After missing the true nexus of recent events in Russia, it should not be surprising that the media have embraced the “good” side of the 1917 Communist takeover.

Having spent a fair amount of time in Communist countries, I didn’t see much of this good side of Communism, which is one, if not, the most evil political philosophy in the history of the human race.

Communist subjugated people, stripped them of their dignity, and killed millions.

Nevertheless, the media have found many positive aspects of this criminal culture in analyses of the 100 years since Lenin and his cronies took control.

Not surprisingly, DaTimes is the most egregious purveyor of fiction about the Russian revolution in its series called “The Red Century.”

Here is an excerpt from one story about how women in Communist countries had better sex.

Some might remember that Eastern bloc women enjoyed many rights and privileges unknown in liberal democracies at the time, including major state investments in their education and training, their full incorporation into the labor force, generous maternity leave allowances, and guaranteed free child care. But there’s one advantage that has received little attention: Women under Communism enjoyed more sexual pleasure.

Can DaTimes seriously argue that Communist dictators were responsible for major improvements for women, including education, training, child care, and working environment? I suggest that DaTimes assign only one of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn books to its reporters and columnists.

It should be noted that DaTimes still hasn’t returned the 1932 Pulitzer won by Walter Duranty, the newspaper’s hack in the Soviet Union. He insisted the stories of a Ukrainian famine that killed millions were false.

DaTimes also describes New York City’s salad days as a hotbed of Communism in the United States. The New Republic put its criticism of the series well:

…when you read about how American Communists and fellow-travelers had the best of intentions and were on the right side of history, bear in mind that these people were at best noble dupes and useful idiots for an evil empire.


At least Bret Stephens, who seems to have lost his way since joining DaTimes, doesn’t follow the lockstep approach of his news organization.

Although he didn’t point the finger directly at his employer, Stephens wrote last week:

An ideology that at one point enslaved and immiserated roughly a third of the world collapsed without a fight and was exposed for all to see. Yet we still have trouble condemning it as we do equivalent evils. And we treat its sympathizers as romantics and idealists, rather than as the fools, fanatics or cynics they really were and are.

But DaTimes is not alone in its quest to resurrect the good life of Communism. DaPost tries to erase from the map a variety of current Communist countries, such as China, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Cuba because they no longer practice “true Communism.” Only North Korea still does.

It would seem that the progeny of the useful idiots who participated in supporting Communism during the Cold War have taken up residence at some of the nation’s news organizations to rewrite history.

I suggest we toss Communism ideology on the scrap heap where it rightly belongs and only remember the evil it did.


 speaking against Islam produces murder and threats of murder.

If you don’t believe me ask Seattle based cartoonist Molly Norris, or rather you could ask Molly Norris if she hasn’t spent the last four years in hiding due to a fatwa on her life.

DaTechGuy July 10th 2014


I was in my 24 hour countdown to the start of Season 8 (or 36) of Doctor Who when I saw this tweet from Stacy

That linked to a piece from Ace

Noah C. Rothman provides the facts of the case, in which a group of men, led by a Ali Mohammad Brown, used the hook-up phone app “Grindr” to arrange liaisons with gay men, before Brown murdered them. (I do not know the extent of the accomplices’ involvement.)

and when I read hat piece and the Hotair post it linked and saw Ace’s question

Did you know any of this?

The answer was, why yes, my readers and I know all about Mr. Brown:

If you are hearing about this for the first time it’s likely because national gay groups don’t seem to think that radical Muslim beliefs that provoke murder are as dangerous as Christian belief that forbids us to bake a cake for a gay marriage.

As for Noah Rothman’s statement

This is a story tailor-made for the national press but, rather than highlighting it, the opposite has occurred. It seems that the press has sanitized the actions and motives of Brown and his two accomplices. He was not simply a murderer and a criminal, though he was most certainly both of those things. Brown was also a terrorist who targeted a specific group of victims based on their sexual identity. It is quite uncharacteristic of the press to understate those two facts.

I disagree, it’s completely characteristic of the press to ignore anything Pam Geller has warned about a month ago

They have been vocal about denouncing religious objections to co-operation with Gay Marriage. Strangely enough, Pam Geller notes that this vocal outrage doesn’t extend to other actions done in the name of religion:

Let’s be blunt.  If Mr. Brown was a Roman Catholic or an Evangelical Christian, heck if he was merely white his name would have been all over the county by now.  Jake Tapper, Anderson Cooper & Rachel Maddow would have been broadcasting live from Seattle covering “days of rage” and marches, and prominent members of the Gay community would be sitting on panels today discussing how Gays are oppressed by Christian belief & Hobby Lobby.

Alas for the media  the surname ” Brown” is preceded by “Ali” and “Muhammad” so as Glenn has said there must be  “sanitizing”  of this case but  not just journalist fear becoming the next Molly Norris or James Foley.   although that is likely the primary reason why both Gay groups & the media are staying away.

The truth is if the administration thought promoting this case would boost Democrat turnout among their base would have been on their phones to the MSM to produce at least a modicum of hard coverage and perhaps it would in the Gay community.

But thanks to the race of Mr. Brown the potential boosting the turnout of Gay activists would have come at the expense of highlighting a man of color as a serial killer of gays and upsetting Islamic activists in Michigan & New Jersey where two senate seats are up for grabs.

And if there is one thing we’ve learned about this administration there is no threat more dear to them than a political one.

If only Stacy, if Only


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It all depends on what the meaning of the word “is” is

Bill Clinton

Remember the media meme that tax increases were necessary to be sure the rich pay their fair share? Well apparently to democrats, the party of the little guy and the media “The Rich” doesn’t include General Electric, Citigroup, Diageo (makers of Puerto Rician Rum) Citi, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, American Wind Energy Association and The Motion Picture Association of America.

Apparently they wanted a big batch of tax credits and favors and paid millions to lobbyists to achieve them, they put these credits into a Senate bill called the Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act of 2012.

Now as the GOP didn’t support this massive tax giveaway and a House of Representatives with a strong Tea Party presence wasn’t about to pass it. In fact according to the site…

Introduced Aug 28, 2012
Reported by Committee Aug 28, 2012
Passed Senate (not yet occurred)
Passed House (not yet occurred)
Signed by the President (not yet occurred)
The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on August 28, 2012.
Prognosis: 19% chance of being enacted.

Or at least that would have been the odds but according to Tim Carney of the Washington Times:

A Republican Senate aide familiar with the cliff negotiations tells me the White House wanted permanent extensions of a whole slew of corporate tax credits. When Senate Republicans said no, “the White House insisted that the exact language” of the Baucus bill be included in the fiscal cliff deal. “They were absolutely insistent,” another aide tells me. (The White House did not return requests for comment.)

Sure enough, Title II of the fiscal cliff legislation is nearly a word-for-word replication of the Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act of 2012.

So the Democrats,the protectors of the little guy, the people who were going to make sure that the rich paid their fair share and President Obama their champion managed to do what corporate lobbyists couldn’t add this unpassable bill into the fiscal cliff legislation, passed it in the senate and sent to the house where democrats voted for it en masse and enough establishment Republicans could make sure their corporate friends had their reward.

There was a time when media would have screamed foul, there was a time when such a bill once read and known to the public would not have been possible, but the media has already defined the villain as the GOP and the heroes as the Democrats in general and this President in particular and no amount of truth could change it.

We get the government we deserve, I really thought we deserved better.

Update: The Wall Street Journal adds to the list:

In praising Congress’s huge new tax increase, President Obama said Tuesday that “millionaires and billionaires” will finally “pay their fair share.” That is, unless you are a Nascar track owner, a wind-energy company or the owners of StarKist Tuna, among many others who managed to get their taxes reduced in Congress’s New Year celebration.

and they have a solution for the GOP

Republicans who are looking for a new populist message have one waiting here, and they could start by repudiating the corporate welfare in this New Year disgrace.

and even better they can ask where the MSM were when this happened?

Thanks to some upload problems with some of my videos from the Ma-3 debate between Jon Golnik and Rep Nikki Tsongas I ended up missing most of Morning Joe, and due to some arrangements for my 100th Show event (You’re invited ticket at the bottom of this post BTW) I missed most of Morning Joe yesterday and with the big debate in Lowell between Scott Brown I only had time to note in passing the oddities of the latest Washington Post poll as an update to an already written piece:

If you are going to make a declaration in your poll you need to provide at least the cross tabs to be checked, like the Boston Globe poll.

Apparently while I was busy shooting photos, interviewing folks at the debate and etc a huge national debate over that Washington Post poll took place

Chuck Todd was ridiculing people who believe there is a media conspiracy. Meanwhile, his own network has dragged its feet on coverage of the administration’s disastrous handling of Libya and, well, he works for MSNBC.

That doesn’t bother me all that much in once sense, after all if media of national standing (or whatever standing MSNBC has) are answering you, that says where the debate is, but then this morning as I went through the posts I needed to do, I saw this bit revelation via Red State from the Post:

Out of 929 registered voters in the new poll, 161 live in one of these eight states, with a margin of sampling error of eight points.

Erick Erickson does the basic math

In short, the Washington Post conducted a national poll and discovered that 161 of those surveyed lived in swing states. Charitably — and Cohen does not break it down — that would work out to 20 voters polled in each of 8 swing states. TWENTY!!!

So there’s an 11 point gap among 161 people with a margin of error of around 8%. But the Washington Post reported this as a fact

So let me get this straight, the media that has called bloggers members of the Cheetos Brigade as Joe Scarborough did, the media that says we are in a “parallel universe“, the same media that called us conspiracy theorists when we dared point out the mathematics problems with the polls, some even admitted by pollsters. The same media that pooh poohed the nine year stats of voter registration , the media that has maximum access to the voters and large corporations to back them up.

This same media is using their national microphone to report as fact an 11 point lead for Barack Obama in swing states based on a twenty voters per state?

Pardon my language but ARE YOU FRIGGIN KIDDING ME?

Yes I’m a blogger, yes I don’t have a degree in journalism, writing or even English (BS Computer Science Minor American History) Yes I’m actually typing this in my bed wearing my underwear as per the stereotype because that’s when I scan the news in the morning and do my writing before I get myself ready to go out and do everything else.

But I damn well know you can’t judge a lead in swing states based on a sample so small per state that it couldn’t fill the 5th street diner.

Erickson again

Perhaps instead of being insulting, he, a former staffer for Tom Harkin’s Presidential campaign and whose wife was or is a Democratic operative, should acknowledge conservative distrust of the media and try to explain how the polls are shaped, skewed, weighted or not, and the general methodology.

It is my nature to believe the best of people but if anyone ANYONE actually believes that this media is not collectively trying to give this race to Barack Obama they are suckers.

And with all due respect to the opinion of Gov Christie I think it is vital to call these guys out on it, not because of a single election but because it is damaging to our democracy and to the first amendment to ignore this.

I’m a Republican, I’m with Mitt Romney, but when, in my opinion I thought Mitt was the weakest of the GOP candidates I called him out on it, and took flack for it from my side.

I’m with Scott Brown, but when I saw the WBUR poll that gave Elizabeth Warren a lead correctly reflected state voter registration I complemented them on it and took flack for it from my side.

I’m with Jon Golnik but when I said he did not win the debate Sunday against Nikki Tsongas I took flack for it from my side.

I could have ignored these things and wrote on something else but I said them anyway because I live in realville and THESE THINGS ARE TRUE!

My name is on this blog, I owe it to my name to say what I see and think is accurate.

I live off of the tip jar hits and subscriptions people make here and off the ads people buy, I owe it to those people to give them not just a quality product but a product as accurate as I can based on my observations and reporting.

I am a partisan and want my side to win, I owe them a fair critique so if they know how to fix problems they might have so they can win.

If you are a member of the MSM and you have a byline I don’t mind if you have a bias, I don’t even have a problem if you want Obama to win, but I do mind if you for the sake of that bias and that desire to re-elect Obama, report without question bad data or skewed data and then go after those who call you on it.

That is simply disgraceful, dishonest and dishonorable and you should be ashamed of yourselves for prostituting yourself in this way.

Until you change your ways, don’t you dare DARE treat me and my friends in a condescending way.

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UPDATE: The worst poll EVAH! These guys are trying their best do hide it but I’m sorry if you poll a sample with a +17.2 point advantage of people who voted Obama in 2008, a result that gets you a +15 Obama lead in 2012 is not a surprise it’s almost a foregone conclusion. Note the same poll in Aug that showed Obama up +3 had a +7.3 Obama 2008 vs McCain 2008 voter split

How would the media be acting…

Would not the media be challenging President Bush instead of candidate Obama?

Would not the lead story of every network be the attacks and not the statements of candidate Barack Obama?

Would not the media be discussing a Bush failure to defend US Embassies in two countries?

Would not the media be asking why national security briefings were skipped?

Would not the media be pressing the White House and the State Department for answers?

Would not the media be outraged if President Bush in the same situation had gone to Vegas?

Would not the media be condemning the Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for attacking free speech?

They would.

But the president is not George Bush the year is not 2008 and the mainstream media is doing what it always does for Barack Obama, grade him on a curve and defend him from critique.

I suspect the American people seeing our men dead, our embassies stormed and our flag burned will not be so protective of the man in charge who failed to stop embassy attacks on Sept 11th.

…instead of simply staying with the pack:

That’s the Obama economy and ah that’s not why kids go to college , they don’t go to college so they can move into their grandmother’s bedroom.

The full video from Mitt Romney’s appearance in Nashua Friday is here

That’s the kind of quote that you can get if you don’t mind the inconvenience of going though the secret service checkpoint more than one to talk to the people in line.

But that’s not what pack “journalism” is all about, is it?

Update: Lets two extra moves into the quotes

The Center of Economic and Policy Research decided certain questions are signs on incompetence namely: “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”

While the source is not clear, someone developed a simple way to identify incompetent news reporters. If you hear a reporter ask people in President Obama’s administration, ideally in a belligerent tone, “are the American people better off than they were four years ago?,”the reporter is trying to tell you that they are not qualified to do their job.

The reason we know that the questioners are incompetent reporters is that this is a pointless question.

I can certainly understand the problem, considering this from the Hill today:

A majority of voters believe the country is worse off today than it was four years ago and that President Obama does not deserve reelection, according to a new poll for The Hill.

Don’t those incompetent people at the Hill know if you want to keep the subject away from Barack Obama the last thing you want to talk about is how he’s done.

But CEP should be happy, there is at least one sign that “Journo-list” ism is alive and well.Yesterday I wrote about this remark from the the Chairman of the Massachusetts Democrat Party:

The chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, rallying state delegates before the Democratic National Convention, today said that Senator Scott Brown tried to portray himself as “an honorary girl” by folding laundry in a TV commercial targeting women voters.

Chairman John Walsh made the comment in a blistering opening statement at the delegation’s first breakfast meeting before the convention kicks off Tuesday. Brown is facing a stern reelection challenge from Democrat Elizabeth Warren, who will address the convention on Wednesday night.

Mind you this was not a single congressman speaking in an interview. This was the Massachusetts Democrat Party Chairman speaking at a DNC breakfast to the Massachusetts delegation.

Folding Towels makes you an Honorary girl? From a PARTY Chairman!

I had just finished a big post on Athiesm+ but rushed out a post on the remarks. I sent out the e-mails concerning the post and when CNN announced that Sandra Fluke was going to be on shortly I did something I rarely do, I turned it on to see what would happen and how it was covered and waited.

Nothing happened.

As Rush Limbaugh would put it, Zip-Zero-Nada.

The only sign of the story was a drudge link to this Herald Story:

Dem chair apologizes for calling Scott Brown a ‘girl’


Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair John Walsh scrambled to apologize this afternoon hours after a convention kickoff gaffe this morning when he said U.S. Sen. Scott Brown was trying to be an “honorary girl” by folding laundry.

“In the excitement of getting the convention underway and getting the message out about how important it is to re-elect President Obama and elect Elizabeth Warren, I made a statement about Scott Brown that I regret. I apologize for that remark,” said Walsh in a statement.

Called him a girl? He didn’t call him a girl, he said that he was trying to be an “honorary girl” by folding clothes. Folding Clothes makes you a girl. At the Democrat National convention with a “War on Women” theme, with Sandra Fluke speaking the head of the Democrat party in a state with the single highest profile female candidate in the nation a party chairman made a speech saying “folding clothes” makes one an honorary girl and NOBODY in the press things this is a story.

Today on WCRN Morning Show the Host Hank Stolz asked listeners to call in and explain why these polls are so close, why Romney has not pulled away, why there was seemingly no significant bounce post convention. The answer is simple. It’s election season and the Journo-list is still alive and well.

The CEP should be proud.

BTW if you don’t know what “Jouro-list” is read this this and this

Oh and if you want to support reporting that doesn’t fit the Journolist mold feel free to kick in.


I’m constantly shocked when I try to follow Stacy’s Rule three by checking Memeorandum how Talking Points Memo is constantly represented at the top-level of the site.

A day does not pass when TPM doesn’t have a Top level story on the Memeorandum page, the question is how do they manage it?

Yesterday CNN’s Soledad O’Brien last night:

During her interview with Virginia House of Delegates Republican member Barbara Comstock, O’Brien became visibly flustered and was actually caught doing finger stress exercises as she attempted to insert editorial commentary while her guest, a former skilled Republican operative, defended the House GOP budget, designed by Budget Chairman Paul Ryan.

Accidentally, a cameraman captured O’Brien furiously flipping through notes, only to cut out seconds later. What was she viewing?

Well CNN has a huge staff and a world-wide reach so naturally they have all kind of reports from their own people to provide them info, right…

There was a blog post from Talking Points Memo, the popular liberal blog. She was reading The Myth of Paul Ryan The Bipartisan Leader. She never cited it, but used its contents. In fact, she claimed to be reading a direct statement from Senator Wyden’s (D-OR) office, but was in fact reading this excerpt from the blog:

So that’s why TPM constantly gets on Memeorandum, the MSM would be lost without it.

Stacy McCain is flummoxed

the point is that rather than doing her own research on issues, Soledad is relying on people e-mailing her liberal blog posts.

“The Most Trusted Name in News”? She’s a disgrace.

The only surprise to me here, is that anyone who watches the news is the least bit surprised.

Journolist wasn’t an e-mail list for the professional media left, it’s their way of life.

I would hear my friends on the left say how evil and horrible and racist and imperialistic and oppressive America is and I’d laugh to my self ‘ah they always say that they love America’ and then on 9/11 we were beaten up and I grabbed them by the caller and jumped up and said: ‘C’mon let’s help her lets help America’ and they say No she deserves it. and at that moment I realized they really DO hate America

Evan Sayett March 2007

Let’s go a little deeper into my thoughts concerning the professional/activist left from my last post.

I’ve been researching some old posts at Stacy McCain’s previous site for a project and one of the milestones was Smitty’s first post as a co-blogger on March 3rd 2009. This post linked to a speech by conservative comedian Evan Sayett called How Modern Liberals Think at Heritage that five years later is still not only still worth listening to but is eerie in its relevance today.

I thought of this after an exchange on twitter last night. The has been a sideline to the Brett Kimberlin story a clash involving Ali Akbar & Ladd Ehlinger where the latest punch was thrown last night. It’s my opinion the entire business simply empowers those trying to change the subject and last night a tweeter of the left using the Pseudonym P. J. Nicolatore with the twitter account .@nicoleGennette (no it’s not the actual lady Anthony Weiner was tweeting his junk to)

I was surprised to be included in this tweet as to my knowledge I’d never tweeted this fellow but wanting to keep things focused where they should be I countered:


And then tweeted out Stacy McCain’s latest noting that it received yet another Instalanche meaning tens of thousands of people will see it. This is the tweet that came back:


Now lets me remind you again. Robert Stacy McCain is an American Journalist who for their own safety found it necessary to remove his family and himself from their home and state for exercising his first Amendment rights. To me that’s a blasphmey against the principles of America and it’s constitution, to the modern left, it’s a laugh line.

There was a time when the media/left would have been outraged over trying to silence a reporter for reporting a story.

There was a time when the media/left would have been outraged over firing of a Whistle Blower by the government.

There was a time when the media/left would be outraged over the death of a border agent due to a government program.

…or declaring Nobel Peace prize winner Lech Walesa too political for a medal of freedom ceremony.

…or a Cartoonist forced to go into hiding over a fatwa

…or attempts to silence bloggers that might get them killed

…or attempts to intimidate a black political activist into silence (background issues not withstanding)

…or protests AGAINST groups fighting child trafficking

…or a call for the destruction of places of worship of a religious minority

…or guidelines for women’s behavior

These positions are not accidents, let me remind you of the words of leftist Stanley Fish:

I know the objections to what I have said here. It amounts to an apology for identity politics. It elevates tribal obligations over the universal obligations we owe to each other as citizens. It licenses differential and discriminatory treatment on the basis of contested points of view. It substitutes for the rule “don’t do it to them if you don’t want it done to you” the rule “be sure to do it to them first and more effectively.” It implies finally that might makes right. I can live with that.

It is not an accident that during the cold war it seemed whatever side the US was on, the left was on the other.  These people are a machine that is only about power.

Now I know plenty of people on the left, like my Arch Enemy friend Chris, my friends Mike and his wife, commenter Foible who this would certainly not apply to and I see some others online such as Dominic Nanni who are young mean well and have the potential to figure things in the end who this would not apply to out eventually. I suspect each of them would be properly upset at all the things above. Unfortunately the only people who can say that about left’s leading lights are those not paying attention.

Update: BTW let me point out that while the left is attempting to intimidate and silence Robert Stacy McCain, I never said they’ve succeeded.

In attempting to discover the identity of “Randy Hahn,” the #StopRush boycott leader Shoq sought the services of Democrat consultant Neal Rauhauser, the e-mails obtained by The Trenches show. Rauhauser provided the group with extensive documentation about a Houston man named Jason, whose surname was redacted in the version posted by Bayne. Rauhauser then mused about exposing the man to harassment by sending his personal information to online groups.

If Shoq’s claims are accurate, the latest reports may suggest multiple connections between the Limbaugh boycott, MSNBC, the Obama campaign, Democrat operatives like Rauhauser, and tax-exempt groups like Media Matters and Kimberlin’s Velvet Revolution.

In 2012 you don’t need a permanent home, just an internet connection to write.

Update 2: And more of the left as they are:

Last Friday, an attaché of important gay people from Philadelphia made a trip to Washington D.C. as invited guests of President Barack Obama for the White House’s first-ever gay pride reception. There, they danced to the sounds of a Marine Corps band; they dined on crab cakes and canapés; they hand-delivered letters from concerned citizens like this 18-year old who has had four people close to him gunned down, and noted rhyming raconteur CA Conrad; and some of them took advantage of photo opportunities to give the late President Ronald Reagan the middle finger.

Remember these are the invited guests of the president

I’m sorry I can’t imagine a group of conservative Catholics doing that to Clinton or even Obama

In my last post I noted the MSM is a year behind bloggers on Fast and Furious. On the Brett Kimberlin, Neal Rauhauser et/al story it looks like they will have to play catch-up as well.  Only instead of being behind the young beautiful and talented Katie Pavlich they are lagging behind the less beautiful but completely unrelenting Robert Stacy McCain

Brett Kimberlin became a “client” of Neal Rauhauser in 2011. Rauhauser has described his specialty as “solving problems in the social media work space for political campaigns and causes,” and Kimberlin had distinct “problems in the social media work space,” namely how to stop bloggers from writing about Kimberlin’s criminal past.

One should not that this “problem in the social media work space” didn’t and apparently still doesn’t apply to the MSM but unfortunately for Brett, Neal et/al Stacy McCain seems to be doing the work of 20 journalists all by his lonesome. He excerpts a 2000 word document from Rauhauser (that he scrubbed from the net) that to a techie would be worth reading for the excellent technical insights concerning online identities alone but for the purposes of this story these two bits jump out at me all emphasis mine:

The whole idea is to encapsulate an online persona in a safe environment. The VM is the container for the personality, but what if your laptop is stolen, or if you’re arrested and questioned? We run http://truecrypt.comsoftware to make encrypted file containers. Our first test involved creating a 4 gig space, binding it to drive W:, and installing Windows in a VM there. The persona in the VM is now perfectly safe if the machine is lost or stolen, so long as a strong password is used. . . .

and this

This cannot be stressed strongly enough: we have only protected against the following threats. Disclosure due to loss/theft/seizure of host computer

Hmmmm maybe it’s the Sicilian in me but am I to understand Mr. Rauhauser is giving advice to people creating false identities on how to stymie law enforcement?

Lets put this all into context:

1. You have Conservative writers and bloggers who have been Swatted because they have written about Brett Kimberlin et/al.

2. You have a Journalist who has been forced to relocate his family for their own safety for exercising his first amendment rights concerning this story.

3. You have one of the principals of this story giving advice in writing on how to keep ones activities and identities concealed from law enforcement, and then after writing these 2,000 words scrubbing them from the net.

4. You even have a possible connection to the Stop Rush Limbaugh Movement where its head Mr. Eddlestein worries:

“that someone had discovered “one of my plant names that I use on the web to confuse the Right.”

Exactly the type of thing that Mr. Rauhauser was giving advice on.

Any one of these items individually would be we call a STORY. A newsworthy story. and as I said in this week’s under the fedora column at the Conservatory, the Minority Report and Conservatively Speaking

There are now, thousands to tens of thousands of people who had no idea who Brett Kimberlin & Neal Rauhauser et/al were 60 days ago. They do today due to the now nomadic Robert Stacy McCain.

It’s said that one needs to hit rock bottom before recovery can begin, the MSM still has a way to go. The question remains if they will decide to cover this story before they are forced to by events beyond their control?

If they do then once again we will have the spectacle of their remaining viewership looking on in amazement as people go to jail for something they never heard of…

… and wondering why?

Update: Stacy Links on his fast and furious story and I’ll repeat the question I asked in the previous post, it was made concerning Fast and Furious but could apply here:

Are we seeing today, what Watergate would have been if the president had been a Democrat beloved by the MSM?

and since to our knowledge there is no White House connection to the Kimberlin & Co story (yet)

Are we seeing today how the Watergate burglars etc would have been treated if they were on the same political side as the MSM?

I think the answer to both is yes, but the fact both questions can be credibly asked is a disgrace in itself.