In Gunfight at the OK Corral, a U.S. Marshal from the prairie is called to Arizona to help his brother stand his ground against a band of cattle thieves. The character is an American archetype that is alive and well in the last untamed frontier – the internet.
Ben Smith, District Attorney for Sac County, Iowa is a modern Wyatt Earp. Unlike Gunfight, he was not summoned to Arizona but rather Arizona came to him when Tempe-based RipOffReport.com and others sought to exploit a pending murder trial as part of a proxy war against an internet security expert seeking to expose them. RipOffReport.com (“ROR”) is the nation’s leading “gripe” site, where consumers and others post various complaints about individuals and businesses which feature prominently in Google searches due to ROR’s search engine optimization capability.
To say this is a David versus Goliath battle is an understatement since…
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