Previously, we reported how Mitt Romney's Campaign Finance Co-Chair (Frank Vandersloot) is a homophobic bully who goes after Gay journalist's by bullying them with his power and money. It is even more heinous and egregious, given the fact that the journalists were pointing out issues about a Mormon Bishop assisting Cover Ups on Boy Scout Pedophiles. In this Diary "Romney's Homophobic Vandersloot Bullies Bloggers Like Jody May-Chang" we embedded the Rachel Maddow video that states;
"Billionaire Romney donor uses threats to silence critics".
WSJ Reporter - Strassel - Snipes at Obama's Campaign
However, the Wall Street Journal reporter Kimberley A. Strassel has a different - almost perverted take - on the issues. She wrote a story previously and then when President Obama came out publicly endorsing Gay Marriage equality - Strassel's story calls the Obama campaign Trolls. It is entitled "Strassel: Trolling for Dirt on the President's List" that then states;
First a Romney supporter was named on an Obama campaign website. That was followed by the slimy trolling into a citizen's private life.
Frank Vandersloot is a Ruthless Billionaire Bully
Wall Street Journal Praises Vandersloot
Wall Street Journal's Strassel tryies to color Frank Vandersloot snow white. As her article states the following, sugar coated take - on the Billionaire;
Frank VanderSloot is the CEO of Melaleuca Inc. The 63-year-old has run that wellness-products company for 26 years out of tiny Idaho Falls, Idaho. Last August, Mr. VanderSloot gave $1 million to Restore Our Future, the Super PAC that supports Mitt Romney.
Forbes Criticizes Vandersloot
However, as our previous Diary denotes, Forbes had a much more critical take on Frank Vandersloot's business manner. Mr. Vandersloot owns a company entitled Melaleuca in Idaho. Forbes denotes in an October 2011 report (here) the fact that, in 1999, Frank Vandersloot dabbled in politics. How Vandersloot went after a school program to discuss sexuality issues; and a campaign against Morgan Stanley Dean Winter for inviting Bill Clinton to speak at a bond hearing. Forbes describes Frank Vandersloot's Meleleuca biz as;
Melaleuca is a pyramid selling organization, built along the lines of Herbalife and Amway. Vendors get commissions on the products they sell and also on products sold by vendors they recruit
Salon's Glenn Greenwald Reported On Vandersloot's Bully Ways
As denoted by Salon's Glenn Greenwald - Frank Vandersloot is "fair game" as a public figure because Mr. Vandersloot is a:
-- devout Mormon and has been an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) since 1965. Over the last decade, he has continuously inserted himself into the political realm in all sorts of inflammatory and influential ways, clearly making him a public figure and fair game for scrutiny.
Frank Vandersloot Took Out Full Page Ads to Bully Journalists
Salon's Greenwald story details the lengths of money and power Vandersloot utilizes. The story is entitled - "Billionaire Romney donor uses threats to silence critics". It details how Vandersloot placed an entire full page ad in a paper and "outed" a reporter and the "jihad" that Frank Vandersloot engaged upon to stymie news stories. A Utah paper (the Post Register) reported on a possible pedophile ring with Mormon connections and possible cover ups on abuse in the Boy Scouts. The series is entitled "Scout's Honor" and won the prestigious prize known as the "Scripps Howard Award for Distinguished Service to the First Amendment".
Vandersloot's Attorney Uses Threat Letters & Copyrights them to SEAL same
Demonstrating how bizarre and inane the power and money of legal over reach/ intimidation can get - Vandersloot's attorney sent a letter (here) to Blogger "d2" and also sued to get the real name of Bloggers. The court granted the disclosing of who "d2" is and denied Vandersloot's litigation request to find out who "Thomas Paine" is of the Blog "43rdStateBlues".
When the letter was published, the attorney (after the fact) - had his letter "Copyrighted" and then demanded the letter be redacted from "d2"s Blog. How a threat can be copyrighted is absurd. Forcing the Blogger to be revealed as a measure of justice is damn near intolerable.
WSJ Kimberley Strassel - Says Obama Will Be Guilty If Vandersloot Suffers
While "KIM" keeps her biased pro Frank Vandersloot mantra going, she points out that Glenn Greenwald and Rachel Maddow are partisan's - as if Kimberley Strassel is herself the pure of pure. At least Glenn Greenwalk and Rachel Maddow do Not feign to be unbiased. As Kimberley Strassel infers herself to be unbiased - while she states in her sham of a story accusational that states.;
He's become a national political focus of attention, aided by the likes of partisan Salon blogger Glenn Greenwald and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. Bloggers have harassed his children, visiting their social media accounts and asking for interviews and information.
and concludes with -
Still. If details about Mr. VanderSloot's life become public, and if this hurts his business or those who work for him, Mr. Obama will bear responsibility. This is what happens when the president makes a list
Here is a Video of WSJ Kim Strassel's rants and "unbiased" (puhlease) reporting;
Our previous Diary was to defend Jody May-Chang. A Blogger, Journalist & LGBT Activist extra ordinary. Who also stood up to the Frank Vandersloot bullying. I informed her of this WSJ story and she immediately put it up on her various social mediums. She then emailed me that Rush Limbaugh is on the the assist - going after Glenn Greenwald. Thus they are on the attack again and I will update this Diary accordingly
Or you can just go to Jody May-Chang's Twitter and Blog's where - when Frank Vandersloot sought to intimidate Jody; she went after him back.