By Ken Adachi <Editor@educate-yourself.org>
September 10, 2000
In my first article (http://educate-yourself.org/tg/nwogundersonsmear1may0.shtml)
about the less-than-subtle covert campaign to publically discredit former
FBI veteran, turned Secret Government muckraker, Ted Gunderson, I discussed
the illogical and unconvincing conduct of Art Bell in quitting his popular
late night radio talk show by blaming a 2 minute on-air radio exchange (in
1997) between Ted Gunderson and David Hinkson for "devastating" his life and
the principle reason for his early retirement from radio.
Coinciding with his departure from radio, Bell launched a highly
publicized defamation lawsuit against Gunderson and Hinkson in Nashville,
Tennessee. A preliminary hearing in that lawsuit took place in Nashville
on April 28, 2000 and was the subject of an eyewitness report posted at Sightings.com
by Katherine Sullivan, a woman described in the article heading as
a "courtroom witness". In the opening paragraph of her report, Sullivan
informs the reader that
" I need to clarify that I went to the hearing with an open mind. I
have never listened to an Art Bell show, nor have I ever talked
with or corresponded with the man. For all I knew, Gunderson's allegations
could be based in fact. Keeping this mentality helped me to stay
objective during the hearing."
When I first read her article at Sightings.com, I simply presumed that Sullivan
was a Nashville local who was curious about all the shouting and wanted to
check out the courtroom scene herself. At the time, I might have considered
it slightly odd that she would have any interest in the case since she said
up front that she's never listened to Art Bell, but maybe, I figured,
she just read one of Keith Rowlands' (Bell's web master/press agent)
'updates' posted on the net and became intrigued about the story.
I was soon to learn, however, that Katherine Sullivan is anything but
a casual 'courtroom witness' satisfying a curiosity about a case concerning
a national radio celebrity. She is a woman with an extremely disturbing background
which needs to be examined carefully in the context of this case. Sullivan's
past history and possible motives for penning her witness 'report' will be
discussed in a separate article in this series. Katherine's professed "mentality"
to "stay objective" is about as far from the truth as you can possibly
On April 1, 2000, during the course of his radio show, Art Bell announced
his decision to leave radio. He said that Gunderson and Hinkson had publically
accused him of child molestation, the very crime that Art's son was obstensibly
victimized by. Art said he couldn't take it anymore and was going to vigorously
pursue a defamation lawsuit againt Gunderson and Hinkson and planned to retire
to private life.
During the same month, April 2000, a series of E mails flew back and
forth between four women: Virginia McCullough, Katherine
Sullivan, Kathy Kasten, and Barbara Hartswell.
The content of those E mails will be revealed in their entirety in another
article in this series, but for now, let's examine the activity of Virginia
McCullough and her web site, www.newsmakingnews.com
originated from a web site called "http://newsmakingnews.com" and was circulated
to several bulletin boards on the Internet. The editor of this web site is
apparently Virginia McCullough (firstname.lastname@example.org), although she
doesn't tell you that on the home page. She heads her articles with the title
of BayCities Observer, so I guess she lives in San Francisco. Another
e mail address listed frequently at this site, but without a name attached,
is "email@example.com". [Update 2001: After I
Internet response to Barbara Hartwell's accusations against him in early
), I discovered from the vitriole hurled back at Ted (and me) by the Screaming
Banshees at newsmakingnews.com, that Kate Dixon was the owner
of www.newsmakingnews. Kate's name, however, was not on the
masthead or anywhere else on their web site-at the time. I looked
hard to find out who the owner was and the only name readily seen was Virginia
McCullough, so I naturally assumed she ran the site.]
At first reading, NewsMakingNews looks strong. You get the idea that Virginia's
been doing hard- hitting investigative reporting for a long time and she has
a lot of inside contacts and seemingly tons of incriminating documents about
all sorts of nefarious government doings going back to the 80's. In her introduction
to a number of different articles, Virginia often reminds the reader that
she was a "friend and fellow investigative reporter" with Danny Casolaro,
murdered reporter of Octopus fame (see the books of Jim Keith).
I guess if you can call Danny Casolaro your "friend and fellow investigative
reporter", you must be a regular junk yard bulldog when it comes to digging
up the 'real' story with your-life-on-the-line sort of integrity and credibility,
right? Or perhaps that's the subliminal conclusion that the reader is expected
to arrive at. In any event, Virginia wants to be sure that the reader knows
that her life has been in peril from time to time because of the dedication
and rigor of her 'investigations'.
The Ted Gunderson Data Dump (http://www.newsmakingnews.com/gunderson.htm)
One of Virginia's investigative 'targets' has been Ted Gunderson. Virginia
is anxious to rip the cover off of Ted's phony and duplicitous 'front' as
helpful Semaritan and knight-in-shining-armor rescurer of victims of
mind control and satanic ritual abuse in this country. To accomplish her goal,
she has created a new section to her web site in late April  called
"The Ted Gunderson Data Dump". It's simply incredible how the debut of Virginia's
'Gunderson Data Dump' site just happened to coincide perfectly with
Bell's sudden and dramatic departure from late night radio and the opening
round of his defamation lawsuit on April 28 in Nashville. A truly
amazing 'coincidence'. No orchestrated elements here I'm sure.
McCullough practically trips over herself in her rush to expose Gunderson's
'double agent' status. She employs almost every dishonest yellow journalism
tactic in existence in order to make Gunderson appear guilty without
ever providing any real substantial or credible proof of her accusations.
Her Cheapshot Arsenal includes:
McCullough initiates many paragraphs about Gunderson with leading rhetorical
questions, followed by a question mark. Her accusations are conveniently (and
safely) couched within the vehicle of a 'question'. A few examples starting
with the top of her Gunderson Dump page :
1."WHO IS THIS TED GUNDERSON, WHO FRAMED, TRIED AND SENTENCED,
ART BELL WITHOUT A TRIAL! ART BELL RETIRES! BUT BELL HAS SUED GUNDERSON?"
[It looks like Virginia was a little confused here as to where to place
the question mark and the exclamation point in the above example, but she's
preoccupied with the perils of investigative reportage. I'm sure you understand.
2. "WAS (IS) GUNDERSON COINTELPRO?"
3. "1979 - GUNDERSON RETIRED FROM THE FBI OR DID HE REALLY?"
4. "1980's? to the Present? - GUNDERSON AND MICHAEL RICONOSCITUO
AND A MILIEU OF SPOOKS AND BLACK OPERATIONS."
5."1993 - WAS GUNDERSON ACTIVE IN SATANISM INVESTIGATIONS IN SONOMA
6. "WHO IS TED L. GUNDERSON? IS HE AN INFORMANT OR A U.S.
When not couching her allegations as rhetorical questions, Virgiania switches
to the employment of descriptive adjectives or nouns associated with
guilt to title her paragraphs:
1. " GUNDERSON'S SPOOK TIMELINE:
[Not wishing to burden the reader with supportive facts, Virginia breezily
establishes that Ted is henceforth to be considered a 'spook'.]
2. " TED L. GUNDERSON'S DOG TAGS
[Ah yes..., the military connection and of course, the derogatory implication
of the word "dog".]
3. " GUNDERSON AND MICHAEL RICONOSCITUO
AND A MILIEU OF SPOOKS AND BLACK OPERATIONS. "
5. "GUNDERSON DEFENDED RICONOSCIUTO WHEN HE WAS ARRESTED
AND INDICATED HE AND RICONOSCIUTO HAD WORKED TO PREVENT TERRORISM AT THE
LA OLYMPICS. "
6. " 1998 - GUNDERSON
JOINS FORCES WITH RICONOSCIUTO TO DEVELOP THE PINEAPPLE BOMB THEORY OF THE
CAUSE OF THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING. [But don't laugh, the 1984 Beirut bomb
was similar?] "
[Again, some confusion in the above parentheses in deciding the appropriate
usage of a question mark or an exclamation point, but hey..., fearless reporters
are under a lot of stress.]
The Gunderson/Riconosciuto Guilt Association
McCullough devotes a lot of space at her web site trying to link the double-agent
associative guilt of both Gunderson and Michael Riconosciuto as somehow being
partners in crime. Read her headlines above and tell me she doesn't have an
axe to grind. Again and again, she sets up the implied conclusion
that both Gunderson and Riconosciuto are in collusion with each other. She
leads the reader to the assumption that they are both guilty as hell-of something,
and neither of them can be trusted. But guilty of what? She,
like every other member of the Gunderson Character Assisination Team, can't
supply any verifiable, credible evidence against Ted of any sort
of wrongdoing. What they supply, however, and provide in great abundance,
are distortions, lies, miss characterizations, and deceptive HOT AIR.
In Mike Riconosciuto's case, he's serving a 40 year term in Federal prison
for supposedly running a methamphetamine lab. According to Virginia's innuendo,
since he's been convicted and is serving time, he must be
guilty, right? He's serving time in Federal prison! The government doesn't
frame up people they want to take out of circulation and railroad them into
prison. They wouldn't do something like that, would they?
I mean the government would never stoop so low as to arrange for a man, who
was about to be the star witness against the U.S. Department of Justice in
a civil case involving the theft (and profiteering by officials of the Justice
Department) in the Promis software case, also known as the Inslaw
Affair, to be falsely accused and eliminated as a witness against
them, would they? You don't think for a minute that the Justice Department
would arrange to have Riconosciuto's modest trailer/lab (Riconosciuto is a
scientist by profession) raided by the FBI and in finding a couple of common
solvents that could be used in the production of illegal
drugs, then turn around and prosecute him on a contrived case of running a
meth lab, would you? . The US Deptartment of Justice couldn't possibly be
riddled with corrupt individuals who serve the special interests of hidden
power groups who hold the US Constitution and the welfare of the American
people in utter contempt, could they? Nah, not in America! (Well, on second
thought, if you happen to be someone that Virginia is fond of, then
you might be a victim of government railroading, as she wrote about
one guy who was framed, according to her, in such a manner, but it's not possible
in Riconosciuto's case, of course, because he's buddy-buddy, with Ted Gunderson-
so he must be dirty.)
Another thing I learned from McCullough's and Dixon's acrid web retorts on
the Gunderson/Hartwell response as well as from reading their Gunderson
Data Dump garbage (a dump is where you find garbage isn't it?)
is their unbridled willingness to attack Ted for anything, regardless
of how unconnected or innocuous it may be. For example, McCullough's
biography of Ted includes the following lines:
"Gunderson is 72 years old; he was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
on November 7, 1928. His own resume states that he is unmarried and has
four children. He has an extensive background in law enforcement and attended
the FBI Training School from December 10, 1951 to March 2, 1952..."
Did you catch the middle line? "His own resume states that he is
unmarried and has four children." What is McCullough trying to imply
here? Is she trying to convey the idea of guilt, of lowly character perhaps,
non-respectability and illegitimacy, but doing it in a way to avoid libel?
Technically, the statement is true, but the way she phrases it makes the reader
assume that Ted has four illegitimate children. She could have said
that Ted was divorced with 4 children (all of them born to Ted's former wife),
but instead she reaches deep into her Yellow Bag of Devious Insinuations to
draw the reader closer to her desired goal of holding up Ted Gunderson as
a contemptible person. She does this over and over again. Paragraph by paragraph,
she allows no positive statement about Ted Gunderson to remain unchallenged
or un tinged by her duplicitous insinuations. Is that what a "reporter"
does or is that what a character assassin does?
Here is where McCullough really begins to get wacky. She wants it both
ways. She wants to keep her anti-NWO, "investigative reporter" halo
firmly in place while at the same time, she wants to attack Ted over a national
case in which he played a pivotal role in exposing. For those who have taken
the time to study the McMartin Preschool case, you know that the physical
abuse and satanic rituals endured by those 450 odd preschoolers over a number
of years did indeed occur, that the tunnels the kids swore were there-were
indeed there, and that the prosecutors did their damndest to lose that case
and to abort/prevent the admission of key evidence that would have led to
a conviction of McMartin and Ray Buckey (and possibly to an investigation
of the Illuminated elites who were their sponsors and were the abusers of
those "supplied" children). That's not to mention the convenient
"suicide" of a star police- investigator witness against McMartin
and Buckey. The press did their best to ridicule the efforts of Gunderson
and the parents when they were trying to uncover the tunnels and- when the
tunnels were uncovered by a hired professional archaeological team-the press
immediately blacked the story out.
As is always the case, the Illuminati got out their disinfo/debunking teams
and went to town, especially on Gunderson because of his former FBI status.
They shot down the parents and the children in the(ir) media with a professional
hit team drawn together special for the occasion known as The
False Memory Syndrome Foundation. They used an El Paso reporter/debunker
by the name of Debbie Nathan to go after Ted in the Village
Voice, the NY Times, and a number of other mainstream publications, as
well as on TV. Nathan fronted herself as a "skeptic" of satanic
ritual abuse. Fortunately, an author by the name of Alex Constantine
who came out with a book called Psychic Dictatorship in the USA (1995)
articles on the internet, blew a very
wide hole through Debbie Nathan and her "award winning" credibility.
In the segment from the Gunderson
Data Dump reprinted below, McCullough is obviously aware of Alex Constantine's
expose of Debbie Nathan, yet she wants to use Nathan's already-proven lies
to slam Ted anyway! Notice how McCullough reprints the web address for Nathan's
slam piece, while telling the reader to "See critique of Nathan by Alex
Constantine" -without actually providing a web address to view that critique
(see 2 links above following Constantine's book) . Notice also that she includes
Nathan's debunking remarks about the Dr.
Jeffrey MacDonald case and how his story (guilt) was "detailed"
in the Joe McGinniss book, Fatal Vision . Surely,
our investigative bulldog must have known that Joe McGinniss and his two-timing-betrayal-of-Dr.
MacDonald were thoroughly trounced in print (and in the courtroom by MacDonald's
attorneys in his successful lawsuit against McGinniss) by Jerry Allen
Potter and Fred Bost in their 1995 book, Fatal
Justice (Norton & Co, NY, London), which demonstrated a far greater
respect for the truth than McGinniss, Nathan, or McCullough seem capable of
embracing. The following is reprinted directly from McCullough's garbage dump:
1990 - GUNDERSON WAS AN ACTIVIST IN THE McMARTIN PRESCHOOL
CASE IN LOS ANGELES.
"In 1990, Jackie McCauley was living with Ted Gunderson. He is
former head of the Los Angeles FBI office. After taking an early retirement
in the late 1970s, Gunderson was hired by friends of Jeffrey MacDonald,
the Green Beret convicted of brutally murdering his wife and small children.
MacDonald's case is detailed in Joe McGiniss' book FATAL VISION. MacDonald
always claimed that his family was murdered by a Charles Manson-like cult,
and Gunderson located a female street person with a history of severe drug
abuse who claimed she had been in the house with the cult when the family
was murdered. From this work, Gunderson apparently adopted the idea that
the country was overrun with murderous Satanic cults. He elaborated this
idea when he was associated with Jackie McCauley and the rest of the McMartin
In the early 1980s, as Gunderson publicized his theories about Satanic
cults, he began making bizarre claims to the media. One was that Satanists
and the FBI were out to harm him. He once told the LA Times that someone
had thrown a crowbar at him as he drove on the freeway. Another time, he
said, he was sunbathing in his yard and awoke to find a satanic poem left
at his side.
In the late 1980s Gunderson became something of a regular on shows
such as Geraldo. In May, 1989, after the Matamoros drug-cult killings, he
appeared on Geraldo and claimed that Mason County, Washington was filled
with satanist "killing fields" stocked with hundreds of dead bodies.
The county went into a panic and parents took their children from school.
Extensive investigation revealed no such fields.
McCauley and Gunderson organized the 1990 McMartin dig and hired LA
archaeologist Gary Sickel...."
Debbie Nathan's outrageous slander (with the generous assistance of assassins
like McCullough) against Ted is fairly summed up in the closing sentence of
Alex Constantine's 1996 article titled, Martin
Preschool Revisited (http://educate-yourself.org/tg/mcmartinpreschoolrevisited1996.shtml):
"To come to the point: Nathan's propaganda, repeated in the New
York Times and a host of other corporate publications, happened to conceal
a classified mind control operation the CIA and Pentagon had undertaken
thirty years before.... "
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