Cross Posted at Legal Schnauzer
Early on in the blogging game I realized that if you are going to present real journalism about legal and political corruption, you had better be prepared to receive threats.
Corrupt individuals and their allies don't much like it when you unmask them--or come close to unmasking them. So they resort to making threats, sent anonymously via e-mail or blog comments.
I've had messages that could be interpreted as physical threats. I had messages regarding my job, just a month or so before I was unlawfully fired at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). I've even had numerous ugly messages regarding Murphy, the late beloved miniature schnauzer for whom this blog is named. In my book, it's hard to go much lower than that.
But one of the more intriguing threats I've received came a few days ago, in response to a post about former Governor Bob Riley and his motorcycle crash in Alaska. This threat is curious because the sender left so many clues about his identity that he might as well have signed his name to it. And the message indicates that, as I've suspected all along, this individual and his allies are responsible for me being screwed out of my job at UAB--and probably for my wife being cheated out of her job at Infinity Property and Casualty.
I've received so many ugly messages that one has to be pretty "out there" to even get my attention these days. In fact, threats have become so commonplace around here that I've written a number of posts about them. Here are just a few posts on the subject:
Unmasking Right-Wing Sickos (July 20, 2008)