Posted on | March 7, 2013 | 33 Comments
— Ali A. Akbar (@ali) March 7, 2013
Wednesday, Brett Kimberlin associate Neal Rauhauser contacted the venue where the National Bloggers Club is hosting the fourth annual Blog Bash. Now I can report that Thursday morning, Kimberlin himself contacted the venue and, according to sources, was “raving like a lunatic” on the phone and angrily told the venue manager that he would “put you guys out of business” for hosting Blog Bash.
What is interesting is how closely these reported contacts by Rauhauser and Kimberlin echoed comments posted on a pro-Kimberlin blog by someone using the alias “Texas Tim.” Here are screen caps of two comments, which you may click to enlarge:
To save you eye-strain, I’ll tell you that Wednesday night, “Texas Tim” criticized “these dumbass blog awards lionizing and nominating the worst scum of the earth,” falsely claiming that Blog Bash was “not welcome at CPAC,” and making this interesting claim to advance knowledge:
“[W]e know that the new venue for BlogBash will be contacted by major Muslim organizations to cancel the BlogBash event because Ali and BlogBash supported Aaron Walker, the publisher of the Everyone Draw Mohammed blog.”
Question: How does “Texas Tim” know what “major Muslim organizations” will be doing?
While you ponder that assertion of prescient knowledge, look at what “Texas Tim” wrote on Thursday morning:
“So here are a few suggestions: call [the venue] and tell them about Ali and about who BlogBash has nominated for awards. . . .
“Call Muslim organizations and urge them to weigh in by calling [the venue] and joining the protest at annd boycott of [the venue]. . . .
“Let’s put [the venue] of business for hosting anti-American Islamophobes, felons, pimps and pornographers. . . . [The venue’s] assault on women and Islam will not be tolerated.”
Well, this is fascinating, isn’t it? On the same two days that the BlogBash venue is contacted by Rauhauser and Kimberlin, “Texas Tim” first predicts Muslim groups will contact the venue, and then urges readers to encourage such groups to contact the venue. And the threat to put a certain nightclub “out of business” is the exact same language used by Brett Kimberlin in his phone call to the venue manager.
Now, Lee Stranahan has been keeping an eye on “Texas Tim” for a while and Lee says it’s Brett Kimberlin. However, the source who tipped me to these comments says “Texas Tim” is “definitely” Neal Rauhauser. I trust my source, but Lee may be right. Either way, the larger point is that this harassment of Blog Bash is not coincidental.
Are political terrorist Brett Kimberlin and friends targeting upcoming blogger gathering? bit.ly/15Ao2DD
— TwitchyTeam (@TwitchyTeam) March 7, 2013
In addition to the report at Twitchy — today is their first birthday, by the way — there is a long list of bloggers now on this story:
- Matt Vespa, PJMedia: Kimberlin Goons Put National Bloggers Club, Blog Bash In the Crosshairs
- The Lonely Conservative: Kimberlin Crew Targets BlogBash
- John Hoge, Hogewash: I’m Going to Blog Bash
- The Other McCain: Report: Team Kimberlin Harassment Now Targeting ‘Blog Bash’ Event at CPAC
- Oliver Barie, Viral Read: Convicted Bomber Takes Aim at CPAC Event
- Lee Stranahan: Brett Kimberlin Begins Explicit Criminal Harassment Of #BlogBash
- Jackie Wellfonder: BlogBash Threatened? Bring it, this is #WAR
- Da Tech Guy: Or Maybe the Marine Barracks in Beirut
- Cynthia Yockey: Brett Kimberlin and Neal Rauhauser work to derail Blog Bash, the largest annual gathering of conservative bloggers
- Jeff Dunetz, Yid With Lid: Domestic Terrorist Brett Kimberlin is Back And Going After Blog Bash
— Ali A. Akbar (@ali) March 7, 2013