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Bill Schmalfeldt’s Dishonest Denials (and Where the Trail of Evidence Leads)

Posted on | October 24, 2013 | 59 Comments

“Especially important is the warning to avoid conversations with the demon. . . . He is a liar. The demon is a liar. He will lie to confuse us. But he will also mix lies with the truth to attack us. The attack is psychological, Damien, and powerful. So don’t listen to him. Remember that — do not listen.”
The Exorcist (1973)

For reasons I still don’t understand, Ali Akbar decided to permit Bill Schmalfeldt to degrade himself as a “guest” on Ali’s podcast today. If you listened to it, you know that Bill proved conclusively (as if it were not already proven) what a twisted deranged freak he is.

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Every time Ali referred to one of Schmalfeldt’s grossly obscene smears, Schmalfeldt would begin cackling with insane glee, evidently enjoying some kind of sadistic pleasure at his own perversity. Although I called in for a couple of segments, I did not enjoy it, preferring to avoid direct contact with such evil. At one point, Schmalfeldt was challenged about his repeated false claims that I still live in Maryland and dishonestly denied having made such claims.

“[W]e have no REAL proof that McCain ever moved ANYWHERE, that he STILL lives at his nice litle house . . . in Hagerstown, Maryland . . .”
Bill Schmalfeldt, Nov. 23, 2012

“There is a large fraud being perpetrated on conservative Internet users. . . . [Robert Stacy McCain] raised money for this ‘flight from Maryland’ on his blog. If he did this and did not actually flee the state as he said, he raised money under false pretenses which is a felony under Maryland laws.”
Bill Schmalfeldt, Nov. 25, 2012

Those are just two examples among scores — perhaps hundreds — of times Schmalfeldt has made this false accusation, and this is a motif with him: Accuse people of crime based upon his own baseless speculations, and then proceed to harass the target of his lies, claiming this is an “investigation,” demanding “proof” his lie is wrong.

“Tell the bomber where you live, Stacy! And while we’re
at it, let’s talk about your wife and children . . .”


Anyway, while Ali Akbar said he plans to use the audio of Schmafeldt’s demented ravings as evidence in future legal action, I was uncomfortable with the cruelty of permitting this mentally ill man to further embarrass himself. At one point, Ali asked Schmalfeldt about his bizarre claim that Ali had a sexual affair with Karl Rove. And as might be expected, Schmalfeldt managed simultaneously to deny having made the accusation, while also suggesting it was true.

Now, I’d often heard this weird accusation mentioned in jest, but as it was obviously untrue, never bothered to see where it came from. And where it started was with an Alabama lawyer named Dana Jill Simpson, who made the claim in a letter she wrote on June 26, 2012. In that letter, Simpson said she got her information when she was “contacted by a political operative on the left.”


So “a political operative on the left” dreamed up this Akbar-Rove smear, sent it to a lawyer in Alabama, who then repeated it in a letter to Bob Bauer, the top lawyer for Barack Obama’s re-election campaign (!), and from there it metastasized into a delusional rant on a blog called “Legal Schnauzer,” which got multiple comments by Schmalfeldt (as “Liberal Grouch”) and the ubiquitous Matt Osborne:

Matt Osborne said…
While I’m not about to go and say this report of a gay tryst is true, what IS definitely true is that Rove has been deeply connected to the National Bloggers Club since it started. Brett Kimberlin, the man they first tried to frame for their fake SWAT calls, embarrassed the hell out of Rove with one of his “merry prankster” performances back in 2004. I would not be surprised to find out that Rove has been using them for all manner of Nixonian ratfuckery. Anyone who’s been reading my blog lately knows I have been tangling with them over a hoax they tried to pull on me and other people in the #stoprush movement. There is no upper limit to their criminality, IMO, and Rove’s involvement shows that.
June 27, 2012 at 5:34 PM

This claim “that Rove has been deeply connected to the National Bloggers Club since it started” is just a flat-out lie. But because Bill Schmalfeldt is crazy, he can’t distinguish between reality and fantasy, between truth and lie. Therefore, in Schmalfeldt’s warped mind, Osborne’s assertion of a Rove connection to the National Bloggers Club became a “fact,” which Schmalfeldt subsequently undertook to “investigate,” and from there, as they say, hilarity ensued.

OK, so who is Dana Jill Simpson? A gadfly conspiracy theorist who, among other things, made unsubstantiated accusations that Karl Rove conspired against former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman. She also co-authored a recent classic of paranoid kookery, “Black Hat Versus White Hat: The Other Side Of The Snowden/Hastings/Barret Brown Cases.” (Really gives me confidence in somebody’s work when there is a misspelled name in the headline.) Now, ask yourself: Who was the “political operative on the left” who got this kooky lady interested in the bogus Rove-Akbar sex smear?

Hi, Neal.

Somewhere off on the lunatic fringe, Neal Rauhauser is always trolling for gullible kooks like this Jill Simpson who will help publicize his conspiracy theories. And the fact that the Rove-Akbar smear got turned into an actual series of articles at Legal Schnauzer (one of the few places where anyone takes Jill Simpson seriously) tells you just how gullible some people are. And then you have weirdos like Bill Schmalfeldt and Matt Osborne, whose desperate quest for relevance inspires them to repeat stuff they know to be false — e.g., that I didn’t leave Maryland — simply because they know such lies will be applauded by the small circle of kooks who admire Brett Kimberlin.

“Facts don’t matter, that’s the perception of the situation, and the world is going to act on that basis.”
Neal Rauhauser (“Gaped Crusader”), Nov. 26, 2011

See, Neal Rauhauser understands that many people are either indifferent to truth or too stupid to know truth from lies. Neal knows that if he can generate enough “smoke” of suspicion around one of his targets, intellectually lazy people (i.e., most people) will jump to the conclusion that “where there’s smoke, there must be fire.” And these people who assist Neal in his games — among them Matt Osborne and Bill Schmalfeldt and, evidently, Jill Simpson — either (a) enjoy helping disseminate falsehoods, or (b) don’t understand the game.

They lie gleefully, because they have no conscience.

They have no decency and they have no shame. Selah.


UPDATE: John Hoge replies to Matt Osborne:

I have been to Stacy McCain’s house. It is not in Maryland. Period.

But in Osborne’s depraved mind, this just proves the “conspiracy,” see?



59 Responses to “Bill Schmalfeldt’s Dishonest Denials (and Where the Trail of Evidence Leads)”

  1. The Going Gets Weird: Alabama Liberal Blogger Arrested on Contempt Charge : The Other McCain
    October 26th, 2013 @ 12:51 am

    […] is relevant because I mentioned Thursday night that Shuler’s blog had been used in 2012 to spread the ridiculously false claim that Karl Rove was having a gay affair with Ali Akbar — a claim which originated with “a political operative on the left,” who I suspect to […]

  2. Doug Kirby
    October 26th, 2013 @ 1:30 am

    Google and Wayback are your friends… her Wiki looks like it’s totally made up crap

  3. robertstacymccain
    October 26th, 2013 @ 8:27 am

    I’ll be contacting you later, Jim.

  4. jimmarch
    October 26th, 2013 @ 1:50 pm


  5. rsmccain
    October 26th, 2013 @ 5:36 pm
  6. sarah wells
    October 26th, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

    You live in a fantasy world.

  7. bet0001970
    October 26th, 2013 @ 7:45 pm

    So Jill never wrote that letter to Bob Bauer? The one I’m looking at right now with her signature. And she never accused Karl Rove of having an affair with Ali Akbar? And she didn’t pass that rumor on to other people? Like Mr. Bauer and an entire group of bloggers?

    And what did she base all of this off of? A tip from an “operative”? One that she clearly didn’t bother check out. You’d think a lawyer would know better.

    Maybe she’ll represent herself.

  8. Jerry Fletcher
    October 26th, 2013 @ 10:17 pm

    Damn it! I hate real life getting in away of ripping him. “No callers” Geez I wonder who he is afraid of ?

  9. Roger Shuler: Another Kook Succumbs to ‘Investigative Blogger Syndrome’ : The Other McCain
    October 27th, 2013 @ 9:35 pm

    […] up Bill Schmalfeldt at this point? Well, it seems that (a) Schmalfeldt helped peddle the ridiculous Ali Akbar-Karl Rove gay affair libel that Roger Shuler promoted last year, (b) that Schmalfeldt is now promoting the “First […]