I’ve had my own personal experiences with people trying to dig up nasty personal stuff on me including the media (see here) so I have a special hate-on for this disgusting political tactic.
From blogger Alex Tsakumis who has been a huge thorn in the side of Christy Clark:
Oh, and by the way Mark [Marrisen], I don’t know why you keep asking friends of mine if they want “to share any information” on me.
You know exactly where you can find me, and you have my direct number, it’s not changed in all these years. Call me and we’ll meet up and I’ll provide you with blow by blow account of anything you’d like to ask. (see here)
And also, are any tax dollars going to fund this nastiness?