East Blogistan Has Always Been At War With Kimberlinia


As the Breitbart.com blogger responsible for “Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day,” Lee Stranahan has been a central figure in one of the weirdest nontroversies ever concocted by East Blogistan. If you haven’t heard this one, it supposes that an obscure liberal activist is somehow responsible for everything everyone has ever said on the internet […]

The Streisand Effect: Synopsis of a Twitter Drama


The Streisand Effect (WikiPedia) is “the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide or remove a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet.” Rather than seek forgiveness, Imani Gandy and her webmaster Heather Chase have tried to cover up their relatively minor offense by blowing […]

A Cautionary Tale of Infiltration, Betrayal, and the Activist Community


or, “How a Troll Became a Stalker” (note: abuse trigger warning) I’m writing this post today to tell you a story. It’s the story of a man who wanted to “infiltrate” a movement and manipulated many people so that he could “make his way” as the next Breitbart or James O’Keefe. This is a difficult […]

How TeamUterati Founders Fell for a Right Wing Con Artist


The following update has been added to The @Shoq Twitter Brigade Burn Notice. Contrary to popular misconception, this story is not about defending a “Twitter cat.” Many people have been harassed, bullied, intimidated, and lost income since May. Using new information, this update will at last disclose answers to some of the bigger mysteries behind […]

Will the FBI Now Investigate @Shoq and @OsborneInk’s “Harassment” of @AngryBlackLady?

Seriously?? HOW??

But… but… but I thought this whole ordeal was about @Shoq verbally abusing @vdaze in an 8-month old voicemail. Did something change? As I carefully illustrated this week, and @vdaze confirmed with her FBI ploy, there are indeed other tensions in the background of all of this @Shoq-drama. In this tweet, Imani Gandy confirms the core of […]

The @Shoq Twitter Brigade Burn Notice

Was there some reason she could not support this out in the open?

SKIP TO UPDATE 1 – UPDATE 2 – UPDATE 3 The cast of characters (will update): Jessica @vdaze Darshann Padilla @HoneyBadgerLA Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady Heather Chase @HeatherEChase Introduction I have said for years that personal drama spilling into cyberspace is the single greatest danger to progressive “netroots” organizing. This post will untangle a story of old social media […]