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Report: Team Kimberlin Harassment Now Targeting ‘Blog Bash’ Event at CPAC

Posted on | March 7, 2013 | 21 Comments

‘Speedway Bomber’: Criminal terrorist Brett Kimberlin was convicted in 1981

Guests and sponsors of the fourth annual “Blog Bash” have been harassed by associates of convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin, the event’s organizer said Thursday.

Kimberlin associate Neal Rauhauser reportedly contacted the party’s venue Wednesday attempting “to gather information about Blog Bash, knowing that all of us will be in one room for the first time ever,” National Bloggers Club president Ali Akbar said in a report.

The caller “tried scaring” the venue’s staff, said Akbar: “This is harassment and nothing short of a threat.”

Since its inception in 2010, Blog Bash has grown to become the biggest private party at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). At last year’s event, New Media entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart was recognized with the “Changing the Narrative” Award, the only journalism award he received during his lifetime. This year, the National Bloggers Club has renamed the award in honor of Breitbart, who died less than a month after being honored at Blog Bash.

The targeting of Blog Bash by Kimberlin is hardly coincidental. Andrew Breitbart himself warned before his death that “convicted domestic terrorist” Kimberlin and Kimberlin’s associates “need exposure.”

Kimberlin’s tax-exempt organization Velvet Revolution had called for criminal prosecution of James O’Keefe III and Hannah Giles for their 2009 video exposé of the left-wing group ACORN, which catapulted Bretibart’s online news operation into national headlines.

In October 2010, Breitbart published an account by Mandy Nagy (“Liberty Chick”) documenting Kimberlin’s criminal history as Indiana’s “Speedway Bomber.” In 1981, Kimberlin was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for his crimes, but was released after serving only 17 years. By 2005, Kimberlin had formed two non-profit “progressive” groups that between them have since collected more than $2 million in donations, including substantial grants from foundations associated with George Soros, Barbra Streisand and the family of Theresa Heinz Kerry, wife of U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry.

Neal Rauhauser, a former Democrat political consultant, apparently joined forces with Kimberlin’s organizations in mid-2011, after Breitbart helped expose the sex scandal surrounding Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.). Rauhauser had become obsessed with the conspiracy theory that Weiner was the victim of a hacking hoax. In fall 2011, Rauhauser represented himself as an agent of Kimberlin’s Velvet Revolution group in communications with organizers of the “Occupy” anti-banking protests. Rauhauser and Kimberlin have accompanied each other to court appearances, and Rauhauser’s specialty as an online troublemaker has been a major part of the controversy that resulted in “Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day” last May.

The National Bloggers Club’s defense of bloggers targeted by Kimberlin and Rauhauser has now apparently made the Club’s annual Blog Bash a new target:

My Blog Bash staff and I have been monitoring their online chatter for weeks now. They’ve harassed our sponsors, tried hacking into our personal Twitter and Facebook accounts, and now they’re trying to stop the National Bloggers Club from hosting our annual gathering of bloggers, Blog Bash. 

Read the whole thing.

UPDATE: John Hoge has extensively reported on Aaron Walker’s legal entanglement with Kimberlin:

Team Kimberlin just doesn’t get it. They’ve run up against a wall of bloggers who are determined to keep at the story until they’ve been brought to justice.

UPDATE II: Jeff Dunetz at Yid With Lid:

We will not be silenced. We will continue to fight for the truth. And we will have a great celebration of Blogging next Thursday night.
Want to piss them off? Donate a few bucks to the National Bloggers Club today.

UPDATE III: Jackie Wellfonder says, “WAR!”

UPDATE IV: Linked in a report by Oliver Barrie at Viral Read and also by Pete Da Tech Guy making the obvious point:

I think this is a huge mistake on their part, if you try to go after the odd blogger here and there online it’s pretty easy to convince a judge that it’s just some internet squabble.
However when you are harassing the organizers and venue of an event that draws significant guests from the political world and said event is held at a DC venue with some gravitas that’s a different story.

Pete also calls attention to a must-read post by Lee Stranahan about how Kimberlin’s crew have tried to expose Aaron Walker to make him a target of dangerous extremists.



21 Responses to “Report: Team Kimberlin Harassment Now Targeting ‘Blog Bash’ Event at CPAC”

  1. wjjhoge
    March 7th, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM Report: Team Kimberlin Targets Blog Bash #TCOT

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  3. Dan Collins
    March 7th, 2013 @ 12:13 pm

    Nice piece, Stacy. Could use “convicted domestic terrorist” near the top, and a couple more times, maybe.

  4. rmnixondeceased
    March 7th, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    Every other sentence should begin thus …

  5. Dan Collins
    March 7th, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

    Dan Collins liked this on Facebook.

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    March 7th, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

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    March 7th, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

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  8. OsborneInk
    March 7th, 2013 @ 2:28 pm

    I sense another false flag here. There’s already a petition asking the venue to drop Blog Bash, and Mr. McCain’s history of hate speech is Exhibit A in the list of reasons why. What you want to bet that there’s more than one “Neal” among the many who oppose this party?

  9. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 7th, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

    Paradoxically, Team Kimberlin are promoting #blogbash.

  10. OccupyBawlStree
    March 7th, 2013 @ 2:37 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM Report: Team Kimberlin Targets Blog Bash #TCOT

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  13. rmnixondeceased
    March 7th, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

    Meh. Fie on you, your spawn and those of like-mind.

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  15. MustangSally
    March 7th, 2013 @ 8:45 pm

    I used to moderate 2 popular livestream channels during OWS **hangs head in shame**. I admit I was an uninformed voter at the time until my parents knocked some sense into my head. I knew a lot of the players and people behind many of the media teams. For the 9 months I was involved the name Kimberlin or Rauhauser never came up.

    I do know Jean Louis Borges spent a lot of time in the park and gave A LOT of money to one of the media teams I worked with in addition to purchasing equipment for them. Expensive equipment that eventually made it into a dumpster when Zuccotti was raided.

  16. Wombat_socho
    March 7th, 2013 @ 9:52 pm

    Oh, look, another sockpuppet. Bye now.

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  19. AdoEdem (D)
    March 8th, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

    Is this one of Kimberlin’s cult members? The name looks familiar and I might have seen it over at Kimberlin’s propaganda site. Might be misremembering, though.

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