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$1k reward for identity of blogger
April 23, 2006 3:09 PM   Subscribe

$1,000 CDN ($880.80 US) reward for exposing anonymous blogger: A Prince Edward Island business owner wants to punish a person by breaking their anonymity. According to the CBC, the targets are PEI Liberal Party (peiliberal.blogspot.com) and The Guardian (theguardianpeca.blogspot.com). More info: Don't Sue
posted by boost ventilator (13 comments total)

 
$880 for outing somebody ? That's _nothing_ ask bounty hunters
posted by elpapacito at 3:22 PM on April 23, 2006


I've seen this episode. It's Homer Simpson all along.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:37 PM on April 23, 2006


That's it! Punish them by increasing their traffic! That'll teach 'em!
posted by magodesky at 3:49 PM on April 23, 2006


Tempest in a tea pot.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 3:50 PM on April 23, 2006


My online worlds are collapsing in on themselves.

-- alejandro
posted by Space Coyote at 3:55 PM on April 23, 2006


It's DHOYT!!!
posted by Krrrlson at 4:48 PM on April 23, 2006


Well, since I live on the little island where this story is happening, I thougth I'd write a little something about it. Link.
posted by Space Coyote at 5:18 PM on April 23, 2006


(even the blogger him/herself)

W/ no lawsuit to follow I suppose...

Right.
posted by pwedza at 10:57 PM on April 23, 2006


Wow, and the site is no longer on blogspot, SHOCKER. So now he's offering $1000 for information on a website that DOESN'T EXIST.

/me looks up the Charlottetown phone book, picks name at random

"It was this guy! Gimme my money!"
posted by antifuse at 6:44 AM on April 24, 2006


Hey, there's a statistically good chance you'd turn me in that way, watch it.
posted by Space Coyote at 6:51 AM on April 24, 2006


From the first link: One of the beautiful things about PEI is its smallness and because of that simply "outing" this person is punishment enough.

Probably something Kevin O'Brien discovered when that blogger grabbed him by the short hairs.
posted by dantsea at 7:43 AM on April 24, 2006


The timing of tehse two blogs appearance makes it look like the work of a tory dancing on teh grave of the Liberal party more than any act of voicing truth to power, still funny to watch the reaction, though.
posted by Space Coyote at 8:15 AM on April 24, 2006


Here's a chart of those allegdly involved in this scandal: Link.
posted by Space Coyote at 8:26 AM on April 25, 2006


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