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Alaska Blogger Who Pushed Palin ‘Divorce’ Rumor Resigns From Anchorage School

By on 8.6.09 | 2:45AM

It is not illegal to impersonate a journalist, but when an anti-Palin blogger published a bogus "exclusive" Saturday, he signed up for a lesson in the law of unintended consequences:

Jesse Griffin, the Alaska blogger who Saturday claimed in an "exclusive" report that Todd and Sarah Palin were divorcing, will no longer work as an Anchorage kindergarten teaching assistant, school officials confirmed Wednesday.
Griffin's resignation followed revelations that the 49-year-old Griffin had posted (under the alias "Gryphen") sexually explicit advocacy of pornography and masturbation on his "Immoral Minority" blog. . . .
Griffin blamed "the Palin team and their minions" for discovery of his "Gryphen" online alias, which he says resulted in death threats and harassment. . . .

"Minions"? Merely a reporter doing his job. It's like Joe Friday said: "Just the facts, ma'am." Read the whole thing.

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