Robert Stacy McCain and the Silence of the Media

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Robert Stacy McCain and the Silence of the Media

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 Bre​it​bart​.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

Mean­while Stacy McCain still car­ries on post­ing away, Smitty no stranger to dan­ger con­tin­ues to write

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: Day by Day gets it:

Update 2: It is worth not­ing that Back in Novem­ber of 2010 Lib­erty Chick at Bre​it​bart​.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?

Update 5: Yid with Lid is on it along with Pope­Hat and Ace invokes Kitty Gen­ovese.

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

Meanwhile Stacy McCain still carries on posting away, Smitty no stranger to danger continues to write

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: Day by Day gets it:

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?

Update 5: Yid with Lid is on it along with PopeHat and Ace invokes Kitty Genovese.