Posted on | September 23, 2013 | 81 Comments
Bill Schmalfeldt ranting, 2011. (Image via Thomas Anderson at Vimeo)
“Bill Schmalfeldt doesn’t have principles. Bill Schmalfeldt doesn’t have values. Bill Schmalfeldt doesn’t have beliefs. Bill Schmalfeldt has enemies, and then nothing, a black and dank and empty void of sullenness.”
– Ken White, Popehat, Aug. 6
Sunday, I reported that Bill Schmalfeldt was bragging that he had been re-hired by the Examiner, where he’d already been fired twice. I predicted this would be short-lived, given his past history. Turns out, the Examiner kiboshed his plan to write as “Lester Klemper”:
I got an e-mail telling me they were withdrawing their invitation to re-hire me.
Notice it was “their invitation,” according to Bill Schmalfeldt, as opposed to his attempting to weasel back in under a pseudonym. Predictably, Schmalfeldt reacts by externalizing blame:
“Just wait until you see what an angry Bill Schmalfeldt is capable of” — as if the guy who has been harassing Brett Kimberlin’s targets since last June has never before been angry. Fantasizing the violent death of Patrick Frey and Ken White? That was just fun and games.
So he wrote a blog post about this:
Blah, blah, blah. Bill Schmalfeldt is always entirely innocent when his schemes fail, and everyone else is always to blame. Remember that the first time Schmalfeldt was banned from the Examiner was in December 2011, fully six months before I’d ever heard of him. At that time, the editor who banned him (Kevin Staunton) said it was because of “personal” nature of Schmalfeldt’s attacks on his targets (Wisconsin supporters of Gov. Scott Walker) and Schmalfeldt’s “continued disregard for projecting yourself in a professional manner.”
He was subsequently fired again by the Examiner after perpetrating the “Dead Breitbart” smear, about which he lied, because dishonesty is just intrinsic to his warped personality. And despite the obvious fact that his latest hope of reincarnating himself as “Lester Klemper” at the Examiner was doomed to fail from the start, notice how Schmalfeldt threatens vengeance on those he insists are responsible for his failure:
I said, you’re not going to like what happens if you continue.
Therefore, I am not responsible for what is going to happen next.
Aaron Walker? Ali Akbar? R. Stacy McCain? WJJ Hoge?
You won’t know when. You won’t know where. You won’t know how.
But you sure as FUCK will know why.
Typical Bill Schamfleldt: The Dire Warning of Terrible Consequences. Notice that the targets of this threat are four of the five defendants in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et. al., lawsuit. This is not an accident:
Bill Schmalfeldt long ago made clear the purpose of his trolling of Kimberlin’s “Enemies List,” and he cannot deny it now.
As for his Dire Warning of Terrible Consequences, how can Schmalfeldt claim he is “not responsible for what is going to happen next,” seeing as how he asserts advance knowledge of these Terrible Consequences?
Bad things are going to happen to us — Bill says he knows this — but he is “not responsible” for it? Of course, there are those who believe Bill Schmalfeldt is quite literally insane, so in a sense, he isn’t responsible. But I don’t think he meant it that way.