I like Joe Scarborough and he’s always treated me well, however that doesn’t prevent me from calling him out when he says a whopper and today said something so amazing that I can’t believe actually said it on the air.

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Now this is the first chance I’ve had to see Morning Joe since Tuesday since I was in Boston Wednesday & Thursday at the RNC meetings. I interviewed people from 30 states and in order to expand Joe’s social circle let me introduce him to some of the people I interviewed:

Meet T. W. Shannon speaker of the house in Oklahoma

Meet Marilinda Garcia (R-NH) from the State legislature.

Meet John Burnett (R-NY) the GOP alternative to Client #9 for Comptroller in NY

Meet Anitere Flores (R-FL) who serves in the Florida State legislature

Meet the Changs (R-HI) Husband and wife

Mrs. Chang is a state rep in NI & Mr Chang is the State Party Chair in HI

Meet Glenn McCall (R-SC) State committeeman

Meet Ann Clanton (R-RI) Executive Director of the RI GOP

and finally meet Dr Ada Fisher Author and State Committeewoman from NC

Her book is Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions: Solutions For What Ails Us (Volume 1)

And as I’m typing this I’m sitting in a room ready to hold 170 NH Republicans

Waiting to see this gentleman who just arrived as I began pasting that last video…

col west nh 001

In fact they are paying MONEY to do so.

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Now the with the exception of Col west I tweeted out every single one of those interviews this morning after Joe said what he said and do you know what the reaction of the viewers were.

Yup every single interview is “cherry picked” as if I ignored any non-white person at the RNC Boston event. One look at my YouTube Channel gives the lie to that business.

I have a much better question for Joe Scarborough et/all and all those folks on the left who breathlessly linked to Mediaite’s piece on his words.

With the exception of Col West who I’ve covered before the first time I met or was aware of these people was at this RNC event. Why hasn’t MSNBC in general or Morning Joe in particular found these people worthy of a spot on the show? Why haven’t I seen them on CNN, or PBS, or This Week or Meet the Press or Face the Nation etc etc etc

I think that’s a very good question and I would love to hear a very good answer from the MSM, but I think I already know it.

Update: Next time Joe is in NH I should introduce him to Karen Testerman gathering signatures for a US Senate run

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I’m just under half way to my $305 paycheck this week with $146 dollars in the till as I sit typing as the Crowne Plaza prepares the ballroom for the Allen West event in NH.

At least I THINK that’s where I am, as the GOP doesn’t welcome black people I might actually be at home in my bed suffering from a Chinese food induced delusion if you think I am than obviously I don’t need your tip jar hits to cover the Nashua trip.

But If I’m actually here in NH I’d really appreciate it if 8 of you can kick in $20 each to get me over the top.

(of course if you want to kick in the full amount I won’t complain either.

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Agrippinilla: I shan’t be a cipher I’ll tell you that. If you give me power, I shall use it.

Claudius:
Why else do I think I’m giving it to you?

I Claudius 1976

Yesterday the Senate tried to advance Chuck Hagel nomination but failed to get the 60 votes to bring his nomination to the floor.

Harry Reid immediately went to the floor to say how it demonstrates how horrible the GOP is, almost instantly sock puppet accounts appeared deploring the entire republican party on twitter, the White House attacked. Even before the vote Chris Matthews was calling Ted Cruz “The Next Joe McCarthy“.

Given this large amount of censure & opprobrium that the left and the media is throwing at the GOP there is only one thing that should be done.

Laugh!

I’ve been saying this over and over again it doesn’t matter how often you try to appease them, if you are a republican the media is not your friend.

They will treat you nice as long as it suits their purpose, (supporting liberalism and defeating conservatism) but when you are no longer useful things change (as Jon Huntsman didn’t learn).

The 45 GOP senators serving were elected in their respective states. The people have given them office, and the rules of the Senate gives them power. They should use it.

If no matter what you do the Media is going to attack you the best thing to do is WIN, better to have them complain about your victories rather than praise you in defeat. Be Newt Gingrich, not Bob Michael.

Richard Tisei seemed poised to score a win over John “Taxes? What Taxes?” Tierney in a race that would add at least one GOP seat to the Massachusetts House delegation.

There is no question that Tisei is a better choice than Tierney who frankly had no business being re-elected in 2010, but Mr. Tisei has started to show signs of catching the dreaded GOP disease Scozzafever!

Scozzafever is an illness that spreads among members of the GOP that want to be loved by the MSM. Symptoms include public disdain for the GOP caucus, allergic reactions to all things grass-roots or tea party (except fundraising dollars) and the obsessive need to go before the cameras to attack the party. The disease is most common among Gay or pro-abortion republicans but prolonged exposure to the national media in DC can cause this disease to strike the most stalwart member of the party over time.

In its most advanced stages Scozzafever (Sometimes referred to as Huntsman’s disease) causes the victim refer to his own party as Knuckleheads and to appear on cable networks as a regular guest supposedly “representing” his party in the eyes of the viewers while spending his entire appearance attacking the very caucus that he is a part of.

Once out of public office victims of Scozzafever tend to find themselves as regular contributors to MSNBC whenever it is necessary to have a “republican” on set however this symptom only manifests itself after a successful election or a presidential campaign.

When signs of Scozzafever appear Republicans need to take special care, while it is always better to have that extra seat the question becomes: Will the advantage of that single house seat be sufficient to compensate for the damage a single victim of Scozzafever can do to the party?

This is a disease that can be beaten, but one who has been hit with said symptoms has to be willing to publicly shake them off, in this case Richard Tisei has one advantage, he has first hand experience on how hitting social conservative positions can turn a winnable race into a disaster. After all that’s why it is Mr. Tisei not Lt. Gov Tisei running for national office.

The National Party backed Dede, and Charlie Crist and was burned twice, let’s hope that their support of Tisei means the 3rd times the charm.

Pseudolus: (to Hysterium) Calm yourself down! I’ll tell you when it’s time to panic!

Miles Gloriosus: (noticing the hourglass) I smell mischief here!

Pseudolus: It’s time.

A funny thing Happened on the way to the Forum 1966

Looking at this debate Joe Biden is doing the kind of attacking necessary mollify the left and give them an excuse to not hide from the spin room, but Ryan is beating him in both style and presentation and of course substance.

Biden is certainly doing better than Obama but that is one of the lowest bars that any candidate should have.

Biden is familiar to the American people, Ryan is not, but today Ryan has introduced himself in a spectacular fashion.

Biden has alternated from being good to being odd in terms of reaction, Martha Raddatz has pressed Ryan a lot more than Biden so she will get less flack from the media but she has been unable to save Biden except in as much that she has slowed down the debate near the end.

I’d say Biden has slowed the bleeding but I don’t think this will stop the Romney Trend, that is going to be up to Obama, the real question will be how the media will spin it. I think Biden has done enough to allowing the left to try and spin it as a win, but I doubt the focus groups will agree.

The clock is running out on this president Biden didn’t hurt Barack Obama but Paul Ryan has helped Mitt Romney.

Be Afraid Democrats, be very afraid.

If it’s day ending in “y” we have a poll showing Mitt Romney in terrible shape:

A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll of likely voters finds little good news for Mitt Romney but a race that remains competitive.

Obama leads 50 percent to 47 percent, which is within the margin of error. His 50 percent job approval rating puts him at a crucial threshold for an incumbent seeking reelection. It’s an uptick from the spring and summer, but 48 percent still disapprove.

It’s interesting to note that on TV this split being played up a lot more than in the written story. On Morning Joe this was evidence Mitt Romney DOOM! (no video available yet)

However Dalek Media not withstanding I live in realville and in realville we judge polls by their internals and the internals of this poll have two results that say a lot:

Let’s zoom in on that

So we have a poll with a 43-40 sample D + 3 but lets look even closer at the internals. They asked a really good question:

Which of these statements best describes how you have usually voted in past elections:

Not only do you have a 49-45 split D vs R here but look at the straight/strongly numbers and you have D + 7 split.

Let’s remind everyone where the Electorate actually is:

Ok lets give Barack Obama the benefit of the doubt and assume that after the DNC convention who’s most memorable moment is needing a phony vote to put God & Jerusalem back in the platform the 4.3 GOP August advantage has gone back to a 0.9 that existed in July. That still means this poll is off +4 to +5

As I’m typing this Chuck Todd is saying in every “legitimate poll” president Obama is ahead (thus he discounts the new PA poll showing a 2 pt gap but as I haven’t seen internals yet I’m still withholding judgement on it.) so I ask this question to Chuck Todd via Twitter?

I submit and suggest that until the media answers that question, all they are doing is spreading Democrat propaganda.

I don’t pretend I am not unbiased but the numbers are the numbers, if you have the numbers to back up what you say, provide them, if you don’t then you are simply an in-kind contribution to the Barack Obama campaign.

BTW I call the MSM the “Dalek Media” because no matter what MSM show you see they all look alike, all sound alike and if you dare speak words that contradict their liberal narrative this is their reaction:

Update: Latest PPP poll in Florida Obama up +4 but unfortunately for those pushing the poll some of us live in realville and want to see the splits:

Not only do we have a D+8 sample on this poll but when it’s known that Democrats do better with women and the GOP with men this poll has a +6 split women over men.

Update 2: Heard back from the reporter who did the initial story on the PA poll, internals go out tomorrow but he directed me to this link which shows a D+6 sample

First, our ratio of interviews conducted with Republicans and Democrats in our recent polls (49D – 43R) gives Democrats a 6-point advantage based on the fact that Democrats outnumber Republicans in actual registration. However, this ratio is slightly more Republican based on both national and state polling showing that Republicans are more likely to vote than Democrats this year given high intensity among Republicans who strongly disapprove of the President’s job performance. Nonetheless, this +6 Democratic advantage is only one point less Democrat than the 7-point advantage these same exit polls gave Democrats in the 2008 presidential election.

Oh and fixed a bad link.

Editor’s note: Normally Under the Fedora doesn’t appear on the site, but I’m angry and I want this read everywhere I write.

I had such plans for Under the Fedora this week.

I was going to talk about the Hollis event with Kelly Ayotte & Lt. Gov Kerry Healey , the Mitt Romney event at Holman stadium and all I've covered.  I'll save that for next week…

 

…beacuse yesterday on 9/11 our embassies in Libya & Egypt were attacked, our diplomats killed, the flag torn down, the Islamic flag raised on 9/11 no less… and our administration responded thus:

The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.

That is not an misprint, it is not a phony site, this was the statement put out.

As I watched last night all I could think of was Jimmy Carter.  Ironically  the same day that Greg Sargant insisted this was not 1980 our embassies are attacked, but that’s unfair to Carter, his first reaction was not to defend the Iranians who hit our embassy.

Moreover here is Sec of State Hilary Clinton:

"The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind."

Note that Mrs. Clinton’s first words were not for the Attacked Americans, the burned embassy, it was for the religious sensibilities of the attackers.

As Steven Clarke put it:

“While the responsibility for our lack of credibility in the greater middle east rests with Obama, let’s not forget that our middle east foreign policy is the product of Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Samantha Power and others who share their views. These past four years do not reflect well upon their judgment: something to bear in mind when talk of a Hillary Clinton presidency arises.”

My reaction to the embassy statement frankly is not printable, But Mitt Romney is a much more measured man that is he had this to say:.

“I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi,” the statement read. “It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

And the media response to this has been united, loud and decisive, to condemn pillory and attack….Mitt Romney for his inflammatory statements: such as this headline from Salon:

Mitt’s shameful Libya statement

MSNBC has been unrelenting attacking Mitt Romney panel after panel condemning Mitt & Bibi Netanyahu  but hasn’t had much to say about the embassy statement, like the killing of the Copts and the burning of their churches as far as MSNBC and our friends on the left are concerned it’s never happened. Or It’s not newsworthy.

As I watched it this Morning I was in complete disbelief.

These people have no idea, no understanding at all.  This is their world view, that Israel is the enemy, in their world Islam has to be appeased, that Mitt Romney not those who have attacked our people are the enemy that HAS to be stopped.

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The title of this piece is Frenchie , Rooster and Lt. Data & Sherman.  That is because when I look at what has happened it reminds me of three movie/TV moments.

In the Movie 1943 Sahara a small contingent of British, French, Australians & Americans find themselves untilled in the Egyptian desert in 1942.  Earlier in the movie when a Nazi flyer is shot down the Frenchman offers to take him behind a dune, when the others object he says they don't understand: 

“This is a Nazi”. 

They ignore him, later in the movie when the small band is in a fight with hundreds of Germans.  Under a flag of truce Frenchie is sent to talk to the German commander, as he returns is shot in the back.  The British Officer too late gets it saying: 

“Frenchie was right, we don’t’ understand the Nazis”

When I look at our reaction to the Muslim Brotherhood this is what I see.

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On the TV show Star Trek the Next Generation there is an episode called:  "The Most Toys" where an eccentric  named Kivas kidnaps Lt. Cmdr Data to add to his collection.  He continually threatens the life of a woman who has served him to keep Data in check and when they both try to escape he slaughters her with a weapon that produces violent painful death.

When Data picks up the blaster and orders his surrender his captor notes Data can not kill and threatens says the following:

“You will entertain me and you will entertain my guests if you don’t I’ll kill someone else, him perhaps, it doesn’t matter, his blood will be on your hands just like Varia”

Data the android without feelings finally concludes “I cannot allow this to continue.” And just as he is about to fire he is transported out

When I see the repeated deaths, and attacks by radical Islam, I wonder when we will say what Data does.

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The final quote come from the movie True Grit.  Here is a short clip of the scene where he after talking to a rat telling it to stop, John Wayne in his Academy award willing roll as Rooster Cogburn acts.

after Mattie puts the rat out Rooster turns to her and says 

“You can’t serve papers on a rat baby sister you have to kill him or let it be”

The full clip is here

This is the reality of radical Islam.  For years we have been warning about Islamic Terror, for a long time we’ve warned about the Muslim Brotherhood.  I’ve maintained that Libya & Egypt both have the right to the government they wish, but with those rights come responsilities.  Yet our friends on the left are convinced that we can talk our way out of this, that if only we are nicer and more submissive they will be come our friends.  This is not only a delusion it is a delusion that is fatal

I give the last word to General Sherman

"We cannot change the hearts of those people of the South, but we can make war so terrible…that generations pass away before they again appeal to it.".

And I will say out loud what nobody else wants to.  We can not change Islamists hearts we can not make the love us unless we abandon free speech and the principles we hold dear.  We can not change these people unless we submit and we are fools to try to do so.  All we can do is make them fear us, all we can do is make them understand that any such attack, any such action will produce a response so massive so horrible and so unrelenting that generations will pass before they consider striking again.

Remember It wasn’t diplomacy or even the impending invasion of Japan and the potential of millions of deaths fighting us that ended World war two, it was two atomic bombs.

Your call people.

I haven’t done a lot on the Kimberlin story lately preferring to rely on Robert Stacy McCain to continue digging deeply and waiting for the other lawsuits to weave their way through the courts to their ultimate conclusion: the defeat and emasculation of the Kimberlin Machine’s attempt to silence conservatives.

There has, however been one question that I have been most interested in seeing answered but have not the time to dig into myself, namely: Does Kimberlin et/al have serious connections to higher-ups in the Democrat party and are they financing the actions in order to restrain our side during election 2012 and beyond?

I suspect that the appearance of this article at Salon might help answer that question

But most importantly, even if you don’t believe a single word Kimberlin says, no one has ever presented any evidence, at all, that Kimberlin is behind the “SWAT-ing” — at this point, they mainly insinuate it really hard. Or they claim that one of his allies is responsible. Or something. (Erick Erickson said he suspected it was a member of Kimberlin’s “fan club.”) Patterico accused two Kimberlin “associates” of being responsible, though he doesn’t even have evidence that they’re “associates.”

Now before we get to my question lets note some reactions to this piece by people who have done more than play stenographer for Kimberlin.

From Patterico post I suspect jaw is currently laying down on the floor somewhere after falling off in disbelief:

Actually, I have accused nobody. I have presented evidence. And the idea that Neal Rauhauser is not an associate of Brett Kimberlin’s is hard to square with Brett Kimberlin calling Rauhauser an “associate” in court, or Rauhauser showing up to numerous different court proceedings involving Kimberlin, handing him documents during the hearings, and such.

Is there any mention of Rauhauser’s obsession with Mike Stack, myself, and Weinergate? Any mention of the fact that Rauhauser wrote Stack at the same wrong address used by the SWATter? Any mention of the connections between Rauhauser and the “Gaped Crusader,” who threatened to “out” Aaron’s identity before it happened, published my home address, published a picture of a nude man claiming it was me, and cyberstalked several of us in other ways?

No. And Pareene never asked me about any of it.

Thus Patterico. How about Robert Stacy McCain? He not only replies with snark of a quality befitting a man who writes for money:

Well, if Alex Pareene would care to give me a phone call or send me an e-mail, perhaps we can discuss whether it is “character assassination” to suggest that the “unknown blogger” behind the “Breitbart Unmasked” site is notorious Internet menace Neal Rauhauser, who keeps showing up in Brett Kimberlin’s courtroom entourage and is almost certainly on Kimberlin’s (tax-exempt non-profit) payroll.

Pareene could call me to ask why the Kimberlin-Rauhuaser connection seemed to me newsworthy and relevant, and then I’d happily give Pareene the chance to deny that he’s a major opium distributor.

but notes that unlike Salon he manages to make an ( albeit small) living without losing millions:

No one knows how much money Salon has lost since 1995, although it was estimated last year that its annual operating loss was $1.5 million. So, cumulative losses by now are probably somewhere between $20 million and a metric buttload.

In 2009, Salon laid off six staffers out of a total editorial staff of about 30. Its marquee bylines nowadays are the execrable Joan Walsh and the keening hysteric Glenn Greenwald. At about the time Arianna was palming off HuffPo to AOL for $315 million and Tina Brown was buying Newsweek for $1, there was some talk of selling Salon to Michael Wolff’s Newser, but negotiations reportedly broke down because nobody could figure out what Salon was worth, if anything.

As for myself, while I would enjoy noting that the idea that Neal Rauhauser is not an associate of Brett Kimberlin is like implying I dislike hats, there is a much more significant point to note:

There is, in fact, no real plus side to defending Brett Kimberlin. At best he is a small player in the big game and even if he were more, Kimberlin & co are only effective if there is no attention to their activities.

With federal suits, the attention of bloggers around the nation, nearly 90 members of congress either signing documents against Swatting or asked about the same and Robert Stacy McCain not only continuing his revelations but getting so many instalanches it’s a wonder Charles Johnson hasn’t climbed onto a ledge, And argument for Kimberlin’s potential value and effectiveness for the left would be less plausable than the success of a national letter writing campaign in behalf of The Secret Life of Desmond Pfeiffer.

So if this is the case why on earth would Salon bring up the name of Kimberlin, let along defend him? Why would the left invest an asset that has existed for so long in such a losing endeavor? Why even if the MSM is doing their best to ignore developments even bother making the argument from the left in defense of the speedway bomber a figure that a party might not want to associate with in an election year?

There are clues to the answer.

The first being Salon has the same earning potential as the Secret life of Desmond Pfeiffer:

No one knows how much money Salon has lost since 1995, although it was estimated last year that its annual operating loss was $1.5 million. So, cumulative losses by now are probably somewhere between $20 million and a metric buttload.

In 2009, Salon laid off six staffers out of a total editorial staff of about 30. Its marquee bylines nowadays are the execrable Joan Walsh and the keening hysteric Glenn Greenwald. At about the time Arianna was palming off HuffPo to AOL for $315 million and Tina Brown was buying Newsweek for $1, there was some talk of selling Salon to Michael Wolff’s Newser, but negotiations reportedly broke down because nobody could figure out what Salon was worth, if anything.

So if Salon is not only a money loser but one that is so bad that people who were able to price Newsweek as slightly more valuable than a Wendy’s 5 piece spicy chicken nuggets couldn’t work out if it was worth as much as a Mounds Bar how does it stay alive, or perhaps the better question might be WHY does it stay alive:

it’s entirely possible that “investors” in such an enterprise don’t care how much money they lose, but are simply taking a tax write-off to support left-wing journalism. At some point, then, the calculation is more about political utility than about revenue potential.

We’ve talked the left bankrolling this kind of stuff before but the calculation assumes political utility and as I’ve noted Brett Kimberlin & Co’s values to the left is dropping in value like a Greek government bond. It’s one thing to sink millions into fighting the online battle and damn the losses, but if you are going to finance such assets why would you ever use that money to defend goods as damaged as Kimberlin & co? What is the value of such a defense?

Might it be that the connections that Stacy McCain has written about have more validity that what has already be revealed? Might it be that my speculation that Kimberlin & Company’s is funded by the left not because they were unaware of his background and tactics but because they WERE and wanted to use those tactics as a weapon in this election cycle and beyond more than mere speculation?

If such speculation was correct then it would be imperative that any evidence that would support it be inhibited at least during this critical election cycle.

I submit suggest and speculate that the left understands there is more information coming out along these lines. I submit suggest and speculate they’re trying to create a different narrative to counter it before it happens, and I further suggest that the use of Salon, an online magazine quoted by their friends and allies on MSNBC is being utilized in order to create that narrative in the MSM before an alternate one can bleed through.

I further suggest that if this Kimberlin business was just a question of a couple of minor players getting in trouble the left wouldn’t waste it’s time or an asset that it funds on it. They would just let it happen, concentrate on the election and be pleased we are writing about this rather than making fun of Obama.

What Alex Pareene and Salon are saying about Kimberlin is laughable to anyone who has actually followed this story. That they are saying it suggests there is a bigger story to tell and somebody not only doesn’t want it told but more importantly needs to preempt any possibility of it being believed or suspected by the true believers on the left or in the MSM.

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The DaTechGuy Fundraiser is in progress, our goal is $3000. As we were just talking about liberals throwing money around let’s quote one more bit from Stacy McCain:

Look at the expenditures for four Republican presidential campaigns:

Tim Pawlenty ………….. $5.0 million — Quit: Aug. 14, 2011
Herman Cain ………….. $16.2 million — Quit: Dec. 3, 2011
Michele Bachmann …… $9.0 million — Quit: Jan. 4, 2012
Rick Perry ……………… $19.3 million — Quit: Jan. 19, 2012

Four candidates, two of whom quit before the first votes were cast, and two others who quit before the South Carolina primary, who between them raised and spent a total of $49.5 million.

Ask yourself, “How much journalism would $49.5 million buy?”

I don’t know about $49.5 mil but $3,000-$20K would keep thing rolling around here for 1-6 months for sure

Any help is appreciated. For details click here for the progress check the thermometer to the right and to kick in hit DaTipJar”.





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.

Back in April at Blogcon I filmed this interview with Kaite Pavlich author of Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up

Katie had been writing about this for a while.

Obama took credit for confiscating 64 percent more weapons than ever before. Well, that’s what happens when the federal government sends thousands of guns into Mexico in the first place through Operation Fast and Furious under the Obama Justice Department and ATF, of course it becomes easier to confiscate more guns when you put more into an area to begin with.

that entry was from May 11th 2011.

Meanwhile today the viewers of Morning Joe found themselves learning about the president’s use of Executive privilege to shield Eric Holder which necessitated talking about Fast and Furious.

This entire conversation and the death of an ATF agent must have come as a shock to their viewers who were wondering why the administration is invoking executive privilege.

Ironically, like MSNBC I was late to this story as well, my first post on it was June 28th of 2011 in a post titled “Is it Watergate yet? which starts with the line:

I’m likely the only blogger on the right who hasn’t written on project gunrunner…

The post linked to a story at Fox News (you know that company the media urges all right thinking people to ignore)

‘Project Gunrunner’ Whistleblower Says ATF Sent Him Termination Notice

By Maxim Lott

Published June 27, 2011

Here is the video I didn’t embed at the time.

 

That weekend I had Barbara Espinosa on my WCRN’s DaTechGuy on DaRAdio to talk about this issue. (BTW she will be on my show this week in the 2nd hour WCRN during my 11 AM hour listen live at wcrnradio.com).

A little over a month later the ATF chief resigned My post on the subject was titled:

ATF chief resigns and nobody knows why

…at least nobody who follows the MSM

If you search for the words “fast and furious” on my blog you will only find 14 posts after this one and remember I was not only late to this, but I didn’t give this story much attention.

If however you do a search for “fast and furious” or “ATF GUNRUNNING SCANDAL” at Instapundit ( a former MSNBC contributor no less) you will find dozens of entries dating back to Feb 13th 2011: NRA weighs in on ATF gunrunning scandal.

Over and over I’ve seen the Morning Joe crowd scoff at “just bloggers” and tweeters who comment, yet even a “blogger and tweeter” like myself who has given this story short shift has been on this story for a year while the Morning Joe viewers are only now getting anything resembling coverage of this story and they dare to paint it as an “election year stunt”.

They could have covered this story, with their vast resources they could have done the work that a 23-year-old blogger Katie Pavlich did, or they could have interviewed her and talked about her book. They deliberately choose not to do so.

After today I don’t want to hear a single person on MSNBC or anywhere else talk about “bloggers in their pajamas” vs “real reporters”, because speaking as a blogger typing cross-legged in his bed, I find the comparison insulting to me.

Exit question: I’m listening right to my show from a year ago as I type this and one section is jumping out at me:

DaTechGuy “…This is serious stuff because Watergate nobody ever, For all that Nixon did with Watergate no one died from Watergate and we already have, we have two deaths directly connected with this…”

Barbara Espinosa: “…but you don’t just have two deaths”

DaTechGuy: “…and that’s not counting the deaths in Mexico.”

Barbara Espinosa: “Well there’s been hundreds of Mexican citizens who have been killed with these guns…”

When I reflect on how the MSM has covered for this administration for a full year I challenge my readers to consider this question:

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

I say yes!

Update: Let the record show that Barbara Espinosa has been writing about this forever and has written about this today as well

Update 2: Powerline talks to a Justice Department vet who says:

Even with his fawning press, [Presdient Obama] will pay a price for this one. He knows this, meaning that the documents now to be withheld must be dynamite. They have to show either that Holder knew what was going on with Fast and Furious and approved it, or that he directly committed perjury in his Congressional testimony, or both. I just can’t see any other explanation for such a risky move.

Wasn’t the Washington Post just covering big time the 40th anniversary of Watergate? I wonder how much coverage this one will get.

Like I said, we are seeing what Watergate would look like if the MSM were all behind Nixon

Update 3: Missed a link, fixed.

DaTechGuy blog March 3rd:

On further reaction I think Rush is about to Breitbart the MSM, and the left. They will not accept his apology and he will open his show noting the similarities in the reaction to his apology by the left and the reaction of Afghans to Obama’s apology.

Well I was wrong that he would be playing the differences on apologies but it looks like Rush has in fact Breitbarted the MSM in a serious way.

Then I started to think. Did Limbaugh just Breitbart everyone? Did he do this on purpose? Did he take one for the team knowing that the howls of self-righteous outrage by the left could be turned against them? Operation Chaos 2.0? He seems to have played them equally as well as I originally thought they had played him.

We have reached a point where Democratic congresswomen are asked on camera to condemn misogynistic statements by Bill Maher and choose not to…for a million reasons.

Meanwhile while Obama’s numbers continue to plummet, (he is now trailing Santorum? I thought discussions of Social issues hurt the GOP?) the left continues to play the false, GOP anti-women business supported by such voices as Jane Fonda, favorite of vets everywhere, and is claiming and crowing this morning over a claimed victory. Dan Riehl is suspicious as one should always be on claims by the left, but lets consider for a moment:

Let’s make the assumption that this is correct, let’s assume that large advertisers decide to avoid talk radio. What would the effect be?

We have already seen Louis CK have to cut and run over his own statements. Imagine this on a larger scale, think of the Hollywood left, the music industry and the movie industry, the television industry. Think of all of these business’ and the money they give to the left. Think of these businesses that are totally dependent on large advertisers or corporate sponsorships.

Now the audience of Talk radio, the business owners, the workers, the people not demanding government bailouts, the people who have not gone anywhere. Consider Rush’s 20 million listener base with the listener bases of other conservative talkers approaching these same companies, with video and audio of statements said on TV on tours and in music, imagine groups such as ShePac and Smart Girl Politics confronting them along the same lines that the left hits Rush?

What do you think these corporations when being pressured not by liberal interest groups that are all wind, but 20 millions plus of actual measurable consumers asking: “You are either withdrawing ads or not advertising on conservative talk radio because of X, but you are advertising on Y & Z that says this:

This is not somewhere that the left wants to go and if it has the results I think it will have, the Breitbarting of the media will be complete.

Also Friday’s “Under the Fedora” column is up and it touches on this:

Okay, that’s more polite than “get stuffed,” but consider: they had ( Sleep Train ) advertised with him for 25 years, and folded like a cheap blanket. After hearing from that 20-million listener base they not only wanted him back, but asked for a voiced endorsement, meaning that they wanted Rush himself to narrate their ads, which fetches a premium price. Yet it was apparently not enough to buy Rush.

I guess stories of the impending doom of Rush’s show are greatly exaggerated.

Head on down and read the whole thing.