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Stacy McCain Nails Karoli of “Crooks and Liars” on Her Bizarre Decision to Throw What Remains of Her Credibility Behind Neal Rauhauser

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:58 pm

McCain nails it. Read the whole thing. A teaser:

Wow: Rauhauser’s own claim to have identified Patterico as orchestrating the (non-existent) right-wing conspiracy against Weiner is cited by Karoli as proof that Neal was right! So if Rauhauser were to assert that he once worked as a body double for Brad Pitt, Karoli would link that as “proof” of Neal’s muscular physique. This is an invalid circular argument which accepts mere assertion as “evidence.”

McCain also notes a troubling coincidence that has weighed on my mind in the past:

Three hours after Patterico brought up Rauhauser’s name in connection with “Jennifer George,” Patterico was SWATted.

Probably just a coincidence, I’m sure. Ask the Gaped Crusader.

Go read it all.


  1. The decision by Karoli and Shoq to throw their credibility behind Rauhauser and Kimberlin is being noticed. They’re going “all in,” and one can be forgiven for wondering whether this is a particularly wise strategy.

    Comment by Patterico (43b036) — 11/22/2012 @ 11:01 pm

  2. Stacy has been putting out good stuff on these nimrods. The whole Weiner Truther movement never made any sense to explain away Anthony’s poor dick tweet management skilz, but Rauhauser’s original Christian info-wars militia theory was especially risible.

    Comment by daleyrocks (bf33e9) — 11/22/2012 @ 11:57 pm

  3. Well, the very fact that it was posted at “Crooks and Liars” is a very strong indication that it is absolute and complete garbage to begin with.

    Comment by JVW (4826a9) — 11/23/2012 @ 12:08 am

  4. What is behind Neal Rauhauser’s man-crush for Weiner, I wonder.

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/23/2012 @ 4:51 am

  5. 875f57?

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/23/2012 @ 4:57 am

  6. That outfit is ‘self descriptive’ of who they are’

    Comment by narciso (ee31f1) — 11/23/2012 @ 5:16 am

  7. They believe they can muddy the waters and convince some that they are honorable. Look what the MBM make believe media has done, especially in the last two election cycles. As the old adage goes, throw enough crap at the wall and see how much sticks.

    Comment by Amalgamated Cliff Divers, Local 157 (721840) — 11/23/2012 @ 6:08 am

  8. Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/23/2012 @ 4:57 am


    Probably a checksum, which gives every computer connection a unique identity, but, unlike the way it is with anonymous edits on Wikipedia, doesn’t give you a clue as to the actual connection.

    Comment by Sammy Finkelman (375edc) — 11/23/2012 @ 6:42 am

  9. 875f57?

    I suspect it’s a hash of the commenter’s IP address. Someone commenting under different names from the same IP will have the same hash. Ace of Spades has found it useful in identifying sock puppets.

    Comment by Rob Crawford (e6f27f) — 11/23/2012 @ 7:15 am

  10. haiku’s animist
    infowar militia cell
    don’t go near water

    Comment by Colonel Haiku (25f8a9) — 11/23/2012 @ 7:19 am

  11. 8675309…

    Comment by Colonel Haiku (25f8a9) — 11/23/2012 @ 7:20 am

  12. “…I got your number on the wall…”

    Comment by Elephant Stone (65d289) — 11/23/2012 @ 7:32 am

  13. “Jenny, Jenny, who can I turn to ?”

    Comment by Elephant Stone (65d289) — 11/23/2012 @ 7:33 am

  14. Thanks, Rob. Seriously, though, is this a matter of Weiner talking out of both sides of his mouth? “Ooh, I’m so sorry” in public and an underground campaign “I was framed”. Is Huma still with him? Because this would be lessons learned from Hillary.

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/23/2012 @ 7:34 am

  15. 8535937…

    Comment by Colonel Haiku (25f8a9) — 11/23/2012 @ 7:36 am

  16. pulling rathauser from his cell…

    Comment by Colonel Haiku (25f8a9) — 11/23/2012 @ 7:45 am


    Comment by Colonel Haiku (25f8a9) — 11/23/2012 @ 8:09 am

  18. Love was a lesson I learned from a distance…

    Comment by Colonel Haiku (25f8a9) — 11/23/2012 @ 8:17 am

  19. Now I have so little of what I once had…

    Comment by Colonel Haiku (25f8a9) — 11/23/2012 @ 8:30 am


    Comment by Colonel Haiku (25f8a9) — 11/23/2012 @ 8:34 am

  21. just uno mas…

    Comment by Colonel Haiku (25f8a9) — 11/23/2012 @ 8:48 am

  22. I just want to know what my hash code is.

    Comment by Pious Agnostic (20c167) — 11/23/2012 @ 11:42 am

  23. Did you read the comments over there? Holy crazy town.

    Comment by Ghost (2d8874) — 11/23/2012 @ 12:37 pm

  24. You may be able to get loans using your personal credit, so why bother building business credit? It’s best to keep personal and business matter separate. Building business credit works so why bother building business credit and it’s used differently. You can also protect yourself by building business credit.

    Comment by Building business credit (e6a57a) — 11/25/2012 @ 8:26 pm

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