aspiring intrepid reporter
Hmmmm. Well, is Brad Friedman an intrepid reporter or one who has peddled hoaxes into big money donations and fake internet gravitas? (see Connell, Michael... Curtis, Clint... Schakowsky, Jan [Democrat- Le Islande des Lesbos Espionage], Dieb-Throat, et al) There's your answer. And for crying out loud, Ron Brynaert guest blogged for Brad Friedman as recently as March 10th, 2011. (see relations, incestuous)
I have zero training in voice recognition. Nonetheless, I feel compelled to compare the swatting call on Mike Stack with audio of Ron Brynaert.
Listen to the following two items. The first is Ron Brynaert, the other the criminal. Are they the same person as a number of people are wondering?
1) Nicole Sandler Interviews Ron Brynaert
2) Swatting Audio
Ron Brynaert wrote, "Everyone knows I talk fast, excited, curse, and I’m damn glibber than that caller. His voice has a weird accent and is more nasally."
That's odd, because an immediate description of Brynaert that comes to mind is that he sounds very nasal.
What's interesting is how the swat caller seemed to be putting on an affected, Californian accent. If one listens carefully, there are spots where he does sound very similar to if he isn't indeed Ron Brynaert! Those brief moments are there, but one needs to really concentrate to hear them. In a few places, the swat caller's voice completely changed. Look for those.
:40 "I'm not gonna tell you that" A middle ground between monotone and nasal.
1:14 on "I don't know. I haven't checked on her in about two hours." Nasal seeping through.
2:12 "I gotta go" Steps back into full monotone.
2:24 "What do you want?" Nasal slips out.
2:44 "Yes on the, I shot her in the head." Starts out nasal then returns to monotone.
2:58 on "I gotta go." Full monotone.
Listen to Brynaert in the interview. How can he say his voice isn't nasal? For the most part he sounds like a dweeb. Though on the other hand, there are fleeting moments where he does sound like the swat caller in Califonian monotone.
Ron also wrote, "Dude, I sound nothing like that caller. And what would be my f***ing motive?"
Uhm, Ron actually does sound like the caller in those referred to moments.
As for possible motive, Lee Stranahan came up with a good one.
And — the reason for ‘throwing Ron’s name in there’ is that some people have suggested it might be Ron. And I — honestly — can’t rule that out...That would be one possible motive. Another could be he is a paid member of Team Numbnuts. One strategy of theirs is to attempt to bully opposition into keeping their yappers shut and basically scare them into retreat.
Let me explain why I’m NOT ruling Ron out after hearing this call.
The long pauses before the answers. Sounds like someone restraining themselves.
Yes, Ron — I know how you sound. And YOU know how you sound. So I can predict you wouldn’t want to make yourself sound that way.
And motive? I dunno — who really seems desperate to be involved in a big story? ....
Am I the only one to notice how f***ing STRANGE Ron is? I mean — seriously. Just watch — here comes 12 questions asking me why I farted at 1:03am on July 23th as I tweeted during a radio show.
Crazy people do crazy shit.
So perhaps Mike Stack was cybersmeared and swatted thinking he would then fear making a blogging effort to clear his name. And it could also have been a message to "stifle it, Edith," to anyone else contemplating entering the fray. As in, if you don't shut up, you might be the next one to be cybersmeared and/or get an unwelcomed visit from a swat team.
I don't know if Ron Brynaert is the one who made the swat call. Nonetheless, I am in agreement with Lee Stranahan that he cannot be ruled out. He should be on any list of suspects due to his irrational postings made pertaining to Weinergate and related convolution.