“Blog Bash” organizer and ViralRead co-founder Ali Akbar, is concerned that convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin and known associates are threatening the group’s 4th Annual event at The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Akbar said Kimberlin associate Neil Rauhauser contacted the venue’s staff in an attempt to scare them.
“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.”
Kimberlin has a history of attacking conservative bloggers and causes.
The Other McCain reports:
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 Andrew Breitbart’s online news operation into national headlines.
In 2010, Andrew Breitbart exposed Kimberlin’s complete history; From the bombings, to his heavily funded tax free organizations, and even his disdain for conservative PAC’s.
In 2012, The National Bloggers Club was the first and only organization to award Andrew Breitbart with a journalism award, “Changing the Narrative”. After Breitbart’s sudden death, the club renamed the award in his honor.
The targeting of “Blog Bash” by Kimberlin is no coincidence, and Akbar is taking the threat seriously -
They’re trying to put pressure on our venue to drop the largest gathering of center-right bloggers and our allies. The work we all do as bloggers is groundbreaking.
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.