I am woefully late to the “Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day” that Lee Stranahan set up for May 25. (Click the link to view Lee‘s video about Kimberlin.) Due to all my traveling and work on my Big Project these past couple of weeks, I’ve been able to do little more than retweet various blog posts about the surreal saga of Kimberlin et al and their war on conservative bloggers. The story has unfolded with jaw-dropping turns of events every few days, making it difficult to even put together an up-to-date collection of links.
However, Ace of Spades created today as National Silence Day for blogs to protest the lack of coverage the story has gotten in the mainstream media and from government representatives and officials empowered to protect citizens from such abuse of the judicial system. Michelle Malkin’s column today does a great round-up of the story to date.
It’s quite amazing that the media has not flocked to this story, as this tale should concern—if not, alarm—every citizen who values free speech and decency in public discourse.
I’ll post my own collection of links later as an update to this post, but if you’d like to begin where I did when I first learned about , I suggest starting here:
- Aaron Walker/Worthing documents the harassment he endured (up until a wacky Maryland judge stripped him of his 1st Amendment rights). Click the link for a short summary, which links to an 8-part summary and the full 28,000-word original post.
Then be sure to take a moment to contact your congressional representative to be sure they are aware of what is happening to bloggers across the country. (See the end of Malkin’s post for some great contact info of others as well.)