Skip to comments.Free speech blogburst: Show solidarity for targeted conservative bloggers
Posted on 05/23/2012 9:54:20 AM PDT by Theo
Over the past eight years that Ive been blogging and operating Internet media companies, Ive witnessed or experienced firsthand some of the most unhinged behavior against conservatives from individual harassment and intimidation, to e-mail bombs and e-mail hackings, to troll infestations, distributed denial of service attacks, coordinated spam block attacks, and death threats.
Over the past twenty years that Ive worked in daily opinion journalism, written books, and traveled across the country speaking in every type of venue, Ive always believed that the most effective response to attempted censorship of conservatives is more speech, not less. More. Louder. Bolder.
For conservatives online, it is also a time-tested truism that there is great strength in numbers. When bloggers, activists, video content creators, and Twitter users on the Right unite behind common principles fighting jihadi propaganda, exposing corruption, calling out media bias, following the progressive money trail, holding the Republican Partys feet to the fire, etc. we can accomplish uncommon things.
Over the past year, Aaron Walker (who blogged as Aaron Worthing), Patterico, Liberty Chick, and now Stacy McCain have been targeted by convicted Speedway bomber Brett Kimberlin because they dared to mention his criminal past or assisted others who did. The late Andrew Breitbart warned about Kimberlin and company.
I have spoken directly with both Patterico and Aaron about their ongoing battles.
The mainstream press, not just the conservative blogosphere, needs to hear and report their stories.
(Excerpt) Read more at michellemalkin.com ...
"I will join and I hope you will find a way to spread word about this horrifying saga, too (it gets worse, believe me). The targeted victims past, present, and future will need not only media support, but sustained financial support. A few good and brave philanthropists could come in handy right about now. Send me an email if you can help."
"Telling the truth on the Internet shouldnt mean risking your job or your life, or the well-being and safety of your loved ones. Make your voices heard if you agree."
Should this be bumped up to Breaking News (News/Activism)? Michelle Malkin has asked us to promote this very serious story as broadly as possible ...
But she’s married already...
I’m glad you posted this. I’m just trying to play ‘catch-up’ on this story and had no idea.
I can’t believe this guy is out of prison.
Should this be bumped up to Breaking News (News/Activism)? Michelle Malkin has asked us to promote this very important story as broadly as possible ...
Time to fight fire with fire on this one...give this serial harasser a dose of his own medicine.
I just ran across this old New Yorker article from 1996. Interesting.
Do any of you know how we might get this discussion bumped up to the “Breaking News (News/Activism)” section?
Let’s ask JimRob, since I think this is a very important issue in that some of our most prominent Conservative bloggers are under a clear threat from this lunatic, who needs to be exposed for what he was and is.
Just ran across this, too:
“Who says that a great band has to fit into a set formula to be a success? Not Brett Kimberlin, the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for the critically acclaimed, three-piece band Epoxy. “Formulas have been the poison of the music industry - they stifle individuality and creativity because both bands and record labels think that they have to copy the successful formula of the latest craze, then it gets old real fast and bores everyone,” says Kimberlin.”
“Justice Through Music uses famous bands and musicians to focus attention on civil rights, including the right to vote. “We do voter registration drives at festivals and concerts and we sponsor events where famous musicians talk about civil rights,” says Kimberlin. “We’re putting together a DVD series right now with band members discussing civil rights, which will be distributed free to thousands of schools later this year. The topics range from the death penalty to privacy and peace. We’ve got lots of bands on the DVD, including Smile Empty Soul and Boy Sets Fire.”