Saturday, December 05, 2009

Is Michael Brodkorb still running the show at MDE?

It would appear as such.

Yesterday, a post appeared at 1:29 pm, about a South Dakota blog going after Matt Entenza.

It was posted by "Luke Hellier".

By Luke Hellier | December 4, 2009
South Dakota War College, a political blog from South Dakota, picked up the story about Entenza’s fundraising event in Washington, DC. The post is below:

Remember this story from a couple of years ago? If I recall, I even blogged on it:
"Luke Hellier" posts a link to the story

"I even blogged on it:" back on August 28, 2006.

"I" as in "Luke Hellier".

But that story was written by Michael Brodkorb.

So who wrote the South Dakota story? Brodkorb or Hellier?

On June 24, 2009, Brodkorb announced
that he would be leaving MDE because of his position as the Deputy Chair of the Minnesota Republican Party, creating separation between the tabloid arm and the leadership arm of the Minnesota Republican Party.

On June 30, 2009, Brodkorb supposedly turned over the reigns of MDE to other bloggers.
New bloggers will be added over the coming weeks, but those decisions will be made by Ryan and Aaron, as I will have no editorial role in Minnesota Democrats Exposed. The keys to the store have been handed over to the new tenants.
Ryan and Aaron posted for about 3 months before they were joined by "Luke Hellier".

Perhaps Luke does some posting at MDE. Maybe it was Luke posting back in 2006 and not Michael?

Is the real Luke Hellier just a patsy?

So, is the Deputy Chair of the Minnesota Republican Party is posting at MDE now under the alias of "Luke Hellier"? Even after he stated he would "have no editorial role in Minnesota Democrats Exposed"?

Inquiring minds want to know...


Phoenix Woman said...

And since MDE was a one-man operation back in 2006, and that man was Michael Brodkorb... ooooopsie!

Charlie Quimby said...

Great catch

Jeff Fecke said...

I'm sure there's a perfectly reasonable explanation. Maybe when Luke cut and pasted Mike's email, he forgot to change the pronouns.

eric zaetsch said...

This is a hoot. The non-blogging "I" of the hurricane.

Good sleuthing, great for a laugh.

eric zaetsch said...

Hal, go take a look - "updated" version that just digs the hole deeper

You get mentioned and he "explains" in a way that would make Alice think Wonderland is more normal than Hellierland.

The guy looks to be a piece of work.

Any other commenters - have a look at the "updated" item. Does it pass muster? In your view?

Not mine.