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Blogger News Network: Shame of the Internet -Part 2-

As mentioned in Part 1 the number of web hits BNN was getting in December/2008 was around 160,000. That was at the height of the Casey Anthony case and since then the number of visitors has been in a steady decline. By the end of April and early May 2009 those numbers were down to around 50-60,000. A very drastic drop indeed.

Around this time in Orange County the prosecutors were trying to find out how Casey Anthony was paying for her defense. But after a closed door meeting with the judge it was decided that the information was not going to be released, not to the prosecution or the public. This was seen by BNN as a possible means to change the downward spiral in readership and advertising revenue, at any cost.

Enter the Money Trail (April 23). The first article titled “The plot gets deeper and the smell gets worse” is actually a lead up to what will be the Money Trail series. Promising to upstage Nancy Grace with an Atomic Bombshell and a story that will blow your socks off. But first they are waiting for calls to be returned, and facts to be verified. So why write anything then?  The only logical reason was to start the rumor mill and attract curious readers.

The Money Trail part 1 (April 24th). The day after the promise of Bombshells and bare feet another article is written and one would assume then that new information had been received. No, not true. All this article contains is more promises of of a big story, and it’s so huge that they will have to change their names after it is published. A mysterious name keeps popping up they say and oh they are certain they know who the “Money Guy” is. But no names are mentioned, and no new information is produced.

The Money Trail part 2 (April 25th). As you can see from the graph the numbers are starting to climb as more and more people visit the site to find out what the big “Bombshell” is. You remember, the one promised 2 days ago. One has to wonder if those facts have been verified yet, or if any of those phone calls have been returned. But apparently not, aside from dragging Kidfinders and some other people in to the fantasy, again no news or evidence is presented.

The Money Trail Part 3 (April 26th). This the 3rd day now after the big bold chest pounding braggart told the world he is about to upstage Nancy Grace and bring the players in this “saga” to their knees. Absolutely nothing of value is written in this article, but just another day stringing people along watching the numbers climb.

Money TrailThe Money Trail Part 4 (April 28th). 5 days after this whole thing started and still not a single thing mentioned about that evidence that was waiting to be verified. Not a single word about any phone calls, confirmation, or justification for all these stories. Simon Barrett the editor says “draw your own conclusions”. Of what? And then further down in the article names the “Money Guy” as someone that donated  money to the reward for Caylee Anthony’s safe return. That’s quite a leap. Without a single bit of evidence or proof? After all those promises and build up towards the big “Bombshell” he tells people to make up their own minds, but tosses out his “opinion” based on nothing but guesswork and hypothesis. And again at the end says that nothing could be verified.

At this point it looks like people have had enough with the false promises and empty rhetoric that BNN has been trying to pass off as “Breaking News”. If you look at the graph the numbers are plummeting once again. I suppose at this point I would just be guessing as to the reasons why they did what they did next. Desperation? A form of diversion away from the truth?

Nothing is mentioned about the Money Trail again till the 6th of May, where more names are tossed about but no evidence yet again. In the meantime as the numbers are dropping BNN embarks on a totally different subject, to get the focus off the Money Trail fiasco and try a different approach to increase their ad revenues.

May 1st marked the beginning of the end for freedom of speech, the quest to find the truth, or fair and respectful dialogue at BNN. Connie Bedwell had found a new platform to spread her story, and BNN had found a new cause. Only this time different opinions are not welcome, public comments are closed and any others strictly controlled in a private forum.

At this point it is safe to say that Nancy Grace is safe, there is and never was any “Atomic Bombshell”. The Money Trail was a blind walk in the woods. Simon did get one thing right though, as mentioned in the first article, the smell did get worse.


June 6, 2009, 11:57 AM - Posted by | All News


  1. A little addendum to my post of 2:56PM – above.

    I said that BNN often has 5 guests, Cobra, Denny G., T.J. Hart, Jan, their “Reporter”,
    but it is often *6 guests*.

    I neglected to add Art Harris, who is often there, making a total of 6 guests.

    So including Simon, that makes a grand total of 7 people BNN often has on their radio show.


    Comment by heart10 | June 14, 2009, 7:25 PM | Reply

    • IMO – there are too many “guest” speakers on the other side…it’s too confusing when all talk at once etc..but it also takes up all kinds of “dead” air introducing and thanking peeps to fill in the blank spaces…the show is longer and longer and less informative..doesn’t make sense!!!


      Comment by Beast | June 14, 2009, 8:32 PM | Reply

  2. sorry guys, I needed to expose that as one big picture! However, my purpose here is for the children and the justice and hoping somehow to change the s.o laws…but I do wear many hats, and exposing IN-justice is just as important IMO!


    Comment by Beast | June 14, 2009, 8:29 PM | Reply

  3. crap…that was C~A above.


    Comment by Beast | June 14, 2009, 8:30 PM | Reply

    • which posts are Beast and which ones are C~A?


      Comment by lorim13 | June 14, 2009, 8:32 PM | Reply

  4. lorim…IT’S ME C~A – i always say it is me…I’m on his comp. he has taken mine hostage to play some “dude” fighter game! Yawn! I am sure you can tell anyway that it is me Lorim.. lOL


    Comment by Beast | June 14, 2009, 8:34 PM | Reply

    • Is this you CA?
      Beast Says:
      June 14, 2009 at 8:25 PM | Reply

      yes she does…but she also is a victim of BNN and her own choices!


      Comment by lorim13 | June 14, 2009, 8:35 PM | Reply

      • Yes, she is a victim not only of herself…but of BNN…


        Comment by C~A | June 14, 2009, 8:42 PM | Reply



    Comment by Beast | June 14, 2009, 8:35 PM | Reply

    • Ok…I’m with ya now….! 😀


      Comment by lorim13 | June 14, 2009, 8:36 PM | Reply

      • Lorim, I left you a message in M.O.


        Comment by papa813 | June 14, 2009, 8:38 PM | Reply

        • I read that papa, but it’s lacking a clear reason/clarification?


          Comment by lorim13 | June 14, 2009, 8:42 PM | Reply

          • What do you mean?


            Comment by papa813 | June 14, 2009, 8:45 PM | Reply

            • Do you want to hear it hear or in MO?


              Comment by lorim13 | June 14, 2009, 8:46 PM | Reply

              • *here


                Comment by lorim13 | June 14, 2009, 8:47 PM | Reply

                • M.O.


                  Comment by papa813 | June 14, 2009, 8:48 PM | Reply

  6. k Im done playin my “dude” game 😛 CA usually rights it’s her when she’s on my pc. She can’t figure out how to get rid of me :P:P..Hope that never changes ♥


    Comment by Beast | June 14, 2009, 8:42 PM | Reply

    • I tried to erase you but you came back..so i don’t bother anymore…♥ U


      Comment by C~A | June 14, 2009, 8:45 PM | Reply

  7. BNN is really the shame of the internet…I was reading an article there about some loony killing cats in Florida, and I will now post a comment that followed the story…it is racist and attacking a religion, and it was edited for personal information…not the racist comments…way to go BNN…

    here is the comment, copied from ‘Even your cats aren’t safe in Florida:

    Xavier Ajax said,in June 14th, 2009 at 4:06 pm Tyler Weinman – future serial killer and he’s a Jew on top of that. Clear criminology linkage from animal abuser to serial killer of humans in his young adulthood. I strongly urge PETA vigilantes or some anti-semitic group to hunt this guy down while he’s out on bond and save the taxpayers of Dade County Florida allot of money for his trial and incarceration and just off him deep in the everglades where his body will never be found. Skin him, fry him with blow-torches while he’s chained to a tree, whadeva it takes.

    Bottom line, he’s still a Heb and that is completely material to these crimes he has committed. He should just be deported to Israel and exiled to a kibbutz in the Gaza Strip or the Golan Heights with exiled Palestinians. The PLO or the Mossad would take care of this punk-ass-bitch in the Old Testament way – “eye for an eye” old-school style. Perhaps this Zionist wanna-be would not ever have been born and 30-some-odd cute, cuddly kitties would still be alive and frolicking around Dade County if the 3rd Reich would have executed “the solution” more rapidly from 1943-1945.

    The rest of this comment has been deleted by an editor due to BNN’s policy of not releasing private information.


    Now Jan and Simon, pay attention, for this garbage is the type of shit you should be banning people over…this is what real hate is…

    and did you guys notice the punk ass bitch statement in this diatribe? oh no Jan, what about all the little ones reading? you know, the ones doing their book reports and such???


    Comment by Shadow | June 15, 2009, 3:46 AM | Reply

    • The comments section on that article is rife with hate-filled and violent statements. I think that it is a reflection of the type of environment that BNN currently fosters.

      I am glad that those people didn’t play a hand in writing the constitution. (Amend. 8 – Cruel and Unusual Punishment)


      Comment by Dave_UH | June 15, 2009, 4:48 AM | Reply

  8. Finally, when confronted with the knowledge that the truth is no longer buried in lies, the zealots have to face the facts. From the Bubba The Love Sponge site…………………………………………..

    425.Justgetaninvestigation (aka KarenCCC)
    June 2nd, 2009 at 7:00 am

    …..No, there isn’t a 730 examination ordered yet.

    NINE DAYS LATER (posted this morning 6/15)………..

    533.JustGetanInvestigation (aka KarenCCC)
    June 11th, 2009 at 8:17 am

    …..”The 730 eval was completed in January”…..

    If you listened to the radio show as you claim Simon Barrett, you are certainly aware that Connie Bedwell has not told Dr. Saturley that a 730 Exam HAS ALREADY BEEN COMPLETED.

    Why has she lied to the man?

    Why did Simon Barrett spread this lie as well? The following is from his post on June 1st…………….

    “Furthermore Connie Bedwell should be stopped from filing any motions until THE completion of THE 730 examination.”

    The “article” clearly indicates that a 730 examination is forthcoming.

    Was Simon lied to by the mother as well? Is this what he meant by “Getting caught off guard is a ‘gotcha’”?

    Once again I find myself agreeing completely with Simon’s closing sentence from his article of June 14th…………………………………………..

    “Make sure you know about your facts, and can back them up, before you open your mouth”


    Comment by papa813 | June 15, 2009, 10:11 AM | Reply

  9. Like saying he has never spoken to Connie. So which is it Simon? You previously boasted about you and your wife having a lengthy conversation with her. Are you that stoned that you don’t remember writing that?


    Comment by Beast | July 2, 2009, 7:11 PM | Reply

    • Is there anyway I can get the facts from the latest hearing? I’ve searched everywhere and the only thing I can find is Simon’s fiction.


      Comment by Somebody | July 2, 2009, 11:45 PM | Reply

    • Posted this in the wrong place earlier. The complete comment where it was said they spoke to the childs mother ( Connie? ) So yea, which is it, have you or haven’t you?

      “Jan Barrett said,
      in May 2nd, 2009 at 4:16 pm
      ok for the record, Simon and I have talked to this childs mother and we are both convinced now she is telling the truth. She gave us information that can prove her claim is correct and once we can get the courts or someone to listen she will be able to get the help she needs only we just hope it won’t be too late.
      I can’t expect all of you to believe now as we do but I would appreciate it if you would stop trashing those in here that do believe. This blog is NOT only for Caylee and Haleigh. It is for all the innocent children in the world that need help and I believe this little girl definitely does. We are going to do anything we can to help her.
      Connie NEVER asked me for a dime. All she wants is to save her daughter. She is not trying to exploit her daughter. She answered my questions honestly and didn’t hesitate. So please let those of us who choose to help continue to do so.
      Jan and Simon”


      Comment by Beth | July 2, 2009, 11:49 PM | Reply

  10. 7:11 I distinctly remember reading that too, Sean about the conversations they had with Connie.


    Comment by Heart | July 2, 2009, 7:46 PM | Reply

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