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Right-Wing Blogger Suggests Readers "Track Down" NYT Reporters, Gets Tracked Down Himself in Blog Comments

George Bush's support base has been energized by the administration's recent threats to level treason charges against the New York Times for daring to report on more secret government surveillance.

Bush's base is now looking for any excuse to direct venom at the Times. After a recent fluff piece mentioned the widely known locations of Rumsfeld and Cheney's vacation homes, one enterprising right-wing blogger spun the piece as more "treason". The blogger, calling himself Dennis K (screen capture backup here), suggested that the New York Time's reporters and editors be "tracked down":
Let's start with the following New York Times reporters and editors: Arthur "Pinch" Sulzberger Jr. , Bill Keller, Eric Lichtblau, and James Risen.

Do you have an idea where they live? Go track them down and do America a favor. Get their photo, street address, where their kids go to school, anything you can dig up, and send it to the link above. This is your chance to be famous - grab for the golden ring.

Bush supporters preying upon their fellow Americans is nothing new, but this time a bit of irony got thrown into the equation. The right-wing blogger didn't have comment moderation turned on and enterprising readers quickly figured out his likely identity (make sure you click the links):
At July 03, 2006 3:33 AM, Anonymous said:

Interesting...

Dennis K: The most conservative member of the Kane County Board just so happens to teach Public Speaking and Poly Sci at the local Comm. College. Funny that.. Probably just a coincidence.

Even more interesting is this...


Dennis K's profile says only that he "Worked in government for 25 years, elected to a number of public and party offices, currently teaching Political Science at the college level. Every member of my family came to this country legally."

Interesting indeed.

Thanks to Cryptome for carrying our story.

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