Sunday, September 30, 2018

Dear Huffington Post

The Van Dyke Law Firm
Criminal Defense · Commercial Debt Collection · Civil Litigation

Constance M. Pendleton
Davis, Wright, Tremaine LLP
1919 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Ste. 800
Washington D.C. 20006

Re:  Notice of Representation

Dear Ms. Pendleton:

This firm has been retained by David Carothers with respect to an article published by your client, The Huffington Post, on or around August 28, 2018.  A copy of this article, as it was originally published, is attached to this letter together with a tweet concerning the story (sent by the author of the article).  

The facts of my client's case are not the subject of any legitimate dispute.  The Huffington Post is a "news" organization with a well-known reputation for publishing false "news" stories libeling conservatives.  Many people, including myself, have been the victims of shoddy reporting by the Huffington Post over the course of the past several years. The various hit pieces published by the Huffington Post all have two things in common: poor fact checking and zero journalistic integrity. 

In this particular instance, Mr. Carothers was accused of being the same person as John Daniel Carothers - a person accused of a vicious hate crime in Tennessee.  This accusation meets the statutory definition of libel in Georgia: "a false and malicious defamation of another, expressed in print, writing, pictures, or signs, tending to injure the reputation of the person and exposing him to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule." In this particular instance, Mr. Mathias attributed a hate crime to Mr. Carothers that, in fact, Mr. Carothers had nothing to do with.  Mr. Mathias also took the occasions of this false allegation to take note of the criminal history of Mr. Carothers' son - Michael Weaver.

Mr. Carothers is mindful of the fact that The Huffington Post was able to correct the story within the time provided under O.C.G.A. 51-5-11. This does not, however, change Mr. Carothers' entitlement to actual damages for libel resulting from the initial publication of this story because the published content is defamation per se. Georgia courts have routinely interpreted defamation per se to include statements "that one is guilty of a crime, dishonesty, or immorality." Eidson v. Berry, 415 S.E.2d 16, 17 (Ga. Ct. App. 1992).  As you are aware, it is not necessary for a person that has been a victim of defamation per se to prove actual out of pocket loss. In short, both The Huffington Post and Mr. Mathias are liable to Mr. Carothers for damages.  

My client has authorized me to settle this matter with The Huffington Post for a one-time payment in the amount of $30,000.00 in full accord and satisfaction of all damages that he has suffered, or which he may suffer, as a result of the story published by The Huffington Post. 

Please have your general counsel contact me at his earliest convenience to discuss settlement, or in the alternative, to arrange service of legal process.  

Very truly yours,

Jason L. Van Dyke
Attorney & Counselor at Law

108 Durango Drive
Crossroads, TX 76227
P – (469) 964-5346
F – (972) 421-1830
Licensed in:  Texas, Colorado, Georgia & Washington D.C.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Michael Weaver exposes the Huffington Post as the Lugenpresse

Radical Agenda S04E014 – Monkeyed Up

Michael Weaver calls in around the 20 minute mark exposing the Huffington Post for libel. You can listen to the interview at the link below.

Here's a picture of the offending writer below.
Christopher Mathias of the Huffington Post.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Gone Spelunking: Who Is Friendly Anarchism?

Jordan Reid is also to blame this.
I gave him like three chances to shut down JAM CITY ANTIFA and go away and save the anonymity of his comrades. He responded by posting a blog with my face in crosshairs:
He published a statement in which he said, “if you want to play then lets play,” and then he followed it up with a blog post about my wife. Not cool!
Once again, I was a nice guy. I thought that I was being overly generous: just shut down your stupid LARP group and go away and stick to your anarchist podcasts. Let Corey Lemley or Julez Delphiki or someone else who isn’t a moron with poor praxis run Antifa in Nashville.
But no .. Jordan wouldn’t listen to me. He is an immature idiot. The full extent of the disaster he led his comrades into in Newnan, GA has only recently come to light. In addition to Corvus Xan (aka Raven Xan Morgan), the third member of that unfortunate trio was Katherine from Friendly Anarchism. As we have already seen, Jordan, Katherine and Corvus Xan recorded The Antifascist Roadtrip from Nashville to Newnan in which they pretty much doxed themselves to fash.
Meet Jordan Reid with Katherine and Corvus Xan in Newnan, GA:
This is how Katherine presents herself to the world:
Let’s be honest with ourselves: there are Antifa reading this blog who are looking at this and cringing. What kind of praxis is this? Who is the fool leading the blind in Nashville?
Katherine is a LARPer and a podcast e-celeb:
Katherine could have stayed in her lane as an Antifa e-celeb. Unfortunately, she hooked up with Jordan Reid of JAM CITY ANTIFA and holy shit we saw what went down in Newnan didn’t we?
A protestor is seen here questioning officers "What are they being arrested for?" After struggling to come up with an answer the officer grabs the protestor & yanks her by the coat. Protestor was not in violation of law, standing on the sidewalk, nor was wearing a mask.
Wait a minute?
Is that Katherine getting rolled up by the pigs? I believe it is!
JAM CITY ANTIFA and Nashville Antifa are an embarrassment to Antifa:
Darlin’, why?
BTW, the whole Eugene, OR to Nashville, TN thing on that Antifascist Roadtrip From Nashville to Newnan didn’t help your case. That’s some pretty inside baseball to know Jimmy Marr.
Nashville Antifa/Great Lakes Antifa/JAM CITY ANTIFA can’t be allowed to continue to embarrass Nashville. Why isn’t a seasoned activist like Corey Lemley in charge?
Even we agree it is time to Draft Corey! Make Nashville Great Again!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Anti-Defamation League commits defamation

P.S. My father has never been charged with murder and this article by the ADL is libelous.
Also,I've never been charged with a hate crime as there is no hate crime statute in the State of Georgia.

Here's the definition of libelous: li·bel·ous
  1. containing or constituting a libel.

Here's the definition for defamation:def·a·ma·tion
  1. the action of damaging the good reputation of someone; slander or libel.
    "she sued him for defamation"
    synonyms:libelslandercalumnycharacter assassinationvilificationMore

FAKE NEWS: Huffington Post “Journalist” Accuses Wrong Man Of Burning Black Man Alive In Tennessee

UPDATE: Mark Pitcavage and Christopher Mathias have deleted several of their tweets. The Huff Post and ADL articles have also been changed, but not before we archived it.
Editor’s Note: These are the “experts” who the federal government has been relying on for “intelligence” about hate and extremism … people who can’t even do a Google image search or make a simple phone call to do the most basic fact checking.
I was scanning through my Twitter feed when I saw this:
Mark Pitcavage is very proud of putting together this fake news story:

According to @ADL_National researcher Carla Hill, the letter was addressed to a Christian Identity church in Arizona.

Adherents of Christian Identity teachings believes Jews are Satanic, non-whites are sub-human, & that whites are the "true Israelites." 
If the experts at the ADL’s Center on Extremism who are responsible for policing Facebook, Twitter and Google/YouTube are saying it, it must be true, right?
My jaw dropped when I saw that Michael Weaver was mentioned in this. I clicked on the story to find out that Huff Post is accusing his father of burning a black man alive in Tennessee.
I thought to myself: this can’t be right, I have met Michael Weaver’s father several times who is from my area, he doesn’t look like this guy, I have never known him to travel outside of Georgia and I certainly would have heard about this if there was any truth to the story.
I texted Michael Weaver about this:

Note: This is a bad article and a good example of how not to cover white supremacy, Huff Post and ADL. You are accusing the wrong man of being a murderer. I’ve archived this in case Mr. Carothers wants to sue the ADL and Huff Post for libel.

  1. 1.
    a published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation.
    synonyms:defamation, defamation of character, character assassinationcalumnymisrepresentation, scandalmongering; More

    Georgia courts have interpreted defamation per se to include statements “that one is guilty of a crime, dishonesty or immorality,” Eidson v. Berry, 415 S.E.2d 16, 17 (Ga. Ct. App. 1992), or that accuse one “of having sexual relations with any person other than his wife,” Baskin v. Rogers, 493 S.E.2d 728, 730 (Ga. Ct. App. 1997). The courts have narrowed the criteria for defamation of a business person by adopting the “single instance test.” A plaintiff has no grounds for a complaint if the alleged defamatory statement refers to only a single instance of mistake or ignorance on the part of a business or professional person. See Crown Andersen, Inc. v. Georgia Gulf Corp., 554 S.E.2d 518, 521 (Ga. Ct. App. 2001).

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