Former Associate of James O’Keefe Tried To Win Time With Sandra Fluke

Rush Limbaugh spent three days smearing Sandra Fluke for the crime of telling Congress about her perspective on birth control access in health care plans; that hatchet-job sparked the StopRush movement. Yesterday, the Daily Caller reported that a charity auction had to be cut short by two days because of “harassing bids” for Fluke’s contributed item:

The auction for a private one-hour online “strategy session” with women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke ended two days early because the auctioneer, a charitable website BiddingForGood, deemed some responses to the auction as unacceptably “harassing.”

[...] The winning bidder was apparently RosieR, who bid $400. RosieR had been in something of a bidding war with two other bidders, SimonTemplar and RustyTRN.

When bidding unexpectedly closed, RosieR had bested SimonTemplar’s final bid by a mere $10.

“Simon Templar” is the favorite alias of Kenneth C. Larrey (right), James O’Keefe’s NPR sting collaborator. He has reportedly had a falling-out with O’Keefe, but in June, former O’Keefe confidante-turned-whistleblower Nadia Naffe shared emails in which Larrey proposed infiltrating President Obama’s former church.

Sources in the Randy Hahn saga have suggested a link between Larrey and Jason Wade Taylor, but no connection has been found except that they both live in Houston. Continuing my investigation into the stalking, harassment, and intimidation of StopRush volunteers, today I asked Larrey whether he was responsible for the harassment bids.

Responding to my questions, Larrey then denied any role in Taylor’s long-con of the progressive Twittersphere or his harassment activities. Apparently, that stuff is beyond the pale even for a dirty trickster.

The Daily Caller’s report doesn’t mention that Simon Templar is Larrey, or that he wrote for them in 2010. Larrey’s last post at Breitbart.com was in June of 2011, about four months before he obtained counsel to face legal proceedings related to his role in the NPR “sting.”

Larrey first came to national attention after the Duke lacrosse scandal when he founded Duke Students for an Ethical Duke. While notionally “a student organization devoted to eliminating race, gender and class-based prejudices on campus,” Larrey’s group spent its time praising the Islamophobia of David Horowitz and excoriating an on-campus “sex workers art show.”

ADDING: I have put the tweets from our exchange into a chirpstory.

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