Far-left Representative Ilhan Omar criticized reporters who are targeting and harassing donors to the Canadian trucker ‘Freedom Convoy.’
Hackers have recently breached data on crowdfunding site GiveSendGo. They circulated donation lists through social media.
“So, Here’s The GiveSendGo Donor List,” Canadian radio personality Dean Blundell tweeted. The tweet included a link that led to a list of email addresses and names of people who contributed funds to the protest.
The CBC and Ottawa Citizen also published articles that included information about the hack. The information was also distributed by other reporters.
“…#GiveSendGo got hacked, and the names of donors were passed on to Justin’s court eunuchs at the CBC and elsewhere… I thought Justin Trudeau was Al Jolson, but it seems he’s Idi Amin…”-MS#TheMarkSteynShow @GBNEWS
ICYMI https://t.co/ZpuvdgHbYC#FreedomConvoy2022 #Ottawa https://t.co/qNdjd0Z7ND
— Mark Steyn (@MarkSteynOnline) February 17, 2022
RELATED: Former Obama DHS Analyst Demands That Police Cut Tires and Arrest Canadian Truckers
Ilhan Omar Defends Freedom Convoy Donors
The media took the hacked information and acted exactly as you’d expect them to – like jackals.
Ottawa Citizen editor shared a report about Stella Luna Gelato Cafe in Ottawa, which had to close down earlier this week after receiving continued threats due to their owner’s name appearing on the donor list.
Support Conservative Voices!
Get the most recent news by signing upGet political news, insights, and commentary directly delivered to your email inbox
Aaron Davis, Washington Post Investigative Reporter, took matters to another level by posting an article lengthy thread focused on the biggest donor to the ‘Freedom Convoy’ along with a map showing where the donations came from in the United States.
It got worse from there.
Breaking Points’ co-host SaagarEnjeti posted an email purportedly sent by a Washington Post reporter to ask someone who gave $40 only why they would do this.
The Washington Post has reached out to people whose information was compromised and who donated as low as $40 to truckers in order to find out why.
I was sent email by an anonymous source pic.twitter.com/qbzebYyHiP
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) February 16, 2022
RELATED: DHS Sends Memo Warning Police About US Trucker Protest Hours After Issuing Terrorism Threat Focused On ‘Misinformation’
And She’s Right
Omar (D-MN) responded directly to Ottawa Citizen editor Allison Mah who shared the story of the cafe owner that now, after being doxxed and receiving threats from unhinged people, “regrets making her $250 donation to the truck convoy.”
“I fail to see why any journalist felt the need to report on a shop owner making such a[n] insignificant donation rather than to get them harassed,” Omar replied.
“It’s unconscionable and journalists need to do better.”
It is hard to believe that a journalist would feel the urge to write about a shop owner giving such an insignificant amount rather than harassing them. It’s unconscionable and journalists need to do better. https://t.co/oF7WIoS1jp
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 16, 2022
It’s not very often I agree with Omar, but her take on unethical journalists harassing private citizens who make donations to causes they believe in – like the freedom convoy – is spot on.
And she wasn’t done there, further criticizing reporters in a pair of follow-up tweets.
“I wish journalists wrote the articles they think they are writing. Sorry to say it, but your stories aren’t always balanced and often have a clear political bias,” added Omar.
“Calling it out isn’t harassment or journalist bashing. Everyone has a right to critique your story and it’s merits.”
Ps. I fully read the article multiple times and I still don’t believe there was merit to the story as reported other than further harassment. All are free to their opinions. My opinion is the same. These kinds of stories ruin people’s lives and are uncalled for.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 17, 2022
She would go on to insist she read the article in question “multiple times” and couldn’t find any reason for it to have been published “other than further harassment.”
Omar may not have a moment like that and share it with the rest of the world for a while.
Enjoy it. Take it all in. Appreciate it for what it’s worth.