Looking at the commentary concerning Stacy McCain’s not so excellent adventure as his family continues to live on the run in fear of Convicted bomber, supported by liberal foundations, the most interesting thing about this story has been the great divide as mentioned by the title of this post at Goldfish and Clowns:
Silence Screams Louder Than Words
and notes some interesting omissions from those writing about this subject:
I mention this to discuss the stunning silence in which Brietbart’s minions and others have engaged in regard to this.
He has a large list of “Call outs” Including Breitbart,
Hotair , Powerline, Right Wing News, The Daily Caller and RedState. Their silence it’s like watching the relatives at the start of the movie The Devi’s Disciple scurry away when their cousin is taken by the Brits.
One name that was on his list, Michelle Malkin, has come out in a big way this morning:
Over the past year, Aaron Walker (who blogged as “Aaron Worthing”), Patterico, Liberty Chick, and now Stacy McCain have been targeted by convicted Speedway bomber Brett Kimberlin because they dared to mention his criminal past or assisted others who did. The late Andrew Breitbart warned about Kimberlin and company.
I have spoken directly with both Patterico and Aaron about their ongoing battles.
The mainstream press, not just the conservative blogosphere, needs to hear and report their stories. emphasis mine
That last sentence is the big bottom line. Robert Stacy McCain is not just a blogger he is a reporter, he has chosen to cover a story and because he has and his family are in hiding for their own safety.
Run that through your head MSM. This is an American JOURNALIST forced into hiding IN AMERICA for covering a story and you don’t find that newsworthy?
I’d like to say I’m surprised at this but remembering Molly Norris (who is STILL in hiding) but the MSM’s silence doesn’t surprise me.
I’m much more surprised at the silence of other conservative bloggers but most of all Breitbart.com.
Does anyone doubt that Andrew would be screaming at the top of his lungs pushing this if he were alive?
Yeah there are a lot of other issues to write about, yeah the election IS the issue this year, but who would have thought that the site that bears Andrew’s name would be the least worthy of the words “Breitbart is here” upon them?
This doesn’t of course apply to Lee Stranhan who has gone ALL in with this video
As I’ve said before, courage is the first virtue, without it, nothing else is possible.
Exit question. If we cringe before this loser, what will we do when Holder and DOJ decide to try to shut us up later?
Update 2: It is worth noting that Back in November of 2010 Liberty Chick at Breitbart.com wrote a long piece of Kimberlin and his connections to the left:
Update 3: Leave it to a Film Director to find the right way to put it:
Journalist Forced to Flee Home by Streisand-Funded Domestic Terrorist Bomber!
Juicy headline, eh? Guaranteed to bring in the page views. I can’t imagine I’m the only one who’s thought of this angle to the story.
There was a time when this kind of headline would have had reporters running for their typewriters, but nothing trumps the need for the MSM to fight for those who protect Obama.
Update 4: Hotair is now on board. Captain Ed:
Stacy has had to take his family out of their house in order to protect them, at least for a while. It’s no blogospheric secret that Stacy and I have had our differences, but I still count Stacy as a friend and hope he does the same, and no one should have to leave their home in fear simply for engaging in political debate. I hit his tip jar yesterday to help in some small way to defray his travel expenses, and I’d encourage everyone else to do the same.
What else can we do? First, read all of Michelle’s post to get a sense of what the story and its impact actually is. Write about it or don’t, depending on how much focus you believe the story deserves, but try to post something about what these bloggers are enduring — if not on a blog, then on Twitter, Facebook, or other social media channels. At some point, we all need our friends to have our backs. I’ve already been there, and believe me, it’s a lonely place until they arrive.
How long with the MSM continue to ignore this?