In his continuing investigation of the "Gryphen"/Griffin saga, Dan Riehl took a look an Aug. 1 ADN column by Julia O'Malley. Dan notices that, O'Malley's fawning column about deadbeat baby-daddy Levi Johnston (a/k/a, "Ricky Hollywood") included a mention of his then-pending trip to New York for a Vanity Fair photo shoot.
Curiously enough, early that same morning of Aug. 1, when the kindergarten-teaching amateur pornography enthusiast Jesse Griffin posted his "Splitsville" piece about the Palins, it included this:
And while I am on the topic of Levi I will also let you know that he did a very interesting Vanity Fair interview in which he divulged a lot of heretofore unknown information. I did not get too many of the juicy details, but my understanding is that Levi was without his handler (Tank Jones) and let some fairly explosive tidbits out. The article will be published in the October edition.So, on Saturday, Aug. 1, both O'Malley and Griffin were excited about Levi Johnston's Vanity Fair interview. Perhaps mere coincidence, of course. But notice a couple of other things in the same "Gryphen" post:
Now nothing written above should be considered a rumor. My source is very good and I trust that the information is accurate and will be confirmed by other news sources in the weeks to come. . . .And then, in his foolish e-mail to Dan:
I anticipate much more of this kind of confirmation filtering in as the day goes on. . . . (Emphasis added.)
By the way watch the local Alaskan papers closely for the next week, you may learn something.That e-mail piqued my curiosity at the time: How does an irresponsible PDS Trig Truther moonbat blogger like Griffin know what stories are going to be in "the local Alaskan papers" in the next week? One of two scenarios would explain this:
- Jesse has sources in the local media, who are telling him what stories they're working on; or
- Jesse's sources are also peddling their gossip to local reporters, then telling Jesse about the dirt they're dishing (i.e., "Yeah, wait 'til you see this one . . . The reporter seemed really interested when I told him . . .")
3. Jesse Griffin is totally full of crap and is once again, as one of my best sources said, "making stuff up."So while it is certainly possible that O'Malley or someone else in the ADN newsroom is talking shop with anti-Palin moonbat bloggers, feeding them tips about rumors that their editors won't let them put in the paper, we can't base such speculation on the word of a notorious liar like Jesse Griffin. Every word Griffin writes is a lie, including "and" and "the," to borrow Mary McCarthy's famous putdown of crypto-commie Lillian Hellman.
Assuming that Griffin has sources other than the voices in his head, there is no particular reason to suspect that O'Malley is one of them. It is far more likely that his libelous smears are based on conversations with someone in the Johnston family orbit, perhaps Rex Butler -- whose name was notably missing from the list of people whom Griffin recently denied as being his sources.
Be that as it may, I have temporarily lost interest in Griffin and have now taken a sudden and keen interest in Julia O'Malley and her editors at the Anchorage Daily News.
If you've read this far, do me a favor: Go grab the text from O'Malley's Aug. 1 column, cut and paste it into a Word document, put it into an easy-to-read font and print it out. (Which is what I did last night.) Then come back to this post in a few hours, when I'll update with a critical examination of O'Malley's journalistic fellatio of Levi Johnston.
Oh, yeah: Dan had insinuated that O'Malley's interest in Johnston might be romantic or even possibly erotic. However, sources tell me that this is unlikely, as O'Malley is believed to be "playing for the other team." IYKWIMAITYD.
Come back for the update . . .
UPDATE 3:20 p.m.: My apology for the delay in my promised evisceration of Ms. O'Malley and the ADN, but other urgent matters required my immediate attention. After a decade in D.C., I learned the danger of allowing myself to be insulted without adequate response, so when I saw I had received an e-mail from a fellow who once did everything in his power to destroy me . . .
Please read that, and accept my apology for this unexpected delay in providing the slow, painful dissection of Ms. O'Malley's hagiographic Levi Johnston column. Sometimes a man must break a promise in order to keep a vow.
Ms. O'Malley will have her turn in due time. Please hit the tip jar.