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  •  I don't understand how it got out (0+ / 0-)

    if it was supposed to be anonymous.  So yeah, there is a ring of gotcha to it.  

    •  how it got out was (14+ / 0-)

      The Moorewatch guy wrote on his site about it a few days ago.  All of the quotes in the Rush & Molloy article are from his site.  The did the leg work to confirm it.

      D-Day, the newest blog on the internet (at the moment of its launch)

      by dday on Fri May 18, 2007 at 08:55:07 PM PDT

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      •  confirm it how? (0+ / 0-)

        I mean, how did they find out in the first place?  Who was in a position to confirm it to them?  Moore is a smart guy and if he wants to pay for something anonymously I'm sure he knows how to make it stay anonymous.  That is done all the time and there's no cloak and dagger crap involved.  You just hire a law firm to act as an intermediary handling the money, and have them keep your identity secret ("I represent an anonymous donor....").  If word got out it's likely that Moore blabbed about it.

        •  Read the piece (4+ / 0-)
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          Short version:  the columnists made some phone calls.

        •  Well (6+ / 0-)

          Unless Moore when to the trouble of laundering cash through the Cayman Islands (and the last thing he needs, frankly, is another reason for Treasury to take an interest in him), then there's a paper trail that can be followed by a diligent investigator, perhaps even a PI (yes, it would not surprise me to find out Kennefick hired one).
          From everything that's been said, all the publicity for this has come through Kennefick, not Moore. I think Moore has enough sense to know it would be joyfully used against him if he tried to use this for publicity. The story getting out on its own, however, does him a bit of good.
          So did he make the trail easy to follow, or at least not deliberately make it hard? Maybe. And so what? If Kennefick had the class to keep the knowledge to himself instead of attacking the man who saved his financial ass (and the act of putting on his website, with its target audience, does, indeed, constitute an attack), no one would know about it anyway.

          One day, I hope, I will cast a vote for Keith Olbermann.

          by Jaxpagan on Sat May 19, 2007 at 06:01:15 AM PDT

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