Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Yes, Virginia, There Are Liberal Bullies

Over the past few years, a number of people, especially my friend John Henry, have been singled out for harassment by a group of people who call themselves liberal page admins or liberal trolls. Other people like the owner of Americans Against The Tea Party were the targets of extortion attempts which tried to get them to turn over the access to their Facebook page.

These attacks are nothing new, and have existed from the beginning of our page, but they have ramped up their efforts to include attempting to breach the website instead of simply being a nuisance and insulting myself and friends of mine.

As one example, here is a recent screenshot of yet another Facebook page created solely to annoy John Henry, and nothing else.

Why would they do that? Because these individuals are obsessed with harassing us and anyone who stands in their way.

My friend Erin Nanasi has also been bullied by anonymous Facebook pages with names like "Pot Meet Kettle" (now offline) who have mocked her and her family - all in an attempt to force her and her blog off Facebook, even after she stopped writing for my former website, Forward Progressives.

Since that time when I first called out these "liberal" websites and others like them for being as unethical and slimy as the conservatives they blog about, I have had my personal Facebook suspended multiple times after waves of false reports, as has John Henry and other people in our circle of friends.

Why do people who call themselves liberals do such things and why would they perpetuate falsehoods, distort the truth, or be just as ugly as the right-wing Tea Party conservatives they claim to be better than? It's simple, it's all about profit, and not furthering the liberal cause.

In the liberal blogosphere, it is a cutthroat game of tentative alliances between page owners who work together to maximize page traffic to their websites - or take payments from site owners to post their links. These are people who promote themselves as champions of the liberal cause against the right-wing, but care more about the money they can make from web traffic to their articles instead of publishing factual information that would further the left's agenda - the same thing Gawker has done with scandal stories for the past 12 years.

Utilizing these sketchy SEO tactics isn't a unique thing, other liberal bloggers like Lou Colagiovanni, Omar Rivero of Occupy Democrats and Samuel Warde (they all know each other) have all resorted to proxy alliances with a group of individuals that will harass and falsely report people who will not work with them, especially anyone who is critical of their brand of hyperbolic and false "liberal news."

Around the same time we were hit with the cyberattacks on the website I formerly wrote for, we were also the subject of an article by a blogger we believe to be the leader of the group that was originally hired by the folks at Addicting Info to target my Facebook page for harassment. Thomas Clay, Jr of American News X wrote a blog which falsely accused Forward Progressives of being a Tea Party plant, and relied on falsely reported Zoominfo data to make their claim.

In fact, they even boasted about it on one of a number of pages that have been blocked from interacting with mine and Forward Progressives.


Seriously, who sits around all day and makes up Bitstrips mocking people in hopes they can drive that person to the point of quitting political blogging? As I've said before, these aren't conservatives to the best of my knowledge, these are individuals who portray themselves as valiant liberal writers leading the charge against the Tea Party and the GOP. Except they aren't. They're really little more than political grifters hoping to make some easy cash off gullible liberals who will believe anything they see on social media.

In fact, one of the writers for American News X is one Steve Ahearn, the owner of a Facebook page called Stop Telling Lies About Liberals And We'll Stop Telling The Truth About You, and a former admin of my old Whiskey and the Morning After Blog page. He was finally removed from my page after he and others mentioned continually harassed an acquaintance of mine, David Haberman, over starting a GoFundMe account to be able to afford dental surgery. This is all while Steve Ahearn constantly begged for money over a period of years, claiming that his children were hungry, his car was out of gas, or that their power was about to be shut off. This is why he continually makes pages just troll mine, because former drug addicts who believe in conspiracy nonsense are so reputable, right?

Mr. Ahearn, along with his friends who include Kevin Plamondon, Thomas Clay, Jr and Sean Conners of American News X have apparently been working together to harass anyone who will not work with them. They claim I am "jealous" of their "success" but these are people who gauge their accomplishments on the size of their pages, and the size of the ad revenue checks they receive each month.

It's a sad story for liberal politics when people are so driven by profit and notoriety that they resort to the attacks that I and other have dealt with for the last 3+ years. The problem is it isn't going to stop anytime soon, as you can see by the obsessed comments from Sean Conners below, which I am screen-capping in chase he decides to delete them.


Bullies try to use back channels and they try to isolate people so that they can win. I have been the recipient of these attacks ever since I first started calling out Being Liberal and their friends back in 2012.

In case they want to continue their campaign of bullying and extortion attempts, I have many more screenshots of their antics that I will be more than happy to post as updates to this story.

I am never, ever going away. After 3+ years, I'd think you would have learned. UPDATE 10/11/2016: My email account is being spammed for porn and other subscriptions by a Louisville, KY IP address. I have reached out to the IP provider. 12/21/2016: I am now being slammed with trolls and writers from some of the same sites once again. One of them is Tiffany Willis of Liberal America who claims she never heard of Ed Brayton from Patheos who called out her site, yet here she is in the comments of that article.
Update: http://traffic.libsyn.com/podcastfakenews/Episode20420-206_3_172C209.2420AM.m4a

20 comments:

  1. Y'all are a joke. no one is attacking you. the only time you catch anyone's attention is when you attack others. i have been personally harassed by your ilk and some try to get me thrown off pages and troll my posts in various groups. Also, ANX has nothing to do with AI, get over that falsehood (that you have been told repeatedly) . Y'all think it's your place to attack and hold judgement on others in your kangaroo court and then when someone puts you in your place you throw facebook tantrums and start reporting people and sending your minions out to harrass ,,, like i said, to everyone else outside your little bubble, you are a joke. Oh, btw, steve ahearn doesnt own Stop Telling Lies,,,another falsehood,,,i could go on with all the innacuracies and paranoid delusions in this hit piece, but what would be the point? Maybe you should lay off the drink and start learning some facts instead of just being combative drunks who resent anyone else having a voice.

    Have a nice day :)

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    1. And here you are.... attacking smh

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  2. When y'all wanna get serious, lose the silly pseudonyms, sober up and realize that people do make money doing things they love. This nonsense that n one can make a dollar (when they spend dollars producing articles) can recover that money and may end up a little ahead has got to end. All kinds of people in all kinds of professions do what they love. Everyone you worship in politics probably draws a check for their work. You already admit that the folks you despise are 'real liberals' yet call them 'grifters' because they arent wealthy enough to eat every expense of this business, or god forbid, turn a profit. Judge the info, which day in and day out is accurate, and you already knew that -- not the personalities that you obviously have a toxic (partially, at least, your fault) relationship with. All accusing others of being 'grifters' does is show how YOU are nothing more than a limousine liberal or simply don't understand that others are doing what they love for a living (which, the last time i checked wasn't illegal or unethical). Sorry if the rest of the world isn't independently wealthy like you. By the way, the last round of attacks from your gang included an unfounded accuation about thomas clay being 'convicted' of crimes that were verifiably and totally false. I notice you never retracted any of that nor did you respond to me requesting you proving it. You simply slithered away into the night. When you are ready to be a real man and come out from your disingenuous and lying guise, i'll be here ..and i'm never hard to find.

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  3. Guy proves that stories about him being obsessed are untrue by being the first respondent with walls o' text...twice, seven hours apart...to show up trying to prove how much he doesn't care.

    The lack of self-awareness in these cretins is fascinating.

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    1. I tried explaining this to your buddy, John — but for some reason, he doesn't seem to get it. My supposition is he falsely believes that using my personal information (incorrectly) will effect some kind of change in behavior in this pointless dustup.

      https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/false-cause

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  4. LOLing at JH talking about self-awareness. That's like Tarantino complaining about too many foot shots in a Whedon picture.

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  5. Let's see ... 1st off, i never said i didnt care.... I care when ppl slander my friends. So, thanks for showing an utter disregard for facts or a lack of reading comprehension ,,, and a guy who uses a pseudonym calling others names? We'll just file that under 'another cowardly act by a spineless douche who can't even show his real face.' You keep playin that victim card tho, Sparky.

    Have a nice day. And again, if you ever wanna lose the guise and be a real person, as I am and discuss your grievances with my friends, i'm easy to find. But I guess you prefer to just hide out here and be lil anonymous man ... bless your heart :)

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    1. Constantly saying 'y'all' really makes you come across like redneck hillbilly without an education

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  6. tumbleweeds and crickets 9 days later ... and nothing but the usual ineffective trolling nonsense from the FP minions ,,, cowards and bullies y'all are, playing the victim card to cover your tracks. Have another drink.

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  7. "The problem is it isn't going to stop anytime soon, as you can see by the obsessed comments from Sean Conners below, which I am screen-capping in chase he decides to delete them." - funny Dumb-ass I've screen capped every single time you've deleted one of my comments, you fucking hypocrite. Also please ask JH what idiot made him the authority on brevity, that is a prime example of the pot calling the kettle black. I also screen capped john's dissertation as to why he had to finally part ways with me. You really should dosome more research though because you talk all this happy horse shit about ethics and journalism then proceed to post lie after lie after lie about me. How is that in any way "ethical" he who has no name?

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  8. im obsessed? that's funny. i didnt write this rambling smear / hit piece. i dont follow follow your posts around trying to get ppl banned. y'all just a bunch of drunks projecting your own bullshit onto other people ... from the cowardly perch of anonymity, because it's all horseshit, and y'all know it ... at least when you are sober.

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    1. New to all this gossip, about one liberal site to another.
      Having gone through all of them, all the sites, what was said,etc., yes you sean conners seem to be a bogus liberal phony. This is from someone from the outside looking in.
      You'd be better off not commenting anymore, it's really making you look bad

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  9. It's funny that the great and powerful, always ethical "journalist" does not recognize satire when he reads it. That trump piece that my friend Walter wrote was some of the best satire that I have read in a while, too. However, to suggest that it is anything other than what it is, makes you a liar and a troll, not me. That trump piece is even in anx's satire section -how much more clear could it be that this is a comical take on a possible outcome of this presidential race? Yes Manny, I am an "ex-drug addict" thank you for breaking my annonymitty that was so mature of you, however, the difference between you and I is I lay all of my cards out on the table - there aren't many people who don't know that I am in recovery. You on the other hand, hide from the world behind the ficticous persona of "Manny Schewitz" - a pseudonym worthy of only a true drunk. Yes I had a shitty life and at times had to ask for help, I admit to that as well and I must say how extremely "liberal" and "progressive" it is of you to kick me because I was forced to ask for that help. When alcohol has finally chewed your pathetic, undercover neocon ass up and spit you out like a bad hangover, please feel free to contact me, we can discuss the program of action that I continue to practice in my life to this very day. So, as you said - ex drug addicts who believe conspiracy nonsense may not be all that reliable, but I'll tell ya what I would sooner depend on an ex drug addict who was upfront with me from day one, than ever give an active drunk who can't even tell anyone his real name, an ounce of trust or respect. You want to get sober buddy, hit me up - other than that, please, please, please stop posting fictious stories involving my name - it is extremely low brow and highly disrespectful.

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  10. Show one person I have 'harassed' because they didnt want to work with us? I could care less what you do, write or otherwise as long as my name stays out of your mouth. I'm obsessed? I'm not the one writing articles about others and making up fake 'harrasment' stories. I'm not the one screen capping -- and btw, I don't delete and stand by every word I said, becuase it's the truth. Truth I can speak with confidence using my own name. I've been writing politics since the early 90s pal ,,, Your delusion of being 'harassed' is a smoke screen. I've never gotten a death threat or been harassed by anyone except your minions who liek to try to ban ppl from FB pages. I'm a live and let live guy and anyone who knows me knows that for a fact. You are the harasser who is openly making false charges from behind a pseudonym. That speaks volumes, buddy.

    Have a nice day :)

    Sean Conners
    American News X

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  11. The only bullies I see are the people who are constantly writing up these libelous articles about other people. I don't see any of these people you're accusing (including myself) writing stuff up about you, yet again and again, here you are spewing garbage about them. Grow up. If your lack of success frustrates you, work harder.
    ~Tiffany Willis

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    1. The same tired old accusations of jealousy. I like my day job just fine, and I don't need to lie, cheat, and steal like you folks to do be successful.

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  12. * added to say this. I was not comparing my success to Patheos' success, but rather that particular author who admits in numerous places that he's failed because people just don't get his brilliant sense of humor.

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