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Thursday, October 13, 2011
WND Still Defending Vindictive Online Stalker
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily is still taking the side of an online stalker in his quest to keep his guns in the face of a restraining order against him.

We've previously detailed how Mike Palmer created a blog to harrass the ex-wife of a friend and make vaguely threatening statements about her "death" -- the header of his blog declares that she's writing about the woman's "death and death."The woman obtained a restraining order against Palmer, a condition of which is that  he give up his weapons. Incredibly WND took Palmer's side to portray this as a gun-rights issue, obscuring the facts about Palmer and his threats in the process.

An Oct. 10 WND article by Bob Unruh keeps up the support, as well as the obscuring of facts. Unruh writes that the woman Palmer is targeting is merely a "reader" of the blog who "complained that the online discussion was a threat to her life. In fact, the woman is the entire focus of the blog; Palmer is specifically attacking her and making threatening statements toward her.

As before, WND makes no apparent effort to contact the woman and allow her to respond to Palmer's attacks.

With this enthusiastic support, WND is essentially enabling this online stalker's creepy, vindictive attacks against a women with whom he has a personal grudge. Last time we checked, enabling grudges does not qualify as journalism.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:40 AM EDT

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