Skip to comments.Famed Anonymous Anti-Palin Blogger 'Outed' by Lawmaker
Posted on 03/28/2009 3:19:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway
An Alaskan state legislator revealed in his constituent e-newsletter Friday the identity of an anonymous local blogger who was made famous by her criticisms of Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign season.
Mudflats blogger "Alaska Muckraker" (AKM) rose to blogger fame almost instantaneously when Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin was tapped to be John McCain's running mate, and the then anonymous blogger wrote "What is McCain Thinking? One Alaskan's Perspective" under the penname AKM. Little was known about Palin in the lower 48, and AKM provided a much-needed window throughout the campaign season into Palin's performance as governor of Alaska from a progressive viewpoint.
AKM earned the ire of Alaska Representative Mike Doogan (LD-25) of Anchorage (who happens to be a writer by trade) when AKM wrote a blog post about a rude email that Doogan sent to his constituents. He had saved up all of the emails from constituents on the Troopergate issue, and in December he responded to all of them at once, CC'ing a list of about thirty perfect strangers together in one email, telling them,
Are you people nuts? You send me -- and everybody else in the legislature, from the looks of things -- Spam and then lecture me on email etiquette -- as if there were such a thing? Here's an etiquette suggestion: Abandon your phony names, do your own thinking and don't expect everybody to share your obsessions. [Yes, that is the actual response that Doogan sent to his constituents.]
AKM posted Doogan's own words on the Mudflats blog along with an enumerated list of the basic rules of netiquette.
In the same email, just above the entry broadcasting AKM's identity, Doogan (who was a print columnist for 14 years and currently writes mystery novels) inveighed against the Alaska Press Club giving an award to the author of a widely read email and then fulminated against newspapers cutting the jobs of real newsmen. Then, with one short paragraph, Doogan brought AKM and her family into the public eye,
I like it!
Link doesn’t work...
Link to perp’s ID, please.
Oh, the famed, anonymous Anti-Palin blogger who nobody’s ever heard of. Yeah, glad they were outed- now I can sleep at night.
WTF....long story but I don’t see here identity anywhere....Don’t really care. And I’m too lazy to dig for it.
Is this the same screwball who was sending around that book-banning letter?
“So I was interested to learn that the woman who writes the blog is Anchorage resident Jeanne Devon.”
. There is no “underground” for liberals - they ARE the Establishment.
I was on an Anchorage Daily News site reading and posting comments this a.m.
Man, the haters really are loudmouths. Some of them even seem to live in Alaska. One total a.-h. made bad remarks about Trig. He/she was promoting recalling Sarah.
From the link to Doogan’s post at the Dawn Teo website:
Anonymous Blogger Anonymous No More
The identity of the person who writes the liberal Democratic Mudflats blog has been secret since the blog began, protected by the Anchorage Daily News, among others. My own theory about the public process is you can say what you want, as long as you are willing to stand behind it using your real name. So I was interested to learn that the woman who writes the blog is Anchorage resident Jeanne Devon.
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And all the lefties are up in arms, threatening to get Doogan kicked out of office... saying what he did was criminal and blah, blah, blah!
This woman is a coward in my opinion and the lefties screaming are hypocritical. There was no outcry from them when Joe the plumber had his private life dug into. Or any of their other witch hunts for that matter.
Perhaps a lawyer or Constitutionalist can tell me what the law says as far as the right for a person to be able to post incendiary articles and their right to remain anonymous while doing so.
That’s funny. The Styrofoam is easier on the eyes than she is.