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Tommy Christopher Fails to Vet Nadia Naffe, 1: Crowdsourcing

Filed under: General,Nadia Naffe — Patterico @ 7:31 am

I had hoped to do a monstrous post today noting all the very odd aspects about Nadia Naffe’s story that Tommy Christopher ignored in his credulous reporting yesterday. But there are just too many, and I was tired last night and didn’t have time to compile them all.

So I will probably do that post over the weekend or on Monday. In the meantime, I am looking for some crowdsourcing. What odd aspects did you notice?

My post yesterday is a good place to start; I don’t need to hear those things repeated.

In a stream of consciousness here, these are the questions Tommy should be asking but is not:

  • Why did you tell a judge this was all not harassment?
  • Why do you claim the barn is remote when it is provably in a populated suburban area close to the street?
  • Why didn’t you call a cab, since you had a phone and were calling people?
  • Why do you say O’Keefe’s companion was brought to intimidate you and also say he was hiding?
  • What does it mean when you say O’Keefe “downloaded and/or linked his Gmail account to my device”?
  • Does that morally justify your publishing his emails?
  • Where are the Andrew Breitbart allegations?
  • Where is the evidence of a “rape plot”?
  • Why did you retweet Andrew Breitbart favorably in late 2011 concerning Occupy after the barn incident?
  • What changed in mid-February 2011 that made you turn on Andrew?
  • If you turned your back, how do you know O’Keefe stopped by your beer?
  • Why are you hurting innocent women who were allegedly done wrong by O’Keefe?
  • If you were given roofies, how do you remember so much?
  • How much did you in fact have to drink?
  • What do you think this is doing to your job prospects and what does that say about what’s really going on here?
  • Why are you cozy with Internet thugs?
  • Why do you say you retweet things so the FBI can get people’s IP addresses?
  • Do you realize how stupid that sounds?
  • Why do some of your friends claim it’s not you running the account?
  • Why do you tweet things to noted Breitbart hater @NicoleGennette?
  • Why did you make a snarky remark about Andrew’s heart attack on the day he died?
  • Why did you smear Patterico as a racist on Twitter when you knew it wasn’t true?
  • Did you publish your entire email to O’Keefe’s board of directors?
  • If you didn’t, why not, and what did you leave out?
  • Why do you say O’Keefe “stole” pictures of you from Facebook but “gave” you his emails because he supposedly checked them from your phone?

Just to name a few.

Surely you have some of your own!

UPDATE: A court has granted a temporary restraining order against Naffe’s releasing any further emails and ordered her to bring all copies in her possession with her to court.

UPDATE x2: I have the injunction and will post it when I get home. I can’t upload it from a phone.

UPDATE x3: The injunction is available here. Here is a screenshot of the relevant portion of the order:

You may have noticed that Naffe is now threatening to report me to the State Bar for this post, which is, she claims, “legal advice.” Because I point out holes in her story, she says, that constitutes “legal advice” to James O’Keefe in a civil matter. She also falsely accuses me of updating the post during work hours.

I have seen this playbook before, folks.

By the way: given Naffe’s admission that she accessed O’Keefe’s emails, evidently without his permission, has she committed a crime? I offer no opinion on that, as this post (like all my posts!) is written in my private capacity, as an exercise of my rights as a private citizen under the First Amendment. I do wonder, however, whether the authorities are going to be investigating her for accessing O’Keefe’s email without his permission.

Sockpuppet Friday (Not Sockpuppet Friday, per se edition)

Filed under: General — Karl @ 7:04 am

[Posted by Karl]

As usual, you are positively encouraged to engage in sockpuppetry in this thread. The usual rules apply.

Please, be sure to switch back to your regular handle when commenting on other threads. I have made that mistake myself.

Sockpuppet comments about the Republican primary race are strictly prohibited. If you wish to use sockpuppets for that purpose, confine your comments to this thread. Same goes for any discussion that is not funny where people want to get angry at each other. Offending comments will be summarily deleted and the violators flogged.

And remember: the worst sin you can commit on this thread is not being funny.


Yesterday, Pres. Obama informed us that the stimulus sinkhole that funded his friends at now-bankrupt Solyndra was “not our program per se.” Many people, including Michelle Malkin and Iowahawk, had fun with that whopper on Twitter. If you asked him today, Obama might claim that Obamacare is not his program, per se. It got me thinking: Is Barack Obama’s middle name “Danger”?


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