Monday, October 10, 2011

"I, Anonymous"

Known primarily for its snark and for the willingness of its reporters to kill stories in exchange for jobs on the public dole (see also: Amy Ruiz, Sam Adams, and Beau Breedlove), the Portland Mercury provides one vital public service, the "I, Anonymous" column. "I, Anonymous" publishes the anonymous rantings of pissed-off citizens. It's usually good for a chuckle and often lets the reader in on the psychic pulse of Portland. This week, they published this piece that puts the Portland Marathon/Occupy Portland kerfuffle in perspective.

"Congratulations, you have run roughshod over peoples' right to assembly, interrupting the most important political movement in this country since the protests of the Iraq war, all so that you can revel in your own vanity. . ." READ MORE

This anonymous writer infuriates many commenters. If you have to explain a joke. . .

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