Minnesota Democrats Exposed’s Missing Post about Michael Brodkorb’s Departure(s)

Bob Collins raised an interesting question about the status of Michael Brodkorb’s former blog, Minnesota Democrats Exposed. Things have been pretty quiet over there lately:

@newscut: Does the fact MDE hasn't been updated since 12/9 suggest all those people who took over for Brodkorb were pseudonyms for Brodkorb?

It turns out that there was post published on the 18th but later removed from this URL:

http://www.minnesotademocratsexposed.com/2011/12/18/moving-our-party-forward/

Here is the missing post by Andy Post:

MOVING OUR PARTY FORWARD
by Andy Post
It has been a tough week for Minnesota Republicans, there is no question about that. The Minnesota Senate has a clear process in place to handle the issues that have come out, and the GOP Senate caucus is a very strong group that has handled this as smoothly as possible. For the record, Michael Brodkorb’s departure from the Republican Party, the Senate caucus, and the Parry campaign has enticed the media to bring about his possible involvement with Minnesota Democrats Exposed. Michael has had no role in any part of MDE for at least two years and all activity on this blog has been that of the authors listed.

Now, MDE encourages all GOP activists to get involved in the selection of a new Party Chairman on December 31 and help us move forward to victory in 2012.

Which makes me wonder: Who made the call to pull that post? Is Brodkorb back at MDE? Clearly, the post did nothing to exposing Democrats. Instead, it navel gazed the MN GOP.

5 thoughts on “Minnesota Democrats Exposed’s Missing Post about Michael Brodkorb’s Departure(s)”

  1. If it could be shown that Brodkorb posted while working at the lege, well, it would help make next year a lot more interesting, I’m sure.

    Prediction: Brodkorb will never openly return to MDE, but if he hasn’t been posting under phony names, he’ll start doing so early next year.

    If the DFL had any actual staffers, they should be rounding up suspect posts along with vintage Brodkorb posts to send to that Lit prof who does computer text analyses to determine who really wrote what.

  2. It would be interesting to be able to read Brodkorb email and text messaging.

    “Michael has had no role in any part of MDE for at least two years and all activity on this blog has been that of the authors listed.”

    Doesn’t that beg the question. There was no Chinese Wall as best as anyone’s said, that quote included.

    “No role” is unclear, while “activity on the blog” is. Brodkorb did not write the stuff. So, it was “no role” that caused the scrubbing bubbles?

    Touchy, touchy, after the September surprise Sheehan dropped on Michel? Precision in speaking, and posting, being attended to more carefully?

    What’s Brodkorb going to be doing for money? He was pulling over ninety grand from the Senate [taxpayer] money for what, partisan hacksmanship? Anything else? That’s the real scandal. They can bed each other until exhausted, but follow the money.

  3. I guess I look at it differently. Either these guys were Brodcorp wannabees because they loved the guy or the brand he built. And now they are distancing themselves from the guy. When your fanboys disown you, what do you have left?

  4. MDE: “For the record, Michael Brodkorb’s departure from the Republican Party, the Senate caucus, and the Parry campaign has enticed the media to bring about his possible involvement with Minnesota Democrats Exposed.”

    ME: How could Brodkorb’s departure from the Republican Party entice the media to bring about his involvement with MDE? Even if they were so enticed, how could the media go about causing Mr. Brodkorb’s involvement with MDE?

    MDE: “Michael has had no role in any part of MDE for at least two years and all activity on this blog has been that of the authors listed.”

    ME: Random comma splice, or stylistic tic? Hmmm . . . .

  5. @veg*nation, my one theory on why I don’t believe Brodkorb has been involved with MDE is that the quality of the content has become so poor. If Brodkorb has been writing for MDE, or has had some level of editorial control, it seems like he’s been working to destroy what MDE once was in an attempt to make himself look good at the expense of whoever’s carrying the by-line.

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