This just in: Bloggers, beware! Joe Miller doesn’t like people asking him questions.
This is a follow-up to last nights post on the Hopfinger incident. For more, please visit the Anchorage Daily News who broke the story.
Well, in my post last night I said “I look forward to hearing Miller’s defense/apology within the next day or so.” Well, there it is. Joe Miller’s response: It isn’t my securities fault, it’s that liberal blogger’s fault. He shouldn’t have tried so hard to ask me questions.
What is particulalrly interesting is how Miller’s security, and Miller himself, have two different opinions on the matter.
Two quote an obviously heated article by the Alaska Dispatch itself (the online news source Hopfinger is editor of):
Fulton said that as a security guard he is familiar with state law, and he believes he has the legal authority to police “private events” no matter where might take place. He refused to answer how exactly a member of the public attending Miller’s town hall meeting at a public school was supposed to know it was a private event, but said the Joe Miller sign outside was the giveaway…”This is a simple trespassing issue,” Fulton insisted, but no one else trespassing in the hallway with Hopfinger was detained.
Now, compare that with Miller’s own press release:
“While I’ve gotten used to the blog Alaska Dispatch’s assault on me and my family, I never thought that it would lead to a physical assault. It’s too bad that this blogger would take advantage of a “Town Hall” meeting to create a publicity stunt just two weeks before the election.”
So…is it a private event or a Town Hall meeting? It can’t be both, dude.
What also gets me is Miller’s attempt to minimize the Alaska Dispatch. Relegating it to just a blog. Which it isn’t. It does have a blog, the Bush Pilot (which I enjoy) but it’s primary function is that of a respectable online news source that has broken several national stories. In fact, it was an online article published by the ADN that broke this story. Would you call the ADN just a blog? I think not.