It’s the perfect example of classic hypocrisy. First, Journal News exposes the names and addresses of thousands of gun owners in New York, harassing law abiding citizens for their decision to own a firearm. Then, they cry foul when a blogger retaliates and exposes the names and addresses of Journal News reporters. It doesn’t take long for the Journal News to realize just how helpful the 2nd Amendment can be, hiring armed guards for their protection. RocklandTimes.com has the story:
Guns are good for the goose but NOT for the gander.
A Clarkstown police report issued on December 28, 2012, confirmed that The Journal News has hired armed security guards from New City-based RGA Investigations and that they are manning the newspaper’s Rockland County headquarters at 1 Crosfield Ave., West Nyack, through at least tomorrow, Wednesday, January 2, 2013.
The problem was not necessarily that Journal News took the position of being ‘anti-gun’, but that they went on the offensive into the personal lives of folks who have no wish to be in the public eye. Then, when there was a massive public backlash against the publication, they threatened to expose more gun owners:
Rather than take the map down following the public uproar, the executive board at the Journal News has decided to “stick to their guns” and double-down on their original decision, as they have said a map listing all pistol permit holders in Putnam County will soon to be posted.
It’s no wonder why they were receiving threatening correspondence. However, instead of being true to their ideals, they decided to hire armed guards. It remains to be seen whether or not Journal News will expose the names and addresses of their armed guards who are protecting them.
Ironically, Journal News has proven that when you need protection, a person with a gun is the answer.