Imagine, if you will, that you're a normal person and then one day a quasi-famous mentally ill blogger becomes fixated on you the way Gollum was fixated on the Ring. Even though she hasn't been setting the world on fire lately, she has been on TV, on the Howard Stern show and she's written for the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, & The Washington Times. Most people in the know realize she's off her rocker, but how many people are in the know? How many fans does she have who don't realize what she's really like?
So this person, this quasi-famous mentally ill blogger, starts claiming you support death threats against her. She tells people you're an anti-Semite. She calls your job and tries to get you fired. When she hears of people connected with you, she tries to contact them to lie about you. When people mention your name on the web, she shows up to tell untrue stories about you. Then, she starts going after your friends. She accuses them of supporting death threats against her and being anti-Semitic for being associated with you.
You tried ignoring her. It didn't work. You tried sincerely apologizing for offending her. Not only did it fail, she misrepresented what you apologized for in an effort to use it against you. Since she was a lawyer, you even eventually tried filing a complaint with the Michigan Bar, trying to get them to keep her from obsessively harassing/cyber stalking you; it didn't work. You hoped, over time, the obsession with you might fade. However, four years have gone by and it's still going as strong as it was in the beginning.
This, my friends, is not a rhetorical discussion. The victim here is namedEmily Zanotti. The quasi-famous mentally ill blogger I'm speaking of is Debbie Schlussel.
A second troubling police report involving Karen Diebel has emerged, one suggesting she may have been subjected to a short-term involuntary commitment for issues by police as recently as September of 2008.
I've done two previous posts on Huck PAC endorsed Republican primary candidate for Congress, Karen Diebel. They detailed a troubling history ofapproximately 100 9-1-1 calls over many years and a subsequent insufficient response to the controversy from the Diebel campaign. Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.) and former Rep. Tom Tancredo have also endorsed Diebel. (link)
With no intention of backing any candidate in the primary, but wanting the best nominee, I continued researching and found several troubling unconfirmed references to Karen Diebel and Florida's Baker Act on the . They span almost two years. Florida's Baker Act allows for the involuntary examination of an individual under certain pre-defined conditions.