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September 24, 2021

Speaking Up.

There’s a moving op ed piece in today’s Anchorage Daily News.  Grace Jang, a Korean-American journalist had an encounter with none other than right wing talk show host Eddie Burke, Governor Palin’s golden boy, and unofficial mouthpiece for the administration.  It didn’t go well. On May 18, my photographer and I are invited to a conservative radio talk show to get behind-the-scenes video of a debate on a divisive issue. We accept. As a Korean-American journalist, I recently found myself an unwitting part of a disturbing story. The radio station has two guests whose views differ from the host. It is…

The Palin Administration’s $64,000 Question.

So, what’s the $64,000 question?  Ethics watchdog Linda Kellen Biegel just asked it, apparently.  She made a State of Alaska records request to find out what kind of communication has been going on between the governor’s office, right-wing shock jock Eddie Burke, and Anchorage Daily News gossip columnist Sheila Toomey. After Bill McAllister, Palin’s communication director said in a state press release that he “hoped there would be backlash” against those filing ethics complaints, there started to be….well…backlash against those filing ethics complaints.  Go figure. And it started to manifest in interesting ways.  See HERE and HERE.  Was there direct…