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 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.


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
They will also be talking about the missing Wikipedia entry for Brett Kimberlin.

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


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

Linked by Michelle Malkin, and Doug Ross, thanks!


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

  1. Here is a Memorial Day Outrage coming of course from MSNBC:

    ‘Come Up With a More Neutral Term’: MSNBC Panel Debates Using the Word ‘Hero’ To Describe Fallen Soldiers

    MSNBC is not known as a network that sympathizes with the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, but this Memorial Day weekend, rather than put aside their political differences to salute our men and women in uniform, a panel on Chris Hayes’ show instead engaged in a debate over how to refer to our fallen soldiers.

    Specifically, the panel debated over using words like “hero” because– in their words– the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan aren’t “worthy” causes.

    Chris Hayes introduces the issue:

    “I feel uncomfortable about the word ‘hero’ because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war. Um, and, I don’t want to obviously desecrate or disrespect memory of anyone that’s fallen, and obviously there are individual circumstances in which there is genuine, tremendous heroism, you know, hail of gunfire, rescuing fellow soldiers, and things like that. But it seems to me that we marshal this word in a way that is problematic. But maybe I’m wrong about that…”
    John McWhorter of the New York Daily News continued: “…I would almost rather not say ‘hero’ and come up with a more neutral term…I share your
    discomfort with those words because they are argumentational strategies in themselves, often without wanting to be.”

    Michelle Goldberg of the Daily Beast, who recently compared Ann Romney to Hitler and Stalin on the same network, added: “There are people who are genuine heroes, but the kind of implication is that death is what makes you a hero, you know as opposed to any kind of affirmative act or moral act…”

    After reassuring that there is honor and valor in the military, Goldberg said: “It’s more just that, it’s a way of ennobling sacrifices that have a lot of nobility for the individual, but to say that someone kind of died heroically suggests that they died worthily, or that they died in the pursuit of a worthy endeavor…” [Emphasis added]


  2. Thanks so much for the summary. It is hard to keep track of all the outrages — of commission and omission.


  3. These news items are each and together an existential threat to the completion of the lefts “long March”. It is the purpose of the 5th column to pull the wool over the eye’s of American’s in order to hide the terrible truth of the ultimate goal of replacing our constitutional republic based on the rule of law, and natural rights, Liberty, replace this incredible freedom never seen in all of recorded history, with a system of crony socialism, consolidate all power and wealth within the hands of a chosen few. Well that last part is under way, that is for sure.
    Tryanny, dictatorship, socialism, communism, fascism, it is all the same. Tyranny dressed up in many disguises. It is these very things that our founding principles was created to protect us from, and the evil doers who promote this tyranny.

    The lap dog media is playing the most dangerous of games. It is the proxy of a larger war of tyranny waged upon us and our Liberty, our freedoms, our rule of law, our prosperity, our property, our very hearts and minds. A war upon the foundation of our existence as a nation and people, our sovereign will, the repository of the only power in the United States of America. We The People.

    I say, Up Their Arses!


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