Melissa Brewer Is Not Xenophon Gryllus


Melissa Brewer @catsrimportant has been my friend for about a year and a half now. Readers may remember her post about being stalked and harassed by anti-abortion fanatics, including the execrable Jason Wade Taylor. A couple of months ago, the same fanatics convinced a group of right wing bloggers that she was Xenophon Gryllus of […]

Jason Wade Taylor Arrested, Held As “Fugitive From Justice” (UPDATE)

Jason Wade Taylor's mugshot from a 2007 arrest

Jason Wade Taylor aka “Randy Hahn” was arrested Saturday afternoon at an off-ramp on Interstate 25 in El Paso County, Colorado after assaulting a woman he had met online. While she did not press charges, he is being held as a fugitive from justice. A hearing will be held today in Colorado Springs and this […]

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 […]

Breitbart’s Last War


So as I said all along, the right wing obsessives aren’t kidding when they tweet about #war and yap about “open war on Twitter.” And I was right to worry that Andrew Breitbart’s cultists would carry on the project in his name, but without his guidance. It turns out that before he died, the habitual […]