The Other McCain

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

Barrett Brown, Special Snowflake

Barrett Brown promotes atheism on Fox News, January 2009 “Karen Lancaster always believed her only son was special” — that line in Alexander Zaitchik’s Rolling Stone profile of Barrett Brown stands out as explaining how this high-school dropout who started “dabbling” with heroin at age 19 was able to imagine himself as the hero of […]

The Barrett Brown Whitewash Continues

Sept. 12, 2012: Barrett Brown rants about his plan to ‘destroy’ an FBI agent “In late 2010, thousands of hacktivists joined a mass digital assault on the websites of VISA, MasterCard, and PayPal to protest their treatment of WikiLeaks. Other targets were wide ranging — the websites of corporations from Sony Entertainment and Fox to the Vatican […]

Barrett Brown Inspires a Bizarre Campaign for Douchebag Rights

Sept. 12: Barrett Brown rants on YouTube about his plan to ‘destroy’ an FBI agent “I know what’s legal, because I know what’s been done to me and if it’s legal when it’s done to me it’s going to be legal when it’s done to f–king FBI Agent Robert Smith, who is a criminal, who is involved in […]

Barrett Brown’s Overblown Ego

Sept. 12: Barrett Brown rants on YouTube about his plan to ‘destroy’ an FBI agent “Uh, I’ve been on Suboxone since then, um, partly because, in fact in large part, um, in preparation for this particular day, or two days as it’s turned out, um, which I’ve also been, uh, preparing for by virtue of the last six […]

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 […]

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