I didn’t want to write this post but everyone’s been asking what’s up with Conservative Treehouse and the Jessica Chambers case and me.
It’s just that I don’t think Sundance a.k.a. Mark Bradman is a very good investigator and that he oftentimes prejudices the evidence. When other people try to expose the truth he jumps all over them without bothering to check his biases. By getting the facts wrong Bradman leads the honest and good people in the wrong directions.
This isn’t to say that Bradman always gets it wrong but that he’s often irresponsible in both how he goes about getting the facts and also when he gets things wrong.
In a famous episode Bradman/Sundance erroneously outed 16-year-old Daisha Mitchell who he falsely said was Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend. Rather than own the mistake–and hey, we all make mistakes–Bradman scrubbed the page.
Bradman/Sundance’s attention to detail is lacking and that has real world effects on people and that’s apparent in the Jessica Chambers case.
He wrongly states that the gas station where Jessica Chambers was last seen was owned by Ali Alsanai.
In this post “Sundance” falsely accuses Arab nineteen-year-old of being a radical Muslim who is in a gang and running his gas station as a front for drugs. In fact, public records requests show that Alsanai is not the owner.
Alsanai’s now reportedly getting death threats and his parent’s store is suffering because of Sundance’s “reporting.” Bradman/Sundance was also criticizing Alsanai for having guns (this is Mississippi we’re talking about) and lots of cash. More likely Alsanai was just trying to impress people. Gotnews.com couldn’t find any evidence of radical Muslim posting.
Next Bradman/Sundance also wrongly wrote that “state and federal marshall investigators” were looking at the gas station.
But it turns out that Bradman/Sundance was wrong again.
In fact, those weren’t U.S. Marshal but members of the Panola County sheriff’s department.
Bradman/Sundance also claimed that I was “getting played” by Anonymous. He then accused me of getting Bryan Rudd’s phone number from some anonymous Twitter account. Even if that did happen, which it didn’t, so what?
In fact, I checked the phone number against an existing log and now Conservative Treehouse has stolen the interview I did and plastered it on his site.
Bradman/Sundance has made up things about me accusing me of race baiting when I published what law enforcement told me. He even went so far as to falsely call me a plagiarist earlier this summer. (He wrote a retraction after I threatened to sue him.)
In short, Bradman, a former grocery story manager whose home was recently foreclosed on, doesn’t really know what he’s talking about. I’m getting really tired of having to answer well meaning people who want me to follow up on something he’s gotten wrong. He’s more interested in pushing his own narratives than he is in the truth.
Jessica Chambers deserves better.