Saturday, May 16, 2009

Watching the Evolution of Breaking Coverage of the Randy Evans Hire

A number of people were alerted late this morning or early this afternoon (Alaska time) to the announcement via an Atlanta Georgia political blog, that Sarah Palin has hired ethics complaint specialist James Randolph "Randy" Evans as an attorney.

The information was initially posted as a comment at The Mudflats at 1:08 p.m.

Some Alaska bloggers quickly then got an email alert. I got one at 1:20 p.m. A comment about the hire was posted at a Progressive Alaska article at 1:53 p.m. David Hulen posted a short item on this at 2:33 p.m. at the Anchorage Daily News politics blog. Linda Kellen had an article up at Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis by 2:55 p.m.

A commenter at the ADN poliblog entry, who calls him or herself ChicagoMachineGun, and has an avatar showing a red icon person about to shoot a blue icon person's brains out, over the word "Socialism," writes:

With Axelrod and Organizing for America handing out all those paychecks again this week to "paid volunteer" supporters of Obama, the Governor might need a couple of more lawyers (and maybe some violin-case carrying bodyguards of her own).

I just called David Hulen about the weird avatar and post by ChicagoMachineGun. Hulen says he heard about the Randy Evans hire pretty much the same way the rest of us did.

I'm going out to cash my latest secret check from David Axelrod's slime machine before the bank closes.


Anonymous said...

The check is in your mouth and Obama won't come in the mail.

Anonymous said...

What? You mean David Hulen didn't tell you who he heard about this from?

Kelly said...

So, Phil, do you think this hire is related to her book deal and the ethics violation that comes with it?

Or something completely new all together? I say you should start your new poll. :-)

Anonymous said...

Good lord...where do they find all these people?? Your politics is just fascinating to me...or perhaps ours is just plain boring.


Anonymous said...

With all the previous criticism the ADN has gotten over comments and them blocking certain comments.... they don't think this avatar is 'over the line' and needs to be removed..?
ADN... sunk to a new low.

ella said...

Don't forget the teaser that has been on Dennis Zaki's site all week about the iceberg that will hit the SS Palin! Look at the pictures of the icebergs carefully - all the icebergs that are supposedly hitting have the word "ethics" on them. So, I do not believe this is about a known or old ethics complaint - this is the iceberg, and it is big (my theory). No wonder they needed the big bucks from the Alaska Fund Trust, aka the Palin Slush Fund - this guy will be very expensive.

crystalwolf aka caligrl said...

Stapletongne is denying it now...these paranoid people...PO sending us checks/Alexrod/soros/alinskey (?)/WTF is wrong with these people? and this persona with the red gun @ blue guy? Can we say "psycopath"!!!!!!
I hope adn is keeping IP of these people and why aren't the palinbots reporting him? I can't even comment at ADN anymore? Censorship!
Still don't believe about this lawyer thingy, where there's smoke theres fire!There is more to this story...On a happier note, heard Shannyn Moore's show and bought the blogger book from Amazon. Again All of you Alaskan Progressive bloggers are HEROS!!!!

Anonymous said...

The worst thing about this whole mess is that she outright lied to people to get money for her Legal Defense fund. She misled people saying she needed the money to fight the frivilous ethics complaints, when she really needed the money to hire lawyers so she could write her book and earn millions for her family. Something has to be done!!

basheert said...

Anonymous @9:06: She lies about everything, this is nothing new.

This is wild. Criticizing SP's style of governing is abusive but you can have a nutjob making obtuse threats and the avatar is a GUN at someone's head? That is NOT abusive?

ADN needs to be shut down. They are definitely not going to survive - and I live in AZ, land of the big nutters. That type of backdoor threat is dangerous.

Too bad ADN allows the Palin-bots to control their website. They will pay for this in their viewership. Lots of really good people are turned off by this type of erratic behavior.

CelticDiva said...

I reported that avatar for abuse immediately.

The Juneau Empire is now Alaska's premier newspaper. *nod*

Anonymous said...

Hey, where can I get a secret check for volunteering for the Democrats? I did not get one when I volunteered for the Obama Campaign! I would even move to Alaska to get a paycheck!!!
(I would/will always volunteer for Obama, even without a secret paycheck).
Maybe the PalinIdiots can send me a check and they can pretend it's from the Dems.