[IMPORTANT UPDATE: This is what I alluded to last night: blogger Seixon, a 23-year-old American living in Norway, has received a death threat from someone who called his cell phone. The caller ended the guy by saying: “You’re a dead man.” Seixon believes it’s Jason Leopold.
Christ on a popsicle stick.
I don’t know Seixon, but I have an impression of him as a solid and honest guy. By contrast, Leopold has faced accusations of sock-puppetry, and Joe Lauria has described Leopold as
a troubled young reporter with a history of drug addiction whose aggressive disregard for the rules ended up embroiling me in a bizarre escapade and raised serious questions about journalistic ethics.
Check out the latest at Seixon. Larry “Your mother killed herself because she hated you” Johnson writes 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.
And I have a feeling this is not the end of it.
The background on this increasingly insane situation is here.
I think it’s time for everyone reading this to write their local Congressman and Senator.
UPDATE: Ace has more.
UPDATE x2: More on Johnson here.
Did you think that things were ugly in the blogosphere?
You haven’t heard anything yet.
Stay tuned. Something really nasty is likely to break today.
And you thought the Frisch deal was bad.
UPDATE: Ace has disclosed that this post is related in some way to this post about Seixon’s latest travails, so you might as well know that too. Bottom line: I’d stay tuned to Seixon today if I were you.
I don’t think I’m going to be posting my Greenwald post today. It’s mostly done, and I think it’s plenty convincing. But I need sleep and a couple read-overs before it’s ready. Plus I’m waiting on a Photoshop. The Clam’s on the job.
I’ve got a lot of stuff on the back burner. I still have the transcript of Baquet’s remarks, which is mostly done. And I want to do a post about the front pages of the L.A. Times for the past couple of weeks — which have featured one sad Lebanese person after another, with barely a hint that Israeli civilians are dying too (and by design). A friend is lending me his dead-trees editions of the paper, and I plan to take photos of the front pages with my digital camera and post them. It’s just astounding.
Also, I may do an investigative post about the recent Times article on immigration raids in Arkansas. It would be interesting to see whether everyone in the town truly agrees with the pro-illegal sentiments expressed in the article.
But first we have to get this Greenwald thing behind us. And I gotta get some sleep.
Thursday, definitely. I think.