January 7, 2015

Kirby Delauter, Kirby Delauter, Kirby Delauter

On a day when a satirical publication was attacked by extremists in Paris, it sickened me to read about Kirby Delauter, a Frederick County, Maryland, Council member who threatened to sue The Frederick News-Post for using his name without authorization.

Here is coverage from NPR, the Washington Post, and the BBC.

Since making his threat online and the news coverage that it generated, Delauter has been rightly criticized and derided by the online community and The Frederick News-Post responded with a defiant editorial. As an off and on journalist, I have decided to join the condemnation and use Delauter’s name without authorization.