Media Malpractice: Let Us Count the Ways the MSM Has Failed in Recent Weeks – Starting With Brett Kimberlin

It’s two days after perhaps the largest blogburst in internet history,  and there is still media silence on the Brett Kimberlin scandal.

In case you’re not up to speed, here’s a brief rundown of what should be a blockbuster story, brought to you via The Blaze:

  • Drug dealer, alleged child molester, and convicted perjurer, forger and Indiana Speedway Bomber (who is also believed to have played a role in the assassination of a grandmother), Brett Kimberlin, spent 17 years in prison before his ultimate re-absorption into American society
  • He started a non-profit dubbed “Justice Through Music (JTM)” that has, since at least 2005, been funded by George Soros’ Tides Foundation and Barbara Streisand among other leftists
  • Along with his associate, Kimberlin also started an organization called “Velvet Revolution” that supports the Occupy movement
  • JTM’s goal is to use music to foster “social justice” and fight Republican “voter fraud” (like the kind George Bush allegedly used to “steal” the Florida election)
  • Any blogger — conservative and liberal alike — who has written the truth about Kimberlin has come under vicious attack by either Kimberlin or his minions, suffering death threats (veiled and unveiled), multiple lawsuits, loss of jobs and worse
  • He has filed over 100 frivolous lawsuits against anything that isn’t nailed down and somehow is being allowed to continue unchecked
  • This story has never been reported on in the mainstream media

One blogger was spooked out of his home by the creep, taking his family on the road,  blogging from undisclosed locations.

Another’s life was put in extreme danger when he was “swatted”.

Yet another blogger and his wife lost their jobs due to Kimberlin’s lawfare intimidation tactics.

The unrepentant terrorist’s non-profit apparently partners with the Obama  State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

None of this newsworthy? Hello? Bueller?

Media malpractice: Even with #BrettKimberlin trending, lapdog media remains silent

The conservative blogosphere and Twittersphere is standing up in support of those victimized by this radical Leftist political terrorist. Tweets, blogs, donations and other means are being employed to bring attention to this bone-chilling attack on speech, and to aid the targets of Brett Kimberlin’s terrorism.

Where is the media? Silent. Evidently, a shred of decency is too much to ask of the lapdog media, who instead choose to paint TEA parties as violent while ignoring actual nightmarish and potentially deadly terrorism from a Leftist.

Of course, this media failure is just the latest of a string of epic media failures to report significant news.

Last week, Doug Ross  posted a list of recent potentially blockbuster stories that are being ignored by legacy media because they don’t fit their chosen narratives; Old Media Is Bleeding Out Right Before Our Eyes:

Old media is literally committing suicide in front of our very eyes. In its desperate rush to see Barack Obama reelected, they are ignoring bigger and bigger stories. People have the Internet. They read The Drudge Report. They listen to talk radio. They read blogs. And in spite of all of these different access points, old media is ignoring blockbuster story after blockbuster story.

Consider the following panoply of stories — from the last few days alone — courtesy of the national treasure known as NewsBusters.

Outrage Over 72 Hours Of Network Silence On Catholic Lawsuit Spreads

Networks Censor News of Massive Democratic Protest Vote Against Obama

ABC, NBC Punt on Alleged Obama Administration Leak of Classified Information to Hollywood

Was Rev. Wright Offered Hush Money? Nobody In The Media Cares

I would add a couple more:

Media Works To Suppress Obama ‘Born in Kenya’ Bio

Alert the Media – Obama Campaign Disables Credit Card Verification…

The MSM never looked into the campaign finance issue, but in an update on their story, Powerline reported that a blog finally got the White House’s attention:

Over at the Election Law Blog, Professor Rick Hasen has posted a statement from the Obama campaign on the charge that it does not follow best practices to prevent fraudulent donations to the campaign.

Credit card contributions to Obama for America are, in fact, processed using AVS (Address Verification System).

If a billing address is verified via AVS, then the credit card contribution is processed without delay. Some transactions caught by AVS may initially appear to a donor to have been accepted even though this is not the case. Obama for America employs a manual process to review any transaction flagged by AVS, also taking into account other fraud risk factors, and using fraud detection services provided by our credit card processor.

As an example, the contribution discussed here http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/04/dubious-donations-illustrated-illegal-contributor-edition.php may have initially appeared to have gone through when the donor completed the transaction at 10:18 a.m. but it was rejected at 4:51 p.m. under our standard fraud detection procedures.

So any claims that Obama for America has disabled AVS are inaccurate; any question about this would have been answered–if the question had been asked.

A Powerline commenter made this obvious point:

The only plausible reason for disabling a fraud-protection system is to selectively enable fraud.

By over-riding the automated system, they can accept multiple illegal donations from domestic and foreign sources. They can screen out illegal donations that look like… well, like PowerLine readers testing the system. But if they recognize an illegal donations they were expecting, they can bank it with confidence.

Still no interest from the legacy media.

But in their defense, they’ve been kinda busy covering these important stories:

Washington Post: Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith tangles with a quirk of Arkansas history

Washington Post: Mitt Romney’s prep school classmates recall pranks, but also troubling incidents

USA TODAY: Pet’s crate ride atop car still dogging Romney

LA Times: Ann Romney and dressage: A pricey private world

ABC: Designer of Ann Romney’s $1K Shirt Says It’s Off The Rack

And my personal favorite because the tea party was born in Feb of ’09 precisely to protest Obama’s big spending, big government agenda:

Market Watch: Obama spending binge never happened

According to Rex Nutter, that trillion dollar stimulus I was protesting in a snow storm on Feb 28, 2009, was Bush’s spending. Or a figment of my imagination – I’m not sure which. Maybe it wasn’t snowing, either. I’m not sure what the truth is, anymore!

As bad as those examples of  bias are, the old media show their bias most in the stories they choose not to report.

UPDATE:

Getting the news out is up to new media guys like Peter Ingemi:

 DaTechGuy will be substitute hosting the WCRN Morning Show from 5 am till 9 a.m tomorrow on the 50,000 Watt WCRN AM 830 Worcester.
 He says, “as the MSM has decided to give the Patterico and Stacy McCain stories a pass I’m going to just have to do it for them on a 50,000 watt station for all New England.  Stacy will be joining me during the 6 a.m. hour to tell his story.”
You can listen live using TuneIn or at wcrnradio.com
They will also be talking about the missing Wikipedia entry for Brett Kimberlin.
UPDATE II:

Anyone else think CNN is going to talk about SWATting now?

UPDATE III:

Newsbusters: Brett Kimberlin and ‘SWATting’: Where Is the Establishment Press?

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The Twoosh Master’s Tweet Lacks Twooth (Video)

See if you can say that three times fast.

Folks, the jury is in – our amazing President has officially gotten his “cool” back because he has set a  “record” for composing the first “perfect tweet” by a President. Yes, I’m sure we’ll soon see this historic feat referenced in some other President’s biography on the White House website.

Granny Jan memorialized the momentous occasion by creating this lovely tribute video:

Obama was obviously proud of himself so I hate to nitpick, but there are a couple of problems with his twoosh.

Here it is, via The Blaze:

First of all,  the tweet’s “Twoosh” status is in contention…

And Gateway Pundit couldn’t help but notice something else that’s kinda questionable – this whole idea that alternative energy prices are getting cheaper:

Brian Hughes at the Examiner wrote this today.

Obama spent $90 billion of his stimulus package on green energy projects, including weatherization of buildings and development of electric vehicles. Yet, by the end of last year, just 16,100 people landed new jobs in the so-called green industry, Labor Department statistics show, far short of the 200,000 jobs the White House projected it would help create each year.

That comes out to $5.5 million per green job. What a deal!
But at least President Obama says the cost is coming down. We can hope… But, probably not until after the November election.

I would also note that oil is getting more expensive as a direct result of Obama’s own policies.

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