THE TED (EX? FBI AGENT?) GUNDERSON DATA DUMP!
Who is this "former" FBI agent who shows up every time a woman and her children are in peril because of Satanists or child molesters? And has Gunderson ever provided professional investigative services which assisted a prosecutor to convict a pedophile, drug dealer or con artist of a crime after trial by jury? To read the RE-DUMP OF 8/5/00, Click.
WHO IS THIS TED GUNDERSON, WHO FRAMED, TRIED AND
SENTENCED ART BELL WITHOUT A TRIAL!
ART BELL RETIRES!
BUT BELL HAS SUED GUNDERSON? STAY TUNED!
On April 1st, 2000, in the second hour of his talk radio program hearing by 15 million fans, Art Bell announced his retirement from radio broadcasting. Art Bell's announcement:
In order that you all understand the gravity of the announcement I'm about to make, it's going to be necessary for me to repeat some very painful events that have occurred to my family over the past several years.
On May 16th of the year 1997, my son, Art Bell IV, was kidnapped, transported across state lines and raped by a substitute teacher from his own high school. The assailant was HIV positive. My son was a minor. He was only 16 years old at the time.
The teacher involved was tried, convicted and is now serving a life sentence. My son though, as you might imagine, was sent into a psychological tailspin which continues to this very day. We are trying very very hard to help him recover and lead a more normal life. Some positive events have occurred toward that end and your prayers are welcome. Please keep them coming.
While the police work and the trial of my son's assailant were underway, difficult as it was for me to continue my daily radio programs, I did so. Because my son was a minor at the time of the crime, the records were sealed, his name was not made public, something our society does to protect its own, its future, its young people.
As our family was working through this trauma in private, an event beyond all bounds of decency and humanity occurred. On December 9th of 1997, just a few months after my son's ordeal, my own began. Ted Gunderson, a retired FBI agent, along with David Hinkson and the assistance of others, aired a broadcast which - incredibly, absolutely incredibly - accused me of committing the very same crime my son had suffered, child molestation. The program further stated that I had paid
to cover up an indictment in Nye County, Nevada, my home. It further urged listeners to call me "on air" and ask if I had been indicted. Of course, these accusations were entirely false. But, never the less the calls poured into my open line unscreened program, asking if this was true. I had no choice but to block out all these calls and keep my silence for fear of my son's situation becoming public. This broadcast was made on WWCR, world wide short-wave radio, in Nashville, Tennessee. This station has been described by newspapers and civic minded organizations as one of the country's leading broadcasters of hate radio. The individuals, WWCR and its sister-station WNQM, In addition to broadcasting these proponents of hate and violence, this radio station has consciously decided not to spend money on a delay switch, not to conduct a careful background check of the people it places on the air and to allow individuals to say almost anything they want in foreign languages without having staff on duty who can even understand what they are saying.
In my opinion, WWCR is one of the most irresponsible stations permitted to broadcast over the airwaves of this country.
Now the fallout from that broadcast has been unbelievable. Besides the unrelenting accusatory calls, others repeated this false rumor as though it was fact, resulting in several related lawsuits. Many of you may have heard my defense played out on the airwaves and the Internet.
No matter how hard I have tried to set the record straight, my torment and that of my family continues. Recently, a radio host in Toronto, Canada opened his morning show with the words "I am Art Bell and I molest little children". All of this sent me into a psychological tailspin. I felt I had been dealt a blow I might not recover from. Still I continued my nightly broadcasts as best I could.
In October of 1998, my son came to a crisis point, a situation so critical that nothing but my full-time attention would help. So, on that fateful day, October 13th of 1998, I resigned on air with no intention of returning. But thanks to the efforts of my network, my best friend Alan Corbeth, Kraig Kitchin (CEO of Premiere Networks) and Randy Micheals [CEO of Clear Channel], I was able to return, but the pressure of having to defend myself against baseless, vile claims that I was a
child molester eventually forced me to reduce my on air hours. Why the individuals behind the December 9, 1997 broadcast by WWCR decided to make such a patently false and harmful broadcast remains for the courts to decide. A major moment in this litigation is going to occur April 28th in Nashville, Tennessee. If justice prevails, a trial, perhaps a protracted one, may follow. It would be untrue for me to say this has not affected my air work, it has. It would be unfair to all of you, not to give you my full-time best. I can no longer do that. The reality that after suffering the fate of my son's own molestation, I now stand destined to be tainted for life as a child molester, has proven simply too much to bear. God knows, I have tried.
For my Son, I pray that somehow his wounds will heal, his mind's troubles fade into something of a normal life. For myself an ordeal looms ahead to clear my good name of accusations I committed a crime, committed against my own son. Nobody ever said life would be fair, only to be lived as the hand is dealt to you. For all the years of joy my work has provided, I want to thank all of you and
whatever creative force allowed it.
I have decided to retire from the broadcast business at the end of this month, my last show to be April 26, 2000. I will not do any media interviews on this subject. I have already said more than any private person would have said, a private world I now look forward to returning to. Any further questions should be addressed to my attorney Gerard Fox at the law firm of Fox, Siegler & Spillane in Los Angeles at (310) 229-9300."
-- Art Bell
TED L. GUNDERSON'S DOG TAGS
Ted L. Gunderson
P.O. Box 18000-259
Las Vegas, NV 89114
Fax : 702-650-5674
GUNDERSON'S SPOOK TIMELINE:
[Key time-line dates from Ted Gunderson's resume]
1951-60 Special Agent FBI
1960-65 Special Agent Supervisor, FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
1965-73 Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge, New Haven, Connecticut and Philadelphia,
1973 Chief Inspector
1973-77 Special Agent-in-Charge, New Haven, Connecticut and Philadelphia.
1977-79 Senior Special Agent-in-Charge, Los Angeles, California.
WAS (IS) GUNDERSON COINTELPRO?
Was Gunderson was one of the top FBI COINTELPRO supervisors during the wipe out so-called dissidents in the 60's and 70's? From Gunderson's position in New Haven, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, he had means, motive and opportunity to participate in COINTELPRO. Mr. Gunderson, what were you doing for J. Edgar Hoover in the 60's and 70's? NewsMakingNews would like to really understand you.
1979 - GUNDERSON RETIRED FROM THE FBI OR DID HE REALLY?
At the time of his retirement, Ted L. Gunderson stated [resume] he had over 700 persons under his command and operated a $22 Million budget.
"At the time of my retirement, I was one of the top executives, specifically the Senior Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Division. I had three Special Agents in Charge as well as more than 700 personnel under my command. As the Senior Special Agent in Charge it was my responsibility to oversee all phases of the FBI's investigative jurisdiction throughout most of Southern California which encompassed a population of more than 14 million people. I was also responsible for the handling of all administrative manners as well as liaison with other government agencies and the media." [Affidavit Gunderson, Linda Wiegand matter 10/29/97.]
4/79-8/79 - GUNDERSON WAS THE SECURITY COORDINATOR FOR THE PAN AMERICAN GAMES IN SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO. Gunderson was a Special Appointee of United States Attorney General Griffin B. Bell.
"4. After retiring I was asked by US Attorney General Griffin Bell to coordinate security for the Pan American games, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Summer, 1979) There were six anti-American terrorist groups active on the island, yet no terrorist acts were committed during the games. In 1981-1982, I served on the California Narcotic Authority as a consultant for Governor Jerry Brown. I served as a consultant in 1984 to the Los Angeles Olympic Committee." [Affidavit Gunderson ]
1981-1982 - GUNDERSON SERVED AS A CONSULTANT FOR THE CALIFORNIA NARCOTICS AUTHORITY. Governor Jerry Brown appointed Gunderson.
1984 - LOS ANGELES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - Anti Terrorism Consultant. Gunderson is reported to have engaged in this consultation job with the assistance of Michael James Riconosciuto.
1979 - Present - TED L. GUNDERSON & ASSOCIATES.
Located in Santa Monica, California, Gunderson is the founder, owner and operator of an international security consulting and investigation firm. Gunderson was an investigator for F. Lee Bailey, Esq. who described Ted Gunderson as "a person with investigative skills that are unsurpassed by anyone I know or have known." [F. Lee Bailey is a switchboard of CIA connections.]
"5. After retirement, I established Ted L. Gunderson and Associates, Santa Monica, California, an international security consulting and investigation firm. Since 1979, I have worked with many of America's most prominent attorneys and I have been involved as an investigator in numerous high profile cases, including the Doctor Jeffrey R. MacDonald, triple murder case, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February 17, 1970 and the McMartin pre-school alleged sexual molestation case, Manhattan Beach, CA. My resume is attached.[Affidavit Gunderson ]
1980's? to the Present? - GUNDERSON AND MICHAEL RICONOSCITUO AND A MILIEU OF SPOOKS AND BLACK OPERATIONS.
GUNDERSON, THE DRUG RING INVESTIGATOR AND HIS INVOLVEMENT IN DANNY CASOLARO'S INVESTIGATION OF THE OCTOPUS. GUNDERSON, THE DRUG RING INVESTIGATOR AND HIS INVOLVEMENT IN DANNY CASOLARO'S INVESTIGATION OF THE OCTOPUS. CLICK TO READ EXCERPT OF CHAPTER 3, THE LAST CIRCLE BY CHERIE SEYMOUR © 1997.
TED GUNDERSON'S LONG-TIME RELATIONSHIP WITH MICHAEL RICONOSCIUTO. CLICK TO READY EXCERPT OF CHAPTER 9, THE LAST CIRCLE BY CHERIE SEYMOUR © 1997.
TED GUNDERSON'S BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ROBERT BOOTH NICHOLS AND HIS RELATIONSHIP TO ATTORNEY ALLAN BOYAK. CLICK TO READ EXCERPT OF CHAPTER 7, THE LAST CIRCLE BY CHERIE SEYMOUR © 1997.
GUNDERSON DEFENDED RICONOSCIUTO WHEN HE WAS ARRESTED AND INDICATED HE AND RICONOSCIUTO HAD WORKED TO PREVENT TERRORISM AT THE LA OLYMPICS.
SOURCE: 7/26/98 http://www.esotericworldnews.com/octopus.htm
"....Former FBI. Special Agent, Ted Gunderson, speaks for Riconosciuto's credibility. Gunderson, who lives in Manhattan Beach, has worked with Riconosciuto for many years in his capacity as private investigator. "Together, according to Gunderson, they were responsible for thwarting a terrorist operation during the Los Angeles Olympics. According to Gunderson, Riconosciuto was well known in certain circles as a genius in almost all sciences. "The so-called drug operation broken up in Washington State was an electro hydrodynamic mining operation claimed Gunderson, using Townsend Brown technology. A videotape viewed by this journalist revealed metallic powders and apparent processes unrelated to drug manufacture. Indeed, a government analysis of soil samples revealed the absence of drug contamination, but a high concentration of barium. Barium is often found in high voltage related work...""
1997 - GUNDERSON AND THE WEIGAND CASE.
Gunderson investigated and presented an affidavit in the Linda Weigand case
of Vermont and Connecticut. Weigand alleged her husband molested her two
children and covered it up. [Affidavit
Gunderson ] Eventually, Bo Gritz became
involved in the Weigand case, and some people reported that Weigand's case was a
Click this site: http://www.sightings.com/ufo/lindahoax.htm
1970's to the Present - GUNDERSON BECOMES A EXPERT IN SATANISM AND MIND CONTROL!
Late 1970's. THE JEFFREY MacDONALD CASE.
Ted Gunderson commenced his career as a Satanism expert in the Jeffrey MacDonald case, when he discovered that the "lady with the floppy hat" allegedly was present during the murder of MacDonald's wife and two children, and was joined by a group of other Satanists who committed the murders of MacDonald's wife and two children. This Satanism theory did not result in a new trial for Mr. MacDonald. THE MacDONALD CASE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST CASES WHEREIN AN OFFICIAL INVESTIGATOR INTRODUCED "SATANISM" AS THE MILIEU OF A CRIME. Another example of this type of case was the Charlie Manson murders.
THE SON OF SAM AND THE PROCESS INVESTIGATION -- THE ULTIMATE EVIL.
In his book, The Ultimate Evil, when author Maury Terry reaches the end of his brilliant investigation of the Son of Sam murders and "The Process," he suddenly discovers Ted Gunderson in Southern California out on the desert. Ted Gunderson immediately investigates and boldly leads Mr. Terry to a revelation about the depth and breadth of Satanism in America.
GUNDERSON'S VIEW OF SATANIC RITUAL ABUSE.
In his book, The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism and Murder in
Nebraska, author and former Nebraska State Senator John DeCamp interviewed
28 year veteran FBI agent Ted Gunderson. Since his retirement from the FBI,
Gunderson has been actively investigating reports of Satanic ritual abuse.
SOURCE: Daniel Ryder http://www.du.edu/~craschke/text2.html
"Evidence from Gunderson’s investigations has convinced him tens of thousands of children or young people disappear from their homes each year, and that many of them are ritualistically sacrificed...nobody knows the true figure because the FBI doesn’t keep count. Gunderson observes, ‘The FBI has an accurate count on the number of automobiles stolen every year. It knows the number of homicides, rapes, and robberies, but the FBI has no idea of the number of children who disappear every year. They simply do not ask for the statistics.’ Gunderson goes onto say he believes they don’t ask for the statistics, simply, because they don’t want to see them. "They would be confronted with an instant public outcry for action, because the figures would show a major social problem that would demand action.’"
[Note Daniel Ryder wrote the book, "12 Steps to Recovery from Satanic Ritual Abuse." It is now almost impossible to obtain a copy of that book. Joe Klaas, famous in the 12 step movement, wrote the introduction to that book, and initially blamed the kidnap of Polly on retaliation against him for having written that introduction. Source: San Francisco Chronicle November 1993.]
1990 - GUNDERSON WAS AN ACTIVIST IN THE
McMARTIN PRESCHOOL CASE IN LOS ANGELES.
Following is an excerpt of an article by Debbie Nathan who is well known to believe in false memory syndrome and to debunk as incredible, claims by children that they are abused. (See critique of Nathan by Alex Constantine.) Nathan's article does, however, outline the activities of Gunderson in the McMartin case: Source: http://users.cybercity.dk/~bkb1827/McMartin4.htm "Evidence of a Hoax - McMartin Preschool Tunnel Claims by Debbie Nathan © 1990:
"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 parents.
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...."
1993 - WAS GUNDERSON ACTIVE IN SATANISM INVESTIGATIONS IN SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA?
Was Mr. Gunderson the man who showed up at LINKS, an organization against "Satanism," and encouraged the investigation of Satanism in Santa Rosa. A leader of LINKS was Mr. Tchernoff who was seeking custody of his son because he alleged in son was in a care facility owned by Michael Aquino, an "out" Satanist and Army Counterintelligence officer. Aquino was "titled" out of the corps because of allegations of abuse at the Presidio child care center in the mid-80's.
April 26, 1995 - GUNDERSON HAD A REVELATION ABOUT THE OKLAHOMA CITY MURRAH BUILDING BOMBING.
On April 26,1995 Ted Gunderson wrote a letter "To Whom it may concern." Gunderson stated that Dr. Ken Louzza from the University of Oklahoma Geological dept. reviewed the University seismogram, during the time of the explosion. Dr. Louzza stated there were two surface waves, one at 9:02 and 13 seconds and the other at 9:02 and 23 seconds on April 19,1995. He stated this chart "indicates two detonations."
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?]
Gunderson and Michael Riconosciuto developed the "Pineapple Bomb" theory of how the Murrah building exploded in 1995. In an interview with Pat Shannon of Media Bypass, Riconosciuto elucidated: CLICK TO READ ALL.
"...During our prison interview, I asked Michael Riconosciuto: Could there have been four of the super bombs placed at the strategic third-floor columns pointed out by General Partin?
"No way!" Michael responded un-hesitatingly. "I was surprised there was so little damage as it was." His experience had taught him that a simultaneous detonation of four of the Barometric Bombs would have made downtown Oklahoma City look like a post-war Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He admitted on camera that the CIA had used one in Beirut in 1984."
1997-1999 - GUNDERSON DELVES EVEN MORE DEEPLY INTO MIND CONTROL. THE BARBARA HARTWELL CASE.
Gunderson appeared to assist Barbara Hartwell by investigating and writing reports. Ms. Hartwell stated:
I am a survivor of CIA MK ULTRA and PHOENIX Project, trained and utilized by CIA as a deep cover operative and professional CIA asset, under mind control programming, which the perpetrators of this mind control believed was "guaranteed under National Security". Any oaths of secrecy which I may have signed or "agreed" to were under coercion and/or mind control. Since 1996, I have gone public by exposing what I learned about these illegal covert operations through my own involvement and subsequent research, having been victimized and exploited by the U.S. government since childhood. I am a survivor of CIA MK ULTRA and PHOENIX Project, trained and utilized by CIA as a deep cover operative and professional CIA asset, under mind control programming, which the perpetrators of this mind control believed was "guaranteed under National Security". Any oaths of secrecy which I may have signed or "agreed" to were under coercion and/or mind control. Since 1996, I have gone public by exposing what I learned about these illegal covert operations through my own involvement and subsequent research, having been victimized and exploited by the U.S. government since childhood.
....I was advised to write these security letters by Ted Gunderson, retired FBI Senior Special-Agent-in-Charge and Bureau Chief. Mr. Gunderson has been a private investigator since his retirement from the FBI in 1979. He has been conducting an ongoing investigation of my case since 1997 and he has documented as much of my testimony as he was able to. Click for Barbara Hartwell links.
June 6, 1999 - GUNDERSON GETS INTO ALIENS, THE LIZARD TYPES WHO EAT HUMAN DNA, AT AREA 51 AND CONNECTS IT TO SATAN!
Gunderson speaks about aliens taking DNA from children at Area 51: Source: Click to read all: http://www.wiolawa.com/area51.htm
"...speakers who included Ted Gunderson.. who was speaking from his position of authority, having been an ex-FBI chief and retiring after 27 years of service.......they began by showing a small segment of a true film( from Thomas C. who gave his life for us to have the information ) on both the creatures that were being created at Area 51 from our human DNA... and the Sacrificial Rites called Satanism.... in which our fellow humans are slaughtered..."
1999-2000 - GUNDERSON PROMOTES HIS IDEAS THROUGH MEDIA APPEARANCES AND APPEARS WITH OTHER AUTHORS AND SPEAKERS.
In the past two years, Gunderson has given public speeches at retreats regarding the CIA, Satanism and international trafficking in children, the New World Order and mind control. Gunderson has taken the stage with: Brice Taylor, Barbara Hartwell, Ted Gunderson, Chip Tatum, Cathy O’Brien, Mark Phillips, Walter Bowart, Chicago Health Television Host Ryan Elliott. Gunderson has interviewed Nancy Tatum, CIA wife, authoress joining Club Fed, and discussed the following topics: Operation Red Rock, Task Force 160, OSG2, Assassin, Pilot, Ollie North, Bush, Clinton Expose’ of Government Corruption and Impending New World Order from an insider. Click.
Here is a description of a recent tape Gunderson is selling:
Ted Gunderson, retired FBI Director over Los Angeles, exposes the Illuminati takeover of our government and how these Satanists abduct children for satanic sacrifices and sex slavery. Evidence shows that the Illuminati raise stolen children for use as blackmail tools on government politicians and even Presidents! Get a President in bed with a kid, show it on hidden video and you have control of the US Government! Also discussed is the world wide secret pedophile rings run by the CIA and National Security Agency, the Social Services and Childcare organizations and other International kidnapping rings. International Illuminati Organizations, blackmail their way to the New World Order! (Original Title: "Satanism, Child Abduction and the New World Order") For more: http://www.bogritz.com/
YEAR 2000 - GUNDERSON INVESTIGATES A GENETIC SYNDROME WHICH DECREASES BRAIN FUNCTION IN BABIES AND CHILDREN.
Recently, Gunderson investigated the Mirenex, a drug alleged to treat or even curing Down's Syndrome, and Gunderson determined the drug works! Gunderson has no formal medical training. Gunderson's resume shows he has a Bachelor of Science Degree from University of Nebraska. Perhaps Gunderson developed this interest from contact with Hercules, FIDCO and Riconosciuto. Source: http://www.down-syndrome.com/reports.htm
"... I have had a great deal of experience in dealing with con men and criminals. When Sierra Clinics asked me to do an independent investigation on their Mirenex therapy I agreed to do so only if they would agree to furnish my results to the public whether it be good, bad or indifferent; they agreed to do so which is the reason for this report.
....After carefully investigating the clinic and many of the children treated, I can unequivocally state that the Mirenex therapy is everything that is claimed for it. Children definitely start improving rapidly as soon as in two weeks after starting treatment and their physical and facial features really do start to normalize rapidly ( in up to age 8 children ).
....If you have a child with Down Syndrome at home, I urge you to enroll in the Mirenex program as soon as possible or that you duplicate my investigation for yourself."
TED L. GUNDERSON'S AWARDS:
Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Californians for Nebraska Chapter of the University of Nebraska in Recognition of Distinguished and Devoted Service to His Country, 1979 Alumni Highest Effort Award in the Field of Law Enforcement from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Social Fraternity, 1977 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award from the AFL-CIO Metal Trades Council Los Angeles, California, 1977.
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REPORT FROM THE ART BELL TRIAL. 4/28/00
EYEWITNESS REPORT - THE ART BELL CASE AGAINST TED GUNDERSON, et al.
by Katherine Sullivan © 2000The following is an eyewitness report of the Summary Judgment hearing held today (4/28/00) in Nashville, TN concerning Art Bell Sr.'s lawsuit against four defendants: two radio stations, Ted Gunderson, and a Mr. Hickson. You have my permission to pass this on to whomever. Another person present in the courtroom also took many notes; I hope she will also share them, and her opinions, with you.
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.
Today is April 28th, 2000. The hearing began shortly after 9 AM and finished around 11 in Judge Shipley's courtroom. The judge was rather petite with straight, short gray hair. She seemed intelligent and seasoned but admitted that this kind of case was unique in her courtroom ... she usually handles cases ranging from child abuse to car accidents.
She announced that several news stations had asked permission to bring their cameras into the courtroom. She would not allow this; since the courtroom already had stationary cameras, she said the proceedings would be videotaped. Tapes of the hearing are available from the court clerk office for $15 plus approx. $4 S&H and will be available in several weeks.
The following information comes from my handwritten notes. So much information was presented so quickly, there is no way I could write down everything that was said. I may have made a mistake or two in interpretation, although if I wasn't sure about something that was said, I noted it.
I wasn't able to obtain the correct spelling of names of the attorneys, nor of the potential witnesses they quoted. I also was not able to obtain the name of the bulky, gray-bearded, balding man identified to me as Ted Gunderson's attorney.
Mr. Fox from Los Angeles verbally represented Art Bell. Another attorney flanked Bell on his other side and participated in a quieter manner. Rick Hollow (sp) represented WWCR, which was one of two radio stations named by Art Bell in his lawsuit. I believe this is the Nashville station that aired Gunderson's program. Gunderson's attorney sat next to Hollow.
Rick Hollow began. His first obvious intent was to convince the judge that Art Bell is a public figure.
Hollow said that his legal group asked Bell to tell them every time he had been on radio, TV, in newspapers, etc. for the last ten years. He said Bell balked at this request and stated he couldn't be expected to remember all that.
Hollow said that Bell claimed he was syndicated on 480 radio stations with 9 million listeners.
Hollow said that Bell's attorney (Fox? not sure) recently appeared on Good Morning America and on the Art Bell show, speaking about the recent legal activities.
Hollow said that when a person is a public figure, this "leads to scrutiny of character" on a greater scale than if the person was not a public figure.
He gave excerpts from Bell's website, especially articles that mention issues Bell has addressed on his program, showing that he focused on more than just the nighttime "insomniac niche" who enjoy hearing about "UFO's, ghosts, vampire monkeys" etc.
He said that Art Bell is ranked fourth after Dr. Laura, Howard Stern, and Rush Limbaugh.
He attacked Bell's claim that after 12/97 (when Gunderson's show aired with allegations against Bell), his audience "shrunk."
Fox said that Bell is a "person of notoriety". He tried to explain the legal difference between a "general, all-purpose public figure" versus a "limited purpose public figure." He said that the "general, all -purpose" terminology is reserved for presidents, senators, and the like, who address many issues of public concern.
He said that "limited public figure" applies to rock stars, athletes and the like, who have status in the public eye basically because of one issue or talent.
Fox said there is a "quantum leap" between Dr. Laura, Howard Stern, Rush Limbaugh and Art Bell.
The judge mentioned that there is no need for a person to be known nationwide to be a public figure. She asked how the program was set up and where it was aired.
One of the attorneys said that Hickson (sp), who made the allegations against Bell on the Gunderson Intelligence Report radio show on 12/9/97, was speaking by phone in Idaho. Gunderson was physically located "in the desert" near Las Vegas, and the program aired in Nashville.
The judge asked how many people in the Nashville area know Art Bell as a person, not as a personality?
There was discussion on this.
Fox told the judge that unlike Dr. Laura, Art Bell doesn't talk about his family, and until recently, chose not to talk about it.
The judge asked Hollow's opinion concerning "limited purpose public figure" status possibly applying to Bell.
Hollow quoted more figures showing Bell's popularity, number of listeners, etc. He mentioned that Bell's website showed over 58 million hits.
Hollow stated that allegations "go to the core of a person's character" if true, and therefore are important.
The judge stated that Bell is, for all purposes, a public figure.
Fox changed the subject and mentioned a dated Tennessee statute that said when a broadcast is liable for defamatory statements as a "lack of due care", when alleged by the plaintiff in a lawsuit, the burden of proof is on the defendant.
Hollow quoted from a later case, mentioning that it had changed the previous ruling somewhat.
He then stated that "constitutional malice" is when an allegation is "known to be false" or is made "in reckless regard." He talked about "subjective awareness of probable falsehood."
One of the attorneys said that Gunderson claimed that Hixson, who made the allegations, was a "reliable and trustworthy informer."
Hollow said that David Hickson had developed a product called "Water Oz (sp)." Hollow speculated about why allegations were made by a former female business partner who later claimed that Hickson bragged about how he was going to ruin Bell. Hickson allegedly said this during the time he made the public allegations against Bell. Hollow tried to convince the judge that the female partner may not have been trustworthy in her claims because she was upset with Hickson about his not giving her money and services he had promised her as part of their business arrangement.
Hollow said that during the aired allegation, Hickson named an "Art Bell" without clarifying whether he was Jr. or Sr. He eventually explained that it was all a basic mix-up, that the child molestation report was of younger Bell being a victim, instead of senior Bell being a perp. There was also confusion about why the records weren't made public; this is possibly because the young Bell was a minor and therefore, the records of his kidnapping and assault were sealed.
Hollow said that Mr. McClintock (sp), who I believe owned or was general manager of the Nashville station, stated that he'd heard "rumors" about Art Bell. Hollow said that Hickson had been on the air before as McClintock's guest.
Hollow said that Hickson had had a previous "relationship" with the station from June 1995 through September 1995, during which time he'd made "statements critical of Bell."
He denied that there was a conspiracy linking Hickson, Gunderson and McClintock against Art Bell.
He said that Gunderson's show had been a "remotely broadcast program." He said there was an uplink via satellite. He said there is no liability to the distributor, unless the distributor KNEW statements were defamatory. He said, paraphrased, that the station's stance was that the incidence had consisted of "120 seconds of exchange in live broadcast, no script, extemporaneous, the claims were not made by an employee, nor a guest." He complained that the personnel at the radio station shouldn't have to act as "gatekeeper" or "censor."
The judge reminded Hollow that "McClintock had the ability to cut it off."
Hollow admitted that such a physical switch did exist.
He again insisted that the action was "not defamatory." He said this is a matter of "constitutional law." He said "an investigation was carried out, and it was determined [the allegations] were untrue." He said the investigation was done after Art Bell's attorney contacted the station.
Hollow claimed that Gunderson had been in control entirely, during that program.
Gunderson's attorney spoke next. He said that there was one thing that nobody in the courtroom seemed to be willing to say, so he would: there is "no proof that Art Bell isn't a child molester."
Gunderson's attorney said that people like Bell shouldn't be accused of things on the air due to their being so well-known. He said, "As soon as [Bell's] name was mentioned [on air], we should have done something."
He submitted a "letter," unread, from Sue Ford (aka Brice Taylor) to the judge.
He showed Judge Shipley a printout of the Internet website "data dump" on Gunderson, about his allegations, Bell's lawsuit, etc.
He mentioned a claim being made on the Internet by someone I believe he called "Graywolf", saying that Gunderson is a pedophile.
He didn't clarify why he said and showed these articles to the judge.
Fox spoke again. He emphasized that Bell wants a jury trial.
He said that Hickson had a show of his own on the radio station. He said that Gunderson had been a guest on Hickson's show three times, and that Hickson had been a guest on Gunderson's show. (Hollow had previously tried to convince the judge that Gunderson and Hickson hadn't known each other well enough to conspire against Bell.)
Fox said that David Hickson had sent his water product to Art Bell for potential endorsement. That didn't develop. He said that Gunderson had claimed -- I believe on air the night of Hickson's allegations -- that Gunderson had tried to contact Art Bell to be on his show, but said that Art Bell had turned him down. Fox said that Art had not been contacted by Gunderson by phone as he had claimed.
Fox read from what seemed to be a transcript of the show, that indicated that Gunderson seemed to be encouraging Hickson to defame Bell.
One of the attorneys quoted Gunderson as saying, "I don't say anything on air unless it's proven fact."
Fox said that the program director and general manager work at the station full time. He said McClintock was present when the broadcast was aired, and a board operator was also there. And yet no one flipped the switch to interrupt the airing of Hickson's allegations.
He mentioned that Gunderson, a former FBI agent and investigator, was well trained in being careful about what to say and when.
Fox said that the station is saying, "You can get so reckless that you're exempt from being reckless."
Hollow said that Fox was asking the station to "apply negligence standard to an actual malice case."
After a short recess, the judge reentered the courtroom and voiced her decisions.
1) Her first decision was about whether or not Art Bell is a public figure. She said he is, "for all purposes." She said her decision is a matter of law, not just for the summary judgment level. She said that this decision "raises the bar that [Bell] must show the defamation was false."
2) Her second decision is that malice existed. She said that this is only "for the summary judgment level."
3) She addressed the question of whether McClintock was knowledgeable of the information alleged by Hickson and whether management showed reckless disregard. She said she would not make any finding on this at this time. Too much yet to be argued, proven, etc. for this hearing.
She and the attorneys agreed to have a telephone conference on May 25th in the morning. Hollow volunteered to initiate the conference. At that time they will set a trial date to "control the amount of discovery that needs to be done."
Outside the courtroom, several people told me that the trial would be held in California.
The most personally shocking statement made during the hearing was from Gunderson's attorney. As previously reported, he stated that -- even though Hollow had already admitted that his legal team had investigated and found Hickson's allegations about Bell to be false -- "There's no proof that Art Bell isn't a child molester." What I got from his words is this: "As a citizen, I don't have to give any evidence that any person is a pedophile, to suggest that he/she is. I can slander him or her as long as I want, wherever I want, as often as I want. After all, I'm covered: the remotest chance that I could be guessing correctly is proof enough." I'm glad most people aren't like that man.
report by Katherine Sullivan ©
THE BAYCITIES OBSERVER
"Have I missed the mark, or, like a true
archer, do I strike my mark?
Or am I a prophet of lies, a babbler from door to door?"
Cassandra, as reported by Agamemnon.
© 2000 Virginia McCullough. All Rights Reserved. Use only with written permission.
WHO IS TED L. GUNDERSON?
IS HE AN INFORMANT OR A U.S. INTELLIGENCE OPERATIVE?
When NewsMakingNews posted the Ted L. Gunderson "Data Dump" people from around the world sent me emails asking, "Who is Ted Gunderson?" It was apparent from the respondents that Gunderson has infiltrated researchers and victims involved in everything from the Oklahoma City bombing to mind control and all of the subjects in between. Many of the correspondents recited their experiences with Gunderson and his most recent satellite, Sue Ford. All those who wrote were shocked about the material that NewsMakingNews had posted. Without exception, they all wanted to learn more about this man who had allegedly slandered popular radio talk show host Art Bell.
The Gunderson "Data Dump" was recently introduced in the ongoing trial where Art Bell has accused Ted Gunderson of libel and slander. Because of this trial, it is important to post as much material about Ted Gunderson as possible.
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. He served in the FBI in various positions until his retirement on March 30, 1979. At the time of his retirement he was Senior Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles, California Field Division. During his tenure with the FBI he often worked directly with the White House Special Inquiries Section dealing with sensitive requests between the FBI and the White House. He held positions in New Haven, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Memphis, Tennessee, Dallas Texas and Los Angeles, California. During his extensive career, Gunderson formed close alliances with law enforcement in each of these locations. He also formed close alliances with FBI informants and double agents operating at the street level. After his retirement he used these coalitions to form Ted L. Gunderson's International Investigators and Security Consultants.
He advertises his services in far right magazines such as Media Bypass. In November of 1995, his ad appeared that stated, "We will train and inform you about mind control tactics and technology. We will show you how to shield from ELF and 'Electrostatic Sensory Manipulation'. We will test for brain implants, tracking chips, and resonant cavities. Our professional services are expensive (min. fee $3000.00 per week-end class). TO READ THE MEDIA BYPASS AD (11/95): Click letter size. Click expanded size.
Gunderson aligns himself with the militia
movement. However, in the fall of 1996 he ran for the United States
Congress in District 1, Las Vegas, Nevada as an Independent American Party
candidate. His four page flyer states his beliefs and his
allegations. He highlights nine subject matters that appeal to "conspiracy
buffs" and names eleven specific issues that he would address if elected.
TO READ GUNDERSON'S CAMPAIGN LITERATURE: Click Page 1. Click Page 2. Click Page 3.
Click Page 4.
Who is this man who would be a United States Congressman? A two page letter that Gunderson wrote on July 27, 1987 to Senator John McCain reveals Gunderson's desire to convince the federal government that "the Satanic Cult movement is involved in a national criminal conspiracy network". Gunderson states that he "recently flew to Washington, D.C. and met with congressional officials and furnished them with the enclosed material" [re Satanic Cults]. Then Gunderson switches gears and addresses the following concern:
"I noticed the enclosed Philip Agee article while enroute from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 7/2/87. I am sure that you are aware that Agee, a former CIA agent, published a book which identified CIA agents around the world; some of whom were subsequently murdered (probably as a result of this exposure). Agee is now lecturing throughout the country apparently without fear of prosecution. Under the circumstances, it is inconceivable that the CIA or Department of Justice would allow him to take advantage of the system he is trying to destroy, without challenging him. He is obviously a turncoat KGB agent who should be in prison."
"On the other hand, I can document that the Department of Justice has done everything possible, including blackmail, to prosecute me (see enclosed documents). Since my retirement from the FBI, they have had at least four separate investigations of me. It makes me wonder if the long-standing goal of the Soviets to infiltrate our Government agencies has been accomplished, in regard to the Department of Justice."
"As a former FBI agent, with more than 27 years of service, who at one time was involved in investigating the Communist Party, U.S.A., and counter-espionage in N.Y.C., I feel more than qualified to ask you to look into this matter".
Gunderson concludes his letter with the following paragraph:
"I also believe that there is a possibility the Soviets are involved to a degree in the Satanic Cult movement in this country."
TO READ TED GUNDERSON'S LETTER TO SENATOR JOHN McCAIN (7/27/87): Click Page 1. Click Page 2.
So is Gunderson just a good American performing his patriotic duty? What about the four Departments of Justice investigations of former FBI agent Ted L. Gunderson? What could have caused his former employer to become so interested in the activities of a man who insists that he is just a private investigator?
A letter dated January 18, 1984 from the FBI's Special Agent in Charge Richard T. Bretzing to Ted Gunderson shows that Gunderson had used his connections with the FBI to urge an investigation into the Church of Scientology and the FBI had declined. TO READ THE FBI'S LETTER TO TED GUNDERSON (1/18/84): Click.
Personal notes handwritten by Ted Gunderson of CIA to contract agent Michael Riconosciuto show Gunderson urging Riconosciuto to investigate CIA operations in Utah and Paige, Arizona that he alleges is storing children and using the kids to blackmail Senators, Congress, etc and filming the sexual abuse of children to compromise politicians. A second note supplies information about the Christic Institute and identifies an informer for the FBI. TO READ TED GUNDERSON'S NOTES TO MICHAEL RICONOSCIUTO: Click Page 1. Click Page 2.
So, is Ted Gunderson an intelligence operative, an informer, a drugs for arms adventurer or a sponge who gathers information by infiltrating various groups and then profits by selling that information to law enforcement? The jury is still out, but if anyone can supply more information and documentation about the mysterious Ted Gunderson, I will be happy to write another article.
by Virginia McCullough © 2000
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