It was eleven years ago this week that Brett Kimberlin’s campaign of cyberharassment expanded to include Stacy McCain as well as Aaron Walker. Eleven years ago today, Kimberlin’s PR site Breitbart Unmasked ran a series of five posts filled with lies about both Stacy and Aaron trying to frame a narrative to support Kimberlin’s attempt at brass knuckles reputation management. One of the posts ended with these words.
The story is being ginned up to gain a major news organization to follow it. The right wingers have been tweeting every minute for the last week trying to gin up interest in Brett Kimberlin who they have vowed to destroy. So this is just another ploy to gain more interest, and of course be able to claim that they are all being attacked and silenced by liberals, which is a common refrain from right wing extremists who feel they are not being allowed to have a voice, and that others, including liberals, are working hard to suppress their free speech rights.
I am sure we will hear more of this story as it goes on.
We have hears quite a bit about the Saga of Team Kimberlin, and I’m not done with them yet.
Oh, and about Kimberlin’s reputation: He’s still the Speedway Bomber.
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.
Here’s a golden oldie—There’s been a suggestion that the Streisand Effect should be renamed the Kimberlin Effect, but I disagree. Barbara Streisand had the good sense to drop things when the publicity surrounding her attempt to get a picture of her Malibu house suppressed backfired. The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin keeps digging. The Kimberlin Effect is the Streisand Effect on steroids and turned up past 11.