Monday, April 25, 2011

Video Blogger Rebel Pundit Threatened With 'Negative Repercussions'

At Rebel Pundit, "Citizen Journalist’s Rights THREATENED Over “Imbalanced Protester” Video":

Concerning one of your videos

You have a video of a gentleman at the tea party rally in Chicago this past tax day (Monday). I am requesting that you please remove it from Youtube as well as your website ““. If nothing is to be done on your side to remove this material from the internet, actions will be taken to make sure this video is removed and negative repercussions may follow. It is quite evident that you were harassing this man, and there is no evidence of a video/photo release statement. If this video is not taken down in a timely manner, please be aware that you will be contacted again quite soon. If you have any questions or concerns, please send them to my email account: (We have unpublished the email address from this post upon polite request from the author of the letter.).‬
None of this is surprising at all.

Of course I can already hear the refrain from the progressive chorus: "These people don't represent the Democrats or the progressive movement," blah blah ...


This is the progressive movement encapsulated.

P.S. The threatener's e-mail is still available at Big Journalism, "Citizen Journalist Threatened Over Youtube Videos." Rebel Pundit is too kind.