I won't even get into what Deborah Frisch said on the blog that got her in trouble. I also won't identify the blog where her posts are still up. That's why you have Google.
I am not going to pass judgement on her with regards to what she said that got her in enough trouble to submit her resignation from the UofA. She did make an effort to offer an olive branch to her detractors. She admitted she was wrong and out of line. She took responsibility for what she did.
Yet, after her apologizes, the attacks against her by anonymous conservative cowards intensified. These trolls, who are no better than white supremacists who engage in these same kinds of tactics, have flooded Debroah Frisch's blog and her former employer with online posts and E-mails that were vile and threatening.
Here are some excerpts courtesy of the (Tucson) Arizona Daily Star:
"Deborah Frisch's comments on the Web site (name of Web site deleted) created such a furor she has been lambasted on countless conservative Web sites. Her boss at the University of Arizona also received irate E-mails calling for her termination, she said.
"Alfred Kaszniak, head of the psychology department, said he has received close to 300 E-mails about the incident. 'The majority were very angry and many of them were using similar kinds of language that she is alleged to have used, accusing myself and the university of all sorts of things,' he said.
"Frisch, 44, said she quit her $32,861-a-year part time position not only because she fears for her safety, but because she regrets the UA ended up in the middle of what was intended to be a 'sick joke.'
"She had hoped by quitting her job, supporters of blogger Jeff Goldstein would stop their online attacks. If anything, she said, they've increased.
"'These people think I should be incarcerated, that I'm mentally ill or that I should be shot,' Frisch said during a telephone interview from Eugene, Oregon, where she is living now. 'This whole thing has been crazy to me. People have spent their whole weekend on this.'"
So who's the aggressor here? Yes, we can all denounce what Deborah Frisch said and did and not condone her comments. However, this incident brings to mind an incident here in Arizona when the son of the Democratic Senate candidate was arrested months ago for drugs. Shortly after that arrest, a conservative Republican State Senator, Jack Harper, lashed out not only at the Senate candidate but also at his entire family by saying on the Senate floor that there was a "culture of corruption" in that family.
So is it O.K. for conservative Republicans to attack another person's family and not the other way around?
At the same time, did the anonymous conservative cowards also criticize Ann Coulter for her cowardly attack on the 9/11 widows? Shouldn't she be held accountable for her words as well as Deborah Frisch?
Also, what about Michelle Malkin, who brought this whole issue to light on her pathetic blog? Michelle Malkin thinks she has every right to denounce Frisch's comments as "sick".
You know what I think is really sick? When Michelle Malkin posted slanderous and defamatory comments about the Chancellor of the University of Santa Cruz for allowing antiwar protesters to protest military recruiters on campus, pushing the Chancellor to take her own life. I also think it's sick that Michelle Malkin on her own blog has posted comments in which she trivialized the rape and murder of the teenage Iraqi girl by American G.I.s.
I'll make a deal with the anonymous conservative cowards. I'll repudiate Deborah Frisch when they repudiate Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin and apologize to Frisch for harassing and threatening her.
Deal or No Deal?
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