I just want to connect a couple of dots here, especially in light of a piece that liberal blogger Matt Osborne wrote a few days ago defending Kimberlin-connected dirty trickster Neal Rauhauser entitled Is the World’s Longest-Running Performance Art Piece Finally Ending?, Osborne says:
Indeed, all kinds of people can be “linked” to Neal Rauhauser. He is an activist who talks to a lot of other activists a lot of the time. Right wing bloggers have gone so far as to infiltrate progressive groups, purloin images of emails, and publish them to connect as many people as possible to Rauhauser. The net always grows larger. Even progressives who personally loathe him are accused of being his accomplices in a vast criminal conspiracy.
That might have been a good time for Matt Osborne to admit that he was an editor at a project that Rauhauser co-founded called Progressive Congress News, as you can see by looking at their web page.
Full disclosure : as I’ve mentioned before, I knew Matt Osborne a little when I was on the left and blogging with Bob Cesca.
Matt’s post also doesn’t mention that @Shoq had Neal Rauhauser doing detective work for him on the “Randy Hahn” story. Matt has written a number of pieces — like this one and this one — that seem like disinformation to get @Shoq off the hook and now he’s done one to spread disinfo about Neal Rauhauser, who he apparently knows — but failed to mention.
Osborne finishes with a planative plea for pity for Neal Rauhauser:
Neal Rauhauser has been playing this game all by himself for two years. That’s impressive; even The Mahabharata is generally performed in eleven hours, and there have now been two runs of the Tour de France since Twittergate. Lately, however, Rauhauser’s closest friends say he has grown tired of the whole business. He has been in poor health and dire economic straits for years, and reportedly wishes to become an anonymous citizen again.
Of course, that’s not true.
Rauhauser spend time last September and October traveling to different cities where the Occupy movement was getting underway. Neal even took time to send me a vaguely threatening email after I mentioned that Brandon Darby and I were going go to go to Zuccotti. Neal was at Brett Kimberlin’s hearing in Maryland a couple fo weeks ago, somehow feeling well enough help Brett out. Neal is still quite active and Osborne knows it.
Matt Osborne isn’t honest about Neal and he wasn’t honest by not disclosing this connection to Neal Rauhauser. And who’s helping spread this disinformation about Neal as truth? This screencap is from Matt’s blog and shows who RTd.
That’s @OccupyRebellion 3x. (More about her here.) and @Shoq twice. Because…yeah.