Sunday, July 02, 2006

More on The Nuttery Of Wingnuttia

There is something that I want to add to all the outrage about a wingnut blog "outing" a photographer of the New York Times as a revenge for a vacation-living story that the Times did on Cheney and Rumsfeld and their residences. This photographer worked on the story. You know, the way we all do stuff when the boss tells us. She has nothing to do with the decision to make a certain story. She's making a living.

It's preposterous to argue that giving information on someone like that is ok because "what is good for the goose is good for the gander". Just think of what it means to be a person in a dominant position in the public sphere. Just think of the number of agents working to protect such people and the amount of money they have to protect themselves further.