My friend, journalist Alex Brant-Zawadzki has another post in his investigative series on the “National Bloggers Club” — which was heavily involved in the whole “Kimberlin SWATted me” pre-Memorial Day exercise for the jackbooters, and it’s important reading.
Bill Murphy, Mitt Romney’s Social Media Director, and his colleague Ali Akbar have ripped off a lot of people. They ripped off the Tea Party with the American Liberty Alliance. They ripped off movement Conservatives with the National Bloggers Club. They even ripped off Andrew Breitbart.
For the past few months, NBC President Ali Akbar has been dealing with a series of attacks which began with the revelation of his criminal record, which includes felony credit card fraud. Most of Akbar and Murphy’s ventures have involved soliciting online donations via credit card. This in turn spawned its own controversy, in which certain parties were accused of paying, pressuring or even threatening those who questioned Akbar’s integrity. Focus shifted from Akbar’s felony convictions to NBC’s dubious non-profit status, and finally the speculation has coalesced into a demand for accountability from Akbar, Murphy, and NBC as a whole. Bloggers and pundits, mostly from the right, are calling for Akbar to step down and release IRS documentation of NBC’s status ….
Did I mention that the National Bloggers Club was started with seed money from Foster Friess?
I didn’t? Gee.
I DID mention that Susana Martinez, Tea Party GOP Governor of New Mexico got that way with a six figure donation from Foster Friess. He was the largest single donor to her campaign and now, JEEPERS! she’s a featured speaker at the Black Mass in Tampa, before the old man yelled at the empty chair and gave away the whole con.
Foster “Aspirin Knees” Friess and Friends