As a side project to Conservatives4Palin, Joseph Russo in 2009 contributed to a separate pro-Palin blog called Fist of the North Star. The blog shares its name with a Japanese manga series set in a post-apocalyptic world devastated by nuclear war, in which a faithful remnant work to save their Heavenly Empress, who has been imprisoned by the corrupt Imperial Army.
The Fist of the North Star blog once featured a staggeringly obscene mock news item about one of Palin’s Alaska nemeses, the activist Andree McLeod, who had filed a series of ethics complaints against the then governor: “On Friday, an international team of doctors successfully removed the world’s largest parasite from her desperately overstretched colon. One must wonder what kind of freaky sh*t this ghetto bi**h was ingesting… You never know what else that Harpies T**t is carrying!”
It's painfully obvious from this where Mr. Gross got much of his "information" for his "article." To my knowledge, only a certain group of Trig-truthers have ever cared about something so innocuous.
Many things in Gross' article could have been written by the Trig-truthers. They brought up this very thing back when it was revealed that RAM and Joey had gone to work for Governor Palin.
Mr. Gross apparently never bothered to try to locate or contact the co-author of that blog. Unfortunately for Mr. Gross, he's still hanging around. Last night, he set the record straight:
All that North Star talk was making me nostalgic...
1st. I'm a 20 year old kid in New Jersey. Vulgarity/Obscenity comes with the territory. So sorry to offend the good people at Vanity Fair...
Alternate headline- "19 year old New Jersey boy offends Vanity Fair with parasite joke..."
And because its not very clear in the BS article, I'm the one who posted the "Andree is a disgusting pig with a belly full of worms" story.
I've never met Russo, I don't personally know Russo, and its been a year since I last emailed him. It was about the Yankees. He's not a fan.
I don't even remember his email address...
To call Russo a "contributor" to FOTNS is a HUGE stretch. He only posted there once. I remember it being tame and boring...
Michael Joseph Gross never tried to contact me. :'( I could have cleared all that FOTNS nonsense up for him.
This is just one example of the many things in the "article" that I could trace directly back to the anti-Palin, often Trig-truthing blogs, an inconvenient aspect of his sources that Mr. Gross never bothers to mention.
I mean, come on. The stuff about Wasilla? He must be an avid Gryphen reader.