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I hesitated to write this post because I wanted my shock and anger to subside a little. I tend to write a lot less eloquently when I’m angry. When I wrote an email to Mike Doogan this afternoon, I was definitely less able to express myself because of the frustration I felt. You see, AKM’s true identity was named today. By a Democrat. On State time, and through a State website. By a jerk.

We’ve come across Mike Doogan before. He’s the guy who likes to write snarky responses when Alaskans ask him to do his job. I think he went to the same journalism school as Bill McAllister. Let’s just say that Mike Doogan had already found his place on my Good Guys/Bad Guys list a long time ago.

So it was with dismay that I read today in The Mudflats that he decided that it was his job to make sure one very successful blogger was made public. Here’s the last paragraph of his online newsletter posted on the Alaska State Legislature homepage:

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 ——–.

Best wishes,
Mike

I wonder why Mike decided to put in in an official State Legislature newsletter instead of posting it on his personal blog? Hmmm…methinks this might be a problem for dear Mike. Anyway, to say I’m sad and disappointed is an understatement. I’m angry and I am glad to see that many other people are too. I don’t think Mr. Doogan knows what he’s done here. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.

AKM, hang in there. We’re here for you.

And Mike, good luck. You’re going to need it.

Related links and articles:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dawn-teo/famed-anonymous-anti-pali_b_180313.html
http://www.themudflats.net/forum/index.php/topic,6678.0.html
http://progressivealaska.blogspot.com/2009/03/mike-doogan-outs-mudflats.html
http://shannynmoore.wordpress.com/2009/03/27/my-friend-mudflats/
http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com/2009/03/you-know-difference-between-rep-mike.html
http://palingates.blogspot.com/2009/03/doogan-broke-federal-law-by-outing.html
http://www.thinkalaska.com/2009/03/rep-mike-doogans-missuse-of-legislative.html
http://werenotthatstupid.blogspot.com/2009/03/epic-failmike-doogan-plays-god.html
http://freerangewriting.blogspot.com/2009/03/in-support-of-mudflats-and-anonymous.html
http://anahata56.livejournal.com/1119176.html
http://discontinuouspermafrost.wordpress.com/2009/03/27/the-mudflats-%C2%BB-in-exposing-the-identity-of-mudflats-rep-mike-doogan-exposes-himself/
http://freerangewriting.blogspot.com/2009/03/in-support-of-mudflats-and-anonymous.html
http://run4chocolate.wordpress.com/2009/03/28/why-mike-doogan-sucks/
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/3/27/713917/-AK-state-rep-Doogan-outs-Mudflats
http://nicki2377.blogspot.com/2009/03/freedom-to-blog.html
http://omegamom.com/2009/03/27/a-nony-mouse/
http://threebrain.blogspot.com/2009/03/time-to-unite.html
http://www.ieatgravel.com/?p=4119
http://wvfurandroot.wordpress.com/2009/03/27/alaska-state-representative-outs-anonymous-blogger/
http://digitaldame.wordpress.com/2009/03/28/shame-on-alaska-rep-mike-doogan/
http://www.motleymoose.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=1199
http://sanityrant.blogspot.com/2009/03/government-official-reveals-id-of.html
http://www.balloon-juice.com/?p=19171
http://whatdoino-steve.blogspot.com/2009/03/right-to-privacy-bloggers-and-privacy.html
http://threebrain.blogspot.com/2009/03/it-may-as-well-be-rape-sir.html
http://bachmanneffect.blogspot.com/2009/03/mike-doogan-ousts-akmuckraker.html
http://phoenixwoman.wordpress.com/2009/03/28/dorkwad-state-legislator-outs-blogger-who-dared-pick-on-him/
http://sillywhabbit.wordpress.com/2009/03/28/im-a-mudflatter/
http://minnahong.com/2009/03/28/yup-still-mad-mike-doogan-is-an-asshole/
http://obsidianwings.blogs.com/obsidian_wings/2009/03/outing-akmuckraker.html
http://www.andrewhalcro.com/outing_mudflats_the_dirty_martini_philosophy

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