Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2012 17:55 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Let this be a lesson. After posts by John Gruber and Shawn King, this happened to Violet Blue. "The misinformation gave a significant number of people fuel to stalk me, attack me for hours at a time, malign, insult me in disgusting ways, threaten me with weapon-specific violent death (an axe), and lead social media attempts to force me to lose my job over the matter. Many referenced John Gruber, and/or his post as they did this. Plans were openly made to make media to attack me - another Angry Mac Bastards podcast." Disgusting story, and sadly enough, this isn't the first time this has happened, as Blue notes in her article. I don't like talking about these matters (you don't want to know the kind of crap that gets thrown my way at times), but I can assure you my inbox has seen its share of pure vitriol after Gruber links to an OSNews piece. It ain't pretty.
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RE: Little men
by atezun on Wed 8th Feb 2012 02:13 UTC in reply to "Little men"
atezun
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This is neither the fault of Gruber nor King. Blue for seemingly no reason decided to take a photo of a female employee manning her company's booth and use it to characterise her as a sexual object used to sell products. WTF?

She misused her pulpit as a journalist in order to pick on someone. She should get called out for it. While death threats and things of the like are uncalled for, Gruber and King are in no way to blame for that. They simply took her task for something a journalist should get taken to task for and were in no way inciteful with their comments.

Edited 2012-02-08 02:16 UTC

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