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Fox News Story Leads To Navy SEAL Death Threats

Valerie Plame must be face-palming right now. The controversial new book about the Navy SEAL raid that lead to killing Osama Bin Laden has the author in some very dangerous hot water.

No Easy Day cover

Originally written under the pseudonym Mark Owen, NBC News has reported that the author has been receiving death threats from Al Quaeda-linked websites following Fox News' decision to publish his real name on Thursday. These "militant Islamic websites" posted not only the author's real name, but also his photo along with threats like "make an example of him for the whole world and give him dark days ahead."

Fox News exposed the Owens' real name in online reports and a televised segment that covered the controversy surrounding the publication of "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden." The conservative news network went on to defend their decision, saying in a public statement, "Once you write a book, anonymously or not, you have no reasonable expectation of privacy."

The author is still expected to make a major media push for the book's forthcoming release on September 11. He has already recorded one interview for CBS' "60 Minutes" which will be broadcast on the news magazine's September 9th episode, though the author will be appearing in disguise during this and other interviews.


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Written by: kyleiam
Aug 25th, 2012, 3:35 am

Anonymous

Message Posted On Mar 2nd, 2013, 3:58 pm
Definition of irony - An anonymous poster believing that we have the right to know the name of the anonymous author. Libtard... short for Liberal Leotard? (or, more importantly, does name calling really have some purpose other than to show the lack of the poster's ability to form reasonable and rational arguments that have a point?) Last, but not least, having read and dissected more than a few legal agreements this tripe could only come from the mouth of a lawyer or judge. "Once you write a book, anonymously or not, you have no reasonable expectation of privacy." With that logic, and taken to its next logical step in interpretation, "Once you write a comment in a forum, anonymously or not, you have no reasonable expectation (meaning you are unreasonable for expecting it) of privacy." Isn't the legal system grand?
Anonymous

Message Posted On Nov 18th, 2012, 1:45 am
I for one believe we have a right to know the author.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Aug 28th, 2012, 12:31 am
Warning: American Taliban in the comment. You can recognize it by unstoppable hatred, maked up words and incoherent mumbling. And bad spelling too.
Hamatosan

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Message Posted On Aug 27th, 2012, 5:33 am

Fox is the one who searched down who it was and published it. I guess being military friendly only happens when Republicans are in office, right?

 

And for the record, he shouldn't have violated OPSEC. So he was wrong for doing it, but Fox purposely put an American hero and his family at risk. Be proud.

msd85
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Message Posted On Aug 26th, 2012, 1:40 pm

Well to be fair, yours is the party who thinks the phrase "lamestream media" is the world's most clever comeback, so yeah, I guess ridiculous words like libtards are par for the course with you guys.

Anonymous

Message Posted On Aug 26th, 2012, 12:35 pm
No, just libtards!
msd85
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Message Posted On Aug 25th, 2012, 12:01 pm

Note to the last commenter, usage of the made up word libtard = nobody taking anything you say after that seriously.

Anonymous

Message Posted On Aug 25th, 2012, 10:50 am
Hey, libtards, Fox was not the only agency that released the SEAL's name!!! Playing the fu**ing blame game again, aren't we dildo breath?
Fake Me Out

Message Posted On Aug 25th, 2012, 6:23 am
If CNN or MSNBC had done this, Fox would be going balistic right about now calling it a "liberal media" attempt to destroy America or some such. As it is, this was, IMHO, a very VERY bad move on their part.
msd85
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Message Posted On Aug 25th, 2012, 4:59 am

Countdown to the posting of politically charged comments that have absolutely nothing to do with the article begins in 3... 2... 1...

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