Mark Singer spent four years researching Brett Kimberlin while writing Citizen K. One of his conclusions was that Kimberlin exploited the tiniest perceived crack in the details of a story in order to spin things his way. On page 323, Singer reviews Kimberlin’s defense during his third bombing trial.
[I]t was those flaws that empowered Brett Kimberlin to obscure the truth. He did his cleverest work in the interstices, and I spent months wandering through his disclaimers and prevarications before deciding, finally, that this was a case of homework, along with truth, being eaten by the dog, pissed on by the cat, and buried in the backyard. In Kimberlin’s case, the scenario was: I didn’t do the bombings; my brother Scott did, or else his friend Scott, or maybe my brother’s friend Joe. Besides, it wasn’t really bombings that put me in prison, but a right-wing political conspiracy. The government is corrupt, and I’ve always been a prisoner of war. If the eyewitness, Lynn Coleman, lied, then everybody else is a perjurer. If hypnosis witnesses were impeachable, the entire case is a dishonest confection.
When Kimberlin delivered a similarly sanctimonious oration at his sentencing hearing, he apparently believed in his innocence. At the end of the day, I decidedly did not.
Mark Singer isn’t the only person who sees Brett Kimberlin as someone estranged from the truth. TDPK is suing four codefendants and me in a Maryland state court for a million bucks because we have written truthful things about him. He’s also suing 20+ codefendants and me in federal court alleging that we formed a racketeering enterprise to defame him. You can help us fight back against this attack on our First Amendment rights. Go to BomberSues Bloggers to find out how.