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Vile Lie-Peddler @Karoli Kuns and the Posthumous Vindication of Breitbart

Posted on | August 1, 2013 | 68 Comments

“Liberal bias is not a matter of unfairness, but rather a matter of dishonesty — deliberately ignoring some facts, and misrepresenting other facts, in order to misinform the public by portraying to them a politically falsified view of events and personalities. If there were ever any honest person employed by the New York Times (we stipulate the hypothetical), that person would have been obligated to quit Thursday morning [July 25], when the banner headline on the front page of the paper should have been: ‘ANDREW BREITBART WAS RIGHT.'”
Robert Stacy McCain, “Beauty, Brains and Bias,” The American Spectator, July 26

Andrew Breitbart had a special contempt for Karoli Kuns, whose hatefulness and ignorance are exceeded only by her stunning dishonesty. Of course, there is no such thing as an honest Democrat, but the vile lies peddled by Karoli Kuns are especially odious because she has made a habit of hatefully smearing honest and decent people.

It’s formulaic: Anyone who tells the truth, Karoli Kuns calls a liar, while she reserves her highest praise for people whose dishonesty is notorious. And speaking of Neal Rauhauser, here is how Karoli Kuns praised the head “Weiner Truther” in November 2012:

From the moment the Anthony Weiner scandal broke, Neal Rauhauser smelled a rat, and as it turns out, he was right. . . .
I’m certain the Breitbots expected all left-wing outrage over the setup to evaporate when Rep. Weiner resigned. . . .
One person wouldn’t let it go, and that one person was Neal Rauhauser, who kept on with it and keeps on with it until this day.

Well, well, well, Karoli Kuns. Seems you’ve changed your tune, eh?

Whereas in 2012, you were certain that Anthony Weiner was an innocent victim of a “setup” by “Breitbots” — and thus, Weiner’s defender Neal Rauhauser was deserving of praise — now that Andrew Breitbart has been vindicated and Anthony Weiner has been disgraced, you say the Weiner story is “not of national concern.”

Because you peddle vile lies, that’s why.

There was never any “setup” of Anthony Weiner by anyone. All honest and intelligent people recognized this in 2011, but Neal Rauhauser manufactured a series of lies intended to deceive the ignorant and Rauhauser was, as you say, the one person who “wouldn’t let it go.” He was the acknowledged leader of “Weiner Truthers” and he kept lying about Andrew Breitbart even after Breitbart was dead.

Karoli Kuns of Ventura, California, interviewed on GRITtv, 2010

Were you stupid enough to believe Neal Rauhauser’s lies about Andrew Breitbart, Karoli Kuns? I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt, and instead conclude that you knew Rauhauser was lying — as any intelligent person would — and deliberately helped him peddle vile lies, because that’s all you’ve ever done in your entire life.

And here’s the truly interesting thing, Karoli Kuns: The title of that dishonest 3,000-word November 2012 blog post of yours didn’t even mention either Andrew Breitbart or Anthony Weiner.

Neal Rauhauser, Brett Kimberlin,
and a Right Wing Blueprint

Isn’t that interesting, Karoli Kuns? Your entire purpose was to defend the notorious liar Neal Rauhauser and the convicted felon Brett Kimberlin.

And how did you do that? You peddled vile lies.

Here’s what you wrote about Neal Rauhauser:

Neal Rauhauser in particular has been robbed of his ability to earn a living simply because right wing bloggers decided to make him the devil incarnate with no evidence, no actual wrongdoing, and no foundation in truth.

“No foundation in truth”? When were you ever interested in truth, Karoli Kuns? I would ask you to go read “‘A Faint Whiff of Vigilante Hysteria’: Weinergate’s Kimberlin Connection,” if I thought you were interested in truth, but you’re not now and never have been.

Rauhauser hasn’t been “robbed of his ability to earn a living.” Certainly “right wing bloggers” have not prevented any liberal group from hiring Rauhauser. The problem is, Neal is so compulsively dishonest even liberals don’t want to work with him. Which is amazing, considering some of them don’t mind being associated with you.

As for your “who are we to judge” attitude toward Brett Kimberlin — “Whatever the truth about Kimberlin’s past is,” as if the facts weren’t actually known — there are a couple of important names missing from your account: Julia Scyphers and Carl DeLong. Once people know about Julia Scyphers and Carl DeLong, it tends to affect their attitude about Brett Kimberlin. Not in a good way, either.

Hey, did you know Tetyana Kimberlin fears for her life?

Please don’t pay any attention to the facts, Karoli Kuns.

All honest and decent people share Andrew Breitbart’s contempt for you, but whatever you do, don’t ever repent your vile lies.

Because we wouldn’t want you to save your soul from Hell.



  • Dustin

    Excellent post. Thank you for taking the time to recognize Breitbart, who took the strongest stand at the earliest stage.

    Neal is supposed to be an expert on reputation management, but he never got the most important factor in reputation management: PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.

    So in particular I like your point about Neal’s employment prospects who is to blame for them. Neal’s core trait is dishonesty, but his other core trait is a lack of personal responsibility. He organized and participated in incredibly crude comments about the families of those he targeted. He generated websites that were designed to instill terror in the families of his targets. He obsessively demanded information and photos of the families of his targets. He *gleefully* manipulated apparently mentally ill people and used them. All this ruthlessness… why?

    Well I think the reason is that Neal wants to show how useful he is as a ruthless democrat fixer. A 21st century crisis control expert. If your scandal spills out on the internet, Neal can help you by terrorizing your foes!

    It didn’t work. But there is journalism to be done. Weiner paid investigators tens of thousands of dollars after his resignation. Reportedly to investigate who hacked him. Meanwhile, the people saying he was hacked were Neal and his minions, and the scale of their harassment precluded them from having a day job. I believe Weiner funded Neal and it got out of hand.

  • Bob Belvedere

    What many Leftists may not have realized is that, when they embraced Leftism, they went off the deep end, as it were.

    To be a Leftist is to nestle in the bosom of the perverse [in all senses of the word, not just the sexual]. It’s a rejection of all that is Normal and of all that is Good, that is Moral. To be a Leftist is to allow Evil to encompass oneself.

    Leftism is Evil.

    Leftism is a perversion of Reason. Leftism is the refuge of the mentally ill.

    There are so many on the Right who refuse to understand this. They continue to think that you can work with the Left and reach compromise agreements that will be observed by their side. Those who still think and act based on this observation, despite the unending stream of evidence that the Left is Evil and are, therefore, not governed by any moral code, are fools.

  • DaveO

    Prognazis and leftists never do anything for free. Someone or some corporations (not Velvet Revolution) is paying them to expend time ($) and electrons ($) on BK, NR et al. The cost of living in the DC area is very high; and, charity is a moral action and therefore unknown to BK defenders.
    That is the mystery for me: the money. There may be more coming in than is being reported, and from folks who don’t want close scrutiny. Find that list and life will get very interesting.

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  • Dana

    How do I become an enemy of Karoli Kuns? It might help my blog traffic.

  • Dana

    The question is: do they really believe the stuff they write?

  • Dana

    Don’t know if this embed will take — his wombatness will doubtlessly fix it for me if it doesn’t — but it seems that the lovely Miss Kuns has conceded on the little Weiner:

    Guess sexting isn't just for Dems. If it's true.— Karoli (@Karoli) August 3, 2013

  • DaveO

    Believing in what they write would ruin the joy they take in writing it. Belief erases cynicism.