The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler


Posted on | August 11, 2014 | 63 Comments

Today in Rockville, Maryland, in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Aaron Walker, John Hoge, Ali Akbar and myself stand trial for defamation and false light invasion of privacy in the case of Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. This case originally included other claims (stalking, harassment, etc.) that were through out in the preliminaries, and I’m still astonished that the remaining claims were not also dismissed. At dinner last night, I kept repeating that word — “astonished” — to describe my feeling that the case is actually going to trial. Twenty-eight years in the news business without ever being accused of libel, and I get sued for defamation by a notorious bomber.

For a discussion of the issues in the case, see the item Ken White did when Kimberlin sued last September: “Help fight evil in Maryland.” You can help support free speech rights:

Cynthia Yockey has kindly offered her prayers and suggestions.

Your prayers are earnestly requested, and please remember the Five Most Important Words in the English Language:





63 Responses to “TRIAL BEGINS TODAY”

  1. FrankG
    August 12th, 2014 @ 7:46 pm


  2. SGT Ted
    August 12th, 2014 @ 7:48 pm

    Conga-rats on your win.

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 12th, 2014 @ 8:11 pm

    The judge just gave a directed verdict to the Defendants! Kimberlin lost.

  4. Don Meaker
    August 12th, 2014 @ 8:29 pm

    Congrats on the win!

  5. PunditFaP
    August 12th, 2014 @ 8:29 pm

    Remind me to send you a case of Champagne. And a case of plastic party glasses. Right on!

  6. Zimriel
    August 12th, 2014 @ 8:32 pm

    *lights the *APPLAUSE* sign from “Aladdin”*

  7. Wombat_socho
    August 12th, 2014 @ 10:22 pm
  8. texlovera
    August 12th, 2014 @ 10:50 pm

    This just in:

    Sum bitch got OWNED today.


  9. K-Bob
    August 13th, 2014 @ 12:14 am


  10. Finrod Felagund
    August 13th, 2014 @ 12:14 am

    Woo hoo!

  11. creeper
    August 13th, 2014 @ 9:30 am

    It won’t. That’s why a lot of lawsuits are filed…to force the defendant to pony up a fortune for a lawyer.

    Been there, done that…twice. Both suits thrown out but no legal fees awarded.

  12. Steven Thompson
    August 13th, 2014 @ 3:11 pm

    I am impressed with your knowledge of the vernacular of the local Georgian Redneck Species of humanity !! Truly “thewed” is another variation of the root verb !!!
    It also works in ghettospeak too as in “Braugh, that judge dude thewed cousin Latrinia in da jails fers sex mons !!!”

  13. Rose
    August 13th, 2014 @ 6:58 pm

    FABULOUS! Nice to know Justice is still available at times!
    Congratulations to the DECENT AND CIVILIZED McCain! 😀