But, of course, I have to repeat myself. Unfortunately, this sort of post is necessary for those who wish to understand just what kinds of attacks on people Bill Schmalfeldt conducts, how he goes about them and, most importantly, what he intends to accomplish by them.
Forewarned is forearmed.
Our latest example can be found where Bill Schmalfeldt has re-hung his jourminalism hat – over at Breitbart Unmasked. Although one could really just call it the Brett Kimberlin Attack Center for Disparaging His “Enemies.” And no, I’m not going to link the article as it offends my sensibilities. You can find a link to an archive of it on several other sites out there. But don’t give BU the clicks. Just don’t. They don’t deserve it.
In this most excellent example of Jourminalism, Bill Schmalfeldt attempts to shame and intimidate a woman and her husband by announcing to all and sundry that she supposedly spent time as a sex slave after being captured by a terrorist organization.
Let’s let that sink in here a minute. A woman is supposedly ENSLAVED for sexual purposes. By terrorists. And Bill Schmalfeldt thinks that it okey dokey to make this PUBLIC INFORMATION.
I just can’t even.
The misogyny evidenced here is off the charts. Women are obviously only of worth if they are unsullied and pure according to Bill Schmalfeldt.
Intimidation? Yeah, make comments about Brett Kimberlin and guess what? Bill’s gonna publish all sorts of things that kinda sort of might be true if you look at them sideways because he is a jourminalist and there’s nothing you can do about it. Except go away and forget about Bill Kimberlin.
The malice? Well, that’s just the cherry on the sundae of captive slut-shaming. Because one of the tawdry details that he is tarring this woman with? She was claimed to have given herself an abortion with a knife.
WHO PUBLISHES THIS SORT OF THING?
Well, we have our answer. Bill Schmalfeldt.
Now, he uses his typical weasel words – “purports,” “never disavowed its authenticity,” “lending credibility to its authenticity” and my FAVORITE phrase of his, “When you agree to be a combatant, you can’t cry foul when you receive return fire.”
Now just what could justify “return fire” that hangs all this around someone’s head?
Get this. She wrote an affidavit for her husband. For a civil suit. Swearing that what she believes happened happened. Because one of the things her husband is asking for is a PERMANENT INJUNCTION for the person who did what she perceived as threatening behavior to never come near her again.
Oh, now that’s the crime of the century there people. CRIME of the CENTURY. A woman doesn’t want to be harassed. So instead, she gets harassed by someone publishing documents that because her husband hasn’t disavowed them, OBVIOUSLY that makes them true. This is HONEST TO GOD JOURMINALISM here PEOPLE! Sheesh! Well, at least according to Bill Schmalfeldt it is.
Remember that tweet all those years ago? The one where Bill Schmalfeldt says that if everyone would just forget Brett Kimberlin exists, then nobody would “investigate” them? Yeah. Years-long intimidation, admitted to in less than 140 characters. At least he’s consistant about it. SMH
Even better, Bill Schmalfeldt keeps doubling down on his stupid. Over at the Artisnal Craft Blog, he’s commented on one of Dave Alexander’s stories about this unbelievably misogynistic and libelous article.
Bill obviously misses the obvious. That BILL SCHMALFELDT saying that this document has any truth without oh, you know, ACTUALLY VETTING IT like a responsible journalist, not a jourminalist, doesn’t mean that Bill hasn’t committed libel, that he isn’t trying to intimidate a witness, and that he isn’t a piece of misogynistic filth that isn’t even worthy of being scraped of the bottom of your shoe.
And Dave didn’t write a hit piece about Bill. He wrote an article tearing apart the filth of the hit piece Bill Schmalfeldt wrote. It’s a metaphorical nuclear bomb that tears apart Bill’s supposed journalistic acumen.
Guess that will leave a mark.