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Does Brett Kimberlin Really Need Another Lesson in ‘The Streisand Effect’?

Posted on | March 11, 2013 | 13 Comments

Aaron Walker tells the story of his most recent encounter with the “Speedway Bomber.” It’s like Wile E. Coyote and Acme rocket skates: You might think he’d learn a lesson, but somehow he never does:

Brett Kimberlin – who spent 17 years in federal prison after being convicted as Indiana’s infamous “Speedway Bomber” – showed up at a Maryland court house and began photographing Walker’s wife.
While Walker was attending a March 1 hearing and his wife was in their car in the parking lot outside, Kimberlin “circled the vehicle, looking into its interior and at my wife,” Walker wrote at his “Allergic to Bull” blog. Walker said Kimberlin “drove around and then parked in the space directly facing my wife … and started taking pictures or filming her.”

Streisand Effect” — you can look it up. Attempts to suppress the truth tend to have the opposite effect in the New Media age.

What is the truth that Brett Kimberlin so desperately wants to suppress? Just read this: “When Jessica Was 10, 11, 12 . . .”

When the pro-Kimberlin trolls get up in my face on Twitter, I just start Tweeting out that link, and pretty soon, they get out of my face. Why? Because calling attention to someone who tells the truth about Kimberlin sort of defeats the purpose of the Kimberlin fanboy trolls.

And so, truth! truth! truth! What happened to Julia Scyphers?

Blog Bash is Thursday night. The place will be packed to fire-code capacity, and Aaron Walker will be there, along with hundreds of bloggers who all have a motive to tell the truth about Brett Kimberlin.

Let me ask you something: Wouldn’t you like to see video of that event — hundreds of bloggers cheering — when Aaron Walker receives a check to help with his legal expenses? Give what you can — $10, $20, $50 — and make sure the truth about Brett Kimberlin gets told.

UPDATE: Patterico writes:

This news comes on the heels of reports that Kimberlin and his associate Neal Rauhauser have made calls to the establishment hosting the BlogBash party, which Aaron plans to attend, threatening the establishment with protests by Muslims due to Aaron’s involvement with the “Everyone Draw Mohammed” web site, which Aaron and others created to stand up to Islamic extremists who would kill those who dared to depict Mohammed.

C’mon: $10, $20, $50 for the truth.

 

Comments

  • http://www.twitter.com/thebadger14 Badger Pundit

    I only read Walker’s post quickly, and I can’t pretend I even begin to comprehend the dense forest of details that comprise the Kimberlin Saga (oops! — have I violated some sort of trademark?), but I was struck by Walker’s mention that by taking photos in the parking lot and then posting at least one of them on the Breitbart Unmasked site using a pseudonym (“Stupid Avenger,” or something like that), Kimberlin managed to out himself as the person who controls the site, or at least someone who posts on it, contrary to what apparently he’s maintained in the past.

    Like I said, I don’t understand all the details well enough to understand why it’s important for Kimberlin to pretend he’s not connected to Breitbart Unmasked (if it’s important), but if in fact that’s what he’s been pretending, if Walker’s post is accurate then through this latest incident it seems Kimberlin has let his own mask slip.

  • http://www.twitter.com/thebadger14 Badger Pundit

    A question for Stacy: I understand your use of the “Streisand Effect,” but were you going for a bank shot, using it also as a pun? Didn’t Streisand at one point donate money to a non-profit organization run by Kimberlin? Or maybe she donated to some other organization run by someone almost as controversial. It’s so hard to keep straight all the connections between rich progressives and the not-always-totally-together objects of their beneficence!

  • http://twitter.com/wjjhoge WJJ Hoge

    It seems as if Kimberlin is making unforced errors in a what may be a panicky attempt to shutdown his immediate legal difficulties. It’s almost as if he’s beginning to understand that his current problems might only be an opening salvo.

  • Monitor2112

    It’s only important in a round about way. Kimberlin has stated MANY times UNDER OATH that he does not blog, tweet or do anything like that. By outing himself as the Watchful Avenger, host and contributor to Breitbart Unmasked, he proves that he is STILL committing perjury. Just like he was convicted of at age 18.

    It’s just another slap towards his credibility that can be proven in court.

  • JeffS

    Dear BK:

    May I call you BK? It’s a trifle personal, I know, but I’m sure you read this blog assiduously, and feel close to all of us. So a little familiarity is in order, eh?

    Anywho, I’d like to tell you something, an important secret. You listening? Can you hear me? Well, come a little closer, please…..ready? OK! Here we go:

    [clink] [clink] [clink] [clink]

    That’s the sound of money hitting the Bloggers Rally tip jar. My money, asshole. My hard earned shekels.

    [clink] [clink] [clink] [clink]

    I could buy ammo, booze, even (God knows why) food with that money. Instead, you inspired me to support a decent person with a contribution. I see it as throw good money to a good person, and an investment (however small) towards liberty.
    [clink] [clink] [clink] [clink]

    Have a nice day!

  • robertstacymccain

    Yeah, I just gave $20 myself. It’s not just that Aaron needs help to defray his legal expenses. More importantly, it’s that Kimberlin get the message that he can’t intimidate people for telling the truth.
    Twenty bucks worth of “fuck you, Brett Kimberlin”?
    Yeah. It’s a bargain.

  • http://www.twitter.com/thebadger14 Badger Pundit

    Oh! It’s “Watchful Avenger,” not “Stupid Avenger.” My bad! Clearly Kimberlin’s use of such a cool-sounding, only mildly threatening, moniker raises my level of respect for him . . . .

  • JeffS

    A wonderful bargain.

    Not so long ago, I descended into the depths of Hell by donating $30 to the RNC, just so I could attach the check to a letter telling Priebus what he should do if he wants more such checks from the likes of me.

    I didn’t say nor imply FOAD in my letter. But I did hold open the option to do so.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    Why Kimberlin does what he does isn’t going be discernible through rational thought processes. His mind doesn’t work like a normal human being’s. He planted bombs just to divert attention from a murder investigation in which he was a suspect. He plotted to have prosecutors and witnesses against him killed.

    His motivation is closer to the old fable of the frog and the scorpion at the river. The scorpion wants a ride across, the frog is wary. “What is to stop you from stinging me as we cross?”

    The scorpion points out that if he stings the frog on the river, he will drown himself, so the frog agrees. Halfway across, the scorpion stings the frog, who asks as he dies, “Why would you do that, now you will die too?”

    The scorpion’s last words are, “It is my nature.”

    And so it is with Kimberlin.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Absolutely. Our tip jar money isn’t just for single entendre, you know.

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  • JAMed171

    Evil is ultimately self-defeating. It seems Kimberline has enough pull to make all kinds of misdeeds go away though. Not enough men willing to do what it takes? Dunno, just know that he won’t go away until he is put away. I’m simply surprised no one, I know of, has been murdered by this psychopath or his cult, other than what is already known.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Heh.