# Karl Bremer on November 11th, 2007 10:48 am
A few points:
Commendably, Michael Brodkorb was able to see Eberly’s ugly racism for what it is and has removed the links to Eberly’s blog from Minnesota Democrats Exposed and Party of Pawlenty. You can read why here.
It’s unfortunate that Berg and others of his ilk are so blinded by their rage for liberals they cannot see it as well.
Steve Perry has addressed most of Berg’s inaccuracies, so I won’t beat that horse again.
As for Craig Westover, even though he participated in candidate endorsement interviews, researched endorsements (erroneously), wrote house endorsement editorials, and continues to write a regular editorial page column for the Pioneer Press, editorial page editor Mike Burbach says he is merely a “contributing columnist” and not an editorial board member. I made the mistake of assuming that if it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck, it must be a duck.
Berg’s personal attacks on me were predictable as the sunrise. That’s his M.O. when he has nothing else. But what is surprising is that he didn’t include his defense of Eberly’s racist writings that he posted on his own blog. The part that says “I didn’t like it much, and don’t agree with it. Of course, I understand where it comes from - and it’s not racism. To know that, of course, the reader would need to know the context of the story as well as the pull-quotes Bremer has elected to highlight.”
Really, Mitch? Here’s another quote of Eberly’s I didn’t elect to highlight. Maybe you can enlighten us as to the proper context in which this one should be read:
“The life of an Indian was no nobler, nor much different from that of a bear, a snake or a timber wolf. Their life cycles were identical: hunt, kill, eat, sleep, fuck, die. I’d compare them to the entire animal kingdom, but that would be an insult to beavers.”
Finally, at the risk of giving this jerk any more undue traffic, I realize now I should have included a link to Eberly’s bigotry so readers can see it in all its ugliness.