Balko got some very amusing hate mail after a recent piece he wrote for the Huffington Post about how technology, especially cell phone cameras and social media, is allowing the Occupy protesters around the country to document police abuse. And that unleashed some serious crazy from right wingers, like this:
I am appalled by your lack of integrity. You quoted someone from the Cato Institute but didn’t reveal that you also worked for them. You also didn’t reveal that while they pretend to be conservatives, they are really George Soros peacenicks, homos, and potheads (your probably all three) who wear ties to disguise themselves.
Gotta love the fact that the writer doesn’t know the difference between “your” and “you’re” or the meaning of the word “morale.” His article actually didn’t say anything at all about the goals of the protests or any ideology at all. It did talk about police abuse, which has been rampant and appalling.