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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Joke Of The Day: 'Psych Major' Demands Privacy After Publicly Issuing Sarah Palin Death Wish On Twitter!!

Some people are just too idiotic to find words to describe them.

For those that have a Twitter account and post tweets, we know anything we tweet, even if we remove said tweet, is public, out there, no way to hide what you use in your 140 character allotment.

Well, almost everyone knows that.

The other day it was reported that sick, twisted Twitter users went on a rampage of tweets wishing death upon Sarah Palin in the aftermath of the Arizona shootings when far left liberal bloggers, with no evidence, irresponsibly tried pinning blame for the shooting on Sarah Palin.

Those tweets were caught in a 4 minute video produced and published on YouTube

Legal Insurrection reported yesterday that one of those twitters decided her privacy had been somehow invaded because her public tweet was caught on that video.

Now YouTube is threatening to pull the video because one of the people who sent a tweet has complained that the video violates her privacy.

William A. Jacobson, Associate Clinical Professor, Cornell Law School, who owns the Legal Insurrection blog, sets the idiot straight:

There are two principles at issue. First, there is no expectation of privacy as to death wishes. Second, there is no expectation of privacy on Twitter.

Sorry lady, you'll have to live with the consequences of your Tweet, because even if YouTube takes down the video, we all have screen shots.

YouTube did in fact remove the video, but as Jacobson stated, once it is out there, it is out there (paraphrasing him).

Update: YouTube removed the video. All of the screenshots have been saved by a reader, and are available here and also at Patterico. A new location for the video will be linked once available.

Video below showing these sick, twisted Palin death wishers:

Palin Death Wish Tweets Re Tucson Shooting from Legal Insurrection on Vimeo.

Maybe people should think before they tweet (Hint Hint redheadonfire2).

(It is notable that one of the quotes shown in the video was not a death wish, but was a sarcastic reply to those wishing death on Palin and has set the record straight ) I disagree with her post, conservatism is not dead, the maker of the video simply didn't understand the sarcasm in the rush to compile the death wishes. Unfortunate human error. Hopefully anyone else writing about this will highlight that post consistently whenever showing the video in the name of fairness.

[Update] Adding a comment left by Aaron Worthing who writes for Patterico's and highlights what could be another genuine misunderstanding:

Hey, this is Aaron over at Patterico's. There are actually two that appear to be a genuine misunderstanding.

which doesn't help the other 48 schmucks, but oh well.
[End of Update]

Now, back to the idiot complaining about "privacy" after publicly tweeting death wishes against Sarah Palin.

Here is the specific tweet and Twitter user in question:

redheadonfire2, who has been highlighted as the one complaining about her "privacy" is certainly getting some attention and she doesn't seem to be very happy about it since now her Twitter account says "@redheadonfire2's Tweets are protected.

Only confirmed followers have access to @redheadonfire2's Tweets and complete profile. You need to send a request before you can start following this account."

Perhaps the little idiot should have thought of making her account private before making a Palin death wish publicly.

Just a thought.

The punchline to this joke of the day? Her profile says she is a "psych major at UOP".

A psych major!!!!!

Before you choose a Psychology Major:

Can You Cope With Stress?
Careers in human services can be both rewarding and challenging, but frustration and burnout are common. However, courses in counseling and stress management can help professionals deal with work-related tension.

That is just wrong on so many levels.

This has been your ridiculous item of the day. Now on to regularly scheduled political blogging.............