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.
She's just a woman jealous of Palin's good looks.
Shannyn Moore, who has her own blog and also writes for The Huffington Post, and who is a friend of Chilton, vigorously defended Mudflats' right to anonymity. It was pointed out to her by Dispatch editor Amanda Coyne, however, that if Chilton was a strident Republican who was attacking a politician who Moore supported, Moore would probably do everything she could to reveal that person's identity.
The interesting thing about today's turn of events is that Doogan, a former newspaper columnist, is a Democrat. And that isn't lost on Moore and others.
"Frankly, I would expect this from (Palin flacks) Meg Stapeton or Bill McCallister, but not someone who claims to be a progressive," Moore writes on her blog, Shannyn Moore: Just a Girl From Homer.
HufPo, KOS and DU is having a cow over this! LOL!
Of course they were just fine with that punk hacking Palin's email.
I hear they are running drugs out the back. Just a rumor mind you, no facts. /s
I may have been in that museum.....several illegal ivory carvings. /not
Kinda reminds me of this guy:
Axelrod's astroturfer (among other things, I'm sure), Ethan Winner, who takes credit for the phoney YouTube videos on Palin.
LOL! You know ALL of those Alaskans are cookin’ meth!
Let me guess. Jeanne Devon is a big fat stinkin’ sweating lesbian hog. It is a truism that people generally hate what and whom they envy. I suspect this is Ms Devon’s problem.
Mudflats is a really vile site, more aptly named Dirt Bags. Naturally, the left is fuming over this, but they didn’t have any trouble with the guy who hacked Palin’s email or those who illegally snooped through Joe the Plumbers background.
If you visit the far left sites, Daily Kos, Democratic Underground, Huffington Post, Mudflats, you know why they want to hide behind annonymous names, anyone in their right mind would be embarrased to put their real name on the crap they write.
No prank calls would be wrong
Prank phone calls are funny.
Absolutely. Liberals are the New Puritans - they want to tell you how to dress, what to think, what to do, what to eat, ad nauseum. And then accuse conservatives of being Fascists.
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.]And a demm'd fine one it is too!
I get into crap on FR all the time with people, but there are only a few of us who have no problem providing our identity and where we live. I am not ashamed of what I say, and I resent people who hide behind keyboards.
She’s the old gal who wanted to pass and enforce a grass ordinance in Wasilla.
The problem comes with names nobody knows - like Billybob 7. Who would that be? The mind boggles.
Amazing when the left gets a taste of their own medicine.
while screaming Violation of Separation of Church and State if Christians do even the tiniest bit of moralizing.
New York Times v Sullivan
Why else would the chicken hide? She is guilty of malice because her whole “INTENT” was to defame Governor Palin and her family, whether factual or not. Governor Palin could sue her and win.
Most of all, the woman is a coward and made up everything as she went along. There is not any doubt she is a true “OBAMANITE”.
On a personal note, Governor Palin and others should sue these anti-American guttersnipes. After a few million dollar settlements, many of them would stop blogging and starting malicious lies defaming others they do not agree with without solid proof before posting anything about another they do not agree with Ideologically.
I hope if they are up to no good like this that they are very worried about them being outed. There is no anoymous identities online, if someone wants to know who you are and you are actively using your own ISP number you are not anoymous.Hopefully Sarah will be able to sue her for slander and get back some of that $500,000 she’s had to spend defending herself. Anchorage isn’t that big of a town and this person’s buisness life is over.
Hopefully Sarah will be able to sue her for slander...”
I think the only way she could do that is to be out of office. Then the media hyenas would make sure Sarah’s political life was over.
thank you very much.
Throw in that they're closed minded bigots and I'm in total agreement with you.
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