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San Francisco information group labels Save Anchorage ‘right-wing’ – Should Learn Alaska


“At the same time that Anchorage’s fringe right was organizing, the city’s Democratic Party was falling apart,” wrote The Appeal, an online San Francisco newspaper that suddenly became interested in the Anchorage mayor’s race. It is so concerned that the Democratic Party is falling apart that the Bay Area news organization stepped in to save candidate Forrest Dunbar.

This is how the narrative is crafted: Leftist candidates turn to leftist writers to help them vote and get them to harm their opponents. In this case, “Save Anchorage” seems to be the opponent of mayoral candidate Forrest Dunbar. He tries to tie the candidate Dave Bronson to the group in which someone passes information to Dunbar.

It is possible that his deep association with the Anchorage Press and Blue Alaskan is not helping Rep. Dunbar enough. Now he had to get San Francisco, the home of former Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, to lend a hand.

It wouldn’t be the first time Dunbar tried to harm the 8,000 members of the Save Anchorage group, made up of many ordinary mothers and some wild-eyed people mad at the city government. Dunbar recently mentioned Save Anchorage and Must Read Alaska as his enemies in a donation letter to all of Anchorage’s super voters.

A reporter from The Appeal in San Francisco interviewed Dunbar and said he was concerned about “Save Anchorage,” which was organized last year after a series of radical decisions to close the city’s shops, buy hotels for tramps, and a practice called “conversion therapy.” . “Save Anchorage was constantly present at meetings during the summer, fall, and winter months as members tried to save the city’s economy.

The appeal is funded in part by the wife of Mark Zuckerberg, who is the CEO of Facebook.

Dance protest ahead of the Anchorage Assembly meeting last fall.

The appeal reached readers in Anchorage through a public relations news service to get them to read the story in which they characterize Save Anchorage as the real radicals. The story, which appears as the main topic of the current issue of The Appeal, references the Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage Press, and Alaska Public Media as sources for recapitulating the political scene in Anchorage. It’s a textbook case of parachute journalism.

“On March 21, 2020, the city began using its sports arena and other large venues as emergency shelters. Over the summer, the city proposed using $ 22.5 million in CARES Act funds to buy four homes for the homeless. Public health advocates and progressives welcomed the decisions, but the decisions were a rally for a number of right-wing Anchorage residents, ”the news organization wrote. The group then threatened violence and a Facebook user named James Mileur “stormed the US Capitol on January 6th”.

The appeal then revealed the existence of a mole in Save Anchorage: “At least 8,000 people have joined the group, which has since been privatized. But one person has made sure that their message stays in public discourse. “

In addition to Zuckerberg funds, The Appeal is funded by several radical left-wing charitable organizations. With dozens of employees on staff, it’s essentially an unregistered field organizing team that seem to be targeting Save Anchorage as the Anchorage Mayors Race warms up.

The story was also stolen from mayoral candidates Dave Bronson and Mike Robbins. The author paints Bronson as homeless while painting Robbins as someone connected to a dating website called Romanian American Matrimonial Introduction Services, and also as a supporter of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Suzanne Downing is the editor of Must Read Alaska. She is a former business owner, longtime journalist, and policy advisor who worked for Governor Jeb Bush of Florida and Governor Sean Parnell of Alaska. Raised in Juneau, Alaska and based somewhere in Alaska, she was the editor of the Juneau Empire and now writes on current affairs and politics.

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