Other People

Every so often, someone contacts me about Blinkoncrime and Shannon Stoy. Another person dragged through the mud.

It’s always the same thing. Someone sharing their experience, and thanking me for the information and posting I’ve done.

It’s bad enough that horrible things happen to people. Even worse, in a time of darkness, it’s very upsetting to find yourself assailed by crazy people on the internet. Questioning the things you say, digging into your personal life, coming at you and writing things about you as though they are half brained arm chair detectives with nothing better to do than spend their days harassing strangers via the internet.

Although you tell yourself that this is the case, that these people are ill informed, lonely, irrational and thoughtless, it’s still upsetting to read the things they write about you. The mountain of inane idiocy simply compounds the trauma you’ve been through.

I’m glad that, in the middle of that, I can be a slight solace to people. It’s a piece of comfort to start looking around and find out that you aren’t alone, that others have been through the same thing, with the same person. It’s truly not you, it’s her.

The latest story I heard was of Shannon Stoy harassing someone via social media, and disseminating misinformation. An upsetting and common story. One I hear regularly.

When I first read the moronic things that she’d made up about me, I was primarily angry that a reporter had written an article about me without contacting me first for my side of the story. Then, as I dug, I discovered that Shannon Stoy is far from a reporter, and that talking about people without considering anything other than her own sensational and ill informed narrative, is her forte.

So I compiled that information and made it easier to find for people.

It’s nice to get that feedback, to know that it has been effective.

A New School Year Has Begun

A whole new group of parents, meeting the special education resource teacher for their child. Maybe Googling her name.

 

And finding an article with her name tagged at the top about the disappearance of a little girl. Something she had nothing to do with.

 

Shannon Stoy doesn’t care about that. One of the first results under my spouse’s name on search engines is an article plagued with mistakes and libel. The author is fully aware of both the mistakes she’s made and the impact it’s had on lives, but she simply doesn’t care.

My spouse is a wonderful woman, who’s dedicated her life toward the teaching and mentoring of children, who works directly with the underadvantaged and learning disabled. S. Christina Stoy doesn’t care about, doesn’t care that she is harming her professional reputation. That she is casting a shadow with lies.

Christina Stoy might say that I’ve done the same to her, with my campaign online. The difference is, everything I’ve said is true and grounded in fact. Christina Stoy is the culprit of a libelous article with mistakes intended to cast suspicion on me. And in turn, by tagging her name, my spouse.

My spouse had nothing to do with a child’s abduction. She has a letter from police clearing her of wrongdoing and praising her actions. She was never a suspect in any crime to begin with.

She is only tagged in the Blink on Crime article for two reasons.

 

1. She is my spouse, and because I left my house voluntarily to search for a lost girl, I have put her in the spotlight.

2. Christina Stoy is heartless and unscrupulous.

It breaks my heart that the woman I love is so tarnished because of me. While I didn’t do anything wrong, and was merely acting in the best interest of a lost child, that action brought on the sensationalism of Blink on Crime.

Consecutive Days of Lying by Christina Stoy

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Christina Stoy printed a libelous article and interview about me. When I approached her about it, she said Name one lie. Name one mistruth that is not an opinion, if it can be substantiated, I will absolutely correct it without pause.”

However, when I corrected her and itemized her lies and libel, she responded not by correcting any of it. Rather, she refused to publish my correction and left it all in place.

While Shannon Stoy has repeatedly said she offered me every chance to comment on her site, the itemized post correcting the inaccuracy of her article was never published. Having an idea of the moral character of Ms. Stoy, I took a screen shot of as it awaited approval by Shannon Stoy. Scrolling through the comments section to July, the correction of her distortion of publicly released documents remains unposted.

 

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Consecutive Days of Lying by Christina Stoy

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Christina Stoy printed a libelous article and interview about me. When I approached her about it, she said Name one lie. Name one mistruth that is not an opinion, if it can be substantiated, I will absolutely correct it without pause.”

However, when I corrected her and itemized her lies and libel, she responded not by correcting any of it. Rather, she refused to publish my correction and left it all in place.

While Shannon Stoy has repeatedly said she offered me every chance to comment on her site, the itemized post correcting the inaccuracy of her article was never published. Having an idea of the moral character of Ms. Stoy, I took a screen shot of as it awaited approval by Shannon Stoy. Scrolling through the comments section to July, the correction of her distortion of publicly released documents remains unposted.

 

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Real World Consequences of the Liar Blink

My spouse is going to possibly move to a different school this year, to work with her Masters degree.

 

Any back ground check of her will very likely pull up the libelous Blink article. If you Google her name with our city, it’s on the front page. Even though we had no connection to the crime, and I’ve presented Blink with a letter from investigators that she admits is unprecedented, essentially clearing me of any wrong doing and thanking me for my Good Samaritan actions, Blink has taken no action. She hasn’t removed her article, she continues to link both our names, she hasn’t published an update correcting her mistakes and presenting the letter investigators wrote specifically to combat her libel.

So now, when my spouse goes for a new job, she runs a very real chance of not being hired because of a false and libelous “article” written by Shannon Christina Stoy. It blows my mind that people do things like this and still sleep at night. To smear the name of a complete stranger and effect her professional career for simple internet notoriety is despicable. I’ve read that Stoy criticizes what she calls my “stalking” of her. The fact that she equates my defense of her lies to stalking is telling. It’s all about her.

 

All I’ve ever asked is that she correct her lies and update with the communication from police, which paint a much different light of me.

 

It could have been that easy. Instead, she just sticks to her lies.

 

If this had happened within a year of her article, a libel lawsuit would have been a slam dunk. The libel attorneys I consulted with all agreed completely that the article and interview she posted are libel. It’s easy to prove, when someone so blatantly disregards public record as fact. The difficulty is that I could not demonstrate a monetary loss because of it, and that made a lawsuit a bad idea, as it would cost far more than it would yield in damages. It might force her to remove her article, but it would be to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars.

 

Now, with the job search, it might be possible to prove those damages. Particularly over the course of a lifetime. The losses will likely be substantial for either of us, as this libelous article will follow us. But the statute of limitations has expired. So again, we’re left simply defending ourselves on the internet against a stubborn woman who doesn’t care who she tramples. And doesn’t care about the truth.

Consecutive Days of Lying by Christina Stoy

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Christina Stoy printed a libelous article and interview about me. When I approached her about it, she said Name one lie. Name one mistruth that is not an opinion, if it can be substantiated, I will absolutely correct it without pause.”

However, when I corrected her and itemized her lies and libel, she responded not by correcting any of it. Rather, she refused to publish my correction and left it all in place.

While Shannon Stoy has repeatedly said she offered me every chance to comment on her site, the itemized post correcting the inaccuracy of her article was never published. Having an idea of the moral character of Ms. Stoy, I took a screen shot of as it awaited approval by Shannon Stoy. Scrolling through the comments section to July, the correction of her distortion of publicly released documents remains unposted.

 

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Consecutive Days of Lying by Christina Stoy

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Christina Stoy printed a libelous article and interview about me. When I approached her about it, she said Name one lie. Name one mistruth that is not an opinion, if it can be substantiated, I will absolutely correct it without pause.”

However, when I corrected her and itemized her lies and libel, she responded not by correcting any of it. Rather, she refused to publish my correction and left it all in place.

While Shannon Stoy has repeatedly said she offered me every chance to comment on her site, the itemized post correcting the inaccuracy of her article was never published. Having an idea of the moral character of Ms. Stoy, I took a screen shot of as it awaited approval by Shannon Stoy. Scrolling through the comments section to July, the correction of her distortion of publicly released documents remains unposted.

 

 

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Consecutive Days of Lying by Christina Stoy

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Christina Stoy printed a libelous article and interview about me. When I approached her about it, she said Name one lie. Name one mistruth that is not an opinion, if it can be substantiated, I will absolutely correct it without pause.”

However, when I corrected her and itemized her lies and libel, she responded not by correcting any of it. Rather, she refused to publish my correction and left it all in place.

While Shannon Stoy has repeatedly said she offered me every chance to comment on her site, the itemized post correcting the inaccuracy of her article was never published. Having an idea of the moral character of Ms. Stoy, I took a screen shot of as it awaited approval by Shannon Stoy. Scrolling through the comments section to July, the correction of her distortion of publicly released documents remains unposted.

 

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Consecutive Days of Lying by Christina Stoy

A break from normal here, as we approach the one year anniversary. I sometimes feel this blog is dishonest. Having looked into Christina Stoy and her website Blinkoncrime.com, I am confident that she’s spent at least the last three decades as a bold faced liar.

So in that sense, I feel the number I post every day should be higher. However that’s speculation, so I continue to post only the number since she directly and publicly told bold faced lies about me on her website.

In the lead up to the one year anniversary, I’m going to add a little content to my posts.

What is Shannon Stoy Hiding?

After she published this article and interview (http://blinkoncrime.com/2012/05/29/isabel-celis-abduction-breaking-news-docs-show-blood-in-bedroom-police-eye-family-and-neighbor/#more-6208) I contacted the author, S. Christina Stoy.

I identified several factual inaccuracies. I made Ms. Stoy aware of these in her comments section. She refused to publish my correction of her inaccuracies.

Obviously, having someone lie about you as it relates to a police investigation for a young child’s abduction is upsetting. So I contacted Tucson Police. They sent me a letter. I sent that letter to Blink on Crime. Yet again, she refused to publish.

The letter and my correction can be found here : http://blinkoncrime.tumblr.com/post/49935501213/blink-on-crime

Reading the letter from TPD, and comparing the reporting of Ms. Stoy to the actual documents she’s reporting on, three things are clear.

1. I had no connection to the abduction of Isabel Celis.

2. Ms. Stoy got a few important things wrong.

3. Ms. Stoy refuses to correct, retract or update her reporting.

Ms. Stoy covered the abduction of Isabel Celis with numerous articles. She identifies herself as a journalist. So when I broke a communication from the Tucson Police Department exclusively on her site, it would seem natural that she’d publish it. And when I contributed exclusive information from the day of the abduction that clarifies and corrects her reporting, it would seem natural that she’d publish. That’s exciting stuff in journalism. Insider information! Exclusive!

Oddly, despite substantial developments (namely, the correction and clarification of key facts to her reporting, and a letter from the head of detectives regarding my association with the case), Ms. Stoy is silent.

Reporters report developments. Reporters correct mistakes. And reporters live for the inside information (such as the letter from TPD). But once her mistakes were pointed out to her, and TPD cast her suspicions away from me, she fell silent.

Ms. Stoy was very vocal when using distortions of the truth to drag an innocent man’s name through the mud. But when the time came use the actual truth with input from the actual police to clear that man’s name, Ms. Stoy is unwilling to contribute.

So, what is she hiding? There must be a reason she’s refused to correct or retract her mistakes, and publish the letter from TPD.

She hasn’t verified authenticity.

This would be the mostly likely response from Ms. Stoy. While fact checking did not prove important for her initial reporting, it may be that she’s turned a new leaf and is actually interested in getting the story straight. Let’s address this directly.

Her mistakes.They are clear and undeniable. It’s a matter of saying 1=1. No witness identifies me as she describes. No where in any documentation can that be found. Her locations of both tunnels and clothing are incorrect. No verification other than simply reading the police documents is required.

The letter from TPD.It’s clearly on letter head. It’s signed. A simple correspondence with TPD would likely verify it.

It’s been 4 months or so. Ms. Stoy has put more content on her website, purporting to have done more research on other stories. I think in that time, she’s had enough opportunity to fact check the letter.

So it must not be a matter of authenticity or fact checking. What else might she be hiding or protecting?

Pride and reputation.


That seems ridiculous, but it might be the case. Ms. Stoy made some glaring mistakes, she has egg on her face, maybe she’s just hiding her head and hoping it will go away. The thing I find interesting about that, is that this is a lesson many of us learn as children. When you make a mistake, apologize and move on. It’s the right thing to do. We are all humans, we are not perfect, we get things wrong sometimes. As good people, we apologize, offer to make peace, and move forward. It’s an important part of growing as people.

It seems Ms. Stoy has adopted an alternative approach. Namely, stick to her guns, stick to her lie, and become aggressive. Maybe she feels that by admitting fault, she will appear diminished to her readers. The funny thing about that, is that sticking to her lie diminishes her appearance significantly more than simply correcting her mistakes.

As ridiculous as it seems to most adults, this might be the case for Ms. Stoy. As I said, humans are not perfect. And humans are prideful creatures. Some much more than others.

While I think pride likely has something to do with it, I think there must be something else. What else might she be protecting or hiding? Or if not hiding, might she have some other motive for maintaining her lie?

She doesn’t care about the truth.

That seems crazy doesn’t it? It does to me. A “news” based website that doesn’t care about the truth. Crazy. But it seems the most obvious answer.

Ms. Stoy spent a good amount of time publishing, promoting and defending her mistakes. When it came to promoting disinformation and untruths, Ms. Stoy was productive. She created graphics on a map (which were inaccurate). She gave an interview. She published an article. She spent a good amount of energy promoting disinformation.

The exact opposite has happened with the truth. She has devoted no time to promoting the truth in this matter. She has actually defended her disinformation and made no attempt to promote the facts. And by refusing to publish either my corrections of her libel, or the letter from TPD on her website, you might even say she is trying to hide and obscure the truth.

So what does she care about, if not the truth?

I’m going to guess that Ms. Stoy cares primarily about Ms. Stoy. She got what she wanted. She used disinformation and lies to attract traffic to her website, she got what she wanted.

The fact that the content she used to achieve this is false and inaccurate is inconsequential to her. She doesn’t care that she got it wrong.

While this seems disgusting to me, that a person would knowingly smear and demonize a good samaritan for personal gain, I think it’s likely. Her actions here very clearly define her intentions and motivations. Ms. Stoy publishes a website for personal gain, profit, notoriety and popularity. She does this under the auspice of true crime reporting, but in reality, she’s desecrating the names of victims, marginalizing the work of actual journalists and investigators, and actually victimizing bystanders such as myself. From what I’ve read about her around the internet, this is a well known and shared opinion, and rather than notoriety, Ms. Stoy has achieved infamy.

That’s what Ms. Stoy is hiding. She has abused the truth, abused her readers, and abused me. Ms. Stoy is abusive, and I am just another of her latest victims. The worst part about that, is that she doesn’t appear to be doing it unintentionally. She’s doing it on purpose.

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