Friday, June 02, 2006

COINTELPRO Primer 202 - What Can Happen

Well, following the unmistakable (mal)odour of disinformation distribution, our reporters Victor Thorne & Lisa Guliani published the article posted here yesterday. Not twenty-four hours later the following incident occurrred. Inasmuch as the light of truth is anathema to these characters, we are not surprised. When you aren't familiar with the tactics employed by pathocrats it is easy to be blind-sided. Bow deeply to Ms. Guliani's courage and learn from Ms. Smullins experience. Better yet, get the new book Ponerology from Red Pill Press.

Ponerology: The Science of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes
, not only details these kinds of tactics, but can give you deep insight into the minds that employ them.

Knowledge Protects, Ignorance Endangers.

Blue Ibis


A War of Nerves
by Lisa Guliani

On May 31, 2006 at 4:30 pm I received an unexpected phone call from Patsy Smullin, owner of KOBI-TV Channel 5 in Medford, Oregon. If you read my latest article entitled, Jeff Rense: A Reinvention of What?, then you know that Patsy Smullin is Jeff Rense’s former employer. This was our third conversation in a weeks' time, and regrettably it wasn't as cordial as our previous exchanges.

Ms. Smullin began the conversation by asking, "Have you heard from the Eugene attorney yet?" She sounded extremely nervous and agitated and her voice was shaking.

I responded with, "An attorney; for what? No, I haven't heard from anybody. What is this about?"

Smullin was having great difficulty expressing herself, and I was trying to put together the gist of what she was attempting (but unable) to say.

Smullin: "You called me asking for Jeff Rense's dates of employment and I had to do a lot of work to get that information for you. I had to go into another building to get that information for you."

Me: "Yes, and I thank you. But what are you talking about now? What attorney? I don't understand what you mean."

Smullin: "You need to remove those two sentences from your article."

Me: "Which sentences?"

Smullin: "The ones about Jeff Rense being a compulsive liar, and about him not being known for his honesty. You need to remove those."

Me: "Why should I remove them? I didn't misquote you at all. I wrote down exactly what you said. I have it in my notes. You knew I was writing an article."

Smullin: (in a low voice): "That's not the way I remember it." (A pause, then excitedly) “You don't seem to understand. I'm trying to help you."

Me: "No, I don't understand, because you haven't told me what you're talking about. That's not the way you remember it? We just spoke YESTERDAY. What are you saying? Are you now suddenly denying that you made those comments? Are you calling me a liar? I wrote exactly what you told me." No response to my questions. (Another pause.)

Smullin: "I'm saying you need to be very careful. I can't say anymore."

Me: "I need to be careful? Careful of what? Are you saying somebody's going to sue me? If so; for what … for quoting you?"

Smullin: "No, no. I really ca't say anymore. I'm sorry, I shouldn't have called, I'm sorry. I can't say anymore." Click.

Well, well, well; isn't this interesting? Patsy Smullin seemed frightened – not at all the way she had sounded during our first two conversations. Previously, she'd sounded upbeat, friendly and more at ease. We'd had two very pleasant phone conversations; one on Friday, May 26, 2006 and the second on Tuesday, May 30, 2006. Ms. Smullin was indeed very helpful in providing the requested dates of employment as I'd requested. She was also quick to respond to my questions, and related recollections of Jeff Rense, her former employee.

At this point, I'd like to be very clear: Patsy Smullin knew perfectly well why I had contacted her. I fully identified myself right from the start, both with her secretary/assistant and to her personally. It is not my tendency to beat around the bush with people, so I told her that I'm an independent freelance writer and the purpose for my call was fact checking. In addition, I laid it out in no uncertain terms (within the first two minutes of our initial contact on May 26, 2006) that I was working on an article about Jeff Rense, and that this fact-checking was necessary in order to verify some information contained in online bios referencing his previous broadcast journalism career.

Let's get this straight: Nobody forced Ms. Smullin to return my phone messages, to respond to my inquiries, or to answer any single question posed to her. Nobody tricked her, lied to her, or twisted her arm to do any of the above, and no one made her call on May 30th to provide me with the dates of Jeff Rense's previous term of employment at KOBI-TV. She did these things of her own free will. To be honest, I didn't expect her to call me back at all. I suspect that others in her position simply would not.

Moreover, I quoted Smullin's responses precisely, as in verbatim-word-for-word regarding every single statement attributed to her in my article. Any and all of those comments she did make, voluntarily, and without embellishment, exaggeration or assistance from me.

Apparently, 24 hours after my article hit the Internet, "Somebody" had a real problem with the fact that I talked to Patsy Smullin. It is my distinct impression that "Somebody" wasn't expecting this particular connection to happen. Surprise, surprise, Jeff. "Somebody" was undoubtedly blindsided by this piece – and I’m telling you right now, it wasn't Patsy Smullin. My impression is that Smullin is a very nice lady, and someone is trying to intimidate her based upon this peculiar phone call I've just described "for the record".

Thus far, I have not been contacted by the aforementioned "Eugene attorney," but if this does happen, I'll certainly apprise everyone of the situation. I'm a little amused at how little time it took for "Somebody" to completely unravel and start throwing their weight around behind the scenes over this latest article I've written. I'll give you three guesses as to who is driving the intimidation machine. Nah, this one's a no-brainer. Make that one guess. Question: Is this how Jeff Rense intends to respond to my article? By putting the "thumb" on people? Fine, Jeff. If that's how you want to play, then so be it.

Just so everybody; and particularly "Somebody" knows: I stand behind every single word written in my article – completely, and 110%. Furthermore, I do not intend to remove anything, including and particularly, the two sentences in which I quoted Patsy Smullin during our conversations. The two sentences that allegedly needed removal addressed the "honesty" of Jeff Rense and were the personal opinion of someone who actually knew him, as related to me over the course of two separate phone discussions. Patsy Smullin's statements were quoted by me accurately, verbatim, and in their proper context; and it should be noted that she would be considered a very credible source of information.

Let it be known that I have never once in my life removed or retracted truthful information from any of my articles, and I am not going to be intimidated into such a cowardly act now by anybody, including a convoy of legal guns from Eugene, Oregon. I stand by EVERY SINGLE WORD in that piece. Patsy Smullin should be commended for telling the truth. Maybe the monkey should get off her back. She didn't write the article. I did.

Message to Jeff Rense: You know exactly where I am and how to contact me. So, if you've got something to say to me, then be a man and do it directly, if you have the cajones. Unlike you, I don't cower in shadows, wear wigs to disguise my identity, or put the squeeze on people - whether overtly or behind the scenes. Furthermore, it is not in my nature to shrink from cowards, hypocrites, liars, bullies, or from truth. I confront each of these squarely head-on, and will most certainly not shrink from the likes of you or any of your "legal thugs". One would hope you're adult enough to do the same.

I do not – and never will - fear the truth. Interestingly enough, it appears that you do. If you want to come after someone, well, here I am.

It's your move.

Lisa Guliani
June 1, 2006

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