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Once again, i have been banned from "Oregon's biggest blog." Kari Chisholm accused me of making an ad hominem attack. And while making his accusation public, he deleted from public view the "offending" comment in question. Furthermore, i am no longer allowed to comment on Blue Oregon.
Set you irony meters on "stunning" as i lay out the facts.
Kari is well known for not playing well with others as he throws his weight around on Blue0. He also gets pretty mouthy (which would give me pause if he were on my payroll as he is for much of Oregon's top Dems - Gov. Kulongoski, US Sen. Wyden, US Rep. Blumenauer, Councilman Adams, Senator Brown, etc.).
And here was the context...
My only advice to Jeff: better hire Mandate Media to do your website, so you can keep getting some good pixels over here.
Don't be an asshole. That's not how it works and you know it.
Classy way to overreact. And so i thought it curious when Kari made the following comment:
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Stephanie V wrote... Kari, I didn't say you were hopelessly biased or an unethical asshole...
To which i responded:
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[Stephanie V] - Kari, I didn't say you were hopelessly biased or an unethical asshole
Stephanie, the first phrase roughly paraphrases what Kari admitted about himself. The latter insult (minus the adjective) was slung against you by Jeff Merkley's paid media consultant. Money well spent indeed.
Something about my comment really pissed off Kari. He deleted it and replace it with this message:
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I tried to get a bit of clarification...
How can it be considered an "ad hominem" attack, when i simply hotlinked to two quotes from Blue0's editor? I didn't even requote his admission that he is not only biased, but "very biased" nor did i requote his characterization of Stephanie V as "an asshole." Perhaps it was that i noted how the editor is Jeff Merkley's paid media consultant? Seeing that the editor has admitted as much, i don't understand how this could be considered an "ad hominem attack."
Curious in SE Portland
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There's nothing quite as patriotic as silencing free speech. Jeff Merkley, I salute you.