakowski observed that the ultimate object of Marcuse’s ideology was “Marxism as a Totalitarian Utopia. . . . the freedom he advocates is non-freedom.”
Here we are now in 2012, and we see mobs of left-wingers still pursuing the Marcusean totalitarian formula: Smash the opponent “through a plate glass window,” as Spencer Ackerman infamously said, and do not scruple about the means to the end. If one imagines that the Right is Evil by definition, then defeat the Right “by any means necessary,” to employ a favorite slogan of the Left.
Keep you eyes open. Back up your stuff. Be prepared to go into battle for yourself or others at a moment’s notice.
The Left is playing for keeps and they feel no compulsion to act with honor or dignity. Conduct yourselves accordingly.