Rod Webber v. Boston Police Department

Yesterday I filed lawsuit against the Boston Police Department (and related individuals and entities).

The following was my release to the press:

Greetings to the members of the Boston Press/ Media.
Within the hour I will be filing my lawsuit against the Boston Police Department and the City of Boston at UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse.
It is my belief that this legal action is necessary to curb the bad behavior of Boston Police and City Officials as it pertains to their sympathy toward violent hate groups in the area.
The brief at hand focuses on the false arrests surrounding the 2019 Straight Pride Parade.
For some background information on my litigation experience, please see the New York Times article regarding my successful lawsuit against The Trump Campaign, The Manchester NH Police and a former FBI agent in the employment of Donald Trump.
Attached is a copy of the Complaint, as well as some photos related to more recent incidents as a reminder of what’s at stake.

I plan to be at the courthouse around noon to answer any questions.

Thanks
Sincerely,
Rod Webber

LINKS TO FILINGS

Running with John McAfee, the Antidote to “Running with the Devil”

So, maybe you tried your hand at clown school and after a semester decided that you would try your hand at this journalism thing. The pay isn’t great, but these days the two professions are practically indistinguishable— So, why not? 

Maybe this new career path resulted in you getting assigned to the “movie reviews” department at The Guardian or Esquire, and maybe they asked you to review “Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee.” Well— Maybe your semester at clown school didn’t prepare you for all the reading and research and talking to primary sources which would’ve helped in composing a story which had a semblance of being grounded in reality.

If this describes you, you’re not alone. There are tens of thousands of people who self-identify as journalists, who have found their way to the profession after realizing they couldn’t cut it in the hard-knocks world of clowning. These so-called journalists (like Laura Martin from Esquire) have been writing about the film– somehow without having watched it. The film thoroughly debunks the decade-old’s smear of Rocco Castoro, which falsely claims that he leaked geodata in a photo of he and McAfee, while embedded with McAfee as a journalist for VICE. And yet, Martin insists on repeating these claims– apparently because she wants to go back to clown school.

Similarly, Michael Hogan of The Guardian pulls the same shit.

If you’re just a regular movie fan, or have an interest in McAfee, there is an antidote to the sea of disinformation on the topic flowing like raw sewage through the streets.

Castoro, (with the help of producer Emily Molli), has got a podcast called “Devil in the Details: Running with John McAfee.”  Admittedly, I’m responsible for some of the artwork related to the show— so fuck me and my biased opinion. That said, Rocco’s wit, insight and investigative prowess are unmatched by any of the clown-school-dropouts in the corporate press. Give it a listen, or I will send Rocco to your house to mock you to your face. We know where you live, Bozos!

THE CUCKGASM— PATRIOT FRONT DICKHEADS GET RUN OUT OF BOSTON

Rod Webber calls out the dickheads who call themselves Patriot Front

THE CUCKGASM— PATRIOT FRONT IN BOSTON

It’s been a weird one. This whole goddam week Lauren Pespisa and I have been up to our neck in Neo-Nazis, Badge-wearing cannibals and the bootlicking shit-libs in the Corporate Media. For those wondering how the country has managed to firmly bite into this ghastly Neo-nazi sandwich, we must unfortunately spend a minute trying to understand what’s making this ticking time-bomb tick.

Patriot Front— (as many have pointed out), are the new Klan… but dressed in khakis. 

The thing is— listening to Patriot Front’s Tommy Rousseau on The People’s Square podcast, he sounds less like David Duke and more like a self-help guru reaching out to overweight boys trying to get laid. To be sure, he wants white folks to position themselves to “reclaim” America” as you see all over their t-shirts. Yet,  hearing Tommy speak to his actual pre-pubescent followers, he’s pretty much just promising incels that Good Ol’ Tommy will find you a lady-friend… if you join up with his horrible racist incel fraternity.

In short, he’s a dickhead.

Somewhere around an hour and a half into the unbearable podcast, Rousseau says, “I certainly think that when you look at history there are moments of severe change, right. Where things come to a certain crescendo— and depending on where you are, that is either emergency or opportunity— depending on exactly what it is. And we need to make sure that we are in a position as organizers— as people exulting an ideal— [the dickhead ideal] that should some great moment of change arrive, whether that is economic collapse or that is something good, we are in a position to make that an opportunity to help. When the state becomes absent in the lives of our people, because they no longer have money to feed their armies of petty tyrants, then there is an opportunity for us to rush into that fold and reassert a semblance of peace and prosperity in the lives of those people they have left behind.”

Ooh!! What a fun way to get yourself on a federal watchlist, and ensure that you are absolutely unemployable for the remainder of your days.

Terrorist Tom continues, “As this government— (specifically the police) gives more and more money, and more and more interest to these petty political back-and-forths, what they’re leaving behind is the actual civic structure which is now ripe for re-conquest. It is open for the taking, and all we have to do is create revolutionary spaces that can be poised to leap further and further up the ladder of legitimacy until it is us who are exercising more legitimacy than the state itself.”

Yikes.

Lauren Pespisa measures Neo-nazi dicks

After an hour and a half of pointless neo-Nazi rambling, the show’s host, (Borzoi) starts running out of things to say, so proceeds to taking questions from the audience. A viewer asks, “Just wondering what are some of the fitness requirements to join Patriot Front?”

Tommy replies, “To join, the fitness requirement is that you are willing and able to improve and to be open to training regularly. You do not have to be a certain weight…” Yadda yadda… “We only ask that you’re open to improvement.” 

He blathers about sit-ups and crunches but ultimately asks the viewers to join in his, “lifestyle of fitness and progression.” 

Well, whoopty do! I’ll have a plate full of remedial incel-cakes for an appetizer… and I’ll the CUCKGASM for the main course, Garçon!

Borzoi chimes in to add to the self-help talk. “This actually will improve your life. If you’re a guy in your twenties in America, more times than not, you’re gonna be sort of depressed and frankly hard up for women in some cases. The incel thing is a huge problem. And there are some characters out there who try to— we all know they are— that actually try to keep their members as incels because they’re easier to manipulate.” 

Because of course, manipulation— They’re saying it to their followers faces.

Borzoi continues, “But if you join Patriot Front and get on their exercise regiment, and you get fit— 1: You’re gonna have more confidence in yourself as a man in your physical strength, and whether you can win a fight, protect your families— things like that. And 2: You’re gonna feel better when you lose weight and get fit. You’re going to get more attention from women and girls— I mean it’s sad if you wanna say it sad— they’re just going to respect you more in your day-to-day life.”

So, this seems to be the onboarding process in a nutshell.

Whoa.

Let me wash out my eyes and ears with bleach.

This brings us to the Fourth of July weekend in Boston, Massachusetts. For those looking to celebrate the colonization of the United States, Boston has always been the obvious choice if you want to jizz hard on a jingoistic monument to a Founding Father. 

Having learned from the Idaho arrests, the incels rode the train into the City, then had someone drop off their toy shields with the U-Haul. They marched from Haymarket, to Copley Plaza, to Back Bay Station. Somewhere around Copley Square, they got into the scrum with Charles Murrell III. (That aspect has been told many times already in the press.)

Charles Murrell III fends off Patriot Front

When Patriot Front got to Back Bay, they went to drop off their bullshit in the U-Haul, where they were photographed with Special Agent Steve Kimball of the FBI who decided to inspect their super-soakers and other LARPing supplies. I immediately recognized Kimball, and reported it on Twitter. 

FBI Special Agent Steve Kimball Inspects Patriot Front’s UHaul at Tasty Burger

Lauren and I made it to Back Bay moments after they had gotten on the train to Oak Grove Station in Malden. A conductor alerted us of the massive police presence and said “the Nazis headed out to Oak Grove.” So, we hopped in our car and went to Oak Grove.

When we arrived at the station, there was again a massive contingent of the Donut Lords in Blue— with both marked and unmarked cars, which we filmed and posted to Twitter. A transit cop at one point put down her pastry to ask what we were doing. This made sense, since we were carrying a sign that said, “FCK NZIS.” She then explained to us that the CHUD train had been delayed at the Community College stop. A Statie approached us and told us the same. It was clear that this was Patriot Front’s stop and their cars were nearby. So, I went out to the parking lot and the street and documented all of the license plates. The whole sordid operation had law enforcement all over it.

Patriot Front came out the doors around forty minutes later— and they wasted no time assaulting me as they tried to push by. Rather than take the shitlords into custody, the Police gave them an escort.

What choice did we have but to heckle them good?

One of my favorites was sung to the tune of Black Sabbath’s Iron Man. “I am Iron cuck. Nanananana, we’ll never f*ck. Can you ever get laid, no no no, unless you paid.” I was then approached by an unmasked Patriot Front member who we later discover to be Paul Gancarz. He introduced himself as “Butt-for” Continuing along with his juvenile sensibilities I used Beavis voice and said, “Hey Butthead, your drummer really sucked today Butthead.”  He replied, “well you know drummers. Can you do complex meters in an odd time?” 

At this moment the entire Patriot Front mutt pack burst into a full-on sprint trying to make it to their cars to cover up their license plates. I gave chase on foot mocking them, “RUN AWAY COWARDS!! RUN AWAY!!” 

When they got to their cars, they sheepishly covered the plates, but I taunted them once again telling them I’d recorded the plates before they got there, later proving that several of them had driven from out of state in their cars, many of which have now been IDed.

Webber calls out Officer Dick Long and City Officials who lied about FBI agents filmed with Patriot Front

Three days later at the July 5th press conference, Superintendent-in-Chief Dick Long  blatantly lied to the public claiming there was no advance knowledge of Patriot Front’s activities. When a reporter questioned him about the assaults, Long claimed that no police had witnessed them. Having been assaulted myself, I vociferously lodged my complaint. Massachusetts US Attorney Rachael Rollins then butted in saying that they couldn’t do anything to investigate Patriot Front in my case because they didn’t have jurisdiction over Malden, (where my assault occurred). Rollins repeatedly invoked the phrase, “this is Boston.” It was a phrase which rang hollow since Mayor Wu had given an eloquent speech saying that, “Boston must be the leading light.”

Indeed, not only had the Mayor spoken empty platitudes, but The FBI/ JTTF and other officials claimed how they had worked to coordinate on a federal, state and local level. Federal officials have jurisdiction everywhere. Malden is not the Sovereign Kingdom of Narnia. And this made it all the more appropriate that I made it known that Boston Police were lying when they said they didn’t witness the assaults. 

As the festivities were winding down, I even went so far as to remind FBI Special Agent Joseph Bonavolonta (with the JTTF) that he was full of sh*t. I wasn’t wrong.

The video shows that this was a press conference full of propagandists. As predicted, uniformed Boston cops were on scene and clearly witnessed the interaction with Murrell. Agents known for long harassing leftie activists were seen galavanting with Patriot Front. Those agents are Agent Steve Kimble of the FBI and Agent Andy Creed of the JTTF. In leaked documents, Creed was found to be collaborating with Northeast White Pride in 2011— so, no surprise. To be clear, I don’t subscribe to the idea that the FBI created Patriot Front— just that they sympathize. 

Also— that they lied.

Corporate media took the bait and sold that story hook line and sinker, while treating me as a pariah.

The cover-up is always worse than the crime.

@RodWebber

Suicide by Mass Shooting, and The Uneasy Solution

Suicide by mass shooting is a symptom of an ailing society, and until society as a whole revolts against the economic framework which is driving sick and miserable individuals to such acts of desperation, the Democrats saying to “ban guns” won’t help, and the Republicans screaming to “arm teachers” won’t do a thing. Those pointing to mental health are closer to identifying the problem. Doubtlessly, anyone determined to commit suicide, by definition is mentally ill. 

And while I concede that stricter background checks may prevent some of these tragedies…  To attempt to resolve a mental health crisis by involving our corrupt and lawless government is the definition of total insanity. Involving police— especially for the black community or lefty activists can result in prisons or morgues. 

I can’t speak for the black community— but I am an activist— and in that capacity— without a lawyer, I sued so-called President Trump (and his FBI minions) and won. In a civil case, that just means that Trump and his FBI minions paid me for the crimes they had done. 

The sad thing is, the slope only gets more slippery from there, as my wife and became subject to an unrelenting investigation by the FBI. Within this draconian and Kafkaesque nightmare, police and federal agents erroneously were able to use the kind of gun laws Democrats advocate to falsely accuse my wife and I of a plot to assassinate Donald Trump. The FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force delivered bogus subpoenas for five grand juries in two states to falsely bring charges against us— just to make sure we wouldn’t be able to be able to release our film about the 2020 election and subsequent George Floyd protests. These “stricter” laws for which the Democrats advocate, absent a moral compass, and complete overhaul of how policing is done in the US, is absolute madness. 

Why?

Cops are almost universally conservative. So, putting all the guns in their hands is a recipe for right-wing authoritarianism at the state level, and on the street level, neo-Nazis committing lynchings without consequence. This is by and large because so-called law-enforcement are sympathetic to the right-wing nuts who support them, but neither seem to understand they are both doing the bidding of politicians who are doing the bidding of the economic forces which prop up the system which makes someone want to do suicide by mass shooting in the first place.

On the flip-side, the Republicans’ solution is more guns— arm everyone. This, for obvious reasons is also madness. More guns as a solution for  Suicide by Mass Shooting is akin to advocating smoking cigarettes to cure cancer. 

So, here it is in a nut-shell: 

The United States of America is an Empire— At the heart of every empire is an engine of suffering, tasked with the objective of acquisition of resources— land, lumber, food, fuel and the rest. The fairytale version they teach you as a child is that the so-called founding fathers lead a righteous revolt against the British Empire to bring the world truth, justice and the American way. 

While the United States may have separated physically from the United Kingdom, the governments of the US and England have never been more buddy-buddy. Meanwhile, the economic system which binds them, (and all the countries of the world together) has never caused more human suffering— An inconvenient reality which has made it impossible for the citizens to revolt. 

Worse still, this system has expanded on the Roman Empire’s notion of the coliseum— piped to you in real time through TV and the internet. And while these modern conveniences have enriched the lives of many (in oh so many ways), this system has blinded nearly all of its citizens to the fact that we’re boiling frogs. 

Each year, inflation increases. No longer is a single income enough for a single family home, much less a cardboard box on the street. President Barack Obama, upon getting into office lamented to Greek Finance minister Yanis Varoufakis that the 2008 financial collapse was beyond his power, and he had to bail out the banks. To no-one’s surprise— the bankers weren’t punished, the people were. 

Similarly, Joe Biden created the largest upward transfer of wealth in human history with his pandemic response. He gave the so-called bailout money to billionaires, while once again letting the people suffer. 

Donald Trump has acted as if he is the antidote to this pain and suffering, and reduction of life and living conditions. But he sowed discord from day one, mandating a Muslim ban, selling ten billion in arms to the Saudis, and continuing in the murderous acquisition of wealth and resources as set forth by the financiers who all have their hands firmly jammed up the asses of these politicians. 

There may be short-term solutions through government, but make no mistake, the government is beholden to the financial structure which is the source of the suffering. 

There are no simple solutions. The only way to stop the loss of more human life is putting an end to this system. The real question is, how far are you willing to put an end to the killing of more children?

@RodWebber

I sued an FBI agent. The FBI has been harassing my wife and I ever since.

Rod Webber is confronted by Agent Eddie Jon Deck Jr.

Pro-Trump FBI?

Since I’ve gone public with the trying ordeal which my wife (Lauren Pespisa) and I have been subjected to by the FBI, there are naturally those who have questions. Good. I welcome these questions— because I’ve got receipts.

Today’s question: Is there really a “pro-Trump FBI”?

Of course there is such a thing as “pro-Trump” FBI. 

I sued a pro-Trump FBI agent named Edward Jon Deck Jr. and beat his ass in court right along with Donald Trump. The name the court gave to my lawsuit against Trump, and the other Trumpkins was “Webber v Deck.” They named it this because Deck was first listed on my complaint. I probably would’ve put Trump first had I known— but what can I say— I was young and naive. “Webber v Deck” might as well say “Webber v FBI.” 

Trump paid this piece of shit FBI agent– Agent Eddie Jon to be his top enforcer. He made hundreds of thousands of dollars doing it. And much like our current persecutor, Agent Creed who has made it his specialty to harass lefties, Agent Eddie Jon made it his specialty to brutalize protesters at Trump rallies based on race, ethnicity and lefty-ideology. The internet is full of videos of Eddie Jon going straight-up Mick Foley on anyone he deemed not allegiant to the Church of Trump. 

Agent Eddie Jon, This FBI-agent turned wrestling superstar first made headlines when he started punching the Mexican protesters dressed as KKK (to say Trump was a Klansmen) in 2015. Eddie Jon was accompanied by fellow Trump goon, Keith Schiller. (Schiller literally wrestled with Trump as part of a WWE skit— and it is clear where he got his “wrestling” moves. Between the two, they did quite a job ripping up those mean, mean protest signs and just started punching protesters. Because, fuck it— when you were actually in the WWE, this is what you do. The only reason they didn’t hit anyone in the head with a metal chair was because there wasn’t one available. Of course, this is the incident that lead to the Galicia v Trump lawsuit. By the looks of it, they may even drag Trump into a deposition. Meanwhile, half of the country thought Trump would do a good job running the country.

Agent Eddie Jon once again made headlines when he lost his temper in Asheville, North Carolina, going pyscho on a man who didn’t even seem to be a protester. Eddie Jon ranted and raved doing his best Randy Macho Man Savage impression— much as Agent Eddie Jon did with me.

In August of 2016, Agent Eddie Jon went psycho on Jake Anantha—  a pro-Trump Muslim teenager. The kid went on TV to say that he had come to his senses and no longer supported Trump. At the same rally, they kicked out Rose Hamid, another Muslim protester— obviously based on her ethnicity.

And yes— Eddie Jon assaulted and battered me in New Hampshire. The way these dirt-bags avoid liability is sneaky. Trump had hired Eddie Jon through Eddie Jon’s shell company, XMark. That way, if someone tried to sue Trump, they’d serve the wrong company. But, they got greedy, and Trump accidentally made direct payments to Eddie Jon. And when Eddie Jon collaborated with uniformed off-duty police while beating me, he got caught thinking he was still being shield by his shell company, and his FBI superpowers. 

That was a no-no. So Trump had to write me a check.

The lesson here— if there is one— is that there are DEFINITELY pro-Trump FBI agents. You can sue them and make them write you a check— but then all of their friends like Agents Creed and Kimball will try to fuck you in the proverbial shower. 

Anyone with a brain should be outraged.

Agent Andy Creed (hand raised) in November 2021

@RodWebber

PRO-TRUMP FBI PERSECUTING FILMMAKERS WHO BEAT TRUMP IN A CIVIL LAWSUIT

My wife Lauren Pespisa and I have become the subject of a Federal Investigation because of our film My wife Lauren Pespisa and I have become the subject of a Federal Investigation because of our film “2020: The Dumpster Fire.” The film features interviews with Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, Jello Biafra and many of the politicians from the 2020 Presidential Election. I traveled to the heart of the George Floyd protests capturing footage of the fires in Minneapolis and the attacks by Riot Cops in Portland unseen on mainstream news. The film is being released theatrically December 7th at the Pelham Picture House, in NYC. APPLE TV+ pre-sales are December 26th. Available on VOD Jan 6 on Apple, Google VUDU, and Amazon.

According to statements made by Federal Agents, their investigation into our lives came out of the January 6th Insurrection investigation. This is perplexing, since Lauren and I are  lefty activists who were nowhere near The US Capitol on that day.

Another likely factor was that I had just defeated Donald Trump, (without a lawyer), in a civil suit against his campaign, causing a lot of sad feelings for pro-Trump Federal Agents who are now engaged in this baseless persecution of Lauren and our film. Sadly, this is not new– since my film crew was raided by the FBI, Homeland Security and ICE at the 2016 RNC, and I seem to find myself being arrested regularly for first amendment protected free speech.

When FBI/ JTTF Agent Andy Creed was unable to pin his bogus “assassination” claim on me, he went after my wife.

It is clear to us— this is a vendetta.

Here’s the brief rundown:

Dec 23: The Trump Campaign loses their two year battle in my assault and battery lawsuit against them which I litigated without a legal degree against an army of Trump’s legal stuffed suits.

Jan 6: Lauren and I were in Massachusetts, nowhere near the US Capitol, all while Donald Trump attempted to stage a coup d’Etat on the US government– a crime for which he will likely never go punished. 

Jan 13: Secret Service, FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force together approached me on a so-called “tip” from a Proudboy as part of their Jan 6th investigation. Allegedly, this Proudboy put forward the lie that the “Dumpster Fire” trailer was evidence of a plot to assassinate then-President Trump. 

As if that wasn’t enough, Agents questioned me about a so-called “satanic ritual,” which was in reality a performance art piece performed in opposition to Super Happy Fun America, the founders of the Boston Straight Pride Parade. Again and again and again I keep having to find myself needing to say that this would be hilarious if the charges weren’t so absolutely outrageous. 

Jan 30: Federal agents served me with a subpoena for a Feb 23rd Grand Jury. They made it clear that Lauren was the target of their investigation, and that they would get me “like Martha Stewart, for lying to the FBI.”

– The FBI dropped the bogus “assassination” claim, but spent the past ten months digging into all the dirt they could find on me or “2020: The Dumpster Fire,” and they made at least 17 visits to friends, family members and crew. When harassment failed, the agents went shopping for prosecutors in other states.

– Aug 5: Apparently they found an AUSA in Maine willing to prosecute, since two members of our production crew were hand-delivered subpoenas. One of them, Embry Galen at that time was a pre-operative trans-man— and was harassed mercilessly by Federal Agents.

– A number of Grand Juries were convened then canceled since September, but at least one Grand Jury took place in October with a member of the film crew.

The next Grand Jury is November 17th.

The following is a statement by our attorney, Murat Erkan:

The chilling effect which a potential prosecution would inflict on First Amendment rights is not hypothetical.  It is direct and far reaching.  Everyone involved in this film is in fear with the looming threat of prosecution.  If this goes to court, I can only imagine that anyone seeking to convey a message (especially a message which seeks to inspire debate, which is the most vital form of expression) would hesitate to risk it.  In the face of a government willing to scrutinize their production for any evidence of violation of law, then seek to prosecute it regardless of whether the violation implicated any true public safety concerns, many would choose to remain silent.

If you are familiar with “The War of North Dakota,” (my film about Standing Rock), or “The Oppressed Majority” (denouncing The Proudboys), you know that we stand for what is right. If you are familiar with Lauren’s activism and advocacy for housing rights through Renter’s Radio podcast, you know she stands for what is right.  So, please take a moment to sign this petition to stop this baseless prosecution and persecution of speech which challenges authority.

We would also welcome character witness statements, and we are waiting for our GoFundMe to be approved, as we have already spent around $15,000 in legal fees. WE DO NOT RECEIVE ANY OF THE MONEY DONATED TO CHANGE DOT ORG. If you want to help in that regard, you can message us privately.

Thank you!

Rod Webber

Rod on Twitter

Lauren on Twitter

Embry Galen on Twitter

Glenn Greenwald hired an Anti-Whistleblower, Sam Biddle

Chelsea Manning is sick of Glenn Greenwald’s shit.

So, today, she said she’d return Greenwald’s $10,000 donation if she could. Glenn hit her back saying, “Friendships that depend on political agreement were never ‘friendships,’ just cynical transactions.”

As part of a series of other tweets, Glenn tweeted, “While Julian Assange is rotting in prison, @ChelseaManning recently smeared him when he couldn’t defend himself, announcing that if she had to do it over again, she would not have leaked to WikiLeaks. Maligning someone unjustly rotting in prison is not an attribute I value.”

Chelsea was somewhat vague in what her issue with Glenn was, but it is reasonable to surmise that it had something to do with his trillions of appearances on Fox News, or his regular bashing of lefties and his constant lip service to his besty, Tucker Carlson.

Naturally, Barrett Brown is also sick of of Glenn’s bullshit– so he jumped in holding receipts– pointing out to Glenn, “Yes it is. [an attribute Glenn values.] You hired and retained Sam Biddle for The Intercept after he wrote an article celebrating my sentencing, among other things. Then you let him handle the Reality Winner documents. Either me, Chelsea, Winner, Hammond, and Kiriakou are trash, or you are.

For those unfamiliar with Brown’s work, he did much to expose the malevolence and doucehbaggery of private intelligence Voldemorts such as Palantir and HB Gary Federal. As a result, Barrett was thrown in a US gulag and charged with the “crime” of pasting a publicly available URL into the public. Glenn was a supporter of Barrett’s work, but obviously, the feelings are not so fuzzy at this stage.

In the celebratory Biddle article in question, Sam gloated:

Way back in 2011, things were going very well for Barrett Brown, a hacker groupie-cum-journalist who’d made some friends in Anonymous, the once-fearsome online collective. Today, he was sentenced to 63 months in prison after aiding them in their reign of crimes and bullshit theatrics.

I shared Barrett’s tweet with Glenn, saying, “You hired Sam Biddle after Barrett’s sentencing? That seems to be contradictory to everything you’ve been tweeting today.

GLENN: When are people going to comprehend that I didn’t run the Intercept? If I ran the Intercept, would I have had to quit because they wouldn’t publish my article? You think I made hiring decisions?

ROD: Your statement is akin to Ringo Starr saying, “when are people going to comprehend that I didn’t run The Beatles,” or if you prefer, Charlie Manson saying, “you know I wasn’t the one who did the murders.” If Ringo had quit in protest of those hit songs, or Charlie stepped down before the murders, then they could reasonably disassociate. The question is, did you step down when Biddle was hired in protest of him trashing Barrett?
No. You, didn’t.

GLENN: Barrett himself went to work at the intercept and took its money.

ROD: Barrett wrote from prison– and before Biddle was hired. Are you trying to tell me that Barrett– or Julian, or Kirakou or anyone in prison are being given preferential treatment and are given minute-by-minute updates of the hiring and firing at The Intercept?
Of course not. But since you had your freedom, that’s something you had access to. Get out of here with “he took their money too” bullshit.

I haven’t heard back from Glenn since— but since his hypocrisy is on full display, I expect that Mr. Greenwald will go back to chasing dung beetles and stacking up his Substack piles of cash which he has amassed as a result of his appearances on Tucker Carlson’s white-nationalism hour.



More from Barrett Brown.

Why The Intercept Really Closed The Snowden Archive

Rod Webber is sick of your bullshit, and you should be too.

Glenn Greenwald is a Proudboy

Glenn Greenwald: The latest in my series of weird interactions with the Dogtick caught on the butt-cheek of journalism:

Portland Oregon— The Proudboys announce their plans to terrorize the city this past Saturday. At the last minute, they re-brand the event as “The Summer of Love” using hippy imagery and fooling no one. As usual, they come armed with bats, real guns and homemade weapons. They shoot off a lot of paintball guns, while Antifa shoots off fireworks.

What’s most important to note is that the police announced they were standing down. In other words— doing nothing. They do this to send the message that the Proudboys are welcome to terrorize Portland, OR. Sure enough, they pulled people out of cars, tipped over a van and ran through the streets firing a real gun.

During the insanity, a journalist named Maranie Staab was attacked on two occasions— first by “a right winger,” (in the words of Ford Fischer who filmed the incident), then second, by Black Blok. The right winger apparently used WD-40, and Black blok, pepper spray or similar.

What happened to Maranie sucks— but when the police don’t do their job— or worse— take sides, people will do what they think they have to to stay safe. The right winger ran at Maranie. In the case of black blok, she unwisely approached them.

Later, the right winger Dennis G. Anderson was arrested for firing his gun— but that’s the level things have to get to get the police to do their job.

As usual, Glenn was caught telling only half the story— and spent most of yesterday tweeting only about Antifa.

Glenn obviously knows who pays him.

I email to Glenn: Video shows Maranie attacked by right winger.

Your omissions reveal that you could give a fuck about journalists, and you’re just interested in raising outrage about Antifa for obvious financial incentives.

https://twitter.com/rodwebber/status/1430437586573611010?s=21

Glenn responds:

I had no idea about this “update” until you emailed me about it, and will be happy to note it, but it’s absolutely hilarious to watch the journalist herself tell you what an absolute moron and liar you are for trying to claim that it negates anything I said about what happened to her at the hands of Antifa:
https://twitter.com/MaranieRae/status/1430440472783200260

Maranie is a little off-base, but clearly doesn’t say any of what Glenn claims— so I respond as Glenn:

Yes, my lovely uglies— Let the hate flow!! 


I am Glenn Greenwald, and I am great and I am good. And so long as I can be close to my precious maggotses dung, it can be ground into a fine powder and laid out into long, long lines on a pretty mirror for nasal consumption!


Snarf snarf. 


That bad Flowerman bringing attention to the existence of the additional evidences makes him very, very bad indeed. Servant! Bring me my word-book! What is good word for “bad?” 


“Moron,” sir.


Ah, yes. The Flowerman is moron!! Mmmwwahahaha! His evidence is moron!! I call him liar!! Type these words into word-box!


But Master Glenn, Maranie no say these words. Flowerman only post Ford Fischer tweet to make Master inform!


Be quiet, you vermin! I did not repeatedly sell myself out and suffer through years of being Tucker’s servant to listen to your insubordinance!


We make the word-box now! 

We make the word-box now! 

Rod Webber is sick of your bullshit, and you should be too.

Daddy War Crimes. Bidens Make it Rain

New Daddy is same as the old Daddy.

Bombings in Syria and Iraq.

Endless wars.

Weapons of Mass Destruction was a lie.

Art Gallery promotes crime family.

What will happen today is no worse than Ellis Gallagher scribbling with chalk that washes off in the rain. Hairspray is not equivalent to bombing.

In NYC, “Graffiti” is defined in Penal Law §145.60(2) as the etching, painting, covering, drawing upon or otherwise placing of a mark upon public or private property with intent to damage such property. https://www.gjllp.com/news/understanding-the-law-of-making-graffiti-in-new-york-part-1/

To the good people at Georges Berges– If you support ending the wars, leave my art be…

Remember the 5Pointz case.

Remember my Operation Florida Man/ Art Basel Duct-tape Banana case in Miami.

Remember Operation Dumpster Fire Lawsuit.

Remember the people of Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Rod Webber is sick of your bullshit, and you should be too.

The FBI-raid scoop I handed to Jimmy, and he failed to report: A response to Caitlin Johnstone.

Jimmy Dore laughs about unaired interview regarding RNC FBI raids.

In response to Caitlin Johnstone’s article written two days ago, “TYT, Jimmy Dore, AND OTHER NOTES FROM THE EDGE OF THE NARRATIVE MATRIX.”

Mostly, I respect Caitlin’s writing. Her ability to kick the Military Industrial Complex in the dick, and shine a light on Uncle Sam’s murdering, imperialistic conquest is always a pleasant way to start the morning. That said, I’m just getting over a three day flag-burning hangover, so forgive me for taking so long to get in on this, “narcissistic public masturbation,” as Caitlin rightly calls it.

She’s right that nothing about America changed in any meaningful way after Trump took office or after he left. Joe Biden is a kinder, gentler, more senile Donald Trump. That said, Caitlin is making a ridiculous argument that if you’re not as popular as Jimmy, you are either a jealous hater who should learn to be more like Jimmy, or just fucking quit.

Caitlin writes: “Part of the widespread vitriol toward Dore is due to jealousy about his popularity and influence, and part is due to a belief that he’s the wrong kind of voice to be leading the left. But in both cases the solution is to just do the thing that makes him so popular and influential yourself, not to bitch and moan while continuing your failed approach. I’m always seeing people talk about how their dad hates both parties and just discovered Jimmy Dore and loves him or whatever. What are Dore’s haters doing to appeal to ordinary disenfranchised working class people like this? They’ll say they want to, but their actions and methods say otherwise.

And if you can’t do what Dore has done to become so popular—appealing to ordinary people in an interesting and accessible way—you should probably rethink getting into the left political commentary thing anyway.”

Those are pretty strong words from someone who has never reported from on the ground, about someone, (Jimmy), who has also never reported from the ground– [EDIT] apart from questioning fans in relatively tranquil settings. [END EDIT] And with this kind of logic, we might as well say, “Part of the widespread vitriol toward Uncle Sam is due to jealousy about his popularity and influence… the solution is to just do the thing that makes him so popular and influential yourself, not to bitch and moan while continuing your failed approach.” 

Do what Jimmy does? Lie? Fail to research? Cover things up? Jimmy’s a lefty— but first and foremost, Jimmy is about Jimmy— which means that he has more in common with the lying, cheating DNC and Uncle Sam than he does his legions of supporters, or the working class. Jimmy’s not about ending imperialism— he’s about promoting his brand.

How do I know? 

Jimmy Dore interviews Rod Webber about FBI raid at RNC (unpublished)

Jimmy interviewed me twice. The first time was with TYT in 2016 to talk to about the series of nine raids (by my count) conducted by the FBI, and other agencies during the RNC. In the case of the raid on me and my documentary crew, there were about twenty law enforcement officials, two with assault rifles including the FBI, ICE, Homeland security, and local police officers. The whole debacle went down first thing in the morning at our friends’ house just outside of Cleveland. As I rubbed my eyes and became aware of the Federal Clown-Squad locking down on us, I set up GoPro cameras to make sure we got it all on tape. Within seconds, The Gestapo were demanding, “drop your pants,” as I tried to get dressed. Even after we repeatedly gave them explicit instructions that they didn’t have permission to come in, they did exactly that. To signal their total disregard of the US constitution, they even admitted on camera that they didn’t have a warrant. Finally, they went into my friends’ bedroom and forced them to come out at gunpoint.

The FBI agents on scene even went so far as to say that they raided us because of claims made by Alex Jones the previous day. A quick review of Alex Jones’ live feed showed him claiming communists had thrown “buckets of urine and feces” at him. This is especially interesting in light of Alex Jones’ admission that the Secret Service had given him an all-access pass at the RNC.

Watch that at 2:46:55 on JRE

See all of the interactions with Jones, as well as FPTV’s interview of me and my crew at 32:35

TYT didn’t air the interview or cover it in any way— and Jimmy didn’t lift a finger or make a peep when the video didn’t hit the airwaves. He didn’t tweet about it or rant on Facebook. 

I realize that the footage could’ve been lost by a TYT camera-person or intern in the whirlwind of interviews at the DNC where the interview was conducted— but if Jimmy were truly the crusader for truth and justice he claims to be, then his ears would be on fire! No one was more committing to exposing the malfeasance of the Deep State than Jimmy Dore— right??!!

Flash forward to 2020. I talked to Jimmy again after a Tulsi Gabbard rally which he spoke at. I reminded him about the FBI interview— but had no recollection, and did that old-timey wheezy comedians’ laugh that comedians do when they’ve been caught in a lie. But, I let it slide and said it was water under the bridge.

Later than night, I bumped into Jimmy once more— this time, I interviewed him— and I appreciated him taking the time.

As 2020 progressed, I tried to keep Jimmy informed of what was going on at the political actions in the streets. In the days following George Floyd’s death, I documented women and children getting tear-gassed, and cops pulling AR—15s on kneeling protesters. I documented multiple drive by shootings. And mirroring the situation with Floyd, I documented a black man torn out of his car by the National Guard. He climbed on the hood of the car— but they ripped him away… then stole his car. He then jumped on the national guards’ Humvee— and they sped away with him on top. Jimmy retweeted one of the videos— but apparently didn’t feel much else was newsworthy.

It’s fine. Jimmy’s a clown. I’m a clown too. But when it comes to talking about what’s been going on in the streets, I’m an eye-witness, and Jimmy is still just a clown. When it comes to talking about the deep state, I’ve had countless visits and received a Grand Jury summons… I sued one of their clown agents (Edward Deck) and won.  But Jimmy— Jimmy’s still a clown. 

So— all of this informed me of what kind of person Jimmy was when he asked me to be on his show to talk about my new documentary, and the protests in the streets. I screen-captured the interview with Jimmy from my side— because I didn’t trust him.

Because my appearance made him look like the performative actor that he is who was never given his lines, he lied to me for ten days straight about publishing the interview. After ten days, I published. But Jimmy didn’t publish his highly-edited version until I published mine.

I guess Jimmy cares about politics— to the extent that it bolsters his brand and increases his subscriber count. Beyond that, he kind of feels like a bit of a shoulder-shrugger. He proved it when stumbled through his questions for me. Who are the ADL? Who is Kyle Rittenhouse? Trust everyone. Put Boogaloo boys on the show.

Shit got even funnier when he had on Glenn Greenwald who opined that you could trust the FBI when they say they’re only after right-wingers.

Remember Jimmy and Glenn ridiculing “journalists who have never been on the ground,” while Jimmy has never been on the ground and broadcasts from his million dollar home in Pasadena? Oh— but I can get fucked. Unicorn Riot— who are they?

Jimmy is going to Jimmy– so don’t get too out of shape about his Jimmy-ness. Just recognize it for what it is. You are his focus-group, and he reflects what you want to hear– not necessarily that which has been mined from reality.

Take it from a clown on the ground.

I’m still waiting to see that ground-breaking tell-all on the FBI raid, Jimmy!

Rod Webber is sick of your bullshit, and you should be too.