Posted on | January 9, 2013 | 17 Comments
John J. Cook of Gawker is whining that he’s gotten death threats because he published a two-year-old list of registered gun owners in New York City. (Don’t worry: Links here don’t go to Gawker.)
As Twitchy points out, what Gawker has accidentally done is to provide an excellent argument against registering your guns.
John J. Cook is also complaining that people are Tweeting his home address. He should buy a gun to
blow his brains out protect himself.
UPDATE: Emily Bazelon at Slate:
In a confessional piece on Gawker last week, John Cook wrote about himself as a craven junior high bully. He was part of a trio of boys who got their hands on an early Mac and used it to produce a scandal sheet with messages like “Jenni Greenwald, please commit suicide,” rumors about a girl named Holly W. losing her virginity, and racist rants against black students and teachers. At the time, Cook and the two boys he was trailing — they were popular and he wasn’t, he says — thought of themselves as rebels anonymously publishing an underground newspaper. They sold 80 copies at school in one day before they got caught.
Some trends persist: John Cook is still an unpopular bully.