Libby Spencer I invite you to dive right into the Kimberlin Story

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Libby Spencer I invite you to dive right into the Kimberlin Story

This morn­ing as I tip toed around a house full of sleep­ing teenagers post grad­u­a­tion party I noticed this post up at Fox News:

Con­ser­v­a­tive blog­gers are on height­ened alert fol­low­ing a string of so-​called “SWAT-​ing” inci­dents and are tak­ing pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures to ensure they don’t fall vic­tim to the poten­tially dan­ger­ous prank as the polit­i­cal blo­gos­phere pre­pares for a heated elec­tion season.

Didn’t think much of it, after all I had con­tacted my local police May 28th, the day after we did our WCRN morn­ing drive show con­cern­ing the SWAT­TINGS inter­view­ing Stacy McCain and later that week met with them to give them details includ­ing the voice record­ings of the pre­vi­ous swat­ting so they would be pre­pared. So the FOX piece was kinda late and no big deal.

Then I looked at the Meme­o­randm thread and noticed most of the links were from the left. Intrigued I took a peek at this one from the Impolitic, it started well,.

God­dess for­give me for my cyn­i­cism, because if it’s real, it’s dan­ger­ous and unacceptable

but rapidly went down hill from there.

It’s ridicu­lous to claim extrem­ist left wing activists are doing this. If they’re not man­u­fac­tur­ing these inci­dents them­selves, then it seems more likely to me it’s some crazy fan of these fauxrage blog­ging spe­cial­ists who was tipped over the edge by the their relent­less hate mongering.

Now being a char­i­ta­ble per­son I assume that the author is almost com­pletely igno­rant of the story.

Of Aaron Wor­thing mega post that told of his accounts of his encoun­ters with Brett Kimberlin.

Of Robert Stacy McCain’s plethora of posts on the sub­ject, (his lat­est here), of the call to his wife’s employer that neces­si­tated his leav­ing his home and his state. (all linked below btw)

Of Patrick Frey’s Swat­ting and the fall­out from them.

Of Cry­ing Wolf blog’s swat­ting (that for some rea­son gets ignored a lot)

Of the record­ings of the 911 calls them­selves (here is one of them)

Of the legal risks peo­ple took writ­ing about the story

The per­sonal toll this story has taken on many:

My fam­ily is appar­ently a jus­ti­fi­able tar­get. And other peo­ple have faced worse than I have on this. Mandy’s been attacked for being raped. Lit­er­ally. These attacks get ugly because The Ugly is actu­ally the whole point. Noth­ing (and I mean No Thing) is off lim­its to the cow­ardly anony­mous attack dogs because the whole goal is to cre­ate an atmos­phere of crazy scat­ter­shot gun­fire designed to make sane peo­ple want to run and hide.

So, Mandy and I and the other peo­ple writ­ing about the story get tired some­times. The entire process is flat out exhaust­ing. Ask Pat­terico or Aaron Walker or Stacy McCain or Erick Erick­son or Ali Akbar or Seth Allen or Mike Stack or Ace of Spades or Michelle Malkin or Bran­don Darby or Dana Loesch or any­one else tar­geted by Team Kim­ber­lin. Those bas­tards want to wear us down to shut us up.

Let’s not for­get Seth Allen the very first tar­get of Kim­ber­lin & Co is a lib­eral who tried to warn his side this guy was bad news.

and of the coin­ci­dence that reported swat­tings and harass­ment all took place after the writ­ers choose to write about Kim­ber­lin & Co and the left’s ties to them.

Iron­i­cally the only “SWAT­TING” that there is legit­i­mate doubt is Kimberlin’s tardy claim of same, as the local author­i­ties claimed no such call.

Libby I would invite you to read through Stacy McCain’s posts on the sub­ject and catch up.
For the sake of your con­ve­nience here is the link to the lot:

THE KIM­BER­LIN FILES:

I would also sug­gest Lee Stranahan’s site just keep scrolling.

Now I don’t expect any bet­ter from Tbogg at fire­doglake or Hart Williams but you are new to me, so I’ll be happy to give you the ben­e­fit of the doubt.

Take a look at the story through those links and if you still think it’s BS, feel free to shout it out loudly and call BS on all involved includ­ing me.

But if you check out these post and peo­ple, if like me after study­ing it you like me con­clude:

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.

and are out­raged because like the Molly Nor­ris story that the MSM ignored it’s an attack on all of our free speech rights, then I invite you to get involved.

The best bet would be sim­ply to e-​mail Strana­ham, or McCain and see if they will be inter­viewed by you.

Update:
BTW if I didn’t make it clear, take your time, a week even two, digest all the info and then see what you think.

This morning as I tip toed around a house full of sleeping teenagers post graduation party I noticed this post up at Fox News:

Conservative bloggers are on heightened alert following a string of so-called “SWAT-ing” incidents and are taking precautionary measures to ensure they don’t fall victim to the potentially dangerous prank as the political blogosphere prepares for a heated election season.

Didn’t think much of it, after all I had contacted my local police May 28th, the day after we did our WCRN morning drive show concerning the SWATTINGS interviewing Stacy McCain and later that week met with them to give them details including the voice recordings of the previous swatting so they would be prepared. So the FOX piece was kinda late and no big deal.

Then I looked at the Memeorandm thread and noticed most of the links were from the left. Intrigued I took a peek at this one from the Impolitic, it started well,.

Goddess forgive me for my cynicism, because if it’s real, it’s dangerous and unacceptable

but rapidly went down hill from there.

It’s ridiculous to claim extremist left wing activists are doing this. If they’re not manufacturing these incidents themselves, then it seems more likely to me it’s some crazy fan of these fauxrage blogging specialists who was tipped over the edge by the their relentless hate mongering.

Now being a charitable person I assume that the author is almost completely ignorant of the story.

Of Aaron Worthing mega post that told of his accounts of his encounters with Brett Kimberlin.

Of Robert Stacy McCain’s plethora of posts on the subject, (his latest here), of the call to his wife’s employer that necessitated his leaving his home and his state. (all linked below btw)

Of Patrick Frey’s Swatting and the fallout from them.

Of Crying Wolf blog’s swatting (that for some reason gets ignored a lot)

Of the recordings of the 911 calls themselves (here is one of them)

Of the legal risks people took writing about the story

The personal toll this story has taken on many:

My family is apparently a justifiable target. And other people have faced worse than I have on this. Mandy’s been attacked for being raped. Literally. These attacks get ugly because The Ugly is actually the whole point. Nothing (and I mean No Thing) is off limits to the cowardly anonymous attack dogs because the whole goal is to create an atmosphere of crazy scattershot gunfire designed to make sane people want to run and hide.

So, Mandy and I and the other people writing about the story get tired sometimes. The entire process is flat out exhausting. Ask Patterico or Aaron Walker or Stacy McCain or Erick Erickson or Ali Akbar or Seth Allen or Mike Stack or Ace of Spades or Michelle Malkin or Brandon Darby or Dana Loesch or anyone else targeted by Team Kimberlin. Those bastards want to wear us down to shut us up.

Let’s not forget Seth Allen the very first target of Kimberlin & Co is a liberal who tried to warn his side this guy was bad news.

and of the coincidence that reported swattings and harassment all took place after the writers choose to write about Kimberlin & Co and the left’s ties to them.

Ironically the only “SWATTING” that there is legitimate doubt is Kimberlin’s tardy claim of same, as the local authorities claimed no such call.

Libby I would invite you to read through Stacy McCain’s posts on the subject and catch up.
For the sake of your convenience here is the link to the lot:

THE KIMBERLIN FILES:

I would also suggest Lee Stranahan’s site just keep scrolling.

Now I don’t expect any better from Tbogg at firedoglake or Hart Williams but you are new to me, so I’ll be happy to give you the benefit of the doubt.

Take a look at the story through those links and if you still think it’s BS, feel free to shout it out loudly and call BS on all involved including me.

But if you check out these post and people, if like me after studying it you like me conclude:

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.

and are outraged because like the Molly Norris story that the MSM ignored it’s an attack on all of our free speech rights, then I invite you to get involved.

The best bet would be simply to e-mail Stranaham, or McCain and see if they will be interviewed by you.

Update:
BTW if I didn’t make it clear, take your time, a week even two, digest all the info and then see what you think.