The TKPOTD for eight years ago today dealt with a recurring theme in the false narrative Brett Kimberlin is still trying to spin in support of his present case in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals trying to overturn some of his Speedway Bombing convictions.
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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 [expired link. Thank you to everyone who support my codefendants and me!] to find out how.
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Watch is space for coverage of Kimberlin’s appeal.