Anonymous is going on a Fox hunt. Saturday, those claiming to represent Anonymous announced their intent on destroying the Fox News website.
According to those claiming to represent the nebulous and notorious international Internet hacktivist collective known as Anonymous, Fox News will come under atttack on November 5, “because their continued right wing conservative propaganda can no longer be tolerated.”
Operation Fox Hunt
In a video announcement released Saturday, Anonymous expresses concern about the treatment of those participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement, and similar Occupations across the country, and around the globe, by Fox News. According to Anonymous, Fox News is guilty of “belittling” protesters by “using words such as filthy, disgusting, and dirty to describe the protesters.”
According to Anonymous, because of the disrespectful treatment of patriotic citizens demonstrating for a better America, and a better world, “Anonymous will not only shut down Fox News” but “will also engage in a propaganda campaign of our own (Anonymous’) to show them (Fox News) how it feels to be chastised.”
The following is a transcript of the statement issued by Anonymous concerning the pending Operation Fox Hunt:
Citizens of the world and the Internet.
We are Anonymous.
Fox News is now the target of Anonymous because of their continued propaganda against the Occupations.
Those such as Sean Hannity are attacking the credentials as well as the character of the Occupiers at Wall Street and this can no longer be allowed.
Anonymous introduces Operation Fox Hunt.
Anonymous intends on destroying the Fox News website because their continued right wing conservative propaganda can no longer be tolerated.
They use words such as filthy, disgusting, and dirty to describe the protesters.
Since they will not stop belittling the Occupiers
We will simply shut them down.
On November fifth we as those that are able to commence attacks on Fox News.
Anonymous will not only shut down Fox News we will also engage in a propaganda campaign of our own to show them how it feels to be chastised.
Fox News your time has come.
Operation Fox Hunt.
November Fifth may the hunt begin.
We are Anonymous.
We are legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Is hunting Fox a moral exercise?
While it may be widely accepted by many that Fox News is a despicable network that appeals to the most ignorant and uninformed by slandering the progressive left while promoting the worst right wing propaganda, one must wonder if Anonymous is not dancing on the edge of a slippery slope.
Indeed, one must wonder if such an operation is in keeping with the often stated goal of Anonymous: protecting and preserving free speech. One must wonder, is Fox News such a corrupt institution that it has forfeit the right to free speech?
What do you think about Operation Fox Hunt?