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Best of Huckleberries Online — 12/12-16/2005

Huckleberries Online got in on the action last week when the ichthys hit the Washington State Democrats Web site fan. Ichthys? That’s what you call the metallic “Jesus fish” that’s clipped to some cars to designate the driver’s allegiance in today’s cultural struggle. Onward. Earlier this month, a Washington Demo with access to the party’s official site posted various car decals for sale along with an ichthys, replete with hell fire and the word “hypocrite” in its belly. No trouble deciphering the message there. Several blogs, including Huckleberries, snagged the link before wiser heads at Demo Central pulled it. Next thing you know, the R’s were making tea out of this tempest, and a Seattle radio station was crediting Huckleberries among others for catching the D’s dissing religious righties. Which prompted state Rep. Doug Erickson to demand an apology from Gov. Chris Gregoire on behalf of the Dems. Which prompted state Dem chief Paul Berendt to apologize on behalf of the state D’s. Which was all great fun for a blogger who calls Idaho home.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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