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The Missoula Independent has a brief about Kaci Clipe, the parody artist who came up with the rather lame mockery of the Big Sky Democrats page.  You might remember there was some controversy about the site related to the identity of the author and the bias displayed by the media in the story.

I remember thinking to myself “Surely, the Tribune checked the domain registration and contacted that person.” Surely they aren’t running a story speculating about the owner of the web page without contacting the listed owner of the domain.”  After all, it took me 14 seconds to find the identity of the site’s owner, surely a daily newspaper can do it.

Guess not.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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