Update: as of 3PM 5/7/2012 – there has been an overwhelming show of support via Facebook, Email and on this blog. It appears that the good citizens of Amador County are paying attention to this judge race. Thank you to all of you for reading – I am looking forward to meeting some of you in person, soon. (But after the election is over)
The Amador Ledger-Dispatch is the local paper in Amador County.
I got a strange email from a reported with that paper about 10 days ago exposing the identity of a commenter named “hategossip”.
A couple days later – “hate gossip” disappeared from the thread on letter to the editor supporting Jeff Seaton’s opponent – suggesting that the paper tipped her off that they outed her.
Why? I was told after talking to my sources about the email that there is a Legal Term called a “Tarasoff Warning” – this is named after some nutbag that told his therapist that he was going to go kill some people. The therapist was convicted for some sort of crime, but the upshot is that people are now obligated to report threats made to the one being threatened and the authorities.
Apparently, “hategossip” was threatening me with physical violence. I don’t have any further info except that my sources in Amador County said they saw threats that were later redacted. My attempts to get information from the paper were met with no response – so now that a week has elapsed since I asked a direct question, I am blogging on the situation.
This is the email I got from the ledger – without the Identity of the sender:
We don’t have the time or inclination to enter the online fray you are
currently in, but it is amusing to watch as we go about the course of our
One of our editors has informed me she met a woman named Darlene Humm, who
introduced herself as Jeff Seaton’s “mate.”
The user name hategossip on the Ledger Dispatch web site is used by a person
calling themselves Dar Hum.
I am providing this information as a courtesy to you, and take this
opportunity offer you the chance to reach a wider audience through our
sister site, MYACHome.com <http://MYACHome.com> , where we host a number of bloggers.
Let me know if you’re interested.
Darlene Humm is Jeff Seaton’s live-in girlfriend.
Smashmouth local politics – gotta love it!