Journal News pulls its gun owner map

3 Gate House Lane, Mamaroneck, NY

3 Gate House Lane, Mamaroneck, NY

Curtesy of Teri Buhl, here’s the link.

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19 responses to “Journal News pulls its gun owner map

  1. Shoeless

    Had nothing to do with the pressure, so they claim.

  2. burningmadolf

    What a spineless fraud.

  3. Al Dente

    Che brutta vacca.

  4. Libertarian Advocate

    Ugly cow? You’re being too kind Al. How about orribile donnola?

  5. Peg

    “As a news organization, we are constantly defending the public’s right to know. Consequently we do not endorse the way the legislature has chosen to limit public access to gun permit data.”

    The public’s right to know WHAT?!?! Who the hell is THIS woman and THIS (purported) news organization’s role to judge why private, legal ownership of something should become common knowledge?

    I want to know what people have in their investment accounts. I want to know who is having abortions, using birth control, sleeping around, stealing from their employer, cheating on their taxes – and so forth and so on. (I’m afraid I am not a People Magazine subscriber.)

    “Sorry, we did the wrong thing” is just not part of their vocabulary.

    • Libertarian Advocate

      Peg: It’s called litigation posture. To admit they were wrong would be akin to an admission of fault.

  6. weakleyhollow

    The theory of honesty, such as, “we don’t like guns, so we’re going to hang gun owners out there as much as possible,” would be beyond their conceptual model of reality.

  7. Walt

    Dude –
    I think we need to have brunch with Janet Hasson. She can bring her armed security thugs, which she is entitled to, but not the “less than elite”. That would be you Dude. I can afford armed goons. You loser.

    We should look her straight in the eye and tell her, over eggs benedict and Bloody Mary’s, what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit she is! Plus she has BO. And she has no conscious. Or integrity. Or character. Or sense of moral obligation. And is out of touch with the normal person. Because she lives as a Queen Bee in a protected Liberal cocoon.

    And she has a TOTAL lack of understanding of a bipartisan objective press. Which is meant to be neutral. Not a bully pulpit for her own Liberal Agenda. She has been given a position of trust, which she violated to the worst possible degree. She is an embarrassment to her “profession”. And the reason why no one reads newspapers anymore. She is liberalizing her way out of a profession. She is a Dodo bird. Which makes me sad, because a free republic needs an objective, non partisan free press.

    She is basically a decrepit life form pretending to be a human being. I hope she cannot procreate.

    Anyhows, we should have brunch with her so we can tell her what we really think. I don’t want to sugar coat it, like I have to do here, in a public forum. Do you want to reach out to her or should I?

    Ask Ms. McBeal. Where has she been? You still boffing her? Tell her to go braless so I can properly assess her twins.

    Your Pal,
    Walt

  8. anonymous

    You didn’t make us do it, we did it because we wanted to. We just didn’t feel like doing it before. So there.

  9. Riversider

    That it was up 1 day, was too long. Good work CF!!!

  10. armonk

    They pulled it because of legislation. They are gutless and their lawyers took over. If they believe they were right to publish the list when they did, they should leave it up and challenge the law. Force NY State to take them to court. Go all the way to the US Supreme Court.

    I would think that legally “public information” would be public regardless of the number of individuals affected.

    As a realtor, is a house less valuable if it was on the list? It is more likely to be burglarized.

    • And will be on that list forever, now that it’s on the Internet, so any new, non-gun owning buyer will be still targeted, but defenseless. Such a deal.

      • armonk

        So it’s reasonable question for a prospective buyer to ask if the house has been on a list of registered gun owners. In NY the seller can reduce the sales price by $500 and not reveal anything. Money well spent.

  11. Zoltan

    Right to know. Sure.

    Their USAToday on Nagin:

    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/18/new-orleans-mayor-ray-nagin/1845617/

    From their story readers don’t have right to know Nagin is a Democrat.

  12. If I worked for the editor I would have walked out when I saw she was now writing PR instead of news. She would have been better off admitting her mistake or the fact that she has turned her paper into a paper that voices her personal views instead of reporting news

  13. What we in China call 'Saving Face'

    And to Mr. Fountain….
    “Our decision to do so is not a concession to critics that no value was served by the posting of the map in the first place.”