Without continued hair brained legal filings by Team Kimberlin, Hogewash! and many of the rest of us would be reduced to reporting that:
- Brett Kimberlin blew a guy’s leg off with a bomb in 1978 and now runs a non-profit
- Bill Schmalfeldt has written some nasty things online
The Streisand effect is a well-known phenomenon where the attempt to censor something becomes a reason for others to share it.
The Kimberlin Effect is the phenomenon where the attempt to quiet online commentary becomes lawsuits, which then become more newsworthy, and creates more material for discussion.
Team Kimberlin has both created an audience for, and material for, blogs like Hogewash!, Billysez, Thinking Man’s Zombie and Dave Alexander and Company.
And yes, I did just link this blog from this blog.