under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, and public
safety exception for purposes of visually identifying a con man, blog post
by John Hoff
I often get anonymous comments which appear to be attempts to spread gossip about prominent people in the Minneapolis black community, and I often SUSPECT these are anonymous comments left by unsavory IBNN blogger Don Allen...
...but it's hard to PROVE something like that.
Today, however, I received the following comment on a recent story I wrote specifically about Don Allen, and how Don Allen hadn't followed up with a promise he made three years ago to get to the bottom (that pun was an accident, really) of the death of Major Topps, a/k/a "Minor Bottoms."
Check out this comment:
Interesting. Whoever left this comment was logged into BlogSpot as Don Allen. Of course, when I try to click on the profile it is blocked, which is not surprising. Don blocks me on Facebook forums, unable to face his former co-defendant in the Blogosphere Trial of the Century where Don played JUDAS, betraying both me and patriotic defense of the First Amendment. (This is hardly surprising. Don Allen is so unpatriotic he once stole from a bedridden vet at the VA hospital)
The fact I am blocked from viewing the profile is actually one reason I think it's really Don Allen who wrote it.
But I think the person who left this comment MEANT to leave it anonymously.
But I do not plan to call Pastor Hightower, however. Don Allen can grind his own axe in the black church community without help from me.