I honestly cannot believe I am typing this..
Some time ago Alaskan Politician Rep Mike Doogan was sending some crazy emails to people who emailed him and AKMuckraker was one of the bloggers involved in exposing his craziness.
Apparently this did not sit well with Rep Doogan. He has been trying to find out who AKMuckraker was for several months now and he has finally managed to do it. He then sent out a message to people on his mailing list via his official legislative newsletter, advising them of the real name of AKMuckraker. It is possible that when he did this, he broke the law.
Whether or not people support AKMuckrakers opinions, I believe most people would support her right to remain anonymous. I feel it is a right that everyone on the internet is entitled to – people make the decision for their own reasons, some because they have been cyber stalked in the past, some to prevent being cyber-stalked in the future.
This may be the first known case of an anonymous blogger being cyber-stalked by a politician determined to find out their real identity and out them, though!
You can read the full story here –
In Exposing the Identity of Mudflats, Rep. Mike Doogan Exposes Himself.
There are also some other blog posts on this subject –
The Immoral Minority
We’re Not That Stupid
I have been supporting AKMuckraker for almost 6 months now – we have been hosting her blog and forums – we have a team of mods and admins who keep the forums running smoothly. I did not need to know her real name to do that (and in fact did not know her real name until today) nor did I care what her name was. I understand anonymous blogging – I do it myself for the reasons explained on my about page.
My support will not change – other than to do whatever it takes to make sure Rep Mike Doogan never wins an election again, and to also inform the worldwide media of what he has done. It is highly inappropriate.
Epic Fail, Rep Doogan. Epic Fail.
I may not be around much for the next week or so, I’ll be busy taking action on this. ;)
6 thoughts on “Politician Outs Blogger”
Until just a few minutes ago I was unaware that you had your own blog. Methinks you need to be added to the IM blogroll.
I would like to thank you for you for the help and support you have provided AKM for these last six months. She has always spoken highly of you and I know that you are a true friend. Which I believe she needs now, more then ever.
I do not know if you have had any contact with her recently but I will tell you that though she was pretty shaken up on Friday she was much more like her old self this morning. And I promise that Mike Doogan is about wish he could take back that e-mail like he has never wished for anything else in his life.
Take care, and I will make a point to visit you little portion of the internet more often in the future.
I haven’t really heard of you before, but that’s not surprising, not being in AK. However, I didn’t find AKM after the infamous McC nomination of the truth-telling-challenged Palin, and I go to the Mudflats daily.
Thank you for your help and support, and I now have another site to visit!
I hope Doogan has cooked in own goose, but what’s up with the Alaskan Dispatch?
I forgot to tick the “Notify me”. Thanks again for all you are doing!
Thanks for all you have done Snoksred!
For the life of me I really can’t figure out how to pronounce “Snoksred” out load. But that’s OK.
Thank you so very much for helping AKMuckraker when help was really needed. BRAVO!!!!!!
From: an avid mudflats reader.