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A Hint About Stacy’s Undisclosed Location

Posted on | May 30, 2012 | 5 Comments

by Smitty

McCain’s Undisclosed Location has been quiet all day. I’m blaming satellite downlink problems.


5 Responses to “A Hint About Stacy’s Undisclosed Location”

  1. Wombat_socho
    May 30th, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

    So that’s why he was frantically texting me about the cable being down.

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  3. PaulLemmen
    May 30th, 2012 @ 9:48 pm

    This explains much … including the little puffs of smoke …

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  5. Saul
    May 31st, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    Last night I looked up the IRS 990 reports ( Stacy referred to in reporting on who has funded Kimberlin’s nonprofits. It was quickly clear that Stacy’s conclusions lept past the known facts. 
    Issue 1: Stacy called the Tides Foundation “Soros-funded.” 

    The facts are these: just over 1 percent of Tides’ revenue over the last five years has come from Soros’ Open Society Institute, and all those grants from OSI to Tides are designated in the public IRS reports as being for organizations and projects that are NOT Kimberlin’s. To imply a link between Soros and Kimberlin on the basis of such facts is no more honest than it would be to say Stacy’s son’s college education will be funded by a convicted felon because Paul Lemmen put something in Stacy’s tip jar for a reporting trip. Many of the bloggers who have linked Stacy’s stories have put further spin on the facts, e.g., re-posts of Stacy’s articles that are headlined “Soros-funded Domestic Terrorist Brett Kimberlin.” It may feel good to scratch your Soros itch with KImberlin, but if this gets any more real for Stacy — i.e., if he ends up in a courtroom with Kimberlin — this kind of sloppiness with the facts could come back to bite him the way Aaron Worthing’s lack of self-control has hurt him.

    Issue 2: Stacy said “Kimberlin’s infamous criminal past could scarcely have been a secret to those who funded his organization” in recent years. He supported that argument by pointing out that Kimberlin was in the news 28 years ago for falsely claiming to be Dan Quayle’s drug dealer. 

    The IRS reports for Justice Through Music Project list Kimberlin as a director — as in a member of the board of directors. Jeffrey Cohen is listed as executive director, a title that normally distinguishes the person who actually manages the operations of a nonprofit, as opposed to members of the governing board. This is where more reporting was needed. Who signed the grant applications from JTMP to Tides? If it was Cohen, then you’re going to need more than just ill will to prove your claim that Tides knew their money was going to the Speedway Bomber. They could have looked up JTMP’s 990 and then Googled Kimberlin’s name, but Stacy obviously doesn’t know that. And given that Tides gave out more than 2,500 grants totaling $92 million during the year they gave JTMP a paltry $10,000, I don’t think any reasonable person would be surprised if they didn’t do that level of investigation on every one of the hundreds of their smallest grants. So, given the little bit of information that can be confirmed by reading 990 reports on the internet, it seems the more likely conclusion is the opposite of the one Stacy chose: that the people who funded JTMP may well have NOT known their grants were going to an organization set up by a convicted felon. Again, it’s fun for Stacy to assume they did, but that’s not journalism. That’s actually risky behavior when internet games start getting real, like they have in this case. If Kimberlin does indeed want to drag Stacy into court, it may be to exploit such weaknesses.