Tag: Erick Erickson

Red Faces At RedState (Cliff Kincaid)

Red Faces At RedState – Cliff Kincaid


The publication Politico still won’t admit it, but evidence shows that it fabricated a story about Ben Carson and the West Point scholarship he was offered. Politico says it “stands by its reporting” when it changed the headline and content of the story. This is one of the most dishonest cases of media bias we have ever seen.

The Politico headline went from “Ben Carson Admits Fabricating West Point Scholarship,” which was false, to “Carson claimed West Point ‘scholarship’ but never applied,” which is true but not news. Carson never claimed he applied. For Politico, the incident will go down in media history as a classic case of a false report being redone in such a way as to attempt to conceal the falsity of the original piece.

A post at Free Republic called the reporter, Kyle Cheney of Politico, a “graduate cum laude of the Dan Rather school of journalism.” But perhaps some of Politico’s editors were in on the deception. Only an apology followed by a full investigation will determine this.

At the same time, it’s important to go back and see how conservatives at such outlets as RedState were duped. “Certainly we all got burned by Politico on Friday,” said RedState writer Leon H. Wolf, a reference to the false Politico story about Carson “fabricating” the offer of a scholarship.

But only those people who accept Politico as Gospel got burned. One of them was RedState’s “Dear Leader” Erick Erickson, who thinks he is a mover and shaker in the Republican Party and is planning to create a multimedia empire with himself at its core.

RedState is the conservative media group which hosts the RedState Gathering, a forum that is supposed to determine who is and who is not a legitimate conservative candidate. Next year’s event is in Denver, Colorado.

Erickson, a Fox News contributor, disinvited Donald Trump to this year’s affair because he had said some nasty things about his colleague, Megyn Kelly, of Fox News. He didn’t invite Ben Carson at all.

For Erickson, the Politico story about the scholarship must have seemed like a perfect opportunity to destroy Carson. Lifting directly from the erroneous Politico headline and story, Erickson wrote that the Carson campaign was “admitting” a fabrication. Erickson predicted it was the beginning of the end of the Carson for president campaign.

Linking to the Politico story, he claimed “the media just drew serious blood.”

In the end, Erickson’s blood was all over the floor of RedState. It was a self-inflicted wound.

In much the same way that Politico rewrote the story and changed its headline, Erickson subsequently rewrote his story, putting lines through inaccurate statements he had made in his previous comments.

RedState managing editor Leon H. Wolf admitted as much in a story under the RedState headline, “Politico Outright Lies about Ben Carson.” But RedState had accepted and publicized the lies.

In his clarification, Erickson conceded, “The Politico’s representation of that [the scholarship] is demonstrably false and is not something Carson claimed.” It’s too bad Erickson didn’t read the Politico story before accepting its headline as true. As we noted, the allegation that Carson “fabricated” the offer of a scholarship was not backed up by facts in the story itself.

So why did Erickson swallow the phony story in the first place? Either he didn’t read the story and didn’t understand the facts were not what Politico claimed, or he jumped to conclusions based on what he thought he had read or wanted to be true. The latter means that he was looking for a way to force Carson from the Republican field for president. Either way, Erickson comes out of this looking like a total buffoon. So does his sidekick, Leon H. Wolf.

In fairness, Erickson took the bait like many others. But Erickson is supposed to be more sophisticated than that.

Politico on October 5 had referred to Erickson as the “influential conservative radio host and RedState editor” who was announcing that he was leaving the RedState website by the end of the year to focus on his radio career.

Erickson apparently thinks he’s so great that he’s going to become another Rush Limbaugh. Indeed, he sometimes substitutes for Rush Limbaugh. He has announced that he has a “vision” of “blending radio, the internet, and conservative activism.”

The flattering press clippings must have gotten to him, such as the magazine cover story about “The uncompromising conservatism of Erick Erickson.” It would be nice for his brand of conservatism to include a commitment to reporting the facts.

Erickson seems to think of himself as a major power broker in the Republican Party. But his ambitions are in the gutter as he attempts to recover from his smears of Ben Carson, garnered from a fraudulent story in Politico.

Politico owes Carson an apology, and so does Erickson.



Quick Reminder To Erick Erickson: Don’t Poke The Mama Grizzly

Palin Fires Back At Erickson After ‘You’ve Been Busted Apology’ – Big Journalism


Originally posted to Sarah Palin’s facebook page:

Erick Erickson,

Today a friend forwarded your apology for mocking my family – again – and in answer to your point, yes, I do remember people taking repeated potshots at my family, friends, and supporters (many of whom politely pointed out to you and your staffers that the sleazy photoshopped picture you ran of me was indeed fake, but were dismissed and mocked repeatedly for doing so.) Also, in your summary of our interactions, you forgot to mention things like your public comparison of me to L. Ron Hubbard (and not in a way that would make Tom Cruise proud). Apparently you’ve forgotten your other indiscretions, including elevating your staffer, Mr. Wolf, who has been trashing my daughter and entire family on Twitter for days now. Adult males like y’all are just delightful to work with in that GOP machine. Since your man there appears to be your go-to-guy when you want to diss me or my family, try telling him that your organization’s gleeful perpetuation of your problems involving taking unwarranted shots at various conservatives makes it almost silly to take seriously your after-you’ve-been-busted apologies. But thanks for suggesting one anyway today; it’s accepted.

And since we’re clearing the air here, you need to make peace with Mr. Trump and Dr. Carson, whom you also delight in besmirching. They are obviously very sharp, successful, courageous men who certainly did not draw first blood in the battles you picked with them. Do it, so we may have a strong, positive, uncensored primary to elect the strongest nominee to assure there is no “third term” for Barack Obama. And just so you know going forward, a mama grizzly is always going to defend her cubs – especially from a Wolf.

– Sarah Palin

PS: By the way, Erick, it’s August. Why don’t you chill out while Donald Trump brings 24 million people to watch Republican debates, when these debates are full of talented, well-spoken individuals advocating beautifully for our shared values?



Armstrong Williams: Erick Erickson Lied About Reason For Snubbing Ben Carson

Senior Ben Carson Adviser On Red State Snub: This ‘Smear And Outright Lie’ Will Not Stand – Big Government


GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s long-time business manager and friend told Breitbart News that Erick Erickson lied about his reasoning for not inviting Carson to the RedState event in Atlanta over the weekend.

RedState is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salem Communications, although overseen by Erickson – who is a Fox News Contributor. Salem Communications radio host Hugh Hewitt will be co-hosting the next GOP primary debate in California at the Reagan Library.

Erickson told the Washington Examiner he did not invite Carson because he allegedly saw Carson speak at a veteran’s event where Erickson is saying Carson only talked about himself and President Obama.

“I was at two different events for military non-profits in the last year,” Erickson stated. “They were non-profits that had asked Dr. Carson to speak about military veterans and the work he did with the disabled and both times he spent the entire time talking about himself and his battle with the president and it just struck me wrong. And when we were putting together a list of RedState speakers we had a limited selection and I chose not to put Dr. Carson on the list unless the other spots didn’t fill up. The other spots filled up so I didn’t ask him. I was impressed with his debate performance the other night and his closing statement but I just, it left a bad taste in my mouth. Here’s someone that’s supposed to speak on disabled veterans, [speaking] on himself so that’s why I didn’t do it.”

A long time confidant of Carson charged that Erickson is not telling the truth.

Contacted in London, where he has traveled on business, Armstrong Williams, Dr. Carson’s longtime business manager and confidant said, “This is an outrage. When I heard what Erick Erickson said about his justification for not inviting Dr. Carson, I immediately thought it was a smear and outright lie. I dare Erick Erickson to show transcripts where Dr. Ben Carson appears in front of two groups of veterans and speaks solely about himself and President Obama. On the occasions when Dr. Carson uses stories from his personal narrative, it is to illustrate how one can overcome difficult situations. Dr. Carson took time away from his busy campaign schedule in the state of Iowa to emphatically communicate his grave disappointment with Erickson and perplexed to understand his true hidden agenda. Dr. Carson holds our troops and veterans in the highest esteem, and would never give a speech to a group of them without specifically addressing their concerns.”

“What’s more, you would think that the RedState audience would want to hear from someone like Dr. Carson because he has taken on President Obama directly while some of his opponents in the Republican primary have been on the sidelines for the past eight years,” Williams added. “I don’t know what Erickson’s motivations are – but there is something here far deeper than he didn’t like what he heard at two speeches.”

It appears Williams is correct about Erickson pushing his own agenda. In a previous interview, Erickson labeled himself an “activist” rather than a “reporter” and previously said on Carson, “I don’t see a rationale for his candidacy.”

“I’m certainly in the media. I guess you could say I’m a journalist, as long as you don’t make that a synonym with ‘reporter,’” Erickson stated. “Analyst, pundit, commentator – however you see that. At heart, I still feel like I’m an activist.”

Erickson did not respond to a request for comment when Breitbart News sent him Williams’ quote on Sunday evening.

In addition to Carson, Erickson did not invite former Sen. Rick Santorum, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Gov. John Kasich (R-OH). Erickson also disinvited GOP frontrunner Donald Trump at the 11th hour, as Trump was about to appear at the event.



As usual, Smitty at The Other McCain is correct

Discourteous cur indeed!

One can defend Trump’s anti-Political Correctness stance. Political Correctness is just a variation on the theme of authoritarianism. And American irreverence is something this blog holds very, very dear. Irreverence is the spice of liberty.

But that’s not the same thing as boorishness. Hating aristocracy and the decadence it implies is not barbarism. Just because we’re not kissing Her Majesty’s ring doesn’t mean we’re embracing the sort of crudeness that doesn’t pass muster in church. That irreverence is like spice in the food: a little dab’ll do ya. And it’s hard to remove. So, less is more.

Trump seems the same sort of triumph of style over substance that Barack Obama himself has proven to be. Where are Trump’s substantive policy ideas? The Donald sure appears to be a provocateur, operating in GOP territory and saying outlandish things so that the Democrat base can say: “See? Look what those conservatives tolerate.”

No. Donald: it’s not too late to grow up. You’ve been an affluent, spoiled, vaguely teenage lout for many decades. We need a President, not Sideshow Donald.

Meet the man the Left hates most

At least that is what Stacy McCain thinks Brandon Darby may well be. Stacy posts an interview with Darby, and offers some background on the man

(If Brandon Darby isn’t No. 1 on the radical Left’s hate list, it’s only because they hate so many people they can’t keep track anymore. In 2008, Darby worked undercover with the FBI to foil a planned domestic terrorist attack on the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis. Since then, Darby has become a columnist for Breitbart.com, whose courage was praised by the late Andrew Breitbart, and who spoke movingly of his friendship with Andrew at a March memorial service. In recent weeks, Darby has been paying close attention to the story surrounding Brett Kimberlin, Neal Rauhauser and the harassment of conservatives. He agreed to the following e-mail interview about the story. — RSM)

Undercover work for the FBI is very serious stuff, the ind of stuff that puts your life at risk. Kudos to Darby for having the guts for that. So what does a man like Darby think about the Brett Kimberlin mess?

1. How long have you been following the Brett Kimberlin story, and how did you become interested in it?

The Kimberlin/Rauhuaser issue isn’t unique to Kimberlin and Rauhuaser. The details and specifics are, but the gist of it is prevalent in the American Left. The gist is that the people we call “far Left crazies” are actually very well organized and calculated and they operate on behalf of, with the support of, and to the benefit of more mainstream and moderate left-of-center political players.
My interest in this particular issue came up because I began to realize that they acted like bullies. They exhibited a tendency to go after people who were quite innocent of anything other than simply voicing their political concerns and addressing what seemed to be a criminal enterprise operating with mainstream Democratic Party funding and interests.
People I cared for like Mandy Nagy have been being harassed by this network for a long time. My only regret is that I didn’t start taking arrows for my friends on this sooner.

I will give you one last taste, but go read the entire interview

4. A lot of people are focused on the SWATting aspect of this story: First, Mike Stack, then Patterico, then Erick Erickson, and now Aaron Walker. How much do we definitely know about who is behind these dangerous hoaxes and why they’re happening?

It seems to me that the issue is simply this: There exists a group or loosely affiliated entity that receives funding through a front group nonprofit from mainstream left-of-center interests. That group defends the mainstream interests by engaging in campaigns of deception and destruction. They utilize blackhat Anonymous hackers, fake personas, lawfare, and engage in deep intel operations and attention shifting against their funders foes. Some in the Right blogosphere began to catch on, and consequently they were SWATed. Others began to catch on, and they were SWATed. Then the story received more attention than the dirty tricks entity wanted to receive.

Understand this, when the Left says by any means necessary, they mean it. Their ideology is their religion, and anyone who dares oppose that religion is targeted for Leftist Jihad.

Breaking News! Aaron Walker SWATted? UPDATED more details emerge

Bob Belvedere has the scoop

All we have is Aaron’s Tweet so far [tip of the fedora to Stacy McCain]:

Aaron Worthing ‏@AaronWorthing 6m

BREAKING NEWS: tonight I was swatted. More details to come.

More when I get it.

[This post will remain at the top of this column until further notice]

UPDATED at 1935…

The latest Tweet from Aaron:

Aaron Worthing ‏@AaronWorthing

My wife and I are safe. Will be more details when I can provide it. Wife was very upset dealing with her.

UPDATE at 2011…

-Twitchy is on the story and updating here.

-From Joe Brooks:

Brett Kimberlin ally makes blind threat on his website (no safe link available):

“And speaking of fun… I’m told that we have something coming up in the future ourselves that will be killer diller! Hot stuff. Hubba hubba! And I ain’t kidding. I haven’t even been told who it is yet, and already I’m looking forward to it. “

More details coming soon.


UPDATE at 2017…

From Patterico:

No joke. It happened around 6 p.m. Eastern. I briefly talked with one of the police officers at the scene, who confirmed that someone had called saying he had shot his wife, and sent officers to Aaron’s address.

He also reports the police has machine guns at the ready.

UPDATE at 2037…

The latest Tweet from Dustin:

Dustin ‏@Dust92

Spoke with Aaron. He’s OK. He’ll put a post up tonight, but it’ll be a bit.

Expect more Updates.

Bob has more, as does Stacy McCain It looks as if some miscreants are up to their same old games, and Stacy notes that this comes right on the heels of a legal victory for Walker

At a hearing this morning in Rockville, Maryland, a Montgomery County Circuit Court granted an emergency motion on behalf of attorney/blogger Aaron Walker. The effect of the ruling will permit Walker to resume writing and speaking about convicted terrorist bomber Brett Kimberln.

Judge Nelson W. Rupp Jr. presided over today’s hearing, with attorneyReginald W. Bours III representing Walker, who did not attend the hearing at Judicial Center in Rockville. In a brief telephone interview, Walker said that Kimberlin filed a counter-motion that did not address the First Amendment legal issues at stake, but rather “made a bunch of new accusations” against Walker.

It is important to note that Judge Rupp’s ruling only temporarily permits Walker to speak and write about Kimberlin, pending a July 5 hearing in Maryland state appeals court. Walker is appealing a May 29 ruling by Montgomery County District Court Judge C.J. Vaughey that granted a peace order sought by Kimberlin against Walker.

Walker said he plans to file a report on today’s hearing at his blog, Allergic to Bull. A Virginia attorney, Walker has become the center of national attention since May 17, when he published a 28,000-word blog post entitled, “How Brett Kimberlin Tried to Frame Me for a Crime (And How You Can Help!).” Walker’s post highlighted Kimberlin’s long-running efforts harass and intimidate bloggers who had written about Kimberlin’s criminal history.

Go read the rest. The Kimberlin/Rauhauser/SWATting story has  twist after twist, after twist.

UPDATE! Lee Stranahan at Breitbart has more

Breitbart News contacted the Prince William County, Virginia police department to confirm the swatting. A dispatcher affirmed that police were called to the home of Mr. Walker based on a fraudulent 911 call. The individual did not take the call and could not disclose any details of the call’s content but immediately confirmed that Mr. Walker had been swatted. 

The swatting occurred hours after Walker’s hearing. A judge had modified a previous ruling that prohibited Mr. Walker from exercising his right to free speech. 

Walker told Breitbart News that he was home with his wife this evening at approximately 6:00pm when there was a “pretty insistent” knock at his door. Walker answered to find about six police cars in the street and two officers taking positions against the wall with M4 rifles. Since he was aware of the previous swattings of Patrick “Patterico” Frey, Erick Erickson, and Mike Stack, Mr. Walker asked the police if someone had called and claimed he had killed his wife, and police confirmed that that was the case.

In a statement to Breitbart News, Walker said, “This is obviously very upsetting but my wife and I are fine. Whoever did this had the intent to put our lives in danger.”


The Daily Kos loves them some thuggery!

Supporting intimidation designed to silence free speech. It just suits the miscreants doesn’t it?

The Daily Kos has a profile of Brett Kimberlin Lord Voldemort posted. (H/T, Darth Chipmunk) It contains these words:

Kimberlin has been very effective at countering the right-wing hate spewing machine. Robert Stacey McCain (no relation but just as fascist) decided to attack him for his Activism with children for Justice. Lets just say Robert Stacey McCain is on the run these days. Erick Erickson of CNN fame got a nice little knock on the door. Seth Allen get the message as well. This is what Activists do, shutting down hate speech one individual at a time. If Brett Kimberlin can make a difference by himself, we all can.


The very latest on Brett Kimberlin, Neal Rauhauser, and their house of cards

Stacy McCain has the latest Including the increased attention Congress is paying to this war of free speech

Seventy members of the House of Representatives are reportedly prepared to unite in support of Senator Saxby Chambliss’s call for a Justice Department investigation of the “SWATtings” against Mike Stack, Patrick Frey and Erick Erickson.

Great start, even if our Justice Department is currently headed by Eric Holder.

There is also reportedly interest among Republicans in Congress about the “lawfare” aspect of the Kimberlin case, along the lines of what Ace of Spades talked about Friday: Legislation to prevent a convicted felon from using claims of “harassment” to intimidate people who are guilty of nothing but telling the truth about his criminal past.

A very good step if it can be made into law. On its face you would think it would get bi-partisan support, but, given ho wafr Leftwards Democrats have drifted….

Beginning with his lawsuit against Seth Allen in October 2010, Kimberlin and his allies have used this strategy in a number of variations. In some cases, as with Allen and Aaron Walker, legal action seemed chiefly intended to get behind the online aliases of those who were publicizing Kimberlin’s heinous history.

Allen used the pseudonyms “Socrates” and “Prespostericity,” while Walker was known as “Aaron Walker” in the blogosphere. Once the actual human beings behind those aliases were discovered — I believe the colloquial term for this is “patched” — then Kimberlin and his surrogates could mount personal attacks against these online critics. This could happen two ways: Either by using negative personal information about the critics in an effort to discredit them, or else by contacting the critics’ employer (or, in the case of Walker, their spouse’s employer) to claim that the critic was engaged in wrongful activity by blogging about Kimberlin’s criminality.

The success of Kimberlin in employing this tactic shows one reason, by the way, why using online aliases creates a vulnerability for anyone engaged in what we might call “combat blogging.” There is no such thing as a pseudonym that is totally secure. You may think that your online alias protects your private life, but if you ever get into heavy-duty blogwars — giving an antagonist a motive for wanting to know who you really are – your privacy becomes a weakness.

When I started blogging, I chose to use GatorDoug, but never his my name, I even blogged using my real name on other blogs. I never thought, at the time, if it might have legal implications, but, I think I made the right call.

Brett Kimberlin is a liar. He lies to reporters. He lies under oath in court. His apparent compulsive lying is one of the great constants of Kimberlin’s life, going back to when he was convicted of perjury as a teenager.Patterico calls attention to how blatantly Kimberlin lies:

[Kimberlin said] that he does not maintain any online presence and said he and his family have been victims of threats themselves and accused the bloggers of constructing a “false narrative” about him.
“I don’t blog, I don’t comment, I don’t tweet on any blogs at all. This is a right-wing attack on me and my organizations and it’s a smear job. It’s a swift boat action against us,” Kimberlin said.
– Arlette Saenz, ABC News, June 6

“[I]t’s part of my job to, to work on the Internet because it’s basically a social networking job and so I get Google alerts all the time mentioning my my organizations . . .”
– Brett Kimberlin, in Montgomery County court hearing vs. Aaron Walker, May 29

These two statements seem incompatible. If Kimberlin is “on the Internet” doing “a social networking job,” how is it that he never uses Twitter or writes on blogs? With whom does he network on the Internet, and how does he do it without using the most common tools for online social networking?

Pretty inane lie by Kimberlin there. He is a liar, Stacy will, I am sure be updating so check back here AND at The Other McCain

Your Blog Day of Silence

No, Ed and I did not participate, but others did, and here is a round up of what those who did had to say

Evil Blogger Lady

King Shamus

Paul Lemmen

Reaganite Republican

Nathan Martin


Donald Douglas has details on the newest attack on The Lid

Jeff Dunetz reports, “Kimberlin’s Cronies Go After The Lid” (via Memeorandum):

As I mentioned earlier this week today has been declared a national day of blogger silence/action to protect blogger freedom of speech. Since Ace suggested we use today to urge congress protect free speech the day has taken on more significance to me personally, yesterday

I was added to the attack list as the site Brietbart Unmasked which is run by Brett Kimberlin or his cronies started posting horrible internet slanders about me. Stacy McCain calls ”Breitbart Unmasked” Not Brett Kimberlin because of the claim that Kimberlin is not behind the site. If the proprietor of the site isn’t Kimberlin or one of his cronies than it must be some sort of psychic because the nameless blogger running Brietbart unmasked posted details of the Kimberlin/Mrs. McCain incident, which “The Other McCain” has never discussed in public or published.

It started Monday evening when Brooks Bayne was being attacked by always-crazy Debbie Schlussel as an anti-Semite. As regular readers of this site know it really bothers me when people are falsely accused of Jew hatred so I began to defend him. This launched a barrage of hatred from Schulssel and her followers.

Rather than debate the reasons why we disagreed about Brooks Bayne, they started tweeting links to Internet slanders, originally made about me over seven years ago. These lies included charges about me being a sexual predator, using hookers, etc.

Continue reading.

I’ve known Jeff for some time, first online, when he was still going by “Sammy Benoit,” and then later in person at CPAC 2011. Jeff has discussed his past on the blog, so whatever allegations the Kimberlin people have, they aren’t new. They’re simply smearing Jeff for standing up against a gang of criminal harassers.

Bob Belvedere has some good stuff

-Who is Martin Maher and why has Brett Kimberlin filed a Peace Order against him? Some of our folks are investigating. Tip of the fedora to Stacy McCain.

-John Hawkins’s chronicle of the misdeeds of Brett Kimberlin is a must-read and the post to show people who you’re trying to educate about this story.  Bravo, John.

-Yid With Lid fires back at his attackers [see this post for background].

-CNN’s Don Lemmon interviews Erick Erickson.

-Mark Steyn in now aware of Brett Kimberlin thanks to Michelle Malkin.  He’s listened to the audio of the Walker hearing and comments:

At a hearing in Maryland arising from Kimberlin’s “lawfare” campaign, the blogger Aaron Walker was arrested. Aside from the merits of the case, I was struck by the appalling performance of the presiding judge, one C. J. Vaughey. As is increasingly the way with our decaying justice system, there is no easily searchable court transcript, only an audio tape that a few individual bloggers have been painstakingly transcribing. Judge Vaughey comes across as a near parodic combination of bluster, ignorance and narcissism…

Over the years, I’ve faced unsympathetic judges in various courts around the world, but I can’t recall ever listening to such a stream of unjudicial drivel from the bench as that which poured from Judge Vaughey….

Damn straight.

However, the vast majority of people at National Review continue to ignore this whole story; only a few, such as Jonathan Adler, Jim Geraghty, and David French, have mentioned it.  As with The Daily Caller, NRO is a disgrace.

More to follow.

UPDATE at 2149…

-Over at The American Spectator, Stacy McCain has published an excellent report.  A highlight:

Somewhere between the time in October 2010 he threatened to sue Patrick Frey and the decision last week to make a similar threat toward Ali Akbar, Brett Kimberlin crossed a Rubicon of desperation and burned the bridge behind him. In the past three weeks, Kimberlin and his allies have escalated their deceitful war against conservative bloggers to the point that it cannot be ignored, and must now be fought to a conclusion with the entire political world watching.

Wyblog is fired up!

Perhaps National Day of Blogger Silence is a misnomer. We won’t be silenced! But we will be focused. Focused like a laser on the nefarious antics of Brett Kimberlin and his demented army of thugs. And not, as our political associates would like, on the things they care about, such as elections and fundraising.

Why? So our elected representatives will take notice of our plight, and bring the auspices of their good offices to bear on our behalf.

It’s called petitioning our government for a redress of grievances and it too is a fundamental right of all who embrace Liberty and Freedom.

Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) is standing up for our rights. So is Texas Rep. Kenny Marchant.

Thank you gentlemen. You understand the value of free speech to the foundations of our Republic.

Some of you will say, “oy vey, another blog war?” and move on. And if this was merely a war of words I’d agree. But sadly, it’s so much more.

Kimberlin’s cronies went after Ali Akbar’s mother. Even if you’re not sure where the line is, attacking momis pretty far across it.

Kimberlin uses lawfare and SLAPP lawsuits to silence his critics, because he can’t counter with facts and actual arguments. His dissembling has already resulted in blogger Aaron Walker being jailed, and enjoined from blogging for six months. Yeah, that pesky First Amendment, it doesn’t apply to mere bloggers.

Fortunately some big name lawyers have stepped up to counter Kimberlin’s jailhouse legal shenanigans. Justice will be done.

Matt at Conservative Hideout is a great American!

While I was at the day job, there were quite a few developments in the Brett Kimberlin story.  The Other McCain has a great starting point for today’s coverage…

Very busy today, awaiting developments on The Kimberlin Files. However, Da Tech Guy cleverly points out that CNN allowed Arlette Saenz of ABC to beat them on reporting this story, even though the reported SWATting of CNN on-air personality Erick Erickson was a central element of the story.

For that matter, CNN contributorDana Loesch is well-informed about the Kimberlin story, and could put CNN’s reporters in direct contact with many others who are involved. But maybe the executives at CNN would rather continue being No. 3 in cable news ratings, and let their competitors scoop them on such an important story, because they are more interested in playing politics than reporting the actual news.

And they wonder why no one is watching?

Here is an excerpt from the ABC News Story…

A number of conservative bloggers allege they have been targeted through the use of harassment tactics such as SWAT-ting (fooling 911 operators into sending emergency teams to their homes), in retaliation for posts they have written, and now Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., has stepped into the matter. He has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to investigate the SWAT-ting cases to see if federal laws have been violated.

“I am writing with concern regarding recent reports that several members of the community of online political commentators have been targeted with harassing and frightening actions. Any potentially criminal action that incites fear, seeks to silence a dissenting opinion, and collaterally wastes the resources of law enforcement should be given close scrutiny at all levels,” Chambliss wrote in the letter. “

Regardless of any potential political differences that may exist, threats and intimidation have no place in our national political discourse. Those who choose to enter into that political discourse should not have to worry about potential threats to their or their family’s safety,” Chambliss continued. “While I am certain that local law enforcement is reviewing each of these instances, I am asking you to please look into each of these cases as well to determine if any federal laws may have been violated. Future targets of SWAT-ting, whether engaged in political speech or not, may not be so fortunate as to escape physical harm.”

Adrienne also points out that the story hit the from page of Yahoo News, as they are in a cooperative venture with ABC.

Michelle Malkin

Who will protect the freedom to blog?
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2012

Free speech is under fire. Online thugs are targeting bloggers (mostly conservative, but not all) who have dared to expose a convicted bomber and perjuring vexatious litigant now enjoying a comfy life as a liberally-subsidized social justice operative. Where do your elected representatives stand on this threat to our founding principles?

On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) bravely stepped forward to press this vital issue. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Sen. Chambliss decried the “harassing and frightening actions” of Internet menaces who have recently gone after several conservative new media citizen journalists and activists. (VIDEO here.)

GOP Rep. Ken Marchant of Texas also added his voice, telling Holder in a statement that he is “very afraid of the potential chilling effects that these reported actions may have in silencing individuals who would otherwise be inclined to exercise their Constitutional right to free speech.” And theAmerican Center for Law and Justice, a leading conservative free speech public interest law firm, announced it was providing legal representation to the National Bloggers Club – a new media association that has provided support and raised funds for targets of this coordinated harassment. (Full disclosure: I volunteer on the National Bloggers’ Club board of directors.)

Pirates Cove sums up why this matters TO YOU!

This is not a left or right issue. Yes, primarily Conservative bloggers have been targeted, but so have a few Liberals, including Seth Allen. You could be next, whether you are on the Left or Right, blogger or simply a commenter. There are always a few unhinged people on both sides who can, and do, engage in practices that the rest of us find abhorrent.

I am going to add one more link, to my friend Stacy McCain who has been ALL OVER this Be sure to read his post!

More on Erick Erickson’s “SWATting”

Via The Other McCain

The news reached me by phone tonight, just as I was trying to get to sleep: Someone has targeted Red State’s Erick Erickson with the same dangerous hoax that had previously been used against Patterico.

UPDATE: Erickson writes at Red State:

Last week we spent a lot of time writing about Brett Kimberlin and the incident involving blogger Patterico where someone spoofed his phone number and told 911 he had shot his wife.
Tonight, my family was sitting around the kitchen table eating dinner when sheriffs deputies pulled up in the driveway.
Someone called 911 from my address claiming there had been an accidental shooting.
It wasn’t nearly the trauma that Patterico suffered, but I guess the Erickson household is on somebody’s radar.
Luckily it was two sheriffs deputies who knew me and I had already, last week, advised the Sheriff’s Department to be on the look out for something like this.

It’s no secret that I sharply criticized Erickson during the 2012 presidential primary campaign, but last week he mentioned me in writing about the Kimberlin case, which was a gracious gesture. This situation is more important than individual personalities.

UPDATE II: Instapundit: “Really, if the goal is to keep people from writing about Brett Kimberlin, this doesn’t seem like the way to do it.”

Indeed, given that Erickson is a CNN contributor, this incident certainly should provide the mainstream media a solid reason to stop ignoring the Kimberlin case.

UPDATE III: Patterico: “Anyone else think CNN is going to talk about SWATting now?”

UPDATE IV: Now the top thread at Memeorandum.

Perhaps this is the spark that light a fire under CNN? I hope so. It would seem to me that every single person, and company that reports or comments on news should band together and stamp miscreant thugs like Kimberlin out like the diseased parasites they are!

No, I have not forgotten about Brett Kimberlin

Stacy McCain, from an “undisclosed” location, and no Brett he is not at my house, although he would certainly be welcome, reports

In the fall of 1988, when convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin was still locked up in federal prison and claiming to have sold dope to GOP vice presidential candidate Dan Quayle, every political reporter in the country wanted to write about Kimberlin. In his 1996 book, Mark Singer recounts how National Public Radio reporter Nina Totenberg spoke to Kimberlin two or three times every day in late October and early November 1988.

So why, 24 years later, are Nina Totenberg and the rest of the elite media ignoring what their old friend’s been up to lately? Tom Blumer of Newsbusters asks, “Where Is the Establishment Press?”

Leading blogger Robert Stacy McCain has decided that he and his family must leave their home and that they can’t go back; he officially describes his location as “whereabouts unknown.” On Friday, Patterico, an assistant DA by day, revealed a campaign of harassment involving “workplace complaints, publication of personal information such as home addresses and pictures of residences, bogus allegations of criminal activity, whisper campaigns, frivolous legal actions, and frivolous State Bar complaints.” Oh, and he was “SWATted” — he had his home stormed by a SWAT team, complete with a police helicopter and a spotlight. Someone pretending to be him “called the police to say I had shot my wife.” An audio expert Patterico hired concluded that “it is probable” that the hoax call was placed by a Kimberlin associate known to have tweeted a public threat against himself and his family.
Erick Erickson of RedState got “SWATted” Sunday evening; this time, “Someone called 911 (pretending to be) from my address claiming there had been an accidental shooting.”

This is a complicated story and difficult to tell. So far as I know, it started in October 2010 when Mandy Nagy of Breitbart.com published her 3,600-word article about Kimberlin. Also in 2010, Kimberlin’s associate Neal Rauhauser, a Democrat campaign consultant, was accused in the “TwitterGate” episode of targeting Tea Party activists for obscene harassment online. (Also see, “Democrat Cyber Stealth Revealed: Neal Rauhauser & Radical E-Thugs,” Patrick Read, Oct. 13, 2010.) In 2011, one of the online activists who helped push the Anthony Weiner scandal into the news, Mike Stack got “SWATted” and has subsequently pressed charges of harassment against Rauhauser.

Liberal blogger Seth Allen (@prepostericity) was critical of Kimberlin and Brad Friedman, partners in the tax-exempt non-profit Velvet Revolution. Allen was sued by Kimberlin. Allen got legal assistance from attorney Aaron Walker, who blogged under the pseudonym Aaron Worthing. Walker then became a target of Kimberlin’s harassment, with the result that both Walker and his wife lost their jobs.

This story is ongoing, and it must be kept on the front burner folks. This is not so much about Kimberlin as it is about stopping the thuggery of the Neo-Marxist Left in its tracks! And I would ask EVERY Liberal blogger out there one question. Just one, when will YOUR TURN come? When will these thugs turn on you? See I really do not care about the ideology of the blogger being harassed or bullied, or sued, or swatted. I care about stopping the far Left’s insidious and evil war of freedom of speech!

Spaekking of “swatting” Let me remind you that Erick Erickson has been targeted by that vile tactic, likely because he dared report on Kimberlin.

The story continues gaining momentum. The Sunday “SWATting” of Erickson, a CNN contributor, guarantees that this story won’t go away soon. Michelle Malkin has published a “to-do list” for those who want to put a stop to the intimidation and harassment:

The massive blogburst about convicted bomber and online terrorist ringleader Brett Kimberlin ended on Friday, but this is an ongoing legal, financial, and emotional morass for the targets. And it has now entangled new victims. It is precisely because each and every blogger, Twitter users, activist, talk show host, and podcaster is potential new prey for sicko Kimberlin and his cabal that we must all stand together.

Exactly! Strength in Numbers! We are in the same boat, we all have the same potential threat looming. Let me quote a man of unsurpassed wisdom, Benjamin Franklin, who had it right during the American Revolution. “We will hang together, or we will most certainly hang seperately!”

“Online terrorist ringleader” is a rather strong term. I prefer Jimmie Bise Jr.’s neutral objective phrase, “Lying Felon Brett Kimberlin,” but why quibble over semantics at this point?

What we have here is a remarkable news story, and the story is not about me. It’s not about Aaron Walker or Mike Stack or Seth Allen or Patrick Frey or Erick Erickson or Mandy Nagy.

This is a story about Brett Kimberlin. What is truly dumbfounding is that Kimberlin’s old media buddies like Nina Totenberg think we’re too stupid to notice them ignoring it.

Yes, it is PAST time for the main stream media, and YES, I am looking at you Fox News, to get on this!

Should I attend CPAC next year?

Well, let me weigh the pros and cons.

Donald Douglas has a good reason NOT to! I mean look at this headline ‘Sex at CPAC is Strongly Discouraged’

What? Donald explains

Look, you’re surrounded by young women at CPAC, so it’s not surprising that a lot of young conservative dudes would be looking to score, but by the looks of the buzz online yesterday, a backlash is brewing among those older and wiser. See Robert Stacy McCain, for example, “Cody’s Totally Excellent CPAC.”

Robert links to Erick Erickson, “CPAC: Not Quite Like the Media Matters Communications Room. But Still, Grow Up” (at Memeorandum as well). And also to Melissa Clouthier, who pulls no punches, CPAC: The Jersey Shore-ification of Our Young People“:

Wow! Looks like I missed it this year. I can see the point, I guess, very public displays of “affection” are not my cup of tea, and Melissa Clouthier lays down some rules for the ladies at CPAC.

1. No cleavage. That’s right. Cover that up. I say “no” in absolutist terms because women will show a tiny bit and that’s okay, but really, in a business environment where ideas are the priority, a dude thinking about your ta-tas is counter-productive.

Very good point, no doubt. I would say, though that as a guy, we are pretty much going to be thinking of Ta-Tas even without visible cleavage. Sorry, just being honest.

2. Skirts no more than three finger-widths above the knee. Why do I even have to write this? Well, because someone is allowing these girls out of the house with mini-skirts that reveal too much.

Another good point. take it from me,  guy, a very short skirt is inviting to the eyes, but, it also plants the seed, in the male mind, that the woman wearing that skirt is a girl, that, well , you know

3. Save the stilettos for Saturday night on a date with your boyfriend.

No real thoughts here, except how does a woman, or Andrew Sullivan, walk in those things?

4. Bend at the knee. No, I don’t want to see your butt.

Personally, I do not mind looking at your butt ladies, but, again, the key point here is that ultimately, a man will still be attracted to you, and will RESPECT you more if you dress more conservatively. Trust me, nothing is sexier than a woman in business attire. But, again, there is my point, in a way. Men will ALWAYS be drawn sexually to attractive women. A pretty girl is pretty, no matter what she wears. Sure, we will respect a hot woman who dresses in a less revealing fashion, more than a woman dressed like she is in a rap video. But, in the end, the male mind is, well, the male mind

I will leave you with thoughts from Douglas. Thoughts I tend to agree with. Sorry, I guess I am just a Libertarian on this in the end.

I don’t know, but I suspect that young people raised well by their parents already know this. My son for example is a young gentlemen who respects his girlfriends and hangs with a good crowd. But in four or five years, if he’s out at a CPAC-like conference, I’m not going to blame him if he’s looking for a good time — and if that means notching a bedpost, well, you only live once. Frankly, young people are looking for action, and I’d be surprised if this notion of no hitting on hotties at CPAC finds a huge audience with the hip crowd. Indeed, I think I’m with Dan Riehl on the more on the libertarian side of things. Either way, have fun, be responsible and dress nice — and most of all, keep a perspective on things. Sure the goal is marriage and family, but one doesn’t have to detour to the monastery beforehand.

Amen! Like Dan Riehl, I will SUFFER for the advancement of Conservatism

Talk about blogs coming of age. In my opinion, CPAC is about politics, not parenting. If it takes hundreds of new folks with perhaps more libertarian, than traditional, leanings to infuse a more powerful right in America, I’ll take it. And if some number of them are hotties in tube tops, I’ll find a way to endure because I love America just that much. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! ; )

Yep! Dan and I are just that damn selfless! The lengths we will go to for the cause!

The Fourth Annual RightOnline Conference: June 17-18 2011 – Featuring Michelle Malkin, Herman Cain, Andrew Breitbart, Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann, Thaddeus McCotter, S.E. Cupp And Erick Erickson

The fourth annual RightOnline Conference will bring together leaders in government, new media, and grassroots activism to provide important leadership and grassroots training, offering the tools and inspiration to more effectively impact public policy in favor of limited government and free enterprise. RightOnline has played a vital role over the past four years to help conservatives make an impact online. This year’s RightOnline conference will feature panels that provide further tools and resources to advance online activism on the Right. The areas of focus will include Online Activism 101, Advanced Online Activism, Tools and Resources, Investigative Reporting/Citizen Journalism, Public Policy Issues, and Grassroots Activism.

2011 Confirmed Speakers:

Governor Tim Pawlenty

Tim Pawlenty is a former two-term governor of Minnesota. During his two terms as Governor of Minnesota, Tim Pawlenty has used innovative and conservative leadership to balance the state’s budget, cut spending, reform health care and improve schools without raising taxes. Under his leadership, Minnesota has nation-leading health care, the highest school test scores, and a leading economy.After being elected governor in 2002, Tim kept his campaign promise and balanced the budget every year without raising taxes. In fact, Pawlenty cut taxes by nearly $800 million, moving Minnesota out of the top 10 highest taxed states – a goal of every Minnesota governor for over 30 years.

Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin is a conservative syndicated columnist, best selling author, and Fox News Channel contributor.

Andrew Breitbart

Andrew Breitbart is publisher of the news portals Breitbart.com and Breitbart.tv. In January 2009, he launched Big Hollywood, a group blog off of Breitbart.com on Hollywood and politics from the center/right perspective. He gained greater notoriety when his second blog endeavor, Big Government, broke the ACORN prostitution scandal. Breitbart launched Big Journalism in January of 2010 and his newest blog, Big Peace, launched July 4th. Andrew co-wrote the best-selling attack on celebrity culture, Hollywood, Interrupted and was the primary developer for The Huffington Post. Look for his forthcoming book tentatively titled “Righteous Indignation” next year.

Herman Cain

He became the regional vice president of Pillsbury’s Burger King division.. Herman was assigned to lead a low performing region of 450 of their restaurants. Within three years, it became the best performing region in the company. He then became the President and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, a company that was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. In just 14 months, Herman returned Godfather’s to profitability and he led his management team to a buyout of the company.In 1994, as head of the National Restaurant Association, where he gained national fame by challenging President Clinton on his “ClintonCare” plan. He is now a syndicated radio show host and columnist.

Senator Mike Lee

Elected in 2010 as Utah’s 16th Senator, Mike Lee has spent his career defending the basic liberties of Americans and Utahns as a tireless advocate for our founding constitutional principles. Lee is a member of the Judiciary Committee, and serves as ranking Member of the Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee protecting business competition and personal freedom. He also oversees issues critical to Utah as the top Republican on the Water and Power Subcommittee of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He serves on the Foreign Relations Committee and the Joint Economic Committee, as well.

Representative Michele Bachmann

Elected in 2006, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is the first Republican woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota. From the beginning, Congresswoman Bachmann has demonstrated bold reform, pushing to fix Washington’s broken ways. Every day she puts her constitutional conservative values to work as she represents the people of Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District, a district which contains parts of six counties, stretching from Stillwater past St. Cloud, including suburbs of the Twin Cities.

Congresswoman Bachmann is a leading advocate for tax reform, a staunch opponent of wasteful government spending, and a strong proponent of adherence to the Constitution, as intended by the Founding Fathers. She believes government has grown exponentially, with ObamaCare being the most recent example of its uninhibited growth. Congresswoman Bachmann wants government to make the kind of serious spending decisions that many families and small businesses have been forced to make. She is a champion of free markets and she believes in the vitality of the family as the first unit of government.

Representative John Kline

Congressman John Kline was elected to represent the suburbs and rural counties south of Minnesota’s Twin Cities (the Second District) in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002, and was re-elected to a fourth term in 2008. During this time, John has established himself as one of Congress’s foremost experts on defense and veterans issues, a conservative voice on tax and budget policy, an advocate for education, and a champion for helping America become more energy independent.

Representative Marsha Blackburn

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn’s reputation for focusing on individual freedom and free enterprise boosted her from the Tennessee Senate to the U.S. House of Representatives. Blackburn was first elected to represent Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District in 2002, quickly becoming a leader in Congress and a leading voice advocating for a small, efficient federal government that is accountable to its citizens. Blackburn serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee where she is vice-chair of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade (CMT). As CMT vice-chair, she also sits on the Subcommittee on Oversight. Blackburn serves on two other critical Energy and Commerce Subcommittess: Health and Communications and Technology.

Representative Thaddeus McCotter

Thaddeus McCotter was first elected to Congress in 2002 to represent the citizens of Western Oakland and Western Wayne Counties. He has focused his efforts on preserving and promoting manufacturing and small businesses, because he knows they form the back bone of our community’s economy. He has steadfastly supported winning the War for Freedom and increasing our homeland security; tirelessly fought to reduce taxes and the size and scope of government; aHe has served as Chairman of the Republican House Policy Committee and is currently a member of the Financial Services committee.

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli

Ken Cuccinelli is currently serving as the Attorney General for the State of Virgina. He has risen to national prominence by taking ObamaCare head on, challenging its constitutionality in federal court. Previous to being elected Attorney General, he served in the Virginia State Senate for seven years.

Representative Tim Huelskamp

Congressman Tim Huelskamp was elected to his first term as a United States Representative in November 2010. In the 112th Congress he represents Kansas’ First Congressional District, known as the “Big First.” His committee assignments include Agriculture, Budget, and Veterans.Congressman Huelskamp was born near and raised on the family farm in Fowler, Kansas. Pioneered by his grandparents Martin and Clara in 1926, the farm operation includes raising corn, cattle, wheat, milo, soybeans and kids. There he learned the value of hard work and personal responsibility.

S.E. Cupp

S.E. is a political columnist and culture critic. She has a regular online column at the New York Daily News, and a regular feature at The Daily Caller. She is a contributing editor at Townhall magazine, and a regular contributor to Politico’s “Arena.” She has been published in the Washington Post, Newsmax, Slate, Human Events, American Spectator, Townhall, FOXNews.com, Sports Illustrated online, Maxim online, NASCAR.com, FrontPage, Detroit Free Press and others.

Erick Erickson

Erick Erickson serves as a contributor and conservative political analyst on CNN’s John King, USA. In addition to serving as a CNN contributor, Erickson is the Editor-in-Chief of RedState.com, a property of Eagle Publishing, Inc. Under Erickson’s leadership, RedState has become the preeminent right of center community online and is the most widely read right-of-center blog on Capitol Hill. Prior to leading RedState, Erickson practiced law for six year and managed a number of political campaigns.

John Fund

John Fund writes the weekly “On the Trail” column for OpinionJournal.com. He is author of “Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy” (Encounter, 2004).

Guy Benson

Guy Benson is the Political Editor of Townhall.com and America’s youngest top-market political talk show host. His writing appears on Townhall.com’s Tip Sheet Blog, and his radio program is heard weekly on Chicago’s AM 560 WINDand AM 1260 WRC in Washington, DC. He is a contributor to National Review Online’s “blog row” and Andrew Breitbart’s Big Hollywood, Big Government, and Big Journalism blogs.

Ed Morrissey

Ed Morrissey is a conservative blogger, columnist, and talk show host. He wrote his original blog, “Captain’s Quarters”, from October 2003 to February 2008. He now works full-time as a blogger for HotAir.com and writes a column for The Week.

Ann McElhinney

Ann McElhinney is a documentary film director and producer. In 2008 she produced and directed Not Evil Just Wrong a film which examines the devastating consequences of the global warming hysteria. The film highlights the tragic consequences of the first triumph of the environmental movement, the ban on DDT, which has needlessly resulted in the deaths of more than 40 million children and adults in the developing world.

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Being MSNBS’s top-rated talk host is kinda like

Being the smartest kid on the short bus isn’t it? The Left is wailing and gnashing their teeth over Olby’s departure. Donald Douglas notes, and mocks their whining over MSNBS parting ways with their “top-rated host because, in their view, he dared to speak the truth.

Yeah, Keith Olbermann was out at MSNBC because he wanted more money, that damned capitalist pig. All those years of progressive rants topped off with pure hypocrisy. It’s too good, really.

But by the looks of the progressive reaction across the web, Obermann’s departure was the biggest conspiracy since “Bush died and people lied.” (More on that here.) Moonbattery has the roundup of heads exploding on Twitter. But pea-brained progressive Green Eagle ups the ante, hilariously,Goodbye Keith“:

HA! He left over money! How could Olby, a good Progressive depart over greed? That must chafe the Lefties. But, what i really enjoy is hearing that they are crying CONSPIRACY! Because EVERYTHING is about stifling their dissent, at least in their minds!

Well, here’s the reality of press suppression in this country: MSNBC just fired their top-rated broadcaster. And make no mistake about the reason: it was solely because he dared to tell the truth in public. And if you think Rachel, Ed Schultz, and that clown O’Donnell don’t get the message, you really are fooling yourself. If Keith is expendable they all are. It is apparently tolerable for CNN to employ the right wing hatemonger and professional liar Erick Erickson. But being a moderate liberal is too much for this country to allow anyone a public voice.

But of course, whoever owns these networks has the right to fire anyone they want, right? And thanks to the sainted Ronald Reagan, no one owns the media anymore but the rich. How many times have you heard decisions like this justified by claims that “it’s just business” or that it’s all about profits and not about the person’s political views at all? Well, I’d like someone to explain to me how it’s all about profits when a network fires its most highly rated star.

This is not a minor moment in our history as a nation. It is a major legitimation of the right to stifle dissent. It is a giant step toward fascism; and I am not using the term figuratively. When it becomes acceptable for the rich and powerful to stifle dissent, totalitarianism is on the way.

Sorry but I love this, the Leftnuts carping about their imagined WAR ON LEFTIST DISSENT! That is rich coming from people pushing for The Fairness Doctrine isn’t it? That is rich coming from the Left, who are currently doing their damnedest to blame “Right-Wing Vitriol” for the Tuscon shootings. This is rich coming from the same types of cretins who pushed speech codes on college campuses. And this is ESPECIALLY odd coming from those who often celebrate Castro and Chavez, and who likely own an assortment of Che T-shirts!

Welcome to Namby Pamby Land!

Are we really getting this wussified in America? Seriously

The knee-jerk PC continues to get comically out of hand:

CNN’s John King: “Before we go to break, I want to make a quick point. We were having a discussion about the Chicago mayoral race. My friend Andy Shaw used the term ‘in the crosshairs’ in talking about the candidates. We’re trying, we’re trying to get away from that language. Andy is a good friend, he’s covered politics for a long time, but we’re trying to get away from that kind of language.”

Video of John King apologizing as if his guest had just denied the holocaust or used a racial slur is here.

This is a possible consequence of the Left and the media screaming about vitriol and violent rhetoric. How long till we start spelling words? Come on America!

*VIDEOS* Various Conservative Authors Discuss Obama, Leftists, And The Past, Present And Possible Future Of America

Crimes Against Liberty: An Indictment Of President Barack Obama – By David Limbaugh

Political commentator and syndicated columnist, David Limbaugh presents his criticisms of President Obama and his administration. Mr. Limbaugh argues that the current administration is encroaching upon individuals rights. David Limbaugh discusses his book on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, where he takes national phone calls.

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Control Freaks: 7 Ways Liberals Plan To Ruin Your Life – By Terence Jeffrey

Terence Jeffrey, editor-in-chief of CNSNews.com, contends that the Obama administration is interested in an unlimited government that restricts political speech, is interested in a federally controlled economy, and makes decisions on individual’s retirement. Mr. Jeffrey presents his arguments against the current administration at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC.

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Red State Uprising: How To Take Back America – By Erick Erickson

Erick Erickson, editor of the conservative blog, Redstate.com, presents his thoughts on how to redefine the Republican Party. Mr. Erickson opines on ways to shrink the size of government, what he believes constitutes a Republican candidate, and why he thinks Republicans are as culpable as Democrats for the current size and cost of the American government. Erick Erickson co-wrote “Red State Uprising” with Lewis Uhler, founder and president of the National Tax Limitation Committee. Mr. Erickson discusses his book at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC.

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Nullification: How To Resist Federal Tyranny In The 21st Century – By Thomas Woods

Thomas Woods examines the legal theory of nullification, the belief that a state has the ability to void a federal law it deems unconstitutional, and presents his thoughts on how the theory could be used to repeal recently passed legislation by the Obama administration. The author contends that states play a vital role in placing constraints on the power of the federal government. Thomas Woods presents his book at the Fargo Air Museum in Fargo, North Dakota.

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Obama Zombies: How The Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation – By Jason Mattera

Washington Times and National Review writer makes the case that the liberal media brainwashed those under the age of 30 into voting for President Obama. He contends that electronic and internet media, as well as liberal academia, always side with Democrats in policy debates, even though conservative values are more in line with the individualist desires of youth.

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The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War On America – By Pamela Geller & Robert Spencer

Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer argue that the Obama administration is interested in destroying the free market, placing limits on free speech, and putting international over domestic interests. The authors present their thoughts on President Obama’s planned and recently passed legislation and how conservatives can counter what they deem are attacks on American freedoms. Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer discuss their book at Book Review bookstore in Huntington, New York.

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The Grand Jihad: How Islam And The Left Sabotage America – By Andrew C. McCarthy

Author of “Willful Blindness: A Memoir of Jihad” and former federal prosecutor in NYC argues that both the the U.S. Government and the Left actively suppress the jihadist ideology that he claims dictates that they conquer America.

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Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media’s Attack On Christianity – By S.E. Cupp

The New York Daily News columnist tries to hold the liberal left and liberal media accountable for what she says is an assault on religion and the nation’s heritage. The event is at the National Press Club in Washington.

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The Manchurian President: Barack Obama’s Ties To Communists, Socialists And Other Anti-American Extremists – By Aaron Klein

Aaron Klein discusses ties he says President Obama has to fringe organizations and extremists. He appears here on G. Gordon Liddy’s radio program. Mr. Klein is senior investigative reporter and Jerusalem bureau chief for WorldNet-Daily.com. He’s also a columnist for Jewish Press, host of weekly radio talk show for New York’s WABC and author of two previous books, including Schmoozing with Terrorists.

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To Save America: Stopping Obama’s Secular-Socialist Machine – By Newt Gingrich

The former Speaker’s assessment of the Obama administration’s performance thus far and his plan to stop what he calls a socialist agenda.

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