East Coast Opium Kingpin Alex Pareene Writes About ‘Standard-Issue Right-Wing Character Assassination’ of Kimberlin
Posted on | July 10, 2012 | 42 Comments
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Far be it from me to give credence to unsubstantiated (perhaps entirely satirical) allegations that Alex Pareene is the “East Coast kingpin of the Cambodian opium traffic,” but when I consider that Pareene credulously repeats assertions made by convicted perjurer Brett Kimberlin and the “Breitbart Unmasked” site while treating my own statements of fact as mere “claims” . . .
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.
Of course, smuggling Cambodian opium isn’t nearly as a bad as blowing people up with bombs, but some folks might think it was worse than “standard-issue right-wing character assassination.”
Pareene describes Kimberlin’s victim’s as people who “receive a great deal of joy from pretending to be the victims of unprovoked and terrible persecution.” Ask Aaron Walker how much joy he received when he and his wife lost their jobs, he was arrested, and spent money defending against frivolous actions from Kimberlin. It was not “joy” I experienced when Kimberlin’s site published photos of my house and my address; when he filed a state bar complaint against me; when he attempted to file frivolous criminal charges against me with the California Attorney General and the stalking unit of my office; or when he complained to my office numerous times about me.
Kimberlin has attempted to destroy his targeted enemies, and has apparently employed Neal Rauhauser to harass and smear anyone who attempts to defend Kimberlin’s enemies.
UPDATE: Dan Collins has been forced to publish a correction after erroneously calling Pareene an alleged heroin dealer. While this was almost certainly a simple mistake, some opium kingpins might consider it libelous. This is much like the unfortunately common mistake of saying that Matt Edelstein is a truck-stop prostitute, when we have no conclusive proof that he has followed in his mother’s footsteps.
UPDATE II: Dan Riehl points out that Pareene quotes the “unknown blogger” who cites unnamed “sources” for dubious assertions about me that Pareene never bothered to verify.
– Robert Stacy McCain, Whereabouts Unknown