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Monday, July 2, 2012

Fatterico's Outrageous Cybersmear Of Ron Brynaert

On May 25th, 2012, Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Patrick Frey published, Convicted Bomber Brett Kimberlin, Neal Rauhauser, Ron Brynaert, and Their Campaign of Political Terrorism.

Donkeytale has informed me it's been pretty obvious from back then that the audio specialist report was flimsy at best, and that it's already been debunked anyway by Ron Brynaert and blonde bombshell Lane Lipton.

That being said, I will be able to mail this one in. I read the report earlier this morning, and yeah, what a load of cybersmear shite Patrick Frey is trying to get away with.

This is all that Frey included of the report in his yellow journalism, tortious entry:
In this case the following files were presented for evaluation: Tag names for these four recordings are shown in BOLD. The[y] represent calls from two Swat Hoax cases, one involving Patrick Frey and one involving Mike Stack [the man from New Jersey -- ed.].

G-8025959 FREY SWAT – Call made to 911 claiming a shooting at Mr. Frey’s residence on 7/1/2011 at 12:16 AM. Caller impersonates Patrick Frey.

Stack Call – STACK SWAT – Call made to police dispatch in Readington, New Jersey. 6/23/2011 Caller impersonates Mike Stack.

Ron Brynaert Interview.mp3 – BRYNAERT KNOWN – an internet radio interview. This caller is suspected of being the Swat caller re: Frey.

Lee Call-in Radio Show – LEE KNOWN (Lee is interviewer’s name, not caller.) This caller is suspected of being the Swat caller re: Stack.

. . . .

CONCLUSION: Considering all of the evidence presented, it is my expert forensic examiner opinion that it is probable that all voice samples come from the same person.
I was worried I'd have to research audio voice verification techniques. Fortunately that is unnecessary. Even if the report was based on hard science, a big if, it clearly exonerates Brynaert.

I recommend folks read the report for themselves to understand how this has all been a lame Frey attempt at selling disinfo. Let's just say even conspiracy fruitcake Glenn Beck would be holding his nose if by chance he reads it. In short, Patrick Frey has pulled a BradBlog Friedman or a Wayne Madsen.

This dude's a public prosecutor? He just threw away any credibility he has ever had. Let's take a closer looksie.

Hmmm, what did Fatso leave out of his entry?
• Frey Swat and Brynaert Known cannot be shown to be the same speaker based on the SIS II testing, possibly due to small sample duration and the speaker disguising his voice; however, as explained below, it is this examiner’s opinion that Frey Swat and Brynaert Known are probably the same speaker, based on the totality of the evidence, including other testing.
Go read the report. It's linked to in Frey's post. There was no explanation for Gibson's opinion, "Frey Swat and Brynaert Known are probably the same speaker based on the totality of the evidence, including other testing."

I spoke on the phone with Ron last week. He sounded quite sane and gentle. He's clearly, imho, a much nicer person in real life than on the internet.

I expected him to have a nasal voice. He doesn't. What that means is that the interview he did which is available on the internet is a skewed version of what he actually sounds like. That makes sense, because a couple months ago Ron was saying he doesn't sound as nasal as the SWAT caller, and I was thinking wtf.

Let's go to the parts of the report Fatterico decided weren't worthy of inclusion in his smear piece.
• Stack Swat and Lee Known are the same speaker.
• Stack Swat and Frey Swat are the same speaker.
• The match between all other pairings is uncertain.
Aaah. In my expert trollbusting opinion Patrick Frey is a disinfo f**k for not including this. Is this representative of how Frey tries cases in real life? That is a scary thought.
Similarly, the Brynaert Known comparison to Stack Swat and Lee Known hover around 50%. This is an indication of similarity, but not a positive match.
This is good proof, imho, that Ron Brynaert's voice was mimicked by the SWAT callers. Ron should change his name to Lee Harvey Brynaert.

You see, the point of all this has been to try Ron Brynaert through internet courts. Frey is hoaxing or was duped into thinking Brynaert made the calls. He even realises there isn't any proof for Ron to be charged with the crime. Patrick Frey understands that all the police involvement in the world will not solve anything, since the calls cannot be traced.
To my trained ears, they all sound very very similar.
I don't doubt that Gibson has some skills for comparing voices on audio. To me this is strong circumstantial evidence the SWAT caller was trying to sound like Ron.

If I'm not mistaken, Gibson has done work in the same building as Frey. I'm not saying they are buddies. Nonetheless it's easy to see Frey paid Gibson hard cash to give an "expert" opinion on whether Ron was the other three voices.

All Gibson has provided is that there are similarities between the four samples. Why did Patrick Frey leave out mention of things in the report which were in Ron's favour? Is it because otherwise this bogus meme of the Left silencing the Right through SWATtings wouldn't have gone viral?

So this is what I think. The SWAT caller was trying to sound like Ron Brynaert. Now think. Who would do that? Why would Brett Kimberlin and/or Neal Rauhauser try to frame Ron Brynaert?

They wouldn't!

If the SWAT calls were made to silence right wingers blogging on Kimberlin, the calls simply would have been made by Neal's nephew Skippy or whoever in exchange for a pound of weed.

I could go through the other parts of Patrick Frey's entry and show how he had zero proof Ron Brynaert works for BK and Neal. I'm not going to because of time constraints.

I am concerned about the unfair smearing of Ron as SWATBoy for a few reasons. I never suspected a public prosecutor could be either a sadistic cybersmearer or world class idiot. I had thought the Stack call sounded like Ron in a few spots and blogged on it. Since talking to Ron on the phone, I no longer believe that. The interview he did was tinny or something. Thus, Brynaert was mimicked for what he doesn't even sound like. We are basically being given a lesson in internet convolution 101.

My original impression was that the SWAT calls were made on Frey and Stack in order to send the message: Ye all are better off not discussing anything and moving on. That somehow made sense.

However, let's consider the possible motives for the last two SWATs. Let's start with Erickson's. I doubt Kimberlin or Rauhauser would be scared of him or other right wingers discussing BK. In fact, CNN's Erickson getting SWATted was perhaps the biggest reason this story finally made it into mainstream news and got the attention of Republican Congressmen.

Consider why Aaron Walker would have been SWATted. The schtick for that one is, "I am Aaron Walker, and the evil "them" are not going to scare me into silence. It doesn't matter that I was never Seth's attorney. We are all Aaron Walker NOW! Check sidebar for how to to donate and please purchase my book on Islamofascists."

Ok, but to buy into that you'd also have to believe Aaron Walker thought an I-Pad was an explosive.

This is the problem with hoaxes. The creators never know when to stifle it and move on to a new one. BradBlog/VR's Michael Connell threatened by Karl Rove hoax had the same fatal flaw. Some people do go to the disinfo well one time too many and risk losing credibility.

I think this is what has happened with the Breitbart Cult. They've had a lot of people buying into this since late May. I truly believe their credibility can only go downhill from this point on. Aaron Walker is simply a boring writer. Mandy Nagy is a music major also with limited skills. Stranahan and Darby are useless. Patterico has exposed himself as being a nasty cybersmearer.

Fatterico has jumped the shark. Since Andrew Breitbart is gone, expect the Breitbart Cult to also fade as an internet player. Though they needn't feel too sad about their inevitable demise. Being exposed is not the end of the blogging world for these disinfo losers. While their significance will certainly wane, they'll still be around albeit in a much more limited incarnation. Jason Leopold, Fintan Dunne, Wayne Madsen, Mike Rivero, and Brad Friedman are still plugging away. So too will the Breitbart Cult.

I implore Ron Brynaert to sue Patrick Frey for all he's worth. That's the only way a message will be sent to people like him that he can't do what he's done and expect to get away with it. But there's the itch. Perhaps Ron is an FBI informant, and the FBI can't risk that coming out through discovery? I think if Ron Brynaert doesn't sue Patrick Frey, that's the explanation.

El Fin


Anonymous said...

The Other McCain has also jumped the shark, interviewing the FBI snitch by lobbing softballs to him as an excuse for the snitch to say some variation on the same theme over and over and over:

The far left crazies are organised, funded and controlled by respected center-left organisations.

The only thing missing was a bald Mike Myers sucking on the tip of his pinkie finger, representing the evil George Soros.

Imagine, Barbara Streisand hidden away in her secret redoubt deep within a well-appoined Swiss Alpine cavern cackling with diabolical delight as she monitors every move made by the evil Rauhauser and Kimberlin.

These people watch too many movies starring Matt Damon and Harrison Ford, IMHO.

Its been abundantly clear for a week or more that McCain has shot his wad on this story. Instead of admitting it and returning his travel trailer rental back home (which IMHO he should do because, hey, then he could be swatted too! and jump right back into relevance also more hits to the all important tip jar, too, of course).

McCain seemed to be the only credibly half-way objective writer besides yours truly (sorry, you're grateness but as a star player in this kerfluffle you cannot by definition ever be considered objective) covering this beat. Until now.

But he's done. He's done.

Time to pack up the airstream and come back home, Mccain.

Anonymous said...

Or itssimply a case of internet projection because everyone knows the far right including the Breitbart cult is indeed funded by shadowy (not to mention old/white and ugly) multi billionaires such as the Koch sucker twins and Sheldon Adelson and whoever gave Andrew Deadbot $10 million freaking dollars for his hoacing activities.

And yur wrong. Nagy is an unpaid servant grrl.

Bet on it. I know how rich people think and act. It gives them a boner to know they can get it for free when they should be paying for it.

In fact, for most rich koch suckers (and their wannabes) its the only way they can get a boner.

Patterico I think has it for Ron solely because of the take a dump on his wife comment. He repeats it over and over so you know it got under his national socialist shell. The guy who posted the picture of Hitler next to Frey's mug in the studio with Friedman picture hit the nail on the head.

There is more than a certain resemblance there, eh wot?

socrates said...

Ugh, I just read that interview. What a waste of time. My first instincts of McCain were correct. I didn't trust his schtick.

Then like a fool I bought in. That dumbass actually sent an email last week telling me he had received complaints. Wtf? Maybe I should post it.

Then he was linking to and then actually copied and pasted someone else declaring Kimberlin was behind the SWATs. I called him to the floor, yet he provided no mea culpa.

They are definitely showing signs of being a cult. The dude tweeted me yesterday a Fatterico link about accusing the accusers. My handle was the only one tweeted. He said he hoped I would notice and take heed of the meme.

So obviously we do pose a threat to their dumbass parlor games or else we would be totally ignored.

McCain is probably a racist too, so I'm sorry I stuck up for him in that way.

Moving on. Did you know that Aaron Walker was fired as a blogger at Patterico's because he had lied in multiple posts claiming to be Aaron Worthing from Manassas or wtf Virginia?

He did that on his anti-Islam blog. But if you go to the wayback machine, Aaron has put in a robot block. Aaron wrote something to the effect that Aaron Worthing was his real name and that he dared Islamofascist "bitches" to pay him a visit.

The hypocrite wrote that while simultaneously begging readers to send in pictures of Mohammed sitting on a toilet or something similar and to make sure to provide real names and locations.

Maybe Walker is an FBI informant too. Who does such things? I realise that I'm probably sounding like an unhinged conspiracy theorist. I no longer care. This whole thing smells rotten all the way around.

These people are frauds. I would love for Ron to turn out to be good FBI, swoop in, and arrest them all. Yeah, I'm definitely sounding retarded, mea culpa.

What part of both sides are no good thugs and con artists isn't now obvious?

Anonymous said...

Good FBI? You mean like J edgar in a miniskirt?

Or Efrem Zimbalist Jr on Sunday nights when I was a kid? sorry, I hated the FBI then and still do.

Pigs are pigs, holmes. The mentality behind the badge.

Yeah, you are an unhinged CT nutjob, but wtf? Look where its gotten in you in life?

Inside a fishbowl filled with hundreds of other unhinged CT nutjobs chasing hot air vapours that will never be pinned down.

Let me guarantee you this: The F.B.I. D.O.N.T. G.I.V.E. T.W.O. S.H.I.T.S. about this online gamesmanship.

Dude they have real, er I mean, fake terrorists to set up for non-crimes against the police state.

Stick to the facts soc.

This is a money making scheme and a fight for fame and fortune, internet variety.

And you are doing very alright for yourself in the process.

Its all good. But stop mimicking the worst in everybody else.

The hypocrisy reeks, and invalidates your otherwise sterling cyber qualities.

My 2 cent

socrates said...

You might be right on Nagy. Look at how Huffington was getting chumps to fill her rag for free.

Thanks for mentioning the hypocrisy of the shadowy network thing. Man, there's tons of that crap- Netvocates, The Bivings Group, The Rendon Group, Advantage Consultants.

There was a dude named Steve Kangas who was dedicated to exposing Richard Mellon Scaife. Dave Weintraub did good work exposing the Sean Hannity network of numbnuts.

It's ridiculous how many over the top comments are made on wingnut boards about commies. Who knew that Obama was a socialist? I was the last one to find out our president is the second coming of Evo Morales.

Haha, I noticed the picture of Frey as Hitler too but forget where that came from.

socrates said...

Yup, there was that recent story with the anarchists and a bridge. That was Brandon Darby-styled fake terrorism.

Thanks for the constructive criticism. I'll try to keep it real. Sometimes though I like to take the piss out of people.

Hopefully my last two entries will become the norm. They were pretty good. And they had to be considering this was the time to make sure to cross t's and dot i's.

I definitely agree with you on cops. I'm sure if you saw it, I done alright spitting on Frey internet style. That guy has to be one of the biggest assholes in America. Pure scum.

Or maybe I need to chill and stop making it too personal. I watched my first movie in a month or two. Jim et Jules. I thought it would suck, but by the end it was very good. I even heard the word coupla, one I think you typed in a post yesterday. There was even a reference to Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

I'm ready to finally be happy, Chief. There's more to life than fame and fortune. I'll take what appears to be some well-earned integrity over whatever material advantages scumbags like Frey and Darby have over me.