Hey truthers! Character-assassin lawyer seeks YOUR feedback


An attorney named John Hinderaker just published his second vicious attack on me:


He ends the article:

If you think any of that is false and defamatory, please call my lawyer. 612.354.1239.

By “my lawyer” Hinderaker means … who else … Hinderaker himself! (His blog says: “John can be reached by phone at (612) 354-1239.”) Which proves the truth of the old saw, “A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.”

VT readers tend to be of above-average intelligence, and many understand the law, not to mention the difference between true and false. More than a few are practicing attorneys.

So readers who think Hinderaker’s article contains assertions that are false and/or defamatory may wish to contact him at (612) 354-1239 and explain why.

That’s (612) 354-1239.

John Hinderaker’s email, for the record, is [email protected] .  (I’m not sure Wilson Pickett could sing quite so eloquently about an email address, though.)

Here are just a few of John Hinderaker’s assertions that are false and/or libelous.

  • He describes the assertion that 9/11 was an inside job as “Barrett’s crackpot views.” The word “crackpot” is generally defined as “eccentric” meaning views obviously false and held by a minuscule minority, perhaps even a minority of one. Yet the belief that 9/11 was an inside job is neither obviously false  – for a scholarly analysis of why, see David Ray Griffin’s Debunking 9/11 Debunking – nor the exclusive province of a tiny minority. In 2006, for example, 36% of Americans, meaning more than 100 million people, thought it likely. According to Time magazine, the 9/11 truth movement “is not a fringe phenomenon. It is a mainstream political reality.

  • Hinderaker describes me (and by extension you, if you think 9/11 was an inside job) with such terms as “crazed,” “insanity,” “nut,” “lunatic,” “deranged,” “delusional,” “absurd,” “idiotic,” and so on. He must have been relying heavily on his thesaurus. If enough people call him at (612) 354-1239 and explain why 9/11 skepticism is not a symptom of insanity, perhaps he will eventually understand that such assertions, made with reckless regard to any actual facts about your mental health and mine, could be regarded as defamatory.
  • Hinderaker repeatedly calls me an “anti-Semite.” You may wish to call him at (612) 354-1239 and ask him to explain what that means. (We all know “anti-Semite” is a vicious insult that can end careers – but why is it so terrible to supposedly be opposed to people who speak Semitic languages? and what is his evidence that I oppose speakers of Arabic, Amharic, and so on?)
  • Hinderbaker calls me “a shill–I assume a paid shill, although I don’t know anything about his financial arrangements–for the government of Iran.” Well, I could say that Hinderbaker is a shill – I assume a paid shill, though I don’t know anything about his financial arrangements – for the government of Israel. But precisely since I don’t know anything about his financial arrangements, I wouldn’t say that, because such denigration would be in reckless disregard for the truth, and therefore could be seen as defamatory. It would be interesting to call him at (612) 354-1239 to find out what his defense would be.
  • This brief list of defamatory items should by no means be construed as complete; there are plenty of others in Hinderbaker’s two attack articles. See how many you can find, and consider calling him at (612) 354-1239 to inform him that he appears to be in violation of the law.
  • You may wish to record your voice-mail message to Hinderbaker – or your conversation with him, if he ever grows the guts to pick up his phone – so I can play it on Truth Jihad Radio. Email submissions in mp3 form to TruthJihadRadio(at)Gmail(dot)com. I will send a free book to anyone whose submissions are used. Best submission wins an autographed copy of the Kevin Barrett book of your choice.
Libel is a method of defamation expressed by print, writing, pictures, signs, effigies, or any communication embodied in physical form that is injurious to a person’s reputation, exposes a person to public hatred, contempt or ridicule, or injures a person in his/her business or profession. –Cornell University Law School

Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.

He is host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly radio show funded by listener donations at Patreon.com and FALSE FLAG WEEKLY NEWS (FFWN); a audio-video show produced by Tony Hall, Allan Reese, and Kevin himself. FFWN is funded through FundRazr.

He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.

Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.
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  1. Read online today that some nameless ‘Rabbi’s’ (no disrespect intended to real honest Rabbi’s) are attempting to redefine anti-Zionism or opposing Zionism as a form of anti-semitism. They will have a hard time pushing this through that is for sure. Looks like the Zionist are becoming increasing aware that the world has become increasingly aware of them.

  2. I called and left a message about his obnoxious anti Semtism (I’m a Semite and Zionist brown nosers are the most anti Semitic people on the planet bombing their way through Palestinian Semites).

  3. Kevin – this is a major lawsuit – and it should be based on slander by use of the term “anti-semitic.” The accusations you have made about 9/11 are notwithstanding race, religion, or ethnicity – and based on the players’ criminality. It is time to get a judge to rule.

  4. Kevin – thanks for posting the link to Hinderaker’s original article on his site. And he accuses YOU of being a shill. That’s a laugh my ass off thing. Amazing. He definitely is dishonest to himself and others. All of the comments – without exception – are without any honesty and their arguments have resorted to simple (very simple minded) name calling.

    IMHO – if he has any actual influence – it is short-lived. I think we are about to get the truth bomb from Putin’s camp. Of course, then Hinderaker’s next article will be “Putin the re-incarnation of Hitler thingy.”

  5. hinderbaker is an idiot. he should read the Sandia Lab report about neutron bombs, look at pictures of molten fused granite, and ask himself why his backyard BBQ doesn’t collapse at freefall speed when he puts a match to the charcoal and lighter fluid fire that is NOT oxygen starved to slowly bellow wimpy black smoke. was he born LAST NIGHT? I knew the day it happened it was controlled demolition to the towers before learning about WTC-7 a couple years later, was ALSO a controlled demolition.

    his “anti-semite” accusation demands him being wrangled into a courtroom with charges of racist hate speech, accusation of racism IS an act of racism and you’d think a “lawyer” would comprehend that, but he even further proved himself an idiot instead.

    • it IS time these types of jackasses ARE dragged into a real courtroom and sued broke. let them try to call such preceedings “anti-semite” then demand PROOF that they are in fact semite (which they cannot!) or be asset stripped and incarcerated for fraudulent racist hate speech attempting to destroy someones life. they are claiming YOU are a racist and a criminal, tell ya what, if I went into an inner city neighborhood calling a bunch of people white hating racist criminal bastards I’d be VERY lucky if I escaped with my life. THAT is a pretty natural reaction and I would NOT be “magically exempt”.

  6. I speak Arabic, which makes me an honorary Semite. (See my introduction to Ibrahim Soudy’s article deconstructing “anti-Semitism” in We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo http://wearenotcharliehebdo.blogspot.fr). And I would be happy to haul this guy into court. Any pro bono lawyers out there?

    John Hinderaker lives in Apple Valley, Minnesota. I’m not that far from the Minnesota state line and would be happy to commute up there to participate in legal proceedings. Southeastern Minnesota venues would be ideal. Twin Cities OK.

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