Frontier Former Editor

September 14, 2008

Verrrrry interresting . . .

And a primary source account of Alaskan anti-Palin sentiment to boot . . .

I need to learn a little more about this Eddie Burke character as well.

I was once the victim of some on-air defamation by a guest on a talk-radio show with some supposedly conservative leanings. The guest, Michael ‘Oz’ Osborne, accused me of working on the payroll of our district’s congressman while also working as a newspaper reporter. The host realized during the show that his guest – a small-town religious bookstore owner with an intellectual depth measured in fractions of an angstrom – might have been wrong, and said guest supposedly realized what a dumbs**t comment he made. It was interesting getting a call at home from my editor and trying to explain that there was no way in hell I’d even consider doing something that stupid, unethical and evil. The dumbs**t guest did call the paper to apologize, but the editor intercepted the call and said I had no business giving the guy what for.

If I ever see him, I’ll be sure to say ‘Thank you, Michael Osborne, for prototyping Sarah Palin.’

Oh, and in a real test of irony, Pravda seems to share my opinion of Palin. Even if it is packaged with much the same sort of Russian style imperialism that almost justifies the dumb s**t spewing from Palin’s mouth . . .

“So Sarah Palin, Mrs. Hockey Mom housewife-cum-small-town gossip merchant and cheap little guttersnipe, suppose you shut up and allowed real politicians and diplomats to do their work? Threatening Russia with a war is perhaps the most irresponsible thing anyone could do at this moment in time. Have you any idea what a nuclear holocaust is? Have you any notion of the power of Russia’s armed forces? Did you know that Russia has enough missiles to destroy any target anywhere on Earth in seconds?”

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