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Chicagoist Podcast 7/28 - The Writer, The White Supremacist, and The Western Suburbs

By Karl Klockars in Miscellaneous on Jul 28, 2009 7:00PM

Sometimes, we here at Chicagoist get emails. Oh, we get emails all right, and every now and then, one of them piques our interests to the point where we'd like to know more. When one of those emails crosses our inbox with the perfect storm of plagarism, white supremacy, IP address tracking and Wheaton College, well, we thought we'd like to find out what was behind all of this.

Allen McDuffee is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Nation, Mother Jones and blogs like DailyKos and HuffPo as well as for his own site, Governmentality. After writing a piece critical of Israel that was "repurposed" by a white supremacist and posted around on a number of bigot-central message boards, Allen decided to fight back. What, you may ask, does this have to do with Chicagoist and our neck of the woods? Well, the IP address was tracked back to Wheaton College. But was it a student? An interloper? And where do the cops get involved? And where does the estranged family come in? You'll just have to listen to find out, won't you?

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