John Cook – firstname.lastname@example.org
Wife: Allison Benedikt (Employment: Previous: The Village Voice Film Editor) (she now does some work for Slate) –
2 kids with 1 on the way
son – born in 2008 (4 yrs old)
Married on October 25th 2003 in San Francisco (courthouse wedding)
Home (718) 369-8243
528 16th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215-5912
So, Mr. Cook decided to post the names of ALL the gun owners in NYC. Thinks he’s cute. He thinks he’s funny, and inventive, and edgy and interesting. He lives in Brooklyn folks. I wonder if it might be fun and inventive to, oh I don’t know; give his home a little jingle? I’m sure you can come up with something clever to tell him, or his wife. I’m sure they’d love to hear from you in their cozy little town home just a block away from Prospect Park where I am sure Allison takes the kids quite often.
Before you get all upset about this “poor guy”…remember, he has a pretty awful past history of bullying. Now, instead of two teenage girls and some minorities, Cook graduated to taking a swing at the star QB…same prick move, different target…this time, the target’s hitting back.
Just to be clear, I know that Gawker is up in arms over some supposed threats and the numerous phone calls they are receiving. They say “we are receiving this treatment over information that was already public.” TECHNICALLY, they are right, the information is public but that doesn’t tell the whole story. See, the information isn’t freely posted. A person seeking this public information has to file a Freedom of Information Act request. When they do that, they fill out their name, address, phone number, and other personal information which then itself becomes public information and criminals are notoriously unwilling to draw that kind of attention to themselves. So, what Gawker has done is to remove that firewall. Where individuals were protected from criminals by the FOIA laws that made their information available, after the paper and then the shock website Gawker posted their information, there is nothing stopping criminals from gaining access to the info undetected.
We don’t expect Gawker to be remorseful, they are after all, the bottom of the journalistic barrel. They repeatedly print the most ridiculous slop that the National Enquirer and The World Wide News have rejected.