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One of the biggest problems with the first amendment is that it allows people to make complete idiots out of themselves and ruin the lives of others in the process. One prime example of the extreme abuses of the first amendment is one Timothy Charles Holmseth.

For almost a decade, Timothy Holmseth, a self professed journalist has been writing outlandish and defamatory conspiracy theories about anyone he considers part of a plot to either murder or kidnap children.

In his latest rant, Holmseth launches into a disgusting and graphic accusation against the father of a former boyfriend of Casey Anthony, the mother of Caylee Anthony who went on trial for the murder of her daughter.

Rev. Richard Grund has been a target of Timothy Holmseth a number of times in the past. If you Google the name Richard Grund, the first dozen or so references are all from the various social media websites that make up Timothy C Holmsth’s”media empire.” 

Time and again Holmseth has come up with accusations and theories that he is unable to prove. He uses the conventient excuse that he will be arrested or that there are various groups that will ruin him and his family if he were to disclose the proof to back them up. He posts pictures of flash drives he claims to have been sent to him by anonymous sources or includes audio recordings as an attempt to bolster his claims.

The problem is that the photo of the flash drive it is just that, a PHOTO of a flash drive. There is no evidence to prove that the drive was actually sent to him or the likely truth that he probably went to his local Wal Mart and purchased the thing himself.

One audio recording he claimed was proof of a missing child being kidnapped turned out to be nothing more that someone making an unwanted harassing phone call to a woman who clearly did not want to to talk to the caller.

He uses an old custody hearing between him and the mother of his children as evidence of his accusations and conspiracy theories. He files court paper after court paper blaming a vast conspiracy by a group of child traffickers and the like for the custody battle against him rather than the alleged true reason that his obsession with the Haleigh Cummings missing child case did not go over so well with his children.

Tim Holmseth has gone so far as to sue the National Weather Service because he was not able to hold a job. It is alleged that the real reason he could not hold the job was due to ” personal hygene issues.” In otherwords, he stank. 

The problem is not so much with Holmseth’s obsession with his conspiracy theories and the graphic detail he goes into in the process, but the fact that there are people out there who either believe what he writes is the truth or at the minimum give him the benefit of the doubt.

After all, some point out, Tim IS an award winning journalist. That is not exactly true. It is a bit of a false narrative for the “award” in question was actually recogniction given to a GROUP Tim was part of that collectively wrote an article about bio fuels for a small local newspaper. The award was akin to winning a baking contest at a county fair.

It has been reported that Tim was alleged to have been fired by the same publication for plagurism, again, having to do with the same series of articles. 

It is because of Tim Holmseth and the many others like him that social media websites have become something of a joke. There was one time that Social media and Citiziten Journalism was looked at as an alternative to the “biased mainstream media” or MSM as it is commonly referred to. 

That impression by the public soon vanished when the likes of Timothy C Holmseth started to appear and publish wild and baseless articles with absolutely no evidence to back up what they claimed in their articles.

As sophisticated publishing software and multimedia software bacame more and more available, Holmseth and others were able to make convincing and “professional” looking presentations resembling what is seen on mainstream television.

The advent of this technology has made it that much more difficult for the general public to discern what is real and what is fake news.

The net result has been that the public has learned that it cannot rely on Social Media publications and broadcasts for factual reporting and has returned to the only reliable source of factual information:

Mainstream Media.

It is unlikely that the damage caused by the likes of Timothy Charles Holmseth will ever be repaired and that the only good that well be seen of social media will be videos of cats making fools of themselves.

Stay tuned




    • Fake news = you and your FAKE NEWS truck
    • Posted September 15, 2017 at 7:34 pm
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    “There was one time that Social media and Citizen Journalism was looked at as an alternative to the “biased mainstream media”.”

    I am not sure what time that was, Murt. As long as I can remember, all you internet clowns have been looked at as retards and losers. You and your MurtWitness One pretendy news van certainly has not helped your cause any.

      • Posted September 16, 2017 at 5:36 am
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      Actually fake ass troll, when Citizen journalism first started up, it was comprised of some good and quality websites. What happened is people like Timothy C Holmseth with their outlandish behaviors came along and ruined things.
      Once again Here comes the troll with yet another fake ass name. I guess he has a lot of time on his/her hands to keep making up these fake email accounts and hide in the dark while throwing little temper tantrums because of what I write in this blog. Once again I must ask why you keep visiting this blog. It is but one of MILLIONS of small insiginificant blogs written each and every day. Do you go around to ALL of these millions of blogs to troll them or is it just mine that seems to be a burr up your ass?

      It matters not what cutsie little names you want to keep calling me or how many times you poke fun of my live truck (for reasons that escape me. It is NOT a fake news van, I can assure you of that) that is nothing more than a ford van loaded with broadcast equipment that was installed when I had it leased out to a media outlet, I intend to keep writing. That should give you pleanty of reason to keep coming here and troll this blog since you do not seem to have any life to live outside of the internet.

      But whatever trips your trigger, I guess.


      • who givesa shit
      • Posted September 17, 2017 at 4:52 pm
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      ^^^^^ Spot on. Spot the fuck on. Murt never was part of any of these citizen or independent journalists, he’s just some old dirty guy, who likes to talk shit on the internet.

      I wonder how much olsen, picazio and company is paying ole dirty murty to keep attacking this holmseth guy.

        • Posted September 17, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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        I am not being paid one thin dime. I have to wonder who is paying you to keep coming back here and trolling my blog.


    • Lynda
    • Posted September 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm
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    He’s insane. Someone needs to lock him up

      • Tom Retzlaff
      • Posted September 18, 2017 at 1:06 am
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      So who is going to “lock him up” and who is going to pay for it?

      It costs around $42,000 a year to lock someone up in Minnesota (about $65,000 per year in Calif). Do you want to spend your tax dollars on locking up some guy who posts “mean things” about people on the internet? Or would you rather spend that money on pot holes, school lunches for poor kids, and Fire / EMS services?

      You can cry about how untrue or defamatory Holmseth’s blog posts are. But so fucking what? Do you think anyone reading his crap believes any of the nonsense he posts? Would your employer reading this think “OMG! That Murt guy really must be a pedo because it says so right here on this blog. Imma go fire Murt right now!” No, they would not (at least any employer worth working for).

        • Posted September 18, 2017 at 10:38 am
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        Well, Tommy boy, guess what? That is exactly what happened to me. I lost the opportunity for a very high paying job precisely because the prospective employer did a “social media check.” You must not have been following the news stories reporting this trend of using social media to check out prospective employees. Remember the firings of all those people who got caught in the protests that were identified as Nazis? How about the cops who were found to be members of the Klan? the simple fact of the matter is that employers both public and private are using social media to screen prospective employees. When links come up on the internet accusing a prospective employee of being a pedophile or involved in the murder of a child, they are not going to call up the applicant and ask them if these things are true or not. They simply choose not to take a chance and move on to another applicant.

        Also, Holmseth has been arrested at least once and from what I gather his antics in the past have cost taxpayers a lot of money. He has a lengthy history of his entanglements with the law. In addition his legal filings waste a lot of taxpayer money as the officers have to process all of his complaints be they valid or not.


          • Tom Retzlaff
          • Posted September 19, 2017 at 2:30 am
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          “Remember the firings of all those people who got caught in the protests that were identified as Nazis? How about the cops who were found to be members of the Klan?”

          Big difference, Murt, between these examples and you. These people actually were Nazis and Klan members and they were actually out there doing something! However, if some employer is not willing to hire you based upon anonymous content posted on a random blog calling you a pedo or something, why care? Would you really want to work for such a company that is so thinned skinned and so worried about “social media” PR that the rug could get pulled out from under you at a moments notice, anytime? Not me, dude. Not me.

          There is a big fucking difference between all them assholes marching around shouting “Heil Hitler” and crap and losing their jobs than someone getting fired on account of a blog created by someone with an axe to grind who posts ridiculous things. The Nazi and Klan guys really are out there doing something.

            • MURTWITNESSONE
            • Posted September 19, 2017 at 4:20 am
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            Well, sir. I am glad that you would care nothing about your reputation and that you can afford to be picky about who you work for. My hat is off to you. I have this little problem, however. I am 66 years old and will be 67 next month. Social security does not pay all that much so it costs a bit of money to rent a home, to eat and to have a decent level of a living standard.
            The vast majority of companies both large and small have one goal in mind. To make a profit.

            It is rather hard to make a profit when a bunch of anonymous people contact them and inform them that if they do not fire an accused pedophile and murder of children (and send them material found on Google of various blogs) that they will make it hard for said company to make the profit they so desire. This, in turn, causes my options for employment in jobs that pay more than the minimum wage to be severely limited.
            The job I mentioned that I was turned down for because of what is on social media about me paid a salary in excess of 80 grand annually and had some rather interesting perks such as profit sharing, 4 weeks of paid vacation and all sorts of other goodies. This kind of position is extremely rare especially in my field of expertise in the state of Florida where 70% of the jobs here pay the minimum wage or close to it and have no benefits at all.

            You do not seem to understand how things work in the real world. You claim to have the luxury to make a choice that I do not. You are either younger or have a skill set that allows you to avoid the pitfall of having limited options because of your reputation being trashed.
            You might want to study a bit harder about how the lower half lives to understand why your option is not a good choice for the vast majority of us.


    • Kim
    • Posted September 14, 2017 at 2:28 pm
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    Good article, Murt. All true.

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