GALLEGOS WINS: Blogger vows jihad 4 more years
McKinleyville’s Rose Welsh hoped the November election would hand victory to her favored candidate for Humboldt County District Attorney so she could finally abandon her blog targeting DA Paul Gallegos — the ominously titled watchpaul.blogspot.com.
But Gallegos won and Angry McAngrypants is blistering mad. Any media mention of the election triggers a semi-coherent and accusatory rant from Rose’s anti-Paul headquarters.
A blogger outside Humboldt County, Lisa Derrick, learned the hard way. After reporting the Gallegos re-election on firedoglake.com, Rose responded like a skunk rather than a flower, allowing foul personal attacks on Derrick in the comment section despite a stated moderation standard that would limit such things. In contrast, civilized and topical comments that disagreed with Rose’s holy war had a tougher time getting through.
Derrick’s response with links to the entire affair is here.