The woman whose photo was stolen and used on "Just Sue" blog left a comment there. She directs part of it to the blogging community:
This is the real Sue whose identity has been stolen. I don't know who you are but your actions are fraudulent, as well as extremely damaging and dangerous. Be assured I'll find out who you are. To others - don't give this imposter the attention he/she is seeking. It is a complete and total fraud. "
A brand new blog "Just Sue" was set up at the end of July, early August. The owner of the blog calls him/herself "Just Sue." When I read Just Sue's comments on other rightwing blogs and when I read the blog posts on "Just Sue," the writing sounded very familiar--in fact the "voice" of the writer matches exactly that of another blogger, "the malcontent." One really salient give-away was the misspelling of the word "mosque" in "Just Sue's" posts: it was misspelled exactly the same way in "the malcontent's" blog posting as "masque."
After a little searching on the internet, I discovered that the photo used on "Just Sue" belongs to a woman named Sue Xxxxxxx who is on facebook. (I've been in contact with this woman and told her I would protect her privacy by not using her last name, even though I found it on the "Just Sue" blog.)
On further investigation, the woman whose photo was stolen--WHOSE IDENTITY WAS STOLEN AND USED TO SET UP THE BLOG "JUST SUE," I discovered her interests are not in agreement with the person who stole her identity. In fact, the REAL Sue told me that what the "Just Sue" blog represents is completely opposite to her beliefs.
On her facebook page, the real Sue lists NPR as an "interest." PLEASE REMEMBER THIS. I'll comment on it below.
That finally convinced me that someone--and I do believe it is "the malcontent"--stole Sue X.'s photo and made up a false identity for the photo's image that had nothing in common with her.
Here's a comment exchange on another blog that convinced me:
Shaw Kenawe said...
Dear malcontent...I mean "Just Sue." Thank you so much for copying and pasting your spittle-flecked, vein-popping screeds all over the conservative blogsphere.
You've made me famous!
You seem not to be able to stop yourself from talking about moi. And you know what psychiatrists say about that sort of compulsion, don't you "Just Sue/mal?"
I must have touched a very publicly exposed nerve.
BTW, stop lying about what I said, and I'll stop telling the truth about you.
9/2/10 2:49 PM
THIS IS WHO ANSWERED THAT COMMENT:
tha malcontent said...
"I must have touched a very publicly exposed nerve."
You have fun with that one! But you can be sure that I wouldn't get near enough to YOU to exposed a nerve or anything else!~
I have an intense fear of Snakes.
/2/10 3:58 PM
I eventually contacted the real Sue whose photo was stolen by the fraudulent blogger.
Here is the real Sue X.'s emails to me.
Clear flagBlogTuesday, September 7, 2010 9:36 PMFrom: "Sue Xxxxxxx"
Thank you for notifying me about the person using my photo on their blog. This is to advise you that this is an unauthorized use of my photo and identity. I have reported this abuse to the website and will pursue further action demanding that this situation be resolved. I appreciate your assistance - please confirm that you have received this message.
From: Sue Xxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Blog
Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 2:01 PM
No, none of this is true. And everything in that blog is so anti-everything I believe in. This is really upsetting. Does this come from facebook? I'm thinking about shutting down my page.
I have the original emails to prove they are not made up.
The REAL Sue has been forced to shut down her facebook page as a result of discovering that the person who set up the "Just Sue" blog not only STOLE HER PHOTO IDENTITY, but has, on further investigation, taken it and placed it on dozens of other rightwing blogs a a "follower" of those blogs.
The real Sue, whose photo identity was stolen, has her image all over the internet on rightwing blogs as a follower of blogs whose philosophies and opinions SHE DOES NOT AGREE WITH.
HERE ARE EXAMPLES OF WHAT THE FRAUD WHO USED THE REAL SUE'S PHOTO HAS DONE:
Activities suethedumper joined *Me and Mine in a Small Town-
on *Me and Mine in a Small Town 8/30/10
Activities suethedumper joined Adrienne's Corner-
Activities suethedumper joined America! Oh How We'll Miss You!-
Activities suethedumper joined Can we keep our Republic?-
on Can we keep our Republic? 8/30/10
Activities suethedumper joined Common Sense-
on Common Sense 9/1/10
And finally, another blogger who suspected what I did, left a comment on "Just Sue" the other day:
The J Mopper said...
Sue - I was just wondering how you got into blogging and am curious how can you like NPR but yet be so far right in your posts?
JUST SUE ANWERED IN A BLOG POST:
1. Who is NPR?
2. Maybe because I'm so fed up and disgusted at the way the FAR LEFT is running and ruining this country. And how their policies are destroying our country! And maybe because while I see while the country going to hell in a hand basket, Obama is out playing Golf and Michell is out spending money like it's going out of style, and maybe it's because I see the the people currently running Congress are the biggest thugs in the country. I hope that answers you question..
Fellow bloggers and other interested parties, this is an example of how certain fanatics on the Right operate. Not all, of course, but there is a cabal of bloggers who are dishonest, deceitful, and, IMHO deranged--so deranged that one stole a woman's photo identity, blogged under it, and spread it around the internet. This has caused the REAL Sue distress, and forced her to shut down her facebook page.
I'll let my fellow bloggers decide what they think should be down about someone so craven that they would use an unsuspecting, innocent woman as cover for their hateful bile against liberals and President Obama.