Bernie Ward's Illegal IM Transcripts

Hamilton Nolan · 02/15/08 04:08PM

News of the child pornography case against [liberal, FYI] San Francisco talk radio host Bernie Ward gets creepier and creepier, as you might expect. The Smoking Gun has posted the 19-page police report on the case, which includes transcripts of IM conversations between Ward and the dominatrix he was chatting with, who turned him into the cops. Gold star for her. When he says "every so often an opportunity presents itself" to play with children, it's only a matter of time until his downfall. Selected transcripts after the jump—we've left in the key parts, legally speaking, but edited out most of the overt nastiness.

Debbie Nathan Rewrites Kurt Eichenwald

Choire · 04/12/07 02:05PM

Today at Counterpunch (subscription only, hence the handy partial guide that follows), reporter Debbie Nathan retells the Justin Berry narrative. It's another version of the story of the teen hustler turned adult pornographer turned government witness that Kurt Eichenwald told in the New York Times in December, 2005—a retelling she undertook as his was constituted from what she calls "deficient reporting." This will undoubtedly incite Eichenwald into some lawyerly frenzy.