Bill Schmalfeldt is suing several people in the 8th attempt at soothing his hurt feelings. He is also being sued by John Hoge, over a copyright agreement and other issues.
Bill Schmalfeldt thinks that he has identified someone who said mean things about him online. He also has announced that this individual has “rolled over” on his conspirators and is providing valuable information about a supposed forged letter.
Bill has a history of trying to identify people, and getting it wrong. Several people have apparently been Paul Krendler, including some folks who were pretty surprised and confused by it all. Folks who had no idea who Bill Schmalfeldt is, found themselves pestered by this guy. Remember the college kid named “Vinnie?” His personal information was splashed on the web for no good reason.
Bill also has a habit of trying to “turn” people into informants. I wrote about him very little until Bill tried this with me.
In the mind of Bill Schmalfeldt, he is an investigative journalist with 30+ years experience. His doxxing — identifying — of commenters is a part of his long campaign to stop people from saying things which he figures are libelous. Unfortunately, he doesn’t know the meaning of the word.
His latest subject is George Howell.
I suggest George read my post with the following advice:
Drop out of this issue altogether if you need to. There are plenty of windmills on the internet if this thing is too hot. I almost wrote “there are plenty of white whales,” but that was too easy.
Or, come out from the shadows. Change your online name to your real name, at least for this part of the internet. Don’t fear him, and especially don’t show him fear. Bullies live on fear, like some creatures live on salt.
Bill Schmalfeldt cannot identify a crime which has ever been committed against him — and which stands the scrutiny of police investigation. He can’t sustain a lawsuit based upon the facts of his online life. He literally has nothing to sue about, and no leverage to “turn” a recently doxxed individual.
George Howell apparently has suggested that Bill’s new friend is inflatable. I discourage that kind of talk, but also remind everyone that it just is not true.
Bill’s the one filled with air.
Update Bill has apparently commented below, and I thought he might want to consult an attorney. Again: