Posted on | February 18, 2013 | 5 Comments
“[Neal] Rauhauser consistently promoted the hoax-hack theory of the WeinerGate scandal, continuing to argue that [Rep. Anthony] Weiner had been the victim of some devious hacker, even after Weiner admitted his guilt and resigned from office. Rauhauser also repeatedly linked [Brett] Kimberlin’s ‘Indict Breitbart’ site and, along the way, made several interesting statements.”
— Robert Stacy McCain, June 4, 2012
Remember that on Thursday, May 17, my plan had been to cover the G8 Summit at Camp David, until I saw Aaron Walker’s 28,000-word epic, “How Brett Kimberlin Tried to Frame Me for a Crime” and immediately recognized his story as newsworthy.
Four days later, on Monday, May 21, Kimberlin contacted my wife’s employer and accused me of “harassing” him, inspiring my departure to an undisclosed location so that I could continue to cover the story without endangering my family or others. And by June 4, I’d finally put together enough of the story to explain in detail how the tax-exempt “progressive” empire of Brett Kimberlin was connected to the WeinerGate obsessions of Neal Rauhauser:
Both Rauhauser and Kimberlin were enemies of Breitbart for different reasons and in mid-2011 — in the wake of Weiner’s resignation — they joined forces, an alliance that eventually made Aaron Walker a target of convenience, collateral damage in a much larger campaign against their enemies, especially including Andrew Breitbart.
A lot of people became targets in that campaign, including Seth Allen, Mike Stack, Patrick “Patterico” Frey, Mandy Nagy, Ace of Spades, James O’Keefe, Lee Stranahan, Brandon Darby, Ali Akbar and myself, to name a few. And what Ace wrote in May is still true:
“It is very easy to decide ‘this isn’t any of my trouble’ and permit vicious behavior. . . . Who wants to get involved? Easier, and surely safer, just to duck one’s head and hide, and hope the danger visits someone else.”
A fearful, defensive posture toward danger will not save you, and the “duck and hide” response only permits the danger to envelop others.
Anyway, I refer to this June 4 post because it has been nominated for the “Best Investigative Post” award at Blog Bash March 14.
Both Mandy Nagy and Lee Stranahan have also been nominated for awards, which inspired my inquiry:
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) February 18, 2013
Living well is the best revenge, and having a party with hundreds of bloggers at CPAC is a pretty good definition of “living well.”