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March 29, 2005

Spamming Terri Schiavo

Mainstream media outlets including the NY Times have picked up on blog reports that a mailing list of Terri Schiavo supporters is up for sale to spammers.

The list of 6,200 people was apparently purchased by conservative spamhaus Response Unlimited from the website operated by the parents of Terri Schiavo.

Response Unlimited had reportedly been selling the list of email addresses for $500. (A database with names and postal addresses went for just $150.) But as of today, the list's page appears to be missing from RU's database.

Here's how one blogger assessed the situation:

Conservative evangelicals, sincere in their beliefs, are for sale to any cynical politician or preacher that wants to continue manipulating them and sucking them dry for money, time, and tears.

Posted by brian at March 29, 2005 1:58 PM


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