Like several other good, conservative, hard-working bloggers, Patrick Frey of "Patterico's Pontifications" fame, has been living in hell for a while, now, and has blogged a brief accounting of the worst of it:
You’re about to listen to one of the most bone-chilling pieces of audio you will ever hear. At least, it was to me when I first heard it.
It’s a phone call that could have gotten me killed.
In this post you will hear that audio clip. You will also read about a months-long campaign of harassment carried out by at least three individuals: Ron Brynaert, Neal Rauhauser, and Brett Kimberlin — much of it directed at critics of Brett Kimberlin. This harassment includes repeated references to critics’ family members, workplace complaints, publication of personal information such as home addresses and pictures of residences, bogus allegations of criminal activity, whisper campaigns, frivolous legal actions, and frivolous State Bar complaints.
Please, go read the entire article.
What makes this particularly ugly, especially with the thugs menacing Frey, Aaron Worthing, Robert Stacy McCain (The Other McCain), and some of their blogging friends, is that the thugs have full financial and "moral" support from people like George Soros, the Tides Foundation, and other leftist "philanthropic" groups, plus a number of individual who ought to know better. And, as Patterico mentions, there is a hint of direct access to at least one Congressman. If this does not trouble you, then I'd guess you are part of the problem.
After all, from Patterico:
Remember how I said one of my commenters was outed? And this crew started talking about his parents? And his divorce records? For being a commenter of mine?
What happened to me could literally happen to anyone. It could happen to you.
If you take nothing else from this post, remember that. It could happen to you.