June 08, 2012

Malkin: Going dark to urge congressional action: Who will protect the freedom to blog? (Updated-SWATting calls)

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My syndicated column today covers the crucial battle between truth-telling bloggers versus convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin and his band of malicious online thugs. In honor of the National Day of Blogger Silence called by Ace of Spades, this blog is going dark. But far from shutting up, I’ll be spending the day calling, e-mailing, and tweeting members of Congress, GOP leaders, journalists, and influencers to ask them what they are doing to defend the First Amendment rights of bloggers. This is a day of action, not inaction Below my column, I’ll list some contact info for elected officials who need to hear from you. Please join us and act for free speech. Thank you.

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Later Jawas, I will be contacting those Michelle has listed and also my Reps.

BTW, I discovered something last night...paper trails. The start of Neal Rauhauser/Twittergate/Weinergate/Weinertruthers/Brett Kimberlin/Speedway Bomber/Velvet Revolution/Occupy saga went high up the food chain.

Stay tuned..

Update, and related. Do we want the UN to regulate the net?: Next Six Months Could Determine Fate of the Internet, FCC Commissioner Warns

Update II: On CNN, Erick Erickson of "RedState discusses SWATting, including his own. (via Mediaite)

h/t @joebrooks

Update III: All SWATting calls together in one package:

Erick Erickson SWAT
1st caller on Lee Stranahan Show 5/28/2012
2nd caller on Lee Stranahan Show 5/28/2012
Mike Stack SWAT
Patterico SWAT
Area code 403 caller on Lee Stranahan Show 6/22/2011
h/t @joebrooks

Update IV: Zilla of the Resistance: Silent Like a Carpet Bomb . Yeah bitches! Oh and, via Big G: Report: 70 House Members to Call on DOJ to Investigate SWATting of Conservative Bloggers.

Stacy McCain reminds us Don't forget about Seth Allen

It is important in this context to remind readers that all this began with a progressive blogger, Seth Allen, whose site is DFQ2 and whose Twitter handle is @Prepostericity.

To put it as mildly as possible, Seth is perhaps not a likely candidate for Sean Hannity’s “Great American” panel. Seth is emotionally volatile and his politics are way out there on the freaky far-left fringe.

Yet he seems to have a fully functional bulls–t detector, and when Seth whiffed the scent of bovine excrement coming from the direction of Brett Kimberlin’s tax-exempt hustle, he exercised his First Amendment right to start raising hell. Seth’s tale is told briefly in my American Spectator column today:

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