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Bad Causes Attract Bad People: Now That the ‘Free Kate’ Narrative Has Collapsed …

Posted on | October 1, 2013 | 163 Comments

Accused sex offender Kaitlyn Hunt was sent to jail after an August hearing.

“A few days from now, Jim and Laurie Smith of [REDACTED], Vero Beach, FL, are going to be murdered by Lycere Freemartin Cunningham for their involvement in the Kaitlyn Hunt case. Mr. Cunningham has learned that Mr. Smith has caused new charges to be brought against Kaitlyn that revoked her bond and landed her back in jail just the other day. He didn’t have to do that to her. It was a deliberate malicious act. He turned her in to the authorities. He and his wife will pay with their lives for [thinking] it is okay to sic law [enforcement] on people.”
e-mail sent to, Aug. 26

There hasn’t been much actual “news” in the Kaitlyn Hunt case during the several weeks since her violations of the “no-contact” order sent Kaitlyn to jail in August, but my Twitter timeline has remained a constant source of updates on the behind-the-scenes arguments involving the “Free Kate” movement. Matt Ross yesterday reported this death threat against the parents of Kaitlyn Hunt’s victim. I am unable to determine if “Lycere Cunningham” is a real person who actually made this threat, and whether it should be taken seriously. (You can Google it yourself.)

What made the Kaitlyn Hunt story newsworthy in May was the appearance of a “mainstream” groundswell of sympathy, created through fictions and half-truths that misrepresented the ages of both Hunt and her victim, and sought to portray Hunt as the essentially innocent victim of anti-gay prejudice. This victimhood narrative had snowballing momentum when I first noticed the story on May 22, but by early June, the facts of the case had been made sufficiently clear that the liberal media dropped the story, and even most gay-rights organizations distanced themselves from the “Free Kate” movement.

However, while the movement lost its mainstream appeal, there was still a sizeable hard core of Kaitlyn Hunt fanatics remaining, but even that crew of misfits, kooks and weirdos was winnowed down pretty seriously after August, when it was revealed that Hunt had flagrantly violated the “no-contact” order of her pre-trial release.

Whatever misplaced sympathy (or twisted affinity) had led people to support the “Free Kate” movement quickly lost its rationale.

Not only did the violations put the original charges in a new and unfavorable light — Kaitlyn Hunt’s interest in her (still) underage victim seemed to be a sort of perverse obsession — but the new charges of transmitting material harmful to a minor looked to be a slam-dunk conviction. What’s the purpose of rallying in support of someone who is almost certain to go to prison no matter what?

Alas, there are kooks beyond reach of any rational argument:

You may remember Rachel Carson Zerbe as author of what Matt Ross called a “jailbait manifesto” in defense of Kaitlyn Hunt. In accusing me of “hate,” Zerbe links to an article at a liberal site called Political Freakshow: “#SmearKate: The Kaitlyn Hunt Saga Has Now Become A Talking Point For Republicans To Push Their Bullshit ‘Pedophilia Is Being Normalized’ Theory And Their Constant Homophobia.”

The problem? That article was written in May, before the truth was widely known, when the belief that Kaitlyn Hunt was a victim of homophobia was still quite widespread. For that matter, contrary to the headline by Political Freakshow blogger Drew Childers, the effort to normalize pedophilia is not a “Republican theory.” It is not “bullshit.” It is very real, the “Free Kate” movement was part of it, and many people are now on the alert for this dangerous tendency.

You keep on, Rachel. Keep on ranting about how Kaitlyn Hunt is a victim of “hate,” and I’ll keep calling attention to sick freaks like you.

UPDATEKaitlyn Hunt Gets Another Plea Offer.



163 Responses to “Bad Causes Attract Bad People: Now That the ‘Free Kate’ Narrative Has Collapsed …”

  1. RMNixonDeceased
    October 2nd, 2013 @ 5:40 pm

    @wombat_socho Ban Hammer needed Thanks!

  2. Wombat_socho
    October 2nd, 2013 @ 6:07 pm

    Keep changing your e-mail address, fool. You’re still going to get whacked.

  3. rmnixondeceased
    October 2nd, 2013 @ 6:20 pm

    Next it’ll be beagles and sheep …

  4. cmdr358
    October 2nd, 2013 @ 7:34 pm

    Wrong again Joey. It’s not of the bible.
    Your two for two now in the “I don’t know what I’m talking about” category.
    You sure your name’s not Bill?

  5. JoeyReturns
    October 2nd, 2013 @ 7:43 pm

    Actually it’s legal in Oregon and it’s only religious cuckoo’s like you who believe a person must suffer down to the very last breath even when he’s terminal and for what? YOUR GOD? Nothing wrong with dying with dignity. And advising them is forcing them? I love how right wing psychos make those leaps! And I’ll say it again: there is no group of people in this society that I have more contempt for than the religious and social conservative.

  6. JoeyReturns
    October 2nd, 2013 @ 7:46 pm

    Yeah, the modern liberal was all for slavery for blacks. Get your head out of your ass. This is what I mean by context. You see democratic party and that’s all you need to be believe one is the same as the other. It is the modern Republican that thinks like the confederate.

  7. RMNixonDeceased
    October 2nd, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

    @wombat_socho It’s back: Persistent assclown!

  8. Jay McHue
    October 2nd, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

    “Joey” thinks the “context” is the big, fat, steaming, Hunt-family lie that Kate was 17 and the girl was 15 when they were having sex.

  9. Jay McHue
    October 2nd, 2013 @ 9:41 pm

    That’s not a Bible quote, you ignorant boob.

  10. cmdr358
    October 4th, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

    Sex with a bagle? Now THAT’S disgusting!

  11. cmdr358
    October 4th, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

    Oh…..BEAGLES … long as Joey doesn’t try to marry him.

  12. Lance Combs
    October 5th, 2013 @ 5:57 pm

    Homeschoolers, escpecially.

  13. Lance Combs
    October 5th, 2013 @ 5:58 pm

    Who THEN violated a no contact order.