Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Gladney's Site Offline: Is it because he was caught in a lie?? UPDATED

Update: is now back online. However, the original question remains: how can the unemployed Gladney vow to "never take money from special interests" while going on a week long bus tour funded by the astroturf group FreedomWorks?

Thanks to an anonymous commenter for pointing this out: the online site has been taken offline. Interestingly, this happens just a few days after I exposed the fact that their appears to be a blatant contradiction by a statement on that site and Gladney's announced future plans. Here's what I had to say:
Gladney also announced that he is going to be going on a nationwide tour with the Tea Party Express, a national propaganda campaign for the AstroTurf movement. Interestingly, Gladney had previously announced the following on his I Am Kenneth Gladney site, another money making instrument:
Kenneth wants to make it clear that he is not funded by any special interest group or political party. Kenneth vows never to accept funds from any of these sources. Project Liberty is "people-powered." As with any endeavor of this magnitude, there are costs associated with this. If you would like to help defray these costs in this fight for liberty, stand up with Kenneth and donate today (emphasis mine).
Yet you can see right on the bottom of the front page of the Teabag Express page a list of "partners" for the tour, including Freedom Works. Freedom Works is not just a special interest group, but in fact is literally the quintessential AstroTurf special interest group, led by former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey, who also headed, before being forced to resign due to the scandal, a lobbying firm that is employed by many companies who benefit from the current health care system....

Well, it certainly will be quite an accomplishment for the unemployed Gladney to go two weeks on a national bus tour without accepting any funds from the groups sponsoring the tour.
In other words, Gladney is pretty obviously violating his "vow" to never take money from special interest groups. Only a couple days after I pointed that out, the site was taken off the web. Fortunately, I learned a long time ago that when dealing with people such as these its important to take screen shots of everything they say (click on the image for a larger view: the 2nd to last paragraph is the important one).

And, for good measure, here's a picture of the taken-down site:


  1. Unfortunately, the site is back up. If you are still helping to investigate this and have not already discovered this information. The cameraman, moogrogue, is Craig Albrecht..a former Stanford University football player, contributer to Rudy Guilliani's campaign, former Goldman Sachs employee and former ska punk band member. (Karate Lunchbox) Some URLs-

  2. Craig's father is even more interesing, former CEO and President of Centric Group and Chair of the St. Louis Sports Commission. Since 2004, he has donated almost $50,000 to Republicans as tracked on Huff Post, other sites show that he has given even more to other candidates, like Corrigan and Roy Blunt.

  3. For reference, Kenneth's website was a contract job that we were asked to perform for Mr. Brown. We had previously worked for Mr. Brown on other websites. Unfortunately, Mr. Brown has been unable to make payment for the site despite repeated promises. The site's downtime has nothing to do with Kenneth or any allegations... it is simply a fact of nonpayment on the part of Kenneth's attorney.

  4. OK, thanks for the update Stadia Studio. I guess the important thing for me is really the contradiction of stating that Gladney won't take money from special interests while at the same time being funded on a national bus trip from special interests.