Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

CNN Bozo Accidentally Outs His Source; Palins Threaten Legal Action On Divorce Smear
American Spectator ^ | 8.2.09 @ 8:53PM | By Robert Stacy McCain

Posted on 08/02/2009 8:18:27 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

An attorney for Sarah Palin has delivered a letter threatening legal action against an anti-Palin blogger who was the source of a divorce rumor that the attorney for the former Alaska governor called "categorically false."

Publication of the letter at a Web site that repeated the rumor has uncovered circumstantial evidence that the anti-Palin blogger "Gryphen" is a kindergarten teacher at an Anchorage elementary school....

CNN stringer/anti-Palin blogger Dennis Zaki published ... a copy of a letter from Palin attorney Thomas Van Flein, ordering "Gryphen" to retract the allegations -- calling them "complete fabrications, false and defamatory" -- or face legal action. The Van Flein letter, published by Zaki with the name of the recipient blacked out, ended with this sentence:

"If you do not have an attorney, please let me know if you want to be served with the summons and complaint at the kindergarten where you assist or at your residence." (Emphasis added.)

By publishing the letter, Zaki inadvertantly provided valuable information to an anonymous tipster who compiled online research indicating the identity of "Gryphen," ....

Media in Alaska will not be able to ignore the news that the state's most notorious anti-Palin blogger is a kindergarten teacher at public school. Having spent part of my early career as a newspaper reporter covering the education beat, I can predict that "Gryphen" will soon at the center of a maelstrom of controversy....

"Gryphen" [is] Jesse Griffin, a part-time teaching assistant at Trailside Elementary School in Anchorage. At his Immoral Minority blog, Griffin now confirms the basics (without using his real name), saying he has "every confidence that I will be vindicated."....

Good luck with that vindication, Mr. Griffin. Im sure the taxpayers of Anchorage won't mind you calling Mrs. Palin all those ugly names ....

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: academicbias; aft; alaskansfortruth; anchorage; boycotttimewarner; brendankelley; cnn; collusion; dailykos; denniszaki; dnctalkingpoints; enemedia; getpalin; goebbelswouldbeproud; griffen; gryphen; immoralminority; indoctrination; ivorytower; jasonblairsyndrome; jessegriffin; kelley; libel; liberalfascism; liberalfascsim; munger; palin; palinfamily; philipmunger; philmunger; pravdamedia; publicschools; sarah; sarahpalin; sarahstrikesback; slander; smearcampaign; stalinisttactics; timelies; trailside; vanflein; waronsarah; weblogs; yellowjournalism; zaki; zogbyism
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 301-340 next last
I wonder how many of the posts were made from school computers....
1 posted on 08/02/2009 8:18:30 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines
A male kindergarten teacher.

He probably dreams of being able to get divorced.

2 posted on 08/02/2009 8:20:56 PM PDT by Tribune7 (I am Jim Thompson!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines
At his Immoral Minority blog

Just the kind of guy I want in daily proximity to my Kindergartner.

3 posted on 08/02/2009 8:21:49 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tribune7

When there’s one ember found there’s usually a fire nearby.


4 posted on 08/02/2009 8:22:29 PM PDT by bvw
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

bookmark


5 posted on 08/02/2009 8:23:17 PM PDT by GOP Poet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

Great! I hope she buries this clown in a legal tidal wave!


6 posted on 08/02/2009 8:24:17 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: devolve; Behind Liberal Lines

[Gryphen” [is] Jesse Griffin, a part-time teaching assistant at Trailside Elementary School in Anchorage.]

Ahh, this is very interesting. Hope Jesse gets the attention he deserves now.


7 posted on 08/02/2009 8:24:37 PM PDT by potlatch ( There is no education in the second kick of a mule.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: penelopesire

One must not be spreading lies about a private citizen, this should get interesting.


8 posted on 08/02/2009 8:31:22 PM PDT by Kackikat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

This individual is entrusted with the care and safety of Kindergarten age children! That is Outrageous! The Authorities must have the Obligation of removing him from direct contact of the children until a full set of Psychological and Mental Health Evaluations have been completed on this Individual. With such irresponsible and Obscene behavior, he appears to be a Disaster waiting to Explode! The Safety of those Poor Children Is The Paramount Consideration!


9 posted on 08/02/2009 8:31:30 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

Anchorage must be darned hard up for kindergarten teachers.


10 posted on 08/02/2009 8:32:47 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: potlatch

Here he is on the school website:

http://web.mac.com/freeman_patrick/Trailside_Web_Site/Staff.html#6


11 posted on 08/02/2009 8:33:03 PM PDT by DKM
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

bookmark


12 posted on 08/02/2009 8:33:18 PM PDT by I Hate Obama (Every man dies but not every man really lives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

...teacher’s union?


13 posted on 08/02/2009 8:34:10 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines
On his Immorality Minority blog:

About Me
This blog is dedicated to finding the truth, exposing the lies, and holding our politicians and leaders accountable when they fall far short of the promises that they have made to both my fellow Alaskans and the American people.

YaRite.

14 posted on 08/02/2009 8:34:14 PM PDT by rvoitier ("The law allows what honor forbids." -- C. C. Colton)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo

Time to make this person an example for the rest of the bozos. Get out your checkbook bud, you be a payin soon.


15 posted on 08/02/2009 8:34:42 PM PDT by ak267
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines
Can there be more than 1 Jesse Griffin in Anchorage?



Facebook link here
16 posted on 08/02/2009 8:34:58 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines
From the scummy blog he runs;

http://www.blogger.com/profile/02356503547155430235

Gryphen

Age: 49

Gender: Male

Astrological Sign: Pisces

Zodiac Year: Rat

Industry: Education

Location: Anchorage : Alaska : United States

About Me

This blog is dedicated to finding the truth, exposing the lies, and holding our politicians and leaders accountable when they fall far short of the promises that they have made to both my fellow Alaskans and the American people.


17 posted on 08/02/2009 8:35:13 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

???

http://www.facebook.com/people/Jesse-Griffin/1226950380

Jesse Griffin (Anchorage, AK)

Jesse Griffin is a fan of:
TV Shows Politicians Services Products

* The Daily Show

* Barack Obama

* Alaska

* Moose’s Tooth


18 posted on 08/02/2009 8:35:43 PM PDT by maggief
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: penelopesire
p,
Wouldn't it be great to find some link to, say, CNN, DailyKos, HuffPo or some other creature and sue them for all of her previous frivolous lawsuit fees?!
19 posted on 08/02/2009 8:36:16 PM PDT by rvoitier ("The law allows what honor forbids." -- C. C. Colton)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Tribune7

That is weird.


20 posted on 08/02/2009 8:36:45 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

"Gryphen” [is] Jesse Griffin, a part-time teaching assistant at Trailside Elementary School in Anchorage.

Sure hope this doesn't get around. A kindergarten teaching, Palin hater can't be a very "nice person".

21 posted on 08/02/2009 8:37:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop the DemocRATS' War On America!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DKM

Thanks! Nice big picture of him. Wonder if he’ll lose his job over this?


22 posted on 08/02/2009 8:37:40 PM PDT by potlatch ( There is no education in the second kick of a mule.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

How do you like me now?

23 posted on 08/02/2009 8:37:54 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DKM

I’ve never heard of a male kindergarten teacher or helper before. Creepy, yet gay as a Yule log in Santa’s fireplace.


24 posted on 08/02/2009 8:39:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (If we're an Empire, why are Cuba, Iraq, Philippines, Japan & Germany independent?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I’ve never heard of a male kindergarten teacher or helper before. Creepy, yet gay as a Yule log in Santa’s fireplace.”

Wonder what Carol Comeau, the Anchorage School District’s Superintendant, thinks?

Comeau_Carol@asdk12.org


25 posted on 08/02/2009 8:41:03 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: DKM

Huh. My gaydar is picking up strong signals from that photo.


26 posted on 08/02/2009 8:41:10 PM PDT by xjcsa (Currently shouting "I told you so" about Michael Steele on my profile page.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Tribune7

“He probably dreams of being able to get divorced.”

He probably dreams of being with lovely Sarah.


27 posted on 08/02/2009 8:42:34 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: bvw

Speaking of embers....there’s a bar called Embers in Portland that he’d probably love.


28 posted on 08/02/2009 8:43:35 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno
Zodiac Year: Rat

Confirms he's a RAT!

29 posted on 08/02/2009 8:43:49 PM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

BTTT


30 posted on 08/02/2009 8:44:49 PM PDT by hattend (Thank You, Sarah. We Alaskans will miss you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

That’s the first thing I thought when I read the article.... Unauthorized and illegal use of state property. This may have been done while working too.


31 posted on 08/02/2009 8:46:20 PM PDT by Gator113 (It's about stupidity, stupid. IMPEACH HERE, IMPEACH NOW.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tribune7

He’s not even a teacher, but a teacher’s assistant.


32 posted on 08/02/2009 8:47:10 PM PDT by Boiling Pots (Barack Obama: The final turd George W. Bush laid on America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

A member of the “Pinkshirts” perhaps?????

A Gaystapo thug???????

Just another lover of “tolerance” and “diversity.”

Seriously I think those who hate Sarah Palin the most are indeed very much on the “gay” side.

I’ve read the poison that reeks from Andrew Sullivan’s blog in recent months.


33 posted on 08/02/2009 8:47:49 PM PDT by Nextrush (Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan, I hope.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: maggief

Letters from the people
Anchorage Daily News (AK) - Sunday, November 27, 2005
Author: Commentary

Ted Stevens may be good for laughs, but to others he represents Alaska

Thank God for Sen. Ted Stevens! Here all of this time I was afraid that we had sent thousands of Americans to die for a lie. But Uncle Ted completely eased my fears when he suggested that the WMDs could be buried in a desert and fit in a container the size of a bathtub (”Who is to say Iraq hasn’t buried WMDs? asks Sen. Stevens,” Nov. 18). Well, good, now I can sleep at night.

Stevens can be entertaining at times. Whether he is threatening to quit if he can’t plunder ANWR or throwing a tantrum when his fellow senators want to swear in some oil executives, he is just good TV.

However, I would like to point out that, to the rest of the world, he represents us. Stevens has become a favorite foil on “The Daily Show” and various other talk shows and entertainment programs. He has turned into a joke. That joke is on us, Alaskans.

It is time for Uncle Ted to leave his job. I would like to vote for a candidate who will bring integrity to my home state. Sarah Palin , are you listening?

— Jesse Griffin

http://www.adn.com/opinion/letters/story/7240586p-7152548c.html


34 posted on 08/02/2009 8:48:26 PM PDT by maggief
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines
"I wonder how many of the posts were made from school computers...."

Let's ask. Here's the Anchorage School District contact page for Jesse:

(ASD Employee Search)

Jesse's email: mailto:griffin_jesse@asdk12.org

Trailside Elementary School main number: (907) 742-5500.

Enquiring minds want to know.

35 posted on 08/02/2009 8:48:34 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer

He also works here...

Alaska Children’s Services
January 22 – January 24, 2002
Anchorage, Alaska
Site Review Team Jesse Griffin, Community member

http://www.hss.state.ak.us/DBH/sq/commreviews/pdf/11.pdf

Northern Community Resources
P. O. Box 7034
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
(907) 225-6355
FAX 225-6354


36 posted on 08/02/2009 8:48:43 PM PDT by kcvl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines
Excerpt of "Gryphen" letter from Riehl World View:

Yes I DO work in a Kindergarten class during the school year. My main job affords me some time during the day and I have chosen to use it teaching children to read, and helping them to become more independent.

I'm afraid to ask but, What in the hell does that mean?

37 posted on 08/02/2009 8:49:17 PM PDT by rvoitier ("The law allows what honor forbids." -- C. C. Colton)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DKM

He looks “happy”


38 posted on 08/02/2009 8:49:28 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines
his Immoral Minority blog,

I really want to see a news organization interviewing parents of kindergarten students at that school, asking them what they think of their 4-year-olds spending the day with someone who chose the name "Immoral Minority" for his blog.

You know very well that the educational career of a Republican in a similar situation would be over within days.

39 posted on 08/02/2009 8:50:09 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

Pity the American Spectator cannot employ editors...


40 posted on 08/02/2009 8:50:47 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Indeed, a 49 year-old male and you're only a kindergarten teacher assistant??

Shouldn't you be assistant Principal or Superintendent by then?

41 posted on 08/02/2009 8:50:51 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Nextrush

“Seriously I think those who hate Sarah Palin the most are indeed very much on the “gay” side.”

####

Much of the nastiest vitriol directed toward conservatives in general, both domestically and internationally, is driven by hateful queers.


42 posted on 08/02/2009 8:51:16 PM PDT by EyeGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
I've never heard of a male kindergarten teacher or helper before.

Only in the movies...

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
43 posted on 08/02/2009 8:51:22 PM PDT by octobersky
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: potlatch

.

He has that SNL/Pat look.....


44 posted on 08/02/2009 8:51:29 PM PDT by devolve (- - Break it to them gently Timmy Turbo-Tax - -)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: rvoitier

“I am posting this because I find it humorous.
Not because I am malicious.
I am just saying.”

Yeah...right


45 posted on 08/02/2009 8:51:31 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Tribune7

He is on myspace, and claims to be divorced. He hasn’t logged in since January 22. He has just two friends, and one of them is Tom! Hahahaha......


46 posted on 08/02/2009 8:51:54 PM PDT by Longhair_and_Leather (Don't send a boy to do a man's job, send a woman--Sarah 2012!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: tang-soo

Reeks of a poofter. This worm is around kindergarten boys?


47 posted on 08/02/2009 8:52:22 PM PDT by soycd
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

I don’t think they will have any problem proving malice. They should file suit and this creep can find out how it feels and how much it costs.


48 posted on 08/02/2009 8:52:50 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kcvl
Seems this gay..ehrr guy..likes to place himself in positions with young children. Clearly he is a pedophile. Spread the word!!!
49 posted on 08/02/2009 8:52:59 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno

Don’t know much about the current Anchorage school superintendent.

But the ex-Anchorage school superintendent works as superintendent of the Dallastown Area School District in York County, Pennsylvania where I live.

Stewart Weinberg presides over a tax and spend school district and is said to P.O. parents and staff alike with his arrogance.


50 posted on 08/02/2009 8:53:05 PM PDT by Nextrush (Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan, I hope.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 301-340 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson