The supporters of Brett Kimberlin, a convicted bomber who received a fifty year sentence for his crimes, but served seventeen – have targeted the National Bloggers Club and their annual gathering at CPAC known as Blog Bash. You can read more about this guy here. To make a long story short – since most of you probably already know – he’s a radical left-wing activist, who targets anyone trying to expose him or his activities.
Robert Stacy McCain wrote today that according to Ali Akbar, President of the National Bloggers Club, “Kimberlin associate Neal Rauhauser reportedly contacted the party’s venue Wednesday attempting ‘to gather information about Blog Bash, knowing that all of us will be in one room for the first time ever.”
Since its inception in 2010, Blog Bash has grown to become the biggest private party at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). At last year’s event, New Media entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart was recognized with the “Changing the Narraative” Award, the only journalism award he received during his lifetime. This year, the National Bloggers Club has renamed the award in honor of Breitbart, who died less than a month after being honored at Blog Bash.
The targeting Blog Bash by Kimberlin is hardly coincidental. Andrew Breitbart himself warned before his death that “convicted domestic terrorist” Kimberlin and Kimberlin’s associates “need exposure.” Kimberlin’s tax-exempt organization Velvet Revolution had called for criminal prosecution of James O’Keefe III and Hannah Giles for their 2009 video exposé of the left-wing group ACORN, which catapulted Bretibart’s online news operation into national headlines.
Ali Akbar added on Blog Bash’s website that his staff had:
…been monitoring their online chatter for weeks now. They’ve harassed our sponsors, tried hacking into our personal Twitter and Facebook accounts, and now they’re trying to stop the National Bloggers Club from hosting our annual gathering of bloggers, Blog Bash.
The venue received a call from a man yesterday. Guess what his name is? “Neal.”
He called to gather information about Blog Bash, knowing that all of us will be in one room for the first time ever. He tried scaring them. This is harassment and nothing short of a threat.
I’ve notified our lawyers, the CPAC organizers, and am working with our contracted security firm, local police, and Congressional offices to address the threats brought by supporters of domestic terrorist Brett Kimberlin and “Neal.” I’ve also made the other Kimberlin victims aware of the full details of what we’ve been monitoring for weeks. “Neal” cannot outplay all of us standing together.
We’ve seen this thugs operated before when they forced Robert Stacy McCain and Lee Stranahan to flee from their homes due to threats. Blogger Aaron Walker and wife wife lost their jobs due to pervasive harassment by Kimberlin. You can read about the whole saga on his blog Allergic to Bull. They were also the target, as was RedState’s Erick Erickson, of SWAT-ting, which involves a false phone call that prompts the heavily-armed police unit to pay you a visit. It’s dangerous, and possibly could get you killed in the process. Nevertheless, the conservative blogosphere marches on, and I’m sure this year’s Blog Bash will be an eventful one.