Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin and the Truth

Mark Singer’s book Citizen K:The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin is full of interesting insights into the TDPK. On page 327, Mr. Singer reflects on an exchange in which TDPK tried to convince him that a reports printed in the Indianapolis News and the Chicago Reader were mistaken.

The notion of Kimberlin admonishing anybody not to lie both amused and galvanized me; I had no choice but to retrieve from storage the transcript of Sandi’s testimony. On pages 4532 and 4561, I located the colloquy that confirmed what the Chicago Reader and the Indianapolis News had reported. Confronting the naked evidence of this particular deception left me feeling momentarily deflated, if not downright insulted. Did Kimberlin think I was stupid? Getting an appointment at the federal archive proved a mild inconvenience, transcript copies cost fifty cents a page, and I had to hire someone in Chicago to go to the archive and pick up the pages—but I’d had tougher days at the office. Did he think I was lazy?

Written records are often not TDPK’s friends.

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