Brett Kimberlin thought he could use a campaign of pro se lawsuits to harass his critic and shutdown unfavorable Internet discussion of his past and ongoing activities. The blogosphere responded with Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day, and several bloggers took up continuing coverage fo Kimberlin’s lawfare. Here’s a post from eight years ago today which was Blogburst D+7.
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The Kimbelin blogburst was a week ago today. Mr. Kimberlin may feel as if he’s one up with his good luck in court on Tuesday, but I’m still betting on the good guys (and gals) winning in the end.
Stay tuned. The truth is out there.
UPDATE—Glenn Reynolds asks, “How’s that ‘brass-knuckles reputation management’ working’ out for ya?” And he posts a screenshot of the first page of a Google search on Brett Kimberlin. When I did a such a search earlier this morning, the first remotely favorable return was on the second page. It was an old post alleging that he had been held as a political prisoner because of his claims of being Dan Quayle’s dope connection.
Someone should have given Mr. Kimberlin better advice about trying to pick on bloggers. To paraphrase Rick Blaine’s advice to Major Steiner: Well there are certain sections of the Internet, Mr. Kimberlin, that I wouldn’t advise you to try to invade.
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Kimberlin should have read this blog’s tagline and taken it as advice—Never pick a fight with a man who buys pixels by the terabyte.