Saturday, March 28, 2009

It May As Well Be Rape, Sir

To Mike Doogan, Alaskan Democrat, member of the AK House of Representatives:

You took something from AKMuckraker that you can never give back - his/her privacy.  You violated him/her, against his/her clearly stated wishes.  What you've done can't be undone.

Unmasking Avenger or Privacy Rapist? 

I'm dumbfounded that you thought so highly of your own opinion about whether bloggers should remain anonymous that you felt justified to invade AKM's privacy.  I'm appalled that you used government time and resources to reveal AKM's identity to all your constituents and to the rest of the world by publishing your e-news on as well.  Did you ever pause to consider what repercussions your irreversible actions might have -- for AKM, or for you?

No, probably not.

Do you value privacy at all?  There are laws concerning the invasion of privacy.  Did you consider that you may be breaking laws by 'outing' AKMuckraker in the way you did?

Where are your ethics, sir?  Where is your sense of decency?  Why do you think it is your job to mete out 'justice' in this way?  How can you compare the Mudflats blog to a KKK lynching?

Do you know AKMuckraker at all?  Do you have any idea of how passionate his/her blog's followers are?  Do you know how legion they are? Do you realize the can of worms you've opened for yourself, and by extension, your family?

I doubt it.

And just like your fellow Alaskan, the GINO, you probably don't think you did anything wrong.  If you don't resign or get hit with a law suit first, I certainly hope your current constituents let you know how they feel about your crusade the next time you are up for re-election.

Shame on you.  Truly.

NOTE: I will be editing to add more links to sites that have weighed in on this incident as I find them - and the list keeps growing.

Source Material:
[Full Post by AKMuckraker]  [Mudflats Forum]

Progressive News, Diaries and Magazines:
[AK state rep Doogan outs Mudflats! (DailyKOS diary)]
[Open Letter to Alaskan Rep Mike Doogan (DailyKOS front page)]
[Response to Rep. Mike Doogan re: Mudflats (DailyKOS diary)]
[The Blog Herald]  [Huffington Post]  [Talking Points Memo
[Washington Monthly]  [The Zoo]

Facebook Groups:
[Mike Doogan is Alaska's Blow Hard Ash Hole]
[Shame Mike Doogan for Outing Anonymous Mudflats Blogger]

Alaska Blogs:
 [Andrew Halcro]
[Discontinuous Permafrost]
[Diva's Blue Oasis]
[I Eat Gravel]
[Immoral Minority]
[Progressive Alaska]
[Shannyn Moore]
[We're Not That Stupid]
[What Do I Know]
[Writing From Alaska]

Blogs Across the USA:

[Anahata56]  [Anonymous Blogging]
[The Bachmann Effect]  [Balloon Juice]  [Bilia]
[Digital Dame]
[Library Grape]
[The Mahatma X Files]  [Mercury Rising]  [Mind-O-Nicki]  [Motley Moose]
 [Obsidian Wings]  [OmegaMom]
[Palin' Around With Pooh Pooh]  [Palingates]  [Pat's Place]
[Rainbow Reflections]  [Run4Chocolate]
[SanityRant]  [The Sideshow]  [SillyWhabbit]
[TalkLeft]  [tin, steel and rust]
 [W.Va. Fur and Root]  [William K. Wolfrum Chronicles]  [The World According to MEH]
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