After the notoriously notorious Westboro Baptist Church said it would be picketing the funerals of the slain children in Newtown, the notorious hacktivists known as Anonymous started an Internet backlash this weekend by leaking the e-mails and contact information of its fame-hungry leaders. The fallout from the leak made positive waves on Twitter Monday, with Westboro spokesperson Shirley Phelps-Roper getting her Twitter account hacked to look like a full-on decent human being. If you look at @DearShirley, its background and avatar now look like this:
Which is pretty caring — and so pretty much unlike the Shirley Phelps-Roper who has made such a bad name for herself. Here's what she was tweeting on December 15, one day after the shootings:
Even as a media stunt, which has more or less become Westboro's modus operandi with 100 members and dwindling, that's some grade-A meanness right there. Remember, even the Ku Klux Klan even counter-protested these people. With the first set of the Newtown funerals scheduled for today, you can see why Anonymous might get up to its usual tricks, leaking the information of dozens of those members. And while the Internet might normally feel bad about such breaches of privacy, that doesn't seem to the case today, if you look at the comments populating Roper's account:
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