March 29, 2005

'Everything is for sale in America.'

According to the NY Times, Terry Schiavo's parents have have authorized a right-wing direct-mail outfit to sell a list of their financial supporters:

"These compassionate pro-lifers donated toward Bob Schindler's legal battle to keep Terri's estranged husband from removing the feeding tube from Terri," says a description of the list on the Web site of the firm, Response Unlimited, which is asking $150 a month for 6,000 names and $500 a month for 4,000 e-mail addresses of people who responded last month to an e-mail plea from Ms. Schiavo's father. "These individuals are passionate about the way they value human life, adamantly oppose euthanasia and are pro-life in every sense of the word!"

Privacy experts said the sale of the list was legal and even predictable, if ghoulish.

"I think it's amusing," said Robert Gellman, a privacy and information policy consultant. "I think it's absolutely classic America. Everything is for sale in America, every type of personal information."

Personally, we think that the people on the list deserve all the junk mail and spam that they're going to start getting real soon.

Via Follow Me Here.

Posted by Magpie at March 29, 2005 11:06 AM | US Politics | Technorati links |