When Kender McGowan owned up to the @kimberlinunmask Twitter account recently, something about his admission struck us as a little off. We had suspected him of creating the account, but we already knew it had been used by others, including Aaron
Walker Stalker, and did not believe McGowan was still operating the account anymore or updating the associated blog. Today, a source passed us an affidavit from kimberlinunmask in the case of Kimberlin v Walker et al in which the pseudonymous blogger claims he has lived in New York all his life and is at least 53 years old. We know of one person in the Kimberlin “scene” that fits the profile given in this document: Jeff Dunetz, aka @YidWithLid, who resides in New York and has a long track record of abusive sexual predation on the internet.
Dunetz denies that accusation, of course, but his victims have established his identity beyond doubt, and his attempts to scrub traces of this activity from the internet have failed to remove the evidence. The married Dunetz has also procured and “reviewed” prostitutes online, but receives none of the shame and harassment from his allies who have recently piled on Melissa Brewer over her years-old prostitution arrest. As always, the moral judgment of Breitbots is reserved solely for the liberals they despise. (Click here to watch his NSFW jerk-off video, though God only knows why you would want to.)
But Dunetz is much, much more than a craven sociopathic abuser of women and flaming hypocrite. He is also a well-known racist, Israel-extremist, and Islamophobe. Dunetz is closely allied with, and lives close to, the insane Pamela Geller. Although Geller was rejected as a speaker by the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this year, she still showed up at Breitbart.com’s anti-Islamic “Uninvited” panel. Dunetz, who writes for Breitbart.com, was also at CPAC. In fact, he took it upon himself to roam the confab and confront any dark-skinned person trying to talk about race. Remember this little incident? Dunetz briefly appears on camera at about the two minute mark, and it is his shrill voice you hear throughout:
Jeff Dunetz would like to be your free speech hero, bravely defying the “oppression” of Mr. Kimberlin, but just try to talk about race relations in his presence — or simply disagree with him on anything! — and he will demand you be arrested for treason. The double standard is always in place, no matter the issue, because Dunetz insists on being allowed to have his own set of facts. His blogging about Kimberlin belongs to the same genre as his beliefs about President Obama, the Muslim Brotherhood, and an ongoing “stealth jihad against American values:” it is a paranoid persecution narrative and a steaming pile of bullshit.
Which brings us back to Kender McGowan’s odd admission, and the specific thing that made us wonder if he was not trying to protect someone else.
“Who is Jack Idema?” We hear you cry. Idema, who died in January of 2012, was a fraudster and convicted con artist who used his limited time in the US Army Special Forces during the 1970s, when he was “the most unmotivated, unprofessional, immature enlisted man I have ever known” according to one supervising officer’s report, to pass himself off as a mercenary in Afghanistan during the War on Terror. Idema had a gift for self-promotion, fabrication, and threats. He also had a kink for grabbing random bearded men off the streets of Kabul and beating them in his own makeshift Abu Ghraib. “Operation Desert Fraud” was eventually busted by Afghan police:
An Afghan court sentenced Idema to a ten-year prison term on charges of entering the country illegally, running a private prison, and torture. Idema had been accused of operating a detention–cum–interrogation center in concert with another former U.S. soldier and a TV cameraman, who were sentenced alongside him the same day. When Afghan police arrested the trio on July 5, they said they saw a smaller-scale version of the gruesome prisoner-abuse photos from the Baghdad interrogation cells in Abu Ghraib. Early press reports indicated that three prisoners found in Idema’s custody during the raid were blindfolded and beaten and strapped to the ceiling by their feet; five others were tied to chairs with rope in a small, dark room down a hall that was littered with bloodied clothing. All of the prisoners in Idema’s custody were subsequently released; none was shown to be connected to Al Qaeda.
Despite his evident fraud and criminal convictions, and despite the fact that he passed the HIV virus which killed him to his wife without ever telling her he was infected, Idema still has a fan club. The Blogspot site still exists, though it is now private. As you might expect, Idema is a hero to right wing asshats who love torture and hate Muslims. Dunetz fits that bill much better than McGowan, who is mainly known for being a fixture at Renaissance faires. Was McGowan protecting Jeff Dunetz, and by extension, the reputation of the Breitbart legacy? We think so. Consider the defense offered in the affidavit:
The only “defamatory” statements attributed specifically to me are the statements quoted in paragraphs 18-23 of the motion, referring to the Plaintiff as a ‘misogynist,” “pedophile” or part of “Team Pedo,” or showing Plaintiff’s head superimposed on a Nazi graphic. Those were statements of my opinion based on widely-available information about the Plaintiff that has been in the public domain for years. The availability of the information about Plaintiff’s pedophilic tendencies can be confirmed simply by perusing the hundreds of results that are returned when searching the terms “Kimberlin” and “pedophile” together in any Internet search engine and that pre-date July 29, 2013 (the first date Plaintiff alleges I made any pedophilia-related statement about him).
We suppose we must repeat this forever: just because you repeat someone else’s libel does not absolve you of committing libel. But this is the standard excuse of the
Walker Stalker Clan. They create the narrative, then bounce it inside their echo chamber until it becomes “fact,” then when they are called out they claim they are just reporting what they read. Never mind that they are repeating the same false narrative they created in the first place: it’s not my fault! But it is their fault. They have invented their way into this disaster, and still seek to invent their way out of it.
The affidavit spends entirely too much ink on denying that its author is connected to Maryland, or does business in Maryland. Do they imagine that they can duck the consequences of defaming a person who lives in Maryland this way? Apparently so, and it smacks of desperation.