Because her experiences with the Bee were mostly unpleasant, she made no effort to follow the goings on at her old employer.
My friend called to tell me that of the first five items returned by Google, two were the VDARE.COM columns that I wrote in May and July 2005 exposing the Rodriguez scandal and what precipitated it—his dishonest pet Diana Griego Erwin's articles quoting fabricated sources. Read them here and here.
Now, my interest seriously piqued, I randomly Googled other disgraceful journalists to whom I have awarded—or come close to awarding—VDARE.COM's annual and much dreaded "Worst Journalist" title.
Here's the list of exact key words I Googled along with where I found my columns:
Astonished by these results, I decided to broaden my searches into immigration subjects important to Americans and ignored by the mainstream media but covered in depth by VDARE.COM
I don't want to give the impression that I sit around all day to Google myself. In fact, I have no previous recollection of Googling my name except when I ran for California governor. I wanted to see what nasty "anti-immigrant" things the MSM was alleging about me.
The point I hope to make by bringing to your attention the amazingly long shelf life that VDARE.COM columns have is that the donations you make to us today that allow us to keep churning out columns pay dividends well into the future.
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Readers report that PayPal is now making TWO confusing efforts to get you to sign up for its proprietary system option when you just want to make a one-time credit card payment to VDARE.com.
When you click on the "credit card" link below (HINT!), you go to our donation page. If you click on "make a donation" in the credit card section, you see the PayPal login stuff on the right - and the Don't Have PayPal account?/credit card option in very small print on the bottom left.
If you click on "continue" there, basically the same page comes up EXCEPT THAT you can enter a payment amount, top right.
If you do that and then again click on "continue", bottom left, it gives up trying to get you to sign up for PayPal and takes you to a page where you can enter your credit card information.
PayPal is a great system, but its marketing people are aggressive - like those annoying ads on newspaper websites, something I really want to avoid on VDARE.COM. (HINT! HINT)
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Joe Guzzardi [e-mail him] is the Editor of VDARE.COM Letters to the Editor. In addition, he is an English teacher at the Lodi Adult School and has been writing a weekly newspaper column since 1988. This column is exclusive to VDARE.COM.