TIMOTHY CHARLES HOLMSETH: MAKING AN UNFUNNY JOKE OUT OF SOCIAL MEDIA
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 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:
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.