Pissed-off right-wingers decided to get revenge on two New York Times reporters, Julie Bosman and Campbell Robertson, for reporting the news. In writings that included discussion of Wilson’s happy wedding while the citizens of Ferguson suffered the loss of Michael Brown, someone (likely an editor) included a copy of Wilson’s marriage license that happened to contain a street address.
The story itself only included the name of the street on which Wilson lived and, once the Times realized the address was included, the following photo was scrapped:
“When it was pointed out that the license contained a street address, we thought the right thing to do was to remove it, so we did,” Times head of communications Eileen Murphy told the Examiner.
However, right-wingers — most notably Charles Johnson of GotNews, decided that this correction of an inadvertent “wrong” was not sufficient. The writers must be punished for revealing “Wilson’s” address in an article that discussed his marriage through the publishing of his marriage certificate.
Johnson’s rabid readers quickly joined in, adding supplemental information and the violent rhetoric typical of these right-leaning scumbags.
Recently, conservatives posted the personal information of CNN’s Ed Lavandera simply because he reported from Darren Wilson’s street, with predictably similar results.
Unfortunately, the only thing these people understand is terrorism. We sincerely hope that these reporters stay safe.
To be clear, the address included was never Wilson’s, and the outrage is over nothing.