In late 2010, Assistant Attorney General to Mike Cox, Andrew Shirvell, began publishing a blog targeting University of Michigan Student-Body President, Chris Armstrong. Shirvell's blog, Chris Armstrong Watch, published nearly 30 entries, including ones calling the Michigan student "nazi like", a recruiter for "the cult that is homosexuality", and a proponent of a "racist, anti-Christian agenda". Shirvell also admitted that he pickets the student's speaking events and follows his activity on the social-networking site, Facebook.
The story was picked up by several nationally recognized gay-rights blogs and, by September 2010, drew nationwide media attention to the State of Michigan Attorney General's office. The attention included a segment in The Daily Show, taped on September 29 and aired on November 1, in which Shirvell was interviewed by correspondent Jason Jones. In the segment, Jones insinuated that Shirvell's behavior was consistent with the descriptions of cyberbullying harassment provided in The Parent’s Guide to Cyberbullies from the Michigan Attorney General website. Shirvell's attorney stated that Shirvell believed the segment "was going to be a fair interview" but that "they attempted to make a fool out of Andrew on that show."
Shirvell was "banned" from the University of Michigan campus on September 14, but the ban was modified by November to prohibit only physical or verbal ...