The Other McCain

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

Barrett Brown: Madness Foreshadowed

December, 2010: Barrett Brown explains his ‘informational schematic’ on YouTube. “I wonder to myself: Where do these trolls come from? Where do they live and breed? . . . “Many militants are devoid of an essential ingredient of being human: empathy. . . . “They afford themselves free rein to act out their basest of […]

Maniac Rights? ‘Democracy Now’ Whitewashes Barrett Brown’s Crimes

Sept. 12: Barrett Brown rants on YouTube about his plan to ‘destroy’ an FBI agent Donald Douglas at American Power called attention to an absurdly dishonest puff piece about Barrett Brown, the erstwhile “Anonymous” spokesman whose online meltdown in September 2012 resulted in his arrest for threatening FBI Special Agent Robert Smith. You can click here to read […]

Speaking of Kooks …

Glory days: Barrett Brown interviewed by Michael Isikoff, 2011 “A self-described anarchist, [Barrett] Brown claims he’s policing wrongdoing, at least as Anonymous describes it. . . . “[Brown said:] ‘When we break laws, we do so in service of civil disobedience.’” – NBC Nightly News, March 8, 2011 Dan Collins seems envious of my success […]

Bill Schmalfeldt, Violentacrez, Barrett Brown and the Scourge of ‘Troll Rights’

“Arrogant sociopathic punks think they can go around threatening people and if you dare say a word back to them, you’re the bad guy.” – Robert Stacy McCain, Sept. 4, 2012 Donald Douglas at American Power reminds me of the deranged cyberstalker’s irrational grievance: “Troll rights.” Ah, yes, the “troll rights” movement — scourge of […]

Barrett Brown Trial Pushed Back to September, at His Lawyer’s Request

September 2012: Barrett Brown threatens an FBI agent in video Missed this news earlier: There was apparently a hearing Wednesday in which an attorney for former “Anonymous” spokesman Barrett Brown, who had been scheduled to stand trial later this month and in April on federal charges, was granted a continuation pushing the trial back to […]

‘The Kook Who Knew Too Much’: Heroic Fantasy, Paranoia and Barrett Brown

Sept. 12: Barrett Brown rants on YouTube about his plan to ‘destroy’ an FBI agent Ever since former “Anonymous” spokesman Barrett Brown freaked out on video and got himself arrested, various kooks have floated conspiracy theories to explain Brown’s arrest in terms of the paranoid delusion that Brown was an “enemy of the state” who got too close to the hidden […]

News Flash: Crazy People Are Dangerous

Bill Schmalfeldt of Elk Ridge, Maryland, a.k.a. “Liberal Grouch” Aaron Walker discussed the most recent evidence that Bill Schmalfeldt is a deranged sadistic sociopath, as if more evidence were necessary. But I think people are taking too lightly the menace to public safety posed by this swarm of obsessive Internet cyberstalkers whose persistent harassment has […]

Anonymous Spokesman Barrett Brown Is Sane Enough to Stand Trial, Judge Rules

September 2012: Barrett Brown threatens an FBI agent in video Breaking ; Anonymous spokesman Barrett Brown just ruled competent to stand trial on federal charges against him — Lee Stranahan (@Stranahan) January 30, 2013 Breaking : Anonymous spokesman Barrett Brown pleads not guilty to two recently filed obstruction charges against him in Dallas federal court […]

New Federal Charges Filed Against Anonymous Spokesman Barrett Brown

September 2012: Barrett Brown threatens an FBI agent in video For the third time in four months, a federal grand jury in Texas has returned indictments against Barrett Brown, the former spokesman for the hacking group Anonymous. Brown was arrested in September after a video rant in which he threatened to “destroy” an FBI agent. […]

Convicted Felon John Tiessen: Crazy? Certainly, But Is He Also Dangerous?

John Tiessen, ranting on YouTube about Nixon and Jesus and the Rothschilds Where do all these crazy people on the Internet come from, and why do they always seem to end up obsessively stalking me? Maybe I should write a book, Troll Magnet: How to Become an Irresistible Scapegoat for Every Deranged Lunatic With a […]

Further Tales of ‘Heroic Hatred’: Down the Rabbit Hole With Neal Rauhauser

Neal Rauhauser was a speaker at the 2010 Netroots Nation conference “I’ve been all over Patterico for the last several weeks, as he looks to be a pretty good candidate for the planner/operator behind Weinergate . . .” – Neal Rauhauser (“Stranded Wind”), Daily Kos, “Weinergate Perps Pay Dearly,”July 27, 2011 Patterico comments on the […]

New Charges Filed Against Former ‘Anonymous’ Spokesman Barrett Brown

Barrett Brown, whose online meltdown led to his September arrest for threatening an FBI agent, has been indicted for last year’s Stratfor hacking. UPDATE: Brown acted as an unofficial spokesman for the Anonymous hacking conspiracy for more than a year and was raided (but not arrested) in March at the time the feds busted the […]

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