The Rolling Stone Rape Hoax


Rolling Stone blew it. We’ve known that for a while, and the Columbia School of Journalism report points out some of the failures at the Journalism 101 level. However, it doesn’t explain why such stupid mistakes were made. John Hinderaker at Powerline takes a look at why the magazine would make such errors.

So don’t be surprised next time Rolling Stone, or any other liberal publication, gets a story wrong. These journalists’ biases are set in stone. We and many others have revealed them countless times, and liberal bias has led to countless errors and embarrassments. But such setbacks don’t faze the social justice warriors who went into journalism to further the left-wing narrative.

Read the whole thing.

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


Blogsmoke will not be presented this evening so that we may present this special episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign.Johnny Atsign Logo 2

ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) Hey, Johnny, it’s Bob Bailey. How ya’ doin’?

JOHNNY: Pretty well. It’s good to hear from you again. What’s up?

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) I see that you’ve been working on that matter dealing with The Grouch. Have you seen his latest court filing?

JOHNNY: It’s just popped up in my email. I haven’t opened it yet.

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) Read it, and after you stop laughing, give me a call. I may have an intriguing lead for you.

MUSIC: Theme up and under.

ANNOUNCER: The Lickspittle Broadcasting System presents W. J. J. Hoge in the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed Twitter account, America’s fabulous free-lance Internet investigator …

JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

MUSIC: Theme up to music out. Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


57F Osborne’s 13 March article about me over at Breitbart Unmasked (No, I won’t link to it.) says that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin “is expected to file an appeal for a de novo hearing (new trial) on Monday and possibly criminal charges as well.” The de novo trial would be for the peace order he failed to get against me last week.

popcorn4bkJust after 11 pm last night, I received an email from my lawyer informing me that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin filed a notice of appeal for his loss in the peace order case. As of this writing, there is no indication that any criminal charges are pending.

Stay tuned.

Breitbart Unmasked and Topsy Tweets


Breitbart Unmasked has published an article with Matt Osborne’s byline that states that I committed perjury during the Kimberlin peace order hearing last Friday. The facts debunking that claim have been laid out here and here. There’s one more bit of information that the Gentle Reader should know.

On 29 August, 2013, Breitbart Unmasked published an article with a byline of “Xenophon” titled LEE STRANAHAN AND AARON WALKER SMEAR A TEENAGER’S FAMILY AND TRY TO SNUFF OUT HER CAREER. Osborne has admitted that he used that byline at BU during that period. That article contains the following block quote from Twitter:BU20130829Given that the “proof” of my alleged perjury was the “fact” that I has sent the “Brett Kimberlin uses news story …” tweet that Lee Stranahan actually sent and given that Osborne included the original proper version in his earlier BU article, it is reasonable to conclude that his erroneous reporting is the result of a reckless disregard for the truth.

I demand retraction of and apology for all false statements published by Breitbart Unmasked concerning me and any matters related to the Kimberlin peace order.

UPDATE—The 29 August, 2013, Breitbart Unmasked article has been taken down from the BU site, but it is available on the Wayback Machine. Additionally, the entire BU site has been routinely backed up offline, and I have the original html code for the post in hand.

Prevarication Du Jour


Over at Breitbart Unmasked, Bunny Boy is running a copy of some tweets that Kimberlin introduced into evidence during today’s hearing. They supposedly prove that I posted a comment on an article at the Montgomery County Gazette.perjury1Because I denied making such a comment and could not authenticate the tweet as mine, Bunny Boy is shilling Kimberlin’s story that I perjured myself today.

Bullshit!

I couldn’t authenticate the tweet as mine, because it isn’t. It’s a retweet. The original tweet (and I presume the comment at the Gazette) was by Lee Stranahan.Stranahan201308281627ZI took me all of two minutes to find that original tweet via Google.

Did I mention that Brett Kimberlin is a liar?

UPDATE—I’m turning off comments to prevent inadvertent education of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin.