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Can @Karoli Block the Entire Internet?

Posted on | August 2, 2013 | 51 Comments

It’s always funny to watch liberals attempting to think. Of course, if they were rational, they wouldn’t be liberals, and so when you deal with someone like Karoli Kuns, it’s kind of like peeling an onion of error: One layer of mistakes, and under that a layer of lies, and when you peel that away, there’s a layer of crazy. Et cetera, ad infinitum.

So last week, while Anthony Weiner was melting down and the Democrat-Media Complex was on its “phony scandals” crusade, David Corn of Mother Jones decided that it was a real scandal for conservatives to have a weekly meeting and an e-mail list. Some of the usual suspects accused me of being up to my neck in this alleged scandal — meetings! e-mails! shocking!an accusation that inspired much sarcastic fun: If there’s a shadowy sinister conspiracy of Influential Conservatives, certainly I’d be crazy to deny being involved, but I ain’t confirming it, either, so as to inspire as much paranoid theorizing as possible.

Just call me Mister Big.

OK, so a lot of stuff was going on the past week that had nothing to do with either “Groundswell” or Karoli Kuns, but she’s too stupid to understand this. Monday, I attended a hearing in the Kimberlin v. Kimberlin case, and reported on Tetyana Kimberlin’s accusation that  her estranged husband Brett Kimberlin brought her from Ukraine to the U.S. in 1996 to have sex with her when she was only 15.

A couple days later, after Tetyana had been granted a protective order against convicted felon Brett Kimberlin — she fears for her life — and after Brett’s buddy Craig Gillette was exposed as having a child pornography conviction, I noticed Neal Rauhauser’s buddy Matt Osborne derogating my “journalistic integrity.” That required me to respond at substantial length. And then I noticed Osborne chatting on Twitter with Karoli Kuns, which inspired last night’s reminder of what a vile lie peddler Karoli Kuns is. You following me so far?

For the past year, Matt Osborne and Karoli Kuns have been part of an effort to protect convicted felon Brett Kimberlin, by pushing the meme that there isn’t really a story there, that Kimberlin is either so harmless or so obscure that no one should pay attention to those “right wing nut jobs” trying to call attention to the harassment of bloggers who write the truth about Brett Kimberlin. Echoing their buddy Neal Rauhauser, Osborne and Kuns promote the idea that either (a) this is a conspiracy by “Breitbots” or (b) Kimberlin’s critics are so evil they deserve to be harassed, or most often, (c) both.

What they are doing is wrong, because there is no “other side of the story” to the reprehensible evil that is Brett Kimberlin: Just read Mandy “Liberty Chick” Nagy’s 3,600-word exposé of Kimberlin’s criminal background, “Progressives Embrace Convicted Terrorist,” and then read about Julia Scyphers and Carl DeLong.

As I tried to explain to Monica Hesse, those who fail to tell the truth about Brett Kimberlin are in effect enabling Brett Kimberlin, and thereby are de facto accomplices in the harassment of Aaron Walker, Patrick “Patterico” Frey, Lee Stranahan and others on Kimberlin’s Enemies List, a list that now include his estranged wife Tetyana.

Do all of these people deserve to be harassed by a convicted felon who is the director of a 501(c)3 non-profit “progressive” foundation? Did Julia Scyphers and Carl DeLong deserve it, too?

Excuse me if I believe that Matt Osborne and Karoli Kuns, by making themselves apologists for Brett Kimberlin, by attacking Brett Kimberlin’s critics, and thereby discouraging mainstream media attention to this story, have made themselves willing agents of evil.

And yet Karoli Kuns is either so stupid or dishonest (take your pick) as to claim that it’s her “reporting” about Groundswell that inspired me to say that all honest and decent people have contempt for her.

She hasn’t done a damned thing about Groundswell to which anybody has paid any attention outside her own little corner of the conspiracy-theory left-wing fringe. Karoli Kuns has merely been recycling bits and pieces from David Corn’s week-old report about something that is a “scandal” only in the sense that David Corn thinks that conservatives talking to other conservatives —  meetings! e-mails! shocking! — is a scandal.

Mountains, molehills, some assembly required.

As is typical, Karoli Kuns is either deliberately lying or stupidly mistaken and, frankly, I don’t care which it is, because she’s abetting evil either way. And now she’s threatening to block anyone on Twitter who disturbs her in her evil and dishonest pursuits:

Please tell Karoli Kuns the truth about Brett Kimberlin, so she’ll block you, because everyone should crave the honor of being blocked by Karoli Kuns, who is still peddling vile lies.

 

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51 Responses to “Can @Karoli Block the Entire Internet?”

  1. SwiftRead
    August 6th, 2013 @ 1:37 am

    RT @Hexicon: [email protected] via @rsmccain Can @Karoli Block the Entire Internet? http://t.co/vXqy7HP6gz