Thursday, September 18, 2008

Suddenly Privacy Matters?

While I recognize the assault on good taste that is people hacking into other people's email accounts, I have to admit there is part of me laughing that suddenly right-wingers cannot find time enough to defend privacy in an increasingly technological age.

Suddenly indignant so soon after indifference.

The stupid, it burns.


  1. lack of privacy shouldn't matter if you aren't doing anything wrong . . .

    Wow, that was fun to turn the tables :)

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  3. I disagree with that Mama people should have a right to privacy. My late father used to help people out and he did it in private. To this day those individuals only know that a kind person came to their aid.

    Our privacy matters, for so many reasons with the above example only being one of those reasons.

    Great point Jason.

  4. Glenn Greenwald is a must-read.

    "All these privacy fetishists and (to use Joe Klein's term) "civil liberties extremists" screeching today over Sarah Palin's "privacy" need to get some sense of proportion. If Sarah Palin has nothing to hide, if she's not a Terrorist, why would she mind anyone going through her emails? And just because these things -- those things that some overly-earnest people call "statutes" or "laws" or whatever the new trendy Leftist term for them is today -- say that you can't invade people's private communications without committing a crime, does anyone other than shrill Leftists really take that seriously, really think that someone who does what the law says you can't do should get in trouble or -- more absurdly still -- be arrested? Isn't it time -- just like David Broder and so many other of our Elite Guardians have directed -- that we stop criminalizing our politics?"

  5. I was trying to be funny -- using the excuse that the righties used on us when we tried to fight privacy invasion by the gov'ment.