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Friday, June 02, 2006

101st Fighting Keyboardists: To Arms! To Arms!

Lock and Load, Troops! Unleash the Dogs of War!

One of the finest blogosphere warriors, Michael Yon, has had his copyrights invaded and plundered by one of the lowest forms of the enemy; a left-wing MSM journalist cesspool owned by a French company. Details are more eloquently detailed by Michael Yon himself here. The bottom line: the new rag SHOCK (owned by HFM) used Yon’s Pulitzer-nominated picture without his permission and in a manner totally repugnant to the Yon. They even included a picture of Yon holding his sacred work in the inside cover, implying he agreed to the anti-military sewage piece contained within. Their claim that they purchased in from an agency (a Pulitzer nomination??? Yeah, right!); their defense is a joke and an affront to anyone who cares about intellectual property and our troops in general.

So gear up, troopers! Find ways to contact these scumbag journalistic raiders and give them withering volleys of emails. For the following places that distribute the actual a**wipe mags, respectfully let them know that they are selling stolen property.

7 ElevenBorder BooksBrooks Drug Stores
Chapters Books (Canada)Eastern Lobby ShopsEckerd Drug Stores
Fry's ElectronicsGrand UnionHastings
Hudson NewsKing KullenKing Soopers
Kroger Max Conven. StoresMiejer's Supermarkets Pathmark Quick Check
Ralph's SupermarketsRite Aid Drug StoresStop n' Shop
Tower RecordsUniversal NewsValue Drug Mart

All airport and train station terminals

The powerhouses out there need to unload your big guns; it would be great if Michelle would unload fully with video bunker-busters, HE and WP on these plunderers. Powerline could explain to them (probably in baby talk) just how thoroughly they violated the copyright laws. Millbloggers, this is ‘shock and awe’ time for the Army of Davids; the Geneva Convention does not apply. We auxiliaries- less talented and well-read- will pitch in and do the best we can to help. (Hey, Oracle Corp. learned to fear the ‘Troll’; time to bring out the Beast again.)

Frankly, I doubt Yon can get them to get back their abomination; too many copies already distributed and it’s hard to undo the past. But if we- and his lawyer- give them enough grief, maybe he can get a payoff equal to the list price of all 300,000 cow chips- plus legal fees- and complete editorial control over a future edition whose front page would be an editorial apology to Yon.

Let’s Roll, Keyboardists! Full force and no prisoners! Let's not let Dan Rather feel alone!


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