July 26, 2006

"You're a Dead Man"

Those were the words uttered to George at Seixon this morning on his cell phone, from a person he believes to be none other than disgraced lefty journalist Jason Leopold.

This was after Larry Johnson's alleged threats against George and his family yesterday.

Several weeks ago, Glenn Greenwald—the official one, not one of his many assumed names we've since learned of—made the following statement in the comments to the post A Proud Member of the Toddler-Threatening Community:

There are random anonymous commenters who make repugnant comments all the time on blog. LGF linked to a post I wrote yesterday and I had people coming to my blog telling me to do the world a favor and end my life with an honor suicide just as my Muslim terrorist allies would do.

There is a big difference between comments of this sort coming from people who have influence and are known opinion leaders (like David Horowitz, Michelle Malkin, StopTheACLU, etc.) and some random individual who starts commenting on a blog. Trying to build up her importance in order to make her somehow representative of the "Left" is rather misleading.

So tell me now Mr Greenwald: does Jason Leopold constitute "a known opinion maker," as a "regular contributor" to CNBC and National Public Radio? Is he "representative of the 'Left'" as a writer for Alternet, CounterPunch, Common Dreams, Raw Story, and Truthout?

What of Larry Johnson, who gave the weekly radio address on July 23, 2005 for the Democratic Party, and wrote a July, 2001 NY Times editorial claiming a declining terrorist threat, and has appeared on many of the major news channels? I think he qualifies as well.

Larisa Alexandrovna, the managing editor of progressive news site Raw Story seems to be the most likely person to have given Seixon's name to Leopold, and she is certainly regarded as a representative of the "Left."

This is Glenn Greenwald's chance to go after three "known opinion makers" that most reasonable people would agree have likely conspired to go far over the line. this would seem to present Greenwald with the fight he seems to be clamoring for in the excerpted comment cited above.

What course of battle, then, does Greenwald choose today?

Why, attacking the exact same "random anonymous commenters" at LGF that he seemed to think were unimportant less than a month ago.

Perhaps with Wilson, Ryan, Ellison and Thomas also using that same computer, Glenn simply couldn't get online long enough to post a condemnation about the kind of people he personally states he thought were worthwhile condemning.

He'll get to it tomorrow, I'm sure.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 26, 2006 02:51 PM | TrackBack


Posted by: Xrlq at July 26, 2006 03:43 PM

CY, I think you want to have sex with Glenn Greenwald. You talk about him so much, I just don't read your comments on him anymore...

Posted by: Johnny at July 26, 2006 06:27 PM


Sock puppets are stupid.

Posted by: joewilson at July 26, 2006 08:08 PM

Heavy duty! I laugh, but their sickness is sad, indeed.

Remember to check out "We Are Not Sock-Puppets, Am I?", at

Posted by: Karridine at July 26, 2006 08:18 PM

Since CY is going back to the original rightwingnut flawed argument formula tonight, writing about a single nut and associating the one with many true conservative Americans, I will give the people something to read as opposed to Glenn Greenwald...from CNN (Lou Dobbs reports)...

" The Bush administration in its first four years was responsible for 318 fines against employers who hired illegal workers, an average of fewer than 80 each year. That's down from 5,587 fines against illegal employers during the eight years of the Clinton administration, according to the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus, an average of 698 each year. And the problem is getting worse; in 2004 only three employers received fines for illegal hiring.

Work site arrests have fallen even more drastically under this president. From 1995 to 1998, there were between 10,000 and 18,000 work site arrests of illegal aliens each year. But during the Bush administration, work site arrests fell to just 159 in 2004.

Apprehensions along the border averaged 1.05 million from fiscal year 2001 to 2004, according to the independent, progressive group Third Way, down from 1.52 million from 1996 to 2000. Border apprehensions have plummeted more than 30 percent, despite a doubling in the number of Border Patrol agents over the past decade and the rising number of attempted crossings."

Posted by: Johnny at July 26, 2006 08:25 PM


What is wrong with leftists lately?

First we have Professor Deb Frisch harassing Jeff Goldstein (non-family-friendly language alert) and now this? ...

Posted by: GradualDazzle at July 26, 2006 08:41 PM

And once again Johnny tries to steer the thread away from the real topic. What say you John-boy? Do you really think that it is ok for the continuing dirge of the left to approve of the tactics of your leaders? Why do you always dodge the question?

Posted by: Specter at July 26, 2006 09:13 PM

Just got a cogent post by joewilson (see above) who notes at BrainSurgery, as he notes here, that (paraphrasing now) "The use of sockpuppets is just stupid, and people who're caught using them are stupid, especially in this day and age of accountability!"

I agree with joewilson!

Posted by: Karridine at July 26, 2006 09:21 PM


"Do you really think that it is ok for the continuing dirge of the left to approve of the tactics of your leaders?"

Funny, you could change the word from your quote from "left" to "right", and think it would be much more appropriate.

Keep talking about some dude named "Glenn", when you should be worrying about issues far more important...

Posted by: Johnny at July 27, 2006 09:44 AM tried to change it again, didn't you? This thread wasn't about Glenn - it was about what is happenning with a conservative blogger named Seixon and the fact that somebody from the left has made a death threat against him on a telephone. It is about the fact that Larry Johnson - one of the left's heroes said in an email to Seixon:

I know where you are living. You forget that I do work for the European Union and friends in Interpol. I've offered you a mature way to deal with this situation. You're obviously too immature and inexperienced to recognize the offer for what it is. Too bad.

Go ahead and tell us how much you support this kind of crap. The problem here is Johnny that you can't seem to stay on subject. There are lots of blogs and there are lots of different discussions going on. If you only want to talk about the war or other problems you think are important, go to the other blogs. Here you are a thread hijacker and that is pretty low on the totem pole.

Posted by: Specter at July 27, 2006 01:40 PM

Johnny just had a comment deleted on another thread for a blatant threadjacking attempt, and has been warned.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at July 27, 2006 01:45 PM

Specter, I agree that Johnny has changed the subject, but the original post wasn't just about Larry Johnson or whoever else may have made that threatening call. That's what the post should have been about, but if it had been there would have been no reason to bring up Glenn Greenwald. I'll gladly match up my Greenwald-hating credentials against anyone else's, but bringing Greenwald up in this context was really, really lame. Greenwald has nothing to do with this incident.

Posted by: Xrlq at July 27, 2006 03:20 PM