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Have we covered Kurt Greenbaum of the STL P-D here yet?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Det. Jimmy McNulty, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. This all went down in November, but it was mentioned in an article in today's Chicago Tribune. I did a search for guy's name, it's Kurt Greenbaum, and nothing came up.


    Anonymity is no guarantee in online postings

    News organizations, courts finding ways to subpoena people who post defamatory comments in online forums

    Then you read the second half of the article:

    He got this guy fired! All for making a "vulgar comment." Here's his blog:


    I'm enraged this guy is even employed. Greenbaum, his boss, and his/her boss' boss should be fired immediately. If anyone signed off on this, they should be fired. I would sue Greenbaum and his employer so fast their heads would spin and Greenbaum's lucky if nothing physically happens to him. You just don't fuck up another guy's living just because he made some comment online you didn't like.

    Incredible. I am glad I am not Kurt Greenbaum. It is definitely going to suck to be him for a long, long time.
  2. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    He used to work at my paper.

    Didn't know him very well.

    I do know this... if I went to those lengths to get someone fired, I would be worried for my kids or my wife or myself.

    Just don't fuck around like that. And, if you do, don't publicize it.

  3. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member


    (It's frightening what google search can bring up these days)
  4. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Dude, don't post that comment from the school computer.
  5. fishhack2009

    fishhack2009 Active Member

    What a douchebag.

    Wonder if he thinks his actions were worth the shitstorm he's apparently caused.
  6. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    1. Don't post that comment on a school or work computer

    2. I don't care how much you want to find out who wrote it, if you can't delete it or block someone from posting it, you're a bigger wuss.

    That is frightening to read that.
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Anonymous posts on any message board or blog can be deleted with impunity.

    Who's gonna protest, "BadassBasementBoy" ??

    If you're a moderator and a post upsets you, go ahead and do that.
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Classic plains-state busybody.

    Obviously votes the straight GOP ticket.

    Not enough bad things can happen to this joker.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Wonderfully snarky stuff here.... would the owner like to write the poll story next year?
  10. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Thanks for calling us plain-staters a bunch of fucking morons, jerk. Have a great day!
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    I'd assume the blue/sarcasm font holds, but in case not:

    I didn't.

    I was specifying this individual clown.

    Anybody who comes up with any contrary evidence regarding this jerk, I'll
    stand corrected -- but not
    holding my breath.

    No offense meant to you.
    Don't jump to hasty conclusions.
  12. I don't have a big problem with what Greenbaum did. Every day each of us writes something for the paper, we're held accountable for what we write. It sounds like some school staffer somewhere wrote something vulgar and was held accountable. I wouldn't have gone to the trouble to rat him out, but if, heaven forbid, someone was actually held accountable for what they said, I can't say I have any inclination to rush to his defense.
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