sends a lot of Email.
At 6:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday he sent another Email message to a group of contacts and highlighted a picture that, if not legally pornographic, was certainly offensive.*
President Waddoups was on the recipient list. He sent a polite but direct request back to Mr. Thompson:
OK, I've had enough. Please remove me from your Email list.
Jack Thompson wrote back:
Sir, did you look at the material being sold to minors in Utah that I sent you?
President Waddoups responded with a second request to be removed:
Yes, I read them all and I got the picture. No more please.
Well . . . a few days went by with no relief. This morning Michael Waddoups – probably a little bugged - sent a third request to be removed from Thompson's Email list.
The exact words were
I asked you before to remove me from your mailing list. I supported your bill but because of the harassment will not again. If I am not removed I will turn you over to the AG for legal action.
So Jack Thompson issued a press release.
Sheena McFarland at the Trib wrote about it
Jack Thompson might be right
. He might be totally, completely, dead-on right on his video game issue. He might not (smart people can disagree). Either way, this behavior doesn't help his cause.
If anyone is interested, I'll try to post the source docs in the a.m.
[Update, 4/15:] Here are the three requests
to be left alone and two relevant follow-up messages from Mr. Thompson. We continue to receive his Email: five yesterday and four today, as of noon.
* Especially if you opened it up, say, at church, on your BlackBerry, like I did. Yes, I get it: don't read Email in church.