Today is “Everybody blog about Brett Kimberlin day”

by Datechguy | May 25th, 2012

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Today is "Everybody blog about Brett Kimberlin day"

Abdul: What is your name?
Father O’Malley: William O’Malley.
Abdul: I did not call you.
Father O’Malley: You called for all the Jews. I’m Jew­ish, just like Jesus Christ. You take one, you gotta take us all.

Delta Force 1986

If you are at all aware of the exis­tence of the Right Side of the Blo­gos­phere you should know today has been dubbed: ” Every­body blog about Brett Kim­ber­lin day

This was coined by Lee Strana­han in response to the forced repa­tri­a­tion of Robert Stacy McCain, writer for the Amer­i­can Spec­ta­tor, Reporter for 30+ years, mem­ber of the Axis of Fedora, and lean mean blog­ging machine who say the story of the attempt to silence blog­ger Aaron Wor­thing, imme­di­ately rec­og­nized it as news­wor­thy and pur­sued it to the point where it has been nec­es­sary for Mr. McCain to relo­cate him­self and his fam­ily out of his home and out of his state for their own protection.

With the aid of the Ray Kroc Memo­r­ial Media Cen­ters nation­wide Mr. McCain has con­tin­ued to tell this story stress­ing that it is Mr. Kim­ber­lin, his vio­lent past, his law­fare against con­ser­v­a­tive writ­ers and sites and the hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars that left has show­ered him with that is the story.

Mr. Strana­han has help­fully pro­vided excel­lent resources to research Mr. Kim­ber­lin and I expect at least dozens if not hun­dreds of blog­gers to par­tic­i­pate. This is no small thing as the afore­men­tioned Bre­it­bart blog­ger Lee Strana­han has on his own site (but curi­ously not cross­posted at Bre­it­bart) noted the following:

In polit­i­cal blog­ging, we often toss around highly charged words with great aban­don. We say politi­cians we don’t like are scary and crazy and dangerous.

Brett Kim­ber­lin is actu­ally dangerous.

Full stop. No metaphor. No exag­ger­a­tion. Brett Kim­ber­lin is dan­ger­ous. As in — he blew up bombs and police sus­pected he did it to cover up a mur­der. Peo­ple in Indi­ana tell me that wit­nesses dis­ap­peared dur­ing the trial. Worse, Kim­ber­lin has shown no remorse for the bomb­ings and went to great lengths to make the lives of his vic­tims miserable.

Please, do not lose sight of this. This isn’t a time for loose rhetoric. This is real. It’s real and it’s seri­ous in a way that many ‘polit­i­cal sto­ries’ frankly are not. In that sense, this story is way beyond politics.

And that doesn’t even take into account the legal/​financial risks involved.

Yet blog­gers are going to be writ­ing about Mr. Kim­ber­lin any­way declar­ing: “I am Bre­it­bart”, “I am Robert Stacy McCain” and repeat­ing those words of Fr. O’Malley: “You take one, you gotta take us all.

With all due def­er­ence to Stacy McCain and Lee I imme­di­ately rec­og­nize this as news­wor­thy and the blog­gers inac­tion and the MSM’s inac­tion are the story today, much more than Brett Kim­ber­lin him­self. Think about it:

An Amer­i­can Reporter liv­ing in Amer­ica has been forced to relo­cate him­self and his fam­ily for their own safety and nobody wants to cover it except con­ser­v­a­tive blog­gers despite great phys­i­cal & finan­cial risk.

It’s as if the entire right side of the blo­gos­phere has become Pam Geller & Robert Spencer for a day.

To me this is story #1. It goes beyond polit­i­cal con­sid­er­a­tions. The Story of Stacy McCain’s flight, like the Molly Nor­ris story, is a tale that has never failed to out­rage the aver­age Amer­i­can when I tell them face to face and would out­rage the nation, yet thanks to the MSM inac­tion nobody has heard it.

To be sure there are other ques­tions worth ask­ing after today:

  • Will the orga­ni­za­tions of the left that have funded Mr. Kim­ber­lin con­tinue to do so?
  • Will the online left back Mr. Kimberlin?
  • Will Brad Fried­man of the Brad Blog con­tinue to work with him?
  • And just how many blog­gers will par­tic­i­pate (and will there be any con­spic­u­ous by their absence)?

These sto­ries are all news­wor­thy but none of them in my mind sur­pass what I am about to type:

At the start of the Memo­r­ial day week­end, when we cel­e­brate and remem­ber those who have died to pro­tect our con­sti­tu­tional free­doms as elab­o­rated in the Bill of Rights, an Amer­i­can Jour­nal­ist and his fam­ily are in hid­ing for their own safety for dar­ing to exer­cis­ing those rights the men and women we honor died for.

That’s the bot­tom line.

A final irony. This Memo­r­ial Day week­end marks the anniver­sary of the break­ing of the Anthony Weiner story, a story that Robert Stacy McCain imme­di­ately rec­og­nized as news­wor­thy but the main­stream media did not, instead along with the online left, they attempted to use it to attack Andrew Bre­it­bart believ­ing his lies right up until the point when he con­fessed them. As Stacy McCain said at the time:

This story is what we call “news.” No mat­ter how unseemly or incon­se­quen­tial the story may super­fi­cially appear to be, it is entirely legit­i­mate and poten­tially sig­nif­i­cant, and it is there­fore a dere­lic­tion of jour­nal­is­tic duty to ignore or dis­miss it.

That deci­sion to ignore this story by the MSM led to an op-​ed in the NY Post and an appear­ance on Fox 25 for me. I won­der who will be the blog­ger that gets the same due to the MSM’s inac­tion this time?

Update:  Two impor­tant ques­tions from yes­ter­day Val­ley of the Shadow:

Why has the Major Media ignored this domes­tic Ter­ror­ist, Brett Kim­ber­lin and the dam­age he has done to peo­ple? And why is KPFK still a 501c3 when they cam­paign for Pro­gres­sives through­out most of the day?

and an Ex Con’s view:

Apa­thy or Courage? What you Choose Today Will Affect Our Nation

Your call.

Update 2: Via Michelle Malkin who has pro­moted her Wednes­day post today the Wash­ing­ton Exam­iner has bro­ken the MSM silence in an opin­ion piece:

Nowa­days, Kim­ber­lin tar­gets con­ser­v­a­tive blog­gers like Aaron Wor­thing and Robert Stacy McCain in Mary­land, and Patrick Frey of Patterico’s Pon­tif­i­ca­tions in Cal­i­for­nia. Why? For pub­lish­ing facts about Kimberlin’s crim­i­nal record.

Kim­ber­lin harasses his tar­gets by, among many other ways, fil­ing false charges in courts that require expen­sive, time-​consuming lit­i­ga­tion, dis­rupt­ing his tar­gets’ work­places, and drop­ping dark hints about spouses and kids.

The first leak in the dam.

Update 3: A lot of peo­ple are writ­ing about Brett Kim­ber­lin but one blog­ger in par­tic­u­lar is telling a story that the oth­ers may not know:

In the last radio inter­view Andrew Bre­it­bart ever gave, on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, Bre­it­bart talked about a new ruth­less tac­tic used by thugs against polit­i­cal opponents:

[O]né of the things they’ve done to peo­ple who have worked with me in the past, includ­ing an L.A. pros­e­cu­tor, is to “SWAT.” That means that they’re spoof­ing phones, pre­tend­ing to be some­body else’s phone, call­ing 911, and say­ing “I killed some­body” and then the person’s home is met with the guns drawn, the SWAT and the heli­copters, in a hor­ri­fy­ing act. It’s hap­pened twice: once in New Jer­sey, once in Los Ange­les, with an L.A. County … pros­e­cu­tor who [is] asso­ci­ated with me.”

I am that L.A. County pros­e­cu­tor. And in this post, you’ll hear the hoax call that sent police to my house, point­ing loaded guns at me.

THE NIGHTCOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED BECAUSE OF MY BLOGGING

This is the phony 911 call that caused it:

Read the whole thing and think about it for a sec­ond. We are talk­ing an LA County pros­e­cu­tor almost shot by police because of this call. And he is not the only one:

Lis­ten to the voice on the calls, they sound the same Pat­terico again:

Although I am an L.A. County Deputy D.A., it is cer­tain that I was “swat­ted” because of my blog and not because of my job. As Andrew Bre­it­bart noted, this hap­pened to two peo­ple within the course of a sin­gle week: a man in New Jer­sey and myself. Both of us had had con­tact with Andrew Bre­it­bart. Both of us were writ­ing about the same story. And both of us received email threats days before we were swat­ted. The threat to me said, in part: “Please think about your fam­ily. This story is not worth it. I can assure you that.”

Read his entire post and mar­vel. Those behind this and enabling this are sim­ply evil, there is no other adjec­tive to describe it.

This is hap­pen­ing to Amer­i­cans in Amer­ica. If we as Amer­i­cans let this go on then we are dis­hon­or­ing those who we remem­ber this week­end who died to pre­serve our rights.

Which side are you on? It’s time to make your choice.

Update 4: One other point from the Pat­terico story that is worth repeat­ing in case it wasn’t clear from the excepts above

I met per­son­ally with the nation­wide experts on swat­ting in Decem­ber 2011: the FBI office in Dal­las, Texas. They told me that swat­ting is an extreme form of harass­ment — and that swat­ters typ­i­cally com­bine swat­ting with other forms of harass­ment, includ­ing: com­plain­ing to the victim’s work­place, defam­ing the vic­tim online, “Google­bomb­ing” the vic­tim, pub­lish­ing the victim’s address online, fil­ing phony reports of crim­i­nal activ­ity by the vic­tim, and so forth.

All of these things have hap­pened to me and other crit­ics of Brett Kim­ber­lin since July 2011. The harass­ment has been relent­less and has occurred almost every day. It would lit­er­ally take a book to cat­a­logue it all. What you read in this post, incred­i­bly, is only part of it.

Why tar­get me? Well, I first wrote about Brett Kim­ber­lin in Octo­ber 2010, after get­ting a call from Andrew Bre­it­bart. Andrew told me that his site was going to pub­lish a post about a domes­tic ter­ror­ist named Brett Kim­ber­lin. The story sounded inter­est­ing, and I pub­lished a post about Kim­ber­lin shortly after the Bre­it­bart post (penned by Mandy Nagy aka Lib­erty Chick) was published.

Are we as Amer­i­cans going to allow this?

Update 5: Smitty links and pro­vides a hilar­i­ous Naked Gun ref­er­ence and the Blaze writes about the story. Look at the com­ments from those on the left at the Blaze. To my read­ers on the left I ask: Are you going to stay silent on this or not?

Update 6: Here is an exam­ple of an “Every­body blog about Brett Kim­ber­lin day” from: No one of Any Import:

I’m only mak­ing light of my own con­fu­sion. The way this guy likes to destroy lives is no laugh­ing matter.

The details of how he came to be entan­gled with Patrick Frey (Pat­terico), Aaron Walker (Wor­thing), Mandy Nagy (Lib­erty Chick) and a dude named Socrates, well they are mak­ing my eyes swim. And I haven’t even got­ten to Walker’s mega­post yet!

So I’m going to defer to these peo­ple at these links, if you would like to see a big­ger pic­ture. I will stick to enu­mer­at­ing why I call Brett Kim­ber­lin a Very Bad Actor. Then I’ll sit back and see if he tries to sue me or some such.

1. Bomb­ing

2. Lying

3. Ser­ial suing

4. Threat­en­ing

5. Mak­ing a liv­ing off pro­gres­sive dona­tions for bad music com­po­si­tion. Or maybe I should thank him for that.

Now as a mil­i­tary wife I think she is very impor­tant myself but a ques­tion. If She can find this with sim­ple google searches etc, how is it the MSM or even the left­ist trolls at the Blaze can’t? Is this will­ful igno­rance, or delib­er­ate silence?

Update 7: Stacy gives an impor­tant shoutout to the National Blog­gers Club

The National Blog­gers Club has been a valu­able ally in sup­port­ing and defend­ing blog­gers tar­geted by harass­ment and intim­i­da­tion. Today is “Every­body Blog Brett Kim­ber­lin Day.” I join with National Blog­gers Club pres­i­dent Ali Akbar in sin­cerely request­ing that read­ers con­cerned about defend­ing First Amend­ment rights online visit the club’s spe­cial site, Kim​ber​lin​Files​.org, and please give gen­er­ously. Fel­low blog­gers can help by includ­ing the image and link in their cov­er­age of the Kim­ber­lin case.

Mean­while That Mr. G Guy, The Return of Cincin­na­tus, The Radio Patriot weigh in as does Bar­bara Espinosa who says this:

Why do I want to know?

He has threat­ened my friend Robert Stacy McCain “The Other McCain”. His lat­est tar­get is Stacy McCain, who has aban­doned his home and taken his fam­ily to a safe haven.
Andrew warned the world about this guy six months before he died on Hugh Hewitt.
Fol­low the money, The fund­ing of Kimberlin’s projects — tens of thou­sands of dol­lars from the George Soros-​connected Tides Foun­da­tion, as well as foun­da­tions asso­ci­ated with Bar­bra Streisand and Sen. John Kerry’s wife — thus sup­ported all of Kimberlin’s activ­i­ties, includ­ing his effort to have O’Keefe and Giles pros­e­cuted for their ACORN takedown.

Bar­bara is not a Sicil­ian but although she lives in Ari­zona she remains a Texan. If Mr. Kim­ber­lin chooses to go after any blog­ger the choice least con­ducive to his con­tin­ued health and well being would be Barbara.

Update 8: Lady Lib­erty 1885 writes a let­ter to Babs:

I want to ask you a ques­tion. Do you know who Brett Kim­ber­lin really is? Maybe you should find out and think about a lit­tle stricter vet­ting of you who give grants to.

BTW there are going to be a lot of blog­gers that I don’t list sim­ply due to time, that doesn’t change my admi­ra­tion for you all.

Update 9: The Evil Blog­ger lady not only writes about Kim­ber­lin but pro­vides a ref­er­ence list. and the Souper Mex­i­can joins in.

Mean­while Ladd Ehlinger who has been on this story from the start doesn’t mince words

I’m wor­ried for Mike Stack (who was also swat­ted), because Bri​et​bart​.com is cur­rently being run by a nut­less won­der who has refused to cover this story. Stack has felt aban­doned to fend for him­self — and for some rea­son, now thinks Ron Bry­naert is on his side.

I know it’s dif­fi­cult for peo­ple in the media to under­stand how the sub­ject of a story can feel aban­doned. “Geez! We’re a news-​media-​expose place! We’re not friends!”

No, sorry. When reg­u­lar peo­ple in fly­over coun­try are sud­denly thrust into the spot­light because of stuff you do and write, and sud­denly have their lives threat­ened because of your work, you and your news-​media-​outlet have a moral oblig­a­tion to them to at least cover the story.

That means you cover the story if their lives have been threat­ened. “Swat­ting” is news-​worthy even in an ivory tower, and there’s no excuse for being quiet on it. Unless you’re a nut­less coward.

You hear me, Joel Pollack?

That’s gonna leave a mark.

Update 10:
Wel­come to the Daily Gator & All Amer­i­can Blog­ger whose post includes this tweet from Andrew Bre­it­bart circa Oct:

Bet­ter late than never.

Update 11: I’d like to give a spe­cial shoutout to a per­son not involved in “Every­body blog about Brett Kim­ber­lin day a young man on the left named Dominic Nanni. Although we dis­agree on most things here is our exchange on this sub­ject when I tweeted him the Pat­terico link:

I’m proud of this young man, he will make no friends with his fel­lows on the left for this tweet but he saw some­thing wrong and will not sup­port it.

Update 12: Glenn Beck is INTER­VIEW­ING PAT­TERICO & Aaron in live RIGHT NOW! This changes every­thing, it also means that I won’t be break­ing news on Mon­day dur­ing drive time. The PJ Tat­tler says this:

He deserves the noto­ri­ety. So do his finan­cial back­ers: Bar­bra Streisand, George Soros and Teresa Heinz Kerry are among the left’s lead­ers who fund this con­victed per­jurer, con­victed bomber and career criminal.

I won­der if the MSM will ask those ques­tions before we do?

Update 13: The Lonely Con­ser­v­a­tive says this:

Kim­ber­lin poked a bees nest, and the bees are really going to start swarm­ing today. Just wait until he sees the next Google alert. Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall for that?

Thanks to his lib­eral bene­fac­tors Kim­ber­lin has the resources to take on a hand­ful of blog­gers. But what’s he going to do now that so many of us are weigh­ing in? It’s like try­ing to take down an angry swarm of wasps with a fly swatter.

and Pun­dette chan­nels the Right Wing Granny

Patterico’s chill­ing account of harassment

If you’ve ever won­dered why I sac­ri­fice cred­i­bil­ity and valid­ity by blog­ging under a silly pseu­do­nym, well, it’s not only because I’d rather not embar­rass my chil­dren with my [ahem] pro­found polit­i­cal and cul­tural observations.

If you don’t get why this is impor­tant, now hope­fully you do.

Update 14: John Hawkins inter­views Stacy McCain (I’ll have my chance in a few days on air) mean­while Dan Riehl weighs in:

Meme­o­ran­dum is fast fill­ing up with links, headed up by a shock­ing story posted at Patterico’s blog. Yet, that’s only one chill­ing tale from Kimberlin’s long and still grow­ing list of crimes and mis­deeds, includ­ing felonies, from the record and rap sheet of Brett Kim­ber­lin, a man embraced by some of the most pow­er­ful Pro­gres­sives and their insti­tu­tions in Amer­i­can politics.

Shame on them for embrac­ing and empow­er­ing such a small, evil man, all this time ignor­ing his pathetic and patho­log­i­cal actions, only because he assisted them in mov­ing their ide­o­log­i­cal and polit­i­cal objec­tives forward.

Will this be another huge story the MSM ignores and the left ducks on Memo­r­ial day weekend?

Update 15: Con­ser­v­a­tive hide­out is in, and inter­est­ingly enough we have posts up at Medi­ate and Dave Weigel who says this:

Have the “Blog About Brett Kim­ber­lin” brigades fig­ured out the legal risks of the enter­prise? Are dozens of tweet­ers and blog­gers, with no sup­port net­works, going to start fight­ing off law­suits? Right now their allies include The Wash­ing­ton Examiner’s op-​ed page, Red State, Michelle Malkin, and the Bre­it­bart net­work. So, we’ll see.

Bre­it­bart net­work? I didn’t see a post there on the sub­ject but it’s inter­est­ing to note Weigel’s post at Slate went up 3+ hours ago with only one comment.

Watch for the com­ments at these sites, they should be revealing.

Update 16: Dana Loesch comes through at Bre­it­bart!

The con­ser­v­a­tive blo­gos­phere today launched a ver­sion of the Kony 2012 tac­tic, intro­duc­ing read­ers to a man named Brett Kim­ber­lin and his fel­low far-​leftists. The move­ment was sparked by sev­eral inci­dents, most recently the reported intim­i­da­tion of Aaron Wor­thing and RS McCain, and the sen­sa­tional story of the “SWAT­ting” of Patterico.

Abdul: What is your name?
Father O’Malley: William O’Malley.
Abdul: I did not call you.
Father O’Malley: You called for all the Jews. I’m Jewish, just like Jesus Christ. You take one, you gotta take us all.

Delta Force 1986

If you are at all aware of the existence of the Right Side of the Blogosphere you should know today has been dubbed: ” Everybody blog about Brett Kimberlin day

This was coined by Lee Stranahan in response to the forced repatriation of Robert Stacy McCain, writer for the American Spectator, Reporter for 30+ years, member of the Axis of Fedora, and lean mean blogging machine who say the story of the attempt to silence blogger Aaron Worthing, immediately recognized it as newsworthy and pursued it to the point where it has been necessary for Mr. McCain to relocate himself and his family out of his home and out of his state for their own protection.

With the aid of the Ray Kroc Memorial Media Centers nationwide Mr. McCain has continued to tell this story stressing that it is Mr. Kimberlin, his violent past, his lawfare against conservative writers and sites and the hundreds of thousands of dollars that left has showered him with that is the story.

Mr. Stranahan has helpfully provided excellent resources to research Mr. Kimberlin and I expect at least dozens if not hundreds of bloggers to participate. This is no small thing as the aforementioned Breitbart blogger Lee Stranahan has on his own site (but curiously not crossposted at Breitbart) noted the following:

In political blogging, we often toss around highly charged words with great abandon. We say politicians we don’t like are scary and crazy and dangerous.

Brett Kimberlin is actually dangerous.

Full stop. No metaphor. No exaggeration. Brett Kimberlin is dangerous. As in — he blew up bombs and police suspected he did it to cover up a murder. People in Indiana tell me that witnesses disappeared during the trial. Worse, Kimberlin has shown no remorse for the bombings and went to great lengths to make the lives of his victims miserable.

Please, do not lose sight of this. This isn’t a time for loose rhetoric. This is real. It’s real and it’s serious in a way that many ‘political stories’ frankly are not. In that sense, this story is way beyond politics.

And that doesn’t even take into account the legal/financial risks involved.

Yet bloggers are going to be writing about Mr. Kimberlin anyway declaring: “I am Breitbart“, “I am Robert Stacy McCain” and repeating those words of Fr. O’Malley: “You take one, you gotta take us all.

With all due deference to Stacy McCain and Lee I immediately recognize this as newsworthy and the bloggers inaction and the MSM’s inaction are the story today, much more than Brett Kimberlin himself. Think about it:

An American Reporter living in America has been forced to relocate himself and his family for their own safety and nobody wants to cover it except conservative bloggers despite great physical & financial risk.

It’s as if the entire right side of the blogosphere has become Pam Geller & Robert Spencer for a day.

To me this is story #1. It goes beyond political considerations. The Story of Stacy McCain’s flight, like the Molly Norris story, is a tale that has never failed to outrage the average American when I tell them face to face and would outrage the nation, yet thanks to the MSM inaction nobody has heard it.

To be sure there are other questions worth asking after today:

  • Will the organizations of the left that have funded Mr. Kimberlin continue to do so?
  • Will the online left back Mr. Kimberlin?
  • Will Brad Friedman of the Brad Blog continue to work with him?
  • And just how many bloggers will participate (and will there be any conspicuous by their absence)?

 

These stories are all newsworthy but none of them in my mind surpass what I am about to type:

At the start of the Memorial day weekend, when we celebrate and remember those who have died to protect our constitutional freedoms as elaborated in the Bill of Rights, an American Journalist and his family are in hiding for their own safety for daring to exercising those rights the men and women we honor died for.

That’s the bottom line.

A final irony. This Memorial Day weekend marks the anniversary of the breaking of the Anthony Weiner story, a story that Robert Stacy McCain immediately recognized as newsworthy but the mainstream media did not, instead along with the online left, they attempted to use it to attack Andrew Breitbart believing his lies right up until the point when he confessed them. As Stacy McCain said at the time:

This story is what we call “news.” No matter how unseemly or inconsequential the story may superficially appear to be, it is entirely legitimate and potentially significant, and it is therefore a dereliction of journalistic duty to ignore or dismiss it.

That decision to ignore this story by the MSM led to an op-ed in the NY Post and an appearance on Fox 25 for me. I wonder who will be the blogger that gets the same due to the MSM’s inaction this time?

 

Update:  Two important questions from yesterday Valley of the Shadow:

Why has the Major Media ignored this domestic Terrorist, Brett Kimberlin and the damage he has done to people? And why is KPFK still a 501c3 when they campaign for Progressives throughout most of the day?

and an Ex Con’s view:

Apathy or Courage? What you Choose Today Will Affect Our Nation

Your call.

Update 2: Via Michelle Malkin who has promoted her Wednesday post today the Washington Examiner has broken the MSM silence in an opinion piece:

Nowadays, Kimberlin targets conservative bloggers like Aaron Worthing and Robert Stacy McCain in Maryland, and Patrick Frey of Patterico’s Pontifications in California. Why? For publishing facts about Kimberlin’s criminal record.

Kimberlin harasses his targets by, among many other ways, filing false charges in courts that require expensive, time-consuming litigation, disrupting his targets’ workplaces, and dropping dark hints about spouses and kids.

The first leak in the dam.

Update 3: A lot of people are writing about Brett Kimberlin but one blogger in particular is telling a story that the others may not know:

In the last radio interview Andrew Breitbart ever gave, on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, Breitbart talked about a new ruthless tactic used by thugs against political opponents:

[O]ne of the things they’ve done to people who have worked with me in the past, including an L.A. prosecutor, is to “SWAT.” That means that they’re spoofing phones, pretending to be somebody else’s phone, calling 911, and saying “I killed somebody” and then the person’s home is met with the guns drawn, the SWAT and the helicopters, in a horrifying act. It’s happened twice: once in New Jersey, once in Los Angeles, with an L.A. County . . . prosecutor who [is] associated with me.”

I am that L.A. County prosecutor. And in this post, you’ll hear the hoax call that sent police to my house, pointing loaded guns at me.

THE NIGHT I COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED BECAUSE OF MY BLOGGING

This is the phony 911 call that caused it:

Read the whole thing and think about it for a second. We are talking an LA County prosecutor almost shot by police because of this call. And he is not the only one:

Listen to the voice on the calls, they sound the same Patterico again:

Although I am an L.A. County Deputy D.A., it is certain that I was “swatted” because of my blog and not because of my job. As Andrew Breitbart noted, this happened to two people within the course of a single week: a man in New Jersey and myself. Both of us had had contact with Andrew Breitbart. Both of us were writing about the same story. And both of us received email threats days before we were swatted. The threat to me said, in part: “Please think about your family. This story is not worth it. I can assure you that.”

Read his entire post and marvel. Those behind this and enabling this are simply evil, there is no other adjective to describe it.

This is happening to Americans in America. If we as Americans let this go on then we are dishonoring those who we remember this weekend who died to preserve our rights.

Which side are you on? It’s time to make your choice.

Update 4: One other point from the Patterico story that is worth repeating in case it wasn’t clear from the excepts above

I met personally with the nationwide experts on swatting in December 2011: the FBI office in Dallas, Texas. They told me that swatting is an extreme form of harassment — and that swatters typically combine swatting with other forms of harassment, including: complaining to the victim’s workplace, defaming the victim online, “Googlebombing” the victim, publishing the victim’s address online, filing phony reports of criminal activity by the victim, and so forth.

All of these things have happened to me and other critics of Brett Kimberlin since July 2011. The harassment has been relentless and has occurred almost every day. It would literally take a book to catalogue it all. What you read in this post, incredibly, is only part of it.

Why target me? Well, I first wrote about Brett Kimberlin in October 2010, after getting a call from Andrew Breitbart. Andrew told me that his site was going to publish a post about a domestic terrorist named Brett Kimberlin. The story sounded interesting, and I published a post about Kimberlin shortly after the Breitbart post (penned by Mandy Nagy aka Liberty Chick) was published.

Are we as Americans going to allow this?

Update 5: Smitty links and provides a hilarious Naked Gun reference and the Blaze writes about the story. Look at the comments from those on the left at the Blaze. To my readers on the left I ask: Are you going to stay silent on this or not?

Update 6: Here is an example of an “Everybody blog about Brett Kimberlin day” from: No one of Any Import:

I’m only making light of my own confusion. The way this guy likes to destroy lives is no laughing matter.

The details of how he came to be entangled with Patrick Frey (Patterico), Aaron Walker (Worthing), Mandy Nagy (Liberty Chick) and a dude named Socrates, well they are making my eyes swim. And I haven’t even gotten to Walker’s megapost yet!

So I’m going to defer to these people at these links, if you would like to see a bigger picture. I will stick to enumerating why I call Brett Kimberlin a Very Bad Actor. Then I’ll sit back and see if he tries to sue me or some such.

1. Bombing

2. Lying

3. Serial suing

4. Threatening

5. Making a living off progressive donations for bad music composition. Or maybe I should thank him for that.

Now as a military wife I think she is very important myself but a question. If She can find this with simple google searches etc, how is it the MSM or even the leftist trolls at the Blaze can’t? Is this willful ignorance, or deliberate silence?

Update 7: Stacy gives an important shoutout to the National Bloggers Club

The National Bloggers Club has been a valuable ally in supporting and defending bloggers targeted by harassment and intimidation. Today is “Everybody Blog Brett Kimberlin Day.” I join with National Bloggers Club president Ali Akbar in sincerely requesting that readers concerned about defending First Amendment rights online visit the club’s special site, KimberlinFiles.org, and please give generously. Fellow bloggers can help by including the image and link in their coverage of the Kimberlin case.

Meanwhile That Mr. G Guy, The Return of Cincinnatus, The Radio Patriot weigh in as does Barbara Espinosa who says this:

Why do I want to know?

He has threatened my friend Robert Stacy McCain “The Other McCain”. His latest target is Stacy McCain, who has abandoned his home and taken his family to a safe haven.
Andrew warned the world about this guy six months before he died on Hugh Hewitt.
Follow the money, The funding of Kimberlin’s projects — tens of thousands of dollars from the George Soros-connected Tides Foundation, as well as foundations associated with Barbra Streisand and Sen. John Kerry’s wife — thus supported all of Kimberlin’s activities, including his effort to have O’Keefe and Giles prosecuted for their ACORN takedown.

Barbara is not a Sicilian but although she lives in Arizona she remains a Texan. If Mr. Kimberlin chooses to go after any blogger the choice least conducive to his continued health and well being would be Barbara.

Update 8: Lady Liberty 1885 writes a letter to Babs:

I want to ask you a question. Do you know who Brett Kimberlin really is? Maybe you should find out and think about a little stricter vetting of you who give grants to.

BTW there are going to be a lot of bloggers that I don’t list simply due to time, that doesn’t change my admiration for you all.

Update 9: The Evil Blogger lady not only writes about Kimberlin but provides a reference list. and the Souper Mexican joins in.

Meanwhile Ladd Ehlinger who has been on this story from the start doesn’t mince words

I’m worried for Mike Stack (who was also swatted), because Brietbart.com is currently being run by a nutless wonder who has refused to cover this story. Stack has felt abandoned to fend for himself — and for some reason, now thinks Ron Brynaert is on his side.

I know it’s difficult for people in the media to understand how the subject of a story can feel abandoned. “Geez! We’re a news-media-expose place! We’re not friends!”

No, sorry. When regular people in flyover country are suddenly thrust into the spotlight because of stuff you do and write, and suddenly have their lives threatened because of your work, you and your news-media-outlet have a moral obligation to them to at least cover the story.

That means you cover the story if their lives have been threatened. “Swatting” is news-worthy even in an ivory tower, and there’s no excuse for being quiet on it. Unless you’re a nutless coward.

You hear me, Joel Pollack?

That’s gonna leave a mark.

Update 10:
Welcome to the Daily Gator & All American Blogger whose post includes this tweet from Andrew Breitbart circa Oct:

Better late than never.

Update 11: I’d like to give a special shoutout to a person not involved in “Everybody blog about Brett Kimberlin day a young man on the left named Dominic Nanni. Although we disagree on most things here is our exchange on this subject when I tweeted him the Patterico link:

I’m proud of this young man, he will make no friends with his fellows on the left for this tweet but he saw something wrong and will not support it.

Update 12: Glenn Beck is INTERVIEWING PATTERICO & Aaron in live RIGHT NOW! This changes everything, it also means that I won’t be breaking news on Monday during drive time. The PJ Tattler says this:

He deserves the notoriety. So do his financial backers: Barbra Streisand, George Soros and Teresa Heinz Kerry are among the left’s leaders who fund this convicted perjurer, convicted bomber and career criminal.

I wonder if the MSM will ask those questions before we do?

Update 13: The Lonely Conservative says this:

Kimberlin poked a bees nest, and the bees are really going to start swarming today. Just wait until he sees the next Google alert. Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall for that?

Thanks to his liberal benefactors Kimberlin has the resources to take on a handful of bloggers. But what’s he going to do now that so many of us are weighing in? It’s like trying to take down an angry swarm of wasps with a fly swatter.

and Pundette channels the Right Wing Granny

Patterico’s chilling account of harassment

If you’ve ever wondered why I sacrifice credibility and validity by blogging under a silly pseudonym, well, it’s not only because I’d rather not embarrass my children with my [ahem] profound political and cultural observations.

If you don’t get why this is important, now hopefully you do.

Update 14: John Hawkins interviews Stacy McCain (I’ll have my chance in a few days on air) meanwhile Dan Riehl weighs in:

Memeorandum is fast filling up with links, headed up by a shocking story posted at Patterico’s blog. Yet, that’s only one chilling tale from Kimberlin’s long and still growing list of crimes and misdeeds, including felonies, from the record and rap sheet of Brett Kimberlin, a man embraced by some of the most powerful Progressives and their institutions in American politics.

Shame on them for embracing and empowering such a small, evil man, all this time ignoring his pathetic and pathological actions, only because he assisted them in moving their ideological and political objectives forward.

Will this be another huge story the MSM ignores and the left ducks on Memorial day weekend?

Update 15: Conservative hideout is in, and interestingly enough we have posts up at Mediate and Dave Weigel who says this:

Have the “Blog About Brett Kimberlin” brigades figured out the legal risks of the enterprise? Are dozens of tweeters and bloggers, with no support networks, going to start fighting off lawsuits? Right now their allies include The Washington Examiner’s op-ed page, Red State, Michelle Malkin, and the Breitbart network. So, we’ll see.

Breitbart network? I didn’t see a post there on the subject but it’s interesting to note Weigel’s post at Slate went up 3+ hours ago with only one comment.

Watch for the comments at these sites, they should be revealing.

Update 16: Dana Loesch comes through at Breitbart!

The conservative blogosphere today launched a version of the Kony 2012 tactic, introducing readers to a man named Brett Kimberlin and his fellow far-leftists. The movement was sparked by several incidents, most recently the reported intimidation of Aaron Worthing and RS McCain, and the sensational story of the “SWATting” of Patterico.

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