Blogger ignites firestorm in Dillingham, leaves her job
Public outrage over comments sparks her resignationWhen Eileen Goode launched a blog last fall about her new life as a public radio reporter and news director in Dillingham, she started with a few jokes about drinking and fishing and incest.
The 28-year-old resigned from KDLG on Monday morning, she said, after a firestorm of outrage over the sometimes serious, sometimes mocking jabs she made at the town over problems like alcoholism and sexual abuse on her personal blog, titled "Chilly Hell" and subtitled
"I'm in Dillingham Alaska -- What's Your Excuse?"
Four comments from "Chilly Hell" Quam Fluctus Diversi, Quam Mari....
1. I hope you the best, you are alright. Thank you for finally getting us into the 21st century! Our funding up here is also based on all that socio economic devestation and violence, alcohol and sex crimes. Leave on ypur own terms, safety is a good reason...Your writing only got promoted and there is probably more video streaming to the station now, if not maybe more funding to hear your commentary should be found. Anonymous
2. Thanks for the recap, Eileen, and sorry to hear that the folks who actually think what you've written it (albeit, perhaps, not how you've written it) haven't been able to stand up to support you. I wish that, instead of eloquent examples of intolerance as "Get out of Alaska" comments, the end result was "let's talk about this town, and how we can fix some of our problems." July 28, 2009 8:18 PM Luigi
3. You are incoherent and dingy. Have you tried prozac honey? Anonymous July 28, 2009 11:06 PM Anonymous
4. I feel sorry for the poor guy mistaken enough to ever date/marry your bitter catty a**. July 28, 2009 11:50 PM Anonymous
"Watching Sarah Palin's press conference on (July 3) Friday was like watching a drunk seal trying to land a plane, or in basketball terms (which Sarah prefers) like watching a grade-schooler try to score on Kobe while jabbering inanely." --Huffington Post blogger David Stemler.
Monday, July 6, 2009 Palin did an interview standing on the shores of Dillingham, Alaska, wearing hip waders.
A Palin orchestrated media spectacle where everyone except CBS was invited. hmmmm....CBS News' Scott Conroy and special contributor Shushannah Walshe, who are writing a book about Palin. A book! Sarah Palin's resignation makes sense to two journalists working on the upcoming book:
'Sarah from Alaska' ** Hold them accountable!
Friday, July 24, 2009 Governor Palin Appoints 10 People to 7 Boards
video: Red Gold: The Pebble Mine Debate. Bristol Bay, AK
The nitty gritty of it all:
"Skulduggery surrounding Pebble Mine? Imagine that"
Mudflats: 7/30/09 Pebble Mine, Dirty Gold, and the Corporate War on Alaska’s Salmon
Pebble Mine is only one of the players in the corporate war on salmon that extends from Bristol Bay up the coast to the regions of Western Alaska struggling for their subsistence rights against the factory pollock trawlers decimating the salmon heading for the Yukon. This is only one effort, and it will be fought tooth and nail by powerful forces with lots of money.
Alaska Real: Activity on Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay region
First Dud in Esquire magazine!
"Bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie annoy me...."
"I eat, therefore I hunt."
"This is what I've been telling Bristol, before she gets married, is, Bristol, there are definitely gonna be tough parts in marriage. You have to look at those tough times and remember that you have essentially a business contract with this person."
"I bite my lip when I'm tempted to wisecrack, because I'm always thinking of something that I'd love to say but know that I better not say it because of the position that I'm in."
Todd Palin, "How to be a Man" * Todd Palin's rural village * Todd Palin guilty!
photo: Dillingham, Ak
The Bristol Bay Times
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