Free Keene’s latest blog post about Jennifer Schmidt, wife of Boston Strong, doesn’t tell the real story. In fact, there wouldn’t even be a story had Ian not taken a personal matter and made it public knowledge while attempting to silence two of his most vocal critics. Unfortunately, Ian’s misplaced faith in his own intellect has once again been his undoing. The vindictive shit couldn’t have been anymore transparent in his efforts to seek petty vengeance.
On Dec. 8 of 2014, Ian posted a blog about the Schmidt’s ongoing dispute with Anne Tallon, legal guardian of a child who has bullied their daughter. Tallon petitioned for a order of protection against Jennifer predicated on a series of events where the boy alleges Jennifer intimidated and/or threatened him with death. While the court docket is public knowledge it’s no small leap of logic to presume Ian went hunting for some mud to sling at the Schmidts. Especially when the crux of his blog post and the subsequent smear campaign was one of the many wild and unsubstantiated allegations made by Tallon’s child: that Jenn approached him with a knife and threatened to kill him. Tallon herself noted the fallacious nature of his post:
Purposefully misrepresenting the nature of the dispute and exploitng an emotionally-disturbed child was just the beginning. Ian posted the phone number of Jenn’s business which lead to her receiving harassing calls from FK fanboys and other pieces of human wreckage with one intellectual titan mockingly ordering a bouquet with the message “Do what I say or I’ll cut you, you little shit”. Ian also approached Tallon at her home seeking comments for the blog he was about to publish. As noted in her affidavit above, Tallon was not thrilled that Ian was attempting to exploit her and her child in his terror campaign against the Schmidts.
On Dec. 9 Ian contacts WMUR about the story. Both Schmidt and the Tallon decline to comment. Tallon notes this in her affidavit and that the Dec. 9 segment included images of her neighborhood and her ward’s school. The segment has a negative impact on the child as he starts receiving questions and blame for the incident at the school from other students. The school is later forced to issue a letter to parent’s assuring them that their students are safe from the media circus.
Ian took it a step further. On Dec. 11, Dave “Creepy” Crawford and Rich “Soap-Dodger” Paul approached the Schmidt’s home after Boston beeped his horn as he passed the Keene Activist Center. Paul reportedly blocked Boston from exiting his vehicle and asked him “How is your psycho wife doing?”. Crawford stood on the sidelines and recorded the interaction while muttering to himself. He was later caught video recording the Schmidt’s home from his van which resembles something driven by the villain of an after school special.
Ian reports a differing account of the incident on Dec. 12 where he misconstrued Boston’s statement as an endorsement of terrorizing children and not a promise to make Free Keene as miserable as they make this city. Boston is later taken to court for his drive-by criticism by bogus Navy SEAL and Free Keene sycophant Matthew Philips aka “JP Centurion” presumably at the encouragement of Bernard. Boston is ordered to limit his critique to daylight hours as long Philips lives on Leverett St. Philips quickly disappears from Leverett St shortly after his much touted SEAL experience is proven to be complete bullshit.
Bernard further escalates his terror campaign on Dec 12. when he publishes a press release with his skewed version of events including links to Boston’s employer’s website. As the past has shown, this was likely done to recruit a harassment brigade to blast them with antagonistic phone calls. In telling show of arrogance he claim to have “broke the story” on Free Keene.
In summation: Ian Bernard turned a personal matter between two adults into a public spectacle to humiliate and silence his critics. He violated their privacy and jeopardized the safety of their children and encouraged his associates and admirers to harass and intimidate the Schmidts. He peddled misquotations to spread innuendo and vicious rumors about people who had the audacity to wound his ego. He published the Schmidt’s home and business contact information knowing that it could lead to harassment and intimidation. He allowed chalk-wielding simpletons like Rich Paul, Manic Kitt, and/or Garret Ean to draw disgusting caricatures of Jenn in Central Square without censure.
Ian Bernard is a pathetic narcissistic whose only grand achievement thus far is turning an entire city against him. His actions and those of his trained apes not only stand as testament to Free Keene’s lack of integrity but also the lengths both will go to silence critics. A popular phrase among the milieu of dumbass slogans FK uses is “good ideas don’t require force”. Ian and FK obviously have no faith in this sentiment as they believe the goals of liberty must be met with intimidation and smear campaigns.
Does the liberty community condone this behavior? Will his peers ever hold him accountable for this behavior? Are headlines garnered by terrible people doing terrible things more important to the liberty movement than actually living up to their alleged belief in non-agression?