If you read just one thing today, make it this post by conservative blogger Patterico:
You’re about to listen to one of the most bone-chilling pieces of audio you will ever hear. At least, it was to me when I first heard it.
It’s a phone call that could have gotten me killed.
In this post you will hear that audio clip. You will also read about a months-long campaign of harassment carried out by at least three individuals: Ron Brynaert, Neal Rauhauser, and Brett Kimberlin — much of it directed at critics of Brett Kimberlin.
Kimberlin is a radical leftist felon whose organizations are funded by the Tides Foundation, Streisand Foundation, and Heinz Foundation. He has turned the lives of several conservative bloggers, including Patterico, into nightmares with his relentless, spine-chilling campaign to suppress their speech.
Patterico begins his terrifying account by describing a potentially deadly form of harassment called “SWATting. Sheriff’s deputies pulled him from his home at gunpoint because a hoax caller said he had shot his wife. After handcuffing him, deputies rushed into the home where his wife and children slept.
Read and share the whole thing. Support Patterico and the other bloggers targeted by this anti-free speech political terrorism in any way you can. Send emails and tweets, write blog posts, donate to the relief fund for bloggers targeted by Kimberlin, and make the mainstream media pay attention to this story. Remember:
Today is “Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day” and the conservative Twittersphere is working hard to amplify Patterico’s story.
The legal system was designed w/the protection of innocents in mind. Instead, we have people gaming the police system. http://t.co/BaQz3pSR
— Jay (@OneFineJay) May 25, 2012
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) May 25, 2012
— Something Fishie (@somethingfishie) May 25, 2012
— Snarky Basterd (@Snarky_Basterd) May 25, 2012
— (((Aaron “Worthing” Walker))) (@AaronWorthing) May 25, 2012
— Teri Christoph (@TeriChristoph) May 25, 2012
— Rhonda Koenig (@Rhondako) May 25, 2012
“Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day” ends tonight, but the plight of the bloggers targeted by Kimberlin is ongoing. Twitchy will continue to stand with these bloggers who face chilling, dangerous attacks on their speech.