Neil Rauhauser Bullyville and the Streisand effect

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Neil Rauhauser Bullyville and the Streisand effect

Calvera: You’ll do much bet­ter on the other side of the bor­der. There you can steal cat­tle, hold up trains… all you have to face is sher­iff, Mar­shall. Once I rob a bank in Texas; your gov­ern­ment get after me with a whole army… whole army! One lit­tle bank. Is clear the mean­ing: in Texas, only Tex­ans can rob banks.

The Mag­nif­i­cent Seven 1960

I hate to say it but in one respect the Kimberlin/​Rauhauser crowd has been rather successful.

The pri­mary ser­vice they, in my opin­ion, per­form for the left is to tie up blog­gers who would oth­er­wise be pro­mot­ing other sto­ries that could expose and incon­ve­nience their goals. There is always the chance that blog­gers hit a story, get it pro­moted high enough up the food chain to be noticed and/​or reported in the MSM to the gen­eral public.

This is why I believe the far left peo­ple and groups who have funded Kim­ber­lin in the past are, again in my opin­ion, fund­ing him now.

So like a scratch that can become infected it’s my opin­ion that Kimberlin/​Rauhauser et/​al basi­cally “clean” said scratches by tying them up, either in lit­i­ga­tion or by draw­ing at least some of the atten­tion of said writ­ers away from what his hap­pen­ing in the world.

Now there have been some large blog­bursts on the sub­ject includ­ing “Every­body write about Brett Kim­ber­lin Day”. Stacy McCain’s posts on the sub­ject have got­ten their share of Insta­lanches as well but there has been one con­stant in all of that.

The knowl­edge and out­rage con­cern­ing these men has remained largely in the polit­i­cal blog­ging com­mu­nity and hasn’t bro­ken out to the gen­eral pub­lic or the low infor­ma­tion voter. We are all known within our sphere, some are even famous in those cir­cles but we are only vaguely known to the pub­lic. Glenn Rey­onlds once described it like being a “Cham­pion Bowler” (if you don’t believe me tell me who Earl Anthony was with­out doing a web search).

As long as this remains true, that the activ­i­ties of Mr. Kim­ber­lin, Mr. Rauhauser et/​al remain a topic of con­ver­sa­tion within that bub­ble, they can con­tinue to be effec­tive, par­tic­u­larly if you con­sider who is run­ning the Jus­tice depart­ment these days.

Which brings us to the web site Bul­lyville.

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As you can likely tell from the mast­head and the face­book page the site is all about bul­ly­ing both online and in per­son. The pro­pri­etor of the site, James McGib­ney has fought an effec­tive bat­tle against those who wish to bully oth­ers both online and else­where. If you doubt said effec­tive­ness “Revenge Porn King” Hunter Moore might not.

a Nevada judge finally issued a rul­ing on the case, pro­claim­ing that Mr. Moore must pay Mr. McGib­ney $250,000 in defama­tion dam­ages, as well as pay his legal fees.

We reached out to both Mr. McGib­ney and Mr. Moore and will update when we hear back.

Update: Here is a state­ment from Mr. McGibney:

this judg­ment is the least of Hunters wor­ries. It just helped to pave the way for the class action law­suit already in the works against him. He thinks these young girls have for­got­ten what he did to them; think again. And when you threaten to rape my wife while my kids watch, you’ve earned my undi­vided atten­tion. Never for­give, never for­get. #expectus”

While I likely dis­agree with Mr. McGib­ney on some sub­jects I would not doubt for one sec­ond his effec­tive­ness, nor would I ques­tion his reach:

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…which on twit­ter is 20 times larger than mine and triple that of friend RS McCain

That being the case his new-​found inter­est in the Kimberlin/​Rauhauser crowd can’t be good for them:

If you sim­ply Google the name Neal Rauhauser; you will quickly see what kind of man; he really is. He’s a cyber-​terrorist, who is bud­dies with an actual con­victed per­jurer and domes­tic ter­ror­ist, who was con­victed of bomb­ing an inno­cent Amer­i­can cit­i­zen, blow­ing his leg off and ulti­mately result­ing in the sui­cide of his vic­tim from pain and suffering.

The same domes­tic ter­ror­ist who asso­ciates with and employs his ex-​prison bud­dies who were con­victed of pos­ses­sion of child pornog­ra­phy. Neal Rauhauser is con­sid­ered one of the most noto­ri­ous bul­lies on Twitter.

That is is the tame friendly part, go to the Bul­lyville site for the whole ten yards.

It’s bad enough for the Kimberlin/​Rauhauser crowd that Bul­lyville took an inter­est in him and directed his large read­er­ship to many Rauhauser foes in the process:

So run along and con­nect to a TOR node in Switzer­land and cre­ate a bunch of paste­bins about me that 100 peo­ple will read. By the time you’re done with that, I guar­an­tee you over 250,000 peo­ple will have read this.

but the TYPE of read­er­ship Bul­lyville has that means a lot of trouble.

Bul­ly­ing is a hot topic, a week can not go by where the national media doesn’t bring it up, it’s become a cause célèbre for the famous and many mil­lions of ordi­nary peo­ple who likely never spend a sin­gle day on a polit­i­cal blog have an inter­est in it.

That means that like the Three Stooges when their shorts were first shown on TV, the Kimberlin/​Rauhauser story is now being exposed to an entirely new audi­ence who are not only being informed but are being directed to a series of web sites that have told their story with even more detail than Mr. McGib­ney and all of this is going on while the Kim­ber­lin suit is going forward.

I sus­pect this marks the begin­ning of the end of their effec­tive­ness. Par­tic­u­larly if Mr. McGib­ney decides to take an inter­est in the source of their fund­ing which I sus­pect is a very inter­est­ing story indeed.

My advice at this point to the Kimberlin/​Rauhauser crowd would be to ride on, to cut and run in the hopes that he doesn’t pur­sue this fur­ther, I sus­pect, how­ever that it’s already too late.

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While it’s likely too late for Kim­ber­lin & Rauhauser to escape the wrath of Mr. McGib­ney it’s clearly not too late for me to make my final $305 paycheck.

Tomor­row begins a new week when I’ll need a pay­check to sup­port myself, Chris, Vin, Harry, Bernardo, Brett, Lee and Chico

I’ll just ask you to hit DaTip­Jar below.

Calvera: You’ll do much better on the other side of the border. There you can steal cattle, hold up trains… all you have to face is sheriff, Marshall. Once I rob a bank in Texas; your government get after me with a whole army… whole army! One little bank. Is clear the meaning: in Texas, only Texans can rob banks.

The Magnificent Seven 1960

I hate to say it but  in one respect the Kimberlin/Rauhauser crowd has been rather successful.

The primary service they, in my opinion, perform for the left is to tie up bloggers who would otherwise be promoting other stories that could expose and inconvenience their goals.  There is always the chance that bloggers hit a story,  get it promoted high enough up the food chain to be noticed and/or reported in the MSM to the general public.

This is why I believe the far left people and groups who have funded Kimberlin in the past are, again in my opinion, funding him now.

So like a scratch that can become infected it’s my opinion that Kimberlin/Rauhauser et/al basically “clean” said scratches by tying them up, either in litigation or by drawing at least some of the attention of said writers away from what his happening in the world.

Now there have been some large blogbursts on the subject including  “Everybody write about Brett Kimberlin Day”.  Stacy McCain’s posts on the subject have gotten their share of Instalanches as well but there has been one constant in all of that.

The knowledge and outrage concerning these men has remained largely in the political blogging community and hasn’t broken out to the general public or the low information voter.  We are all known within our sphere, some are even famous in those circles but we are only vaguely known to the public.  Glenn Reyonlds once described it like being a “Champion Bowler” (if you don’t believe me tell me who Earl Anthony was without doing a web search).

As long as this remains true, that the activities of  Mr. Kimberlin, Mr. Rauhauser et/al remain a topic of conversation within that bubble, they can continue to be effective, particularly if you consider who is running the Justice department these days.

Which brings us to the web site Bullyville.

bullyville1

As you can likely tell from the masthead and the facebook page the site is all about bullying both online and in person.  The proprietor of the site, James McGibney has fought an effective battle against those who wish to bully others both online and elsewhere. If you doubt said effectiveness “Revenge Porn King” Hunter Moore might not.

a Nevada judge finally issued a ruling on the case, proclaiming that Mr. Moore must pay Mr. McGibney $250,000 in defamation damages, as well as pay his legal fees.

We reached out to both Mr. McGibney and Mr. Moore and will update when we hear back.

Update:  Here is a statement from Mr. McGibney:

“this judgment is the least of Hunters worries. It just helped to pave the way for the class action lawsuit already in the works against him. He thinks these young girls have forgotten what he did to them; think again. And when you threaten to rape my wife while my kids watch, you’ve earned my undivided attention. Never forgive, never forget. #expectus”

While I likely disagree with Mr. McGibney on some subjects I would not doubt for one second his effectiveness, nor would I question his reach:

bullyville

…which on twitter is 20 times larger than mine and triple that of friend RS McCain

That being the case his new-found interest in the Kimberlin/Rauhauser crowd can’t be good for them:

If you simply Google the name Neal Rauhauser; you will quickly see what kind of man; he really is. He’s a cyber-terrorist, who is buddies with an actual convicted perjurer and domestic terrorist, who was convicted of bombing an innocent American citizen, blowing his leg off and ultimately resulting in the suicide of his victim from pain and suffering.

The same domestic terrorist who associates with and employs his ex-prison buddies who were convicted of possession of child pornography. Neal Rauhauser is considered one of the most notorious bullies on Twitter.

That is is the tame friendly part, go to the Bullyville site for the whole ten yards.

It’s bad enough for the Kimberlin/Rauhauser crowd that Bullyville took an interest in him and directed his large readership  to many Rauhauser foes in the process:

So run along and connect to a TOR node in Switzerland and create a bunch of pastebins about me that 100 people will read. By the time you’re done with that, I guarantee you over 250,000 people will have read this.

but the TYPE of readership Bullyville has that means a lot of trouble.

Bullying is a hot topic, a week can not go by where the national media doesn’t bring it up, it’s become a cause célèbre for the famous and many millions of ordinary people who likely never spend a single day on a political blog have an interest in it.

That means that like the Three Stooges when their shorts were first shown on TV, the Kimberlin/Rauhauser story is now being exposed to an entirely new audience who are not only being informed but are being directed to a series of web sites that have told their story with even more detail than Mr. McGibney and all of this is going on while the Kimberlin suit is going forward.

I suspect this marks the beginning of the end of their effectiveness. Particularly if Mr. McGibney decides to take an interest in the source of their funding which I suspect is a very interesting story indeed.

My advice at this point to the Kimberlin/Rauhauser crowd would be to ride on, to cut and run in the hopes that he doesn’t pursue this further, I suspect, however that it’s already too late.

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While it’s likely too late for Kimberlin & Rauhauser to escape the wrath of Mr. McGibney it’s clearly not too late for me to make my final $305 paycheck.

Tomorrow begins a new week when I’ll need a paycheck to support myself, Chris, Vin, Harry, Bernardo, Brett, Lee and Chico

I’ll just ask you to hit DaTipJar below.