Thursday, June 29, 2017


" the history of giving a hostage to fortune, John Cook, a former editor of the former online poison party known as Gawker, merits a special place. He has this to say about his professional aims: “I wanted to write true things about bad people . . . being bad or obnoxious or cruel or unkind.” When enemies had been so identified, he says, “We could give ’em ‘what fer.’”

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WHEN I saw the line, "I wanted to write true things about bad people"  Wartburgwatch came to mind.

They, like the now bankrupt and defunct GAWKER, decide who the "bad people" are and then go after them.  Is TWW as scummy as the late unlamented GAWKER, of course not, but just like Gawker they have put together their own hit list of people with whom they disagree.  Then they write posts hoping to shame them.  Just like Gawker.

Saul Alinski's rules for radicals:

"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions."

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