Continuing from yesterday:
Accused Rapist Kobulnicky NOT Associated with San Diego Tea Party Organizers, So Cal Tax Revolt Coalition
There have been at least 75 rapes and sexual assaults within the “Occupy Wall Street” protest camps. Has the elite media reported any of these awful incidents in the titillating detail that it has spent on the alleged sexual assault suspect Michael J. Kolbulnicky, a supposed “Tea Party Leader” who is in reality unknown to actual citizen coordinators that are directly involved in the local San Diego Tea Party activities?
Not so much.
Very little information related to these vile crimes makes the “big press”. But a “Bing” search reveals some stories that are neither promoted or spread by progressive activists and their media minions, even while they smear our people most falsely.
I WOULD NOW LIKE TO DEMONSTRATE THE POWER OF A FULLY OPERATIONAL APPLICATION OF….
To start with, a “Bing” search reveals detestable examples of Occupy’s “War on Women”:
Note: Over 6 million blog posts are featured, yet nary a word from the elite media on the treatment of women at the Occupy camps. Perhaps this “War on Women” is not terribly concerning to our vaunted “watchdogs” because they follow Tacitus: “We will make a silence and call it peace.”
The San Diego Union Tribune published this calumny: Sex assault suspect a tea party leader. If we apply the rules that Union Tribune Reporters Susan Schroder and Chirstopher Cadelgo applied to their story, here are some revised headlines.
I could go on, but I think my point is made. I need each one of you who reads this today to go onto the websites reporting on the Kobulnicky story. Use the “Comment” section to include that tie OCCUPY WALL STREET LEADERS to the rapes and assaults that occur IN THEIR CAMPS and DURING THEIR PROTEST ACTIVITIES.
I am a clearly a woman. I have attended dozens of Tea Party events. The are fewer places that are safer for women anywhere on the planet.
Getting back to the story that the Abbot and Costello of print journalism generated about this event, let’s dissect the lede a bit:
Police on Friday announced the arrest of Michael Kobulnicky, spokesman for the San Diego Tea Party, on suspicion of kidnapping a woman and then sexually assaulting her on Fiesta Island last month.
Frankly, when we talked to the actual San Diego Tea Party spokesman, he was a little surprised to learn the UT’s designation of the suspect, who as the story notes MUCH LATER in the piece, has not been involved with the group since January.
This is a contemptible example of journalistic malfeasance, the last in a long string to which we citizens will now respond to using our own version of the Alinsky tactics. I would ask that every citizen who reads this today go to a website reporting on a the “tea party rapist” and utilize these same techniques to highlight some, if not all, the Occupy Wall Street crimes.
A good place to start our application of Alinsky Rule 4 would be here, with the local NBC affiliate, and a report filed by Lauren Stuessy. Sex Assault Suspect a Tea Party Leader.
If you want to, go the next step and apply Alinsky Rule 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy” and contact the Ms. Stuessy about the quality of her reporting and the fact her proudest achievement seems to be to have “exposed the Danes to American cynicism.” Click HERE for the contact information, or simply Tweet her @LaurenSteussy .
Have even more tweeting fun by using the hashtag – #WarAgainstWomen!!!!
Left Coast Rebel recalls Steussy “as this woman wrote up the inaccurate article describing the bald-headed, Chihuahua-donning infiltrator dude that attempted to disrupt the anti-Obamacare tea party rally at which I met Sarah and Leslie? Recall that NBC cameras were rolling and panning to that guy before he started causing a scene?”
Lauren — Here is what my Pulitzer Prize winning journalist father taught me: Stick to who, what, where, when and why. Never leave a trace of yourself in the report. It seems someone forgot to tell you this in journalism school. Quite frankly, you are a glorified hack by the standards that true journalists have.
Returning back to the UT Report for a moment, I would like to say this to Christopher Cadelago: Just because you talked to a few tea party activists, does not make you a “tea party expert”. Cadelago did a reasonably fair piece on citizen attitudes about gas prices, talking to several “Tea Party Leaders”, including Sarah Bond. Hey Chris: Why didn’t you call Sarah and ask her about Kobulnicky first, before rushing out this hot, swirling mess of inanity???
If Chris had bothered to do what a REPORTER is supposed to do and actually conducted BASIC RESEARCH, he could have called Sarah. Within a relatively short period of time, Chris would have learned Kobulnicky is a “Tea Party Leech”, not a “Tea Party Leader”. Several members of SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition reported him trying to insert himself into our speaker roster, request videos of him at events so he could promote himself, and had otherwise been a pest.
And, as W.C. Varones notes: If Kobulnicky’s a “prominent” “spokesman,” wouldn’t his name come up in news stories prior to his arrest?
As an aside, I talked to a real reporter yesterday: Aaron Hirschorn of 10 News. Let’s compare the UT and NBC coverage to what a real journalist doing real journalism does:
SAN DIEGO — A 50-year-old landscaper was in custody on Friday on suspicion of abducting a pedestrian in Linda Vista, taking her to Fiesta Island and raping her, authorities reported.
About 7 p.m. Feb. 25, Kobulnicky allegedly spotted the alleged victim while driving on Linda Vista Road, pulled over and asked her if she wanted a ride home, SDPD Lt. Anastasia Smith said.
The 56-year-old woman accepted the offer and got into Kobulnicky’s vehicle, Smith said. When they reached the woman’s residence, however, he kept driving and continued on into the Mission Bay area.
After parking on Fiesta Island, the 6-foot-3-inch, 205-pound suspect allegedly pulled the victim out of the vehicle and sexually assaulted her, the lieutenant said. He then drove off, leaving her behind.
The woman immediately reported the alleged crimes, and investigators gathered evidence, including surveillance video. Six days later, police released some of the footage to local news outlets. The resulting publicity generated “numerous” tips that helped detectives identify Kobulnicky as the alleged assailant, Smith said.
Kobulnicky, who is employed as a landscape supervisor, was booked into county jail on suspicion of rape, kidnapping and forcible sex with a foreign object. He was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Monday afternoon.
SWEET BABY JESUS — IT’S A REAL NEWS STORY!
Finally, I would like to bring up a point that SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition President Dawn Wildman mentioned last night: The reporters chose to feature Kobulnicky’s dubious Tea Party ties throughout this ridiculous article. Why did they fail to highlight the fact he is also a teacher????
The very last bit of the article notes he works at:
California Miramar University and Ashford University in San Diego and an elementary schoolteacher at Val Verde elementary school in Riverside County.
It seems to me that if a reporter were truly interested in the safety of women and children, this is the aspect of Kolulnicky’s life that would have been featured. If he truly did commit this heinous act, then perhaps some women on campus have had some relevant stories. Did Shroder, Cadelafo, or Stuessy bother to call California Miramar University, Ashford University, or Val Verde elementary school for background information or to determine if there were any past incidents?
I would bet not.
Based on my experiences, a female student would be in far more jeopardy than a cute citizen activist surrounded by chivalrous former military members. I would ask consumers of the Union Tribune and NBC to consider this information when assessing the quality of reporting they get.
Yes, regular Americans should apply Alinsky Rule 4 to each and every topic our elite media covers. Now, through Nov. 6th and beyond. It’s our duty in the “War Against Women”.