NY Times Suddenly In Favor Of Doxxing Campaign Contributors

As long as they are Republican contributors, of course. Now, it’s not hard to find out who has donated to campaigns, especially the big contributors. You can get this information from Open Secrets, among others. It’s public record. But, to use that data to “shame” and harass is disturbing, and along comes to the NY Times Editorial Board

May the SoulCycle Boycott Make Democracy Better
Stunts like Joaquin Castro’s upstage a real concern: Americans should want to know more about who funds political campaigns.

That’s an interesting take in the subhead, since this same paper had exactly zero interest in knowing who was donating to Mr. Obama’s campaigns, especially when he had no safeguards to stop foreigners from donating through credit card. Nor are they interested in broadcasting how so many Democrats receive money from people who live in far away states.

It has been an unsettling week for some of President Trump’s political contributors.

On Tuesday, it was revealed that Stephen Ross, the billionaire real estate developer whose firm owns SoulCycle and Equinox gym, was hosting a big-money fund-raiser in support of Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee on Friday, with ticket prices running as high as $250,000. This news did not sit well with many patrons of Equinox and SoulCycle, who took to social media to call for a boycott.

Lower down the donor ladder, 44 residents of San Antonio who had contributed the maximum legal amount to Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign found themselves in the spotlight, after their names were tweeted out on Monday by Representative Joaquin Castro, Democrat of Texas, who declared himself “Sad to see so many” of his constituents “fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’”

Unsettling? An elected politician, tasked with being a public servant, called for harassment of those contributors. Any violence that ensues will be on Castro’s head.

Public shaming seemed to be at the core of Mr. Castro’s tweet as well, though the outcry from Republican officials was much louder. The Texas congressman was accused of “inviting harassment” and “encouraging violence against” his own constituents. “People should not be personally targeted for their political views,” warned Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana, noting that he knew “firsthand” that “lives are at stake.” (Mr. Scalise was shot by an apparently politically motivated gunman in 2017.) Donald Trump Jr. equated Mr. Castro’s tweet with the “hit list” kept by the perpetrator of Sunday’s mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio. There were calls for Mr. Castro to resign, and the hashtag #ImpeachJoaquinCastro trended on Twitter. (Note: Constitutionally speaking, impeaching House members is not a thing.)

But, in NY Times World

There is rich irony in Republican self-righteousness about public attacks on people’s political donations. Prominent Republicans routinely assert that the billionaire George Soros, a major donor to progressive candidates and causes, secretly controls the Democratic Party. Mr. Trump and his supporters spent over a year publicly smearing members of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s team as “13 angry Democrats,” based on their voter registrations or political giving, or both.

Perhaps the NY Times might investigate those links. They’re happy to rail against the Koch brothers. But, this is just an attempt to normalize the doxxing of political contributors for harassment.

As with all political tactics, there is also a high risk of escalation, to the point where each side routinely sics the dark furies of social media on their opponents’ donors.

Yet, the NYTEB is not castigating Castro for doing what he did.

And now this

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7 Responses to “NY Times Suddenly In Favor Of Doxxing Campaign Contributors”

  1. formwiz says:

    OK dox some of the Gray Lady’s board.

    See how they like it.

  2. Kye says:

    And they expect us to allow them to dictate our health care and confiscate our guns?

    It’s amusing to me that even if SoulCycle provides the finest service and locations in the business and never picks sides in politics therefore treating all it’s customers the same if they don’t support a certain candidate they are to be harmed.

    I’m tellin’ you we cannot allow these radicals who make every single moment of life about politics. They need to be stopped.

    Trump 2020 Stop the One Party system from happening.

  3. Kye says:

    The doxxing is one aspect of the commies juggernaut another part are public displays and coordinated way the Fake News media always seem to push the “word” of the month. It all started back when they overused “gravitas” to the point of insanity. This month seems to be the mighty combination punch of “white supremacy” and “white nationalism” neither of which are used in their proper contexts and both of which are applied to people who are neither.

    Apparently, having failed at ousting Trump so far with innuendo and a closet coup by anti American government forces in the DemCom party they are zeroing in on name calling and slander to carry them through the election in combination with the ass Nadler’s so-called “impeachment” which I believe will amount to more screaming at the sky and gnashing of teeth and little more.

    The Democrats have been trying to find a way to enshrine One Party Rule in America since the founding father of pathological politics, FDR won four terms. They are getting very close to achieving that goal. If they manage to steal the next election, stack the SC, eliminate the electoral college and allow criminals and aliens to vote I fear we will be living under communism in all but name by 2024.

  4. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Seems little Joaqueen Castro (D-San Antonio) only outed the white Trump donors and left the Hispanic donors alone.

    Is that racist or what?

    Lolgf. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

    • Kye says:

      Nothin’ to see here, Liljeffy, all the leftists are raaaaaicts, “Joaqueen” (C-San Antonio) is no exception. Today Joe Biden (C-Delaware) told us today that poor kids are just as smart and talented as WHITE KIDS! I didn’t know that. Just like the Louisville, Kentucky civil rights attorney Dawn Elliott, who is black, has a big problem with Daniel Cameron a black Republican running for Kentucky AG. She also co-hosts a liberal radio talk show, WLOU 1350 AM. On her radio show, Elliott said, “Cameron needs to stop eating the ‘coon flakes’ the White House is serving.” Coon flakes? She must date white supremacists to come up with something like that. And according to Elwood she actually could.

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Castro’s stunt was unwise, but he was revealing already public information.

    Right-wingers have been known to dox “enemies”, and have become very sophisticated.

    https://uproxx.com/news/how-right-wing-extremists-harass-enemies/

  6. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Little Joaqueen Castro’s stunt, uh, … blows up in his face, er, um… backfires.

    Another Chick-fil-A moment.

    https://twitchy.com/brads-313037/2019/08/09/joaquin-castro-backfire-one-business-targeted-by-texas-congressman-is-seeing-booming-business/

    Bwaha. Lolgf. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

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