Thursday, October 30, 2008

Where the hell is Whidbey Island?

Jim Ridgeway has been one of my favorite journalists since the 80s. I live on the island he mentions, where Robert Matthews was bombed out of a house on Smuggler's Cove Road.

He's one of my heroes, yet now I have to correct him.

JUAN GONZALEZ: And, Jim Ridgeway, what happened to David Lane and also to Robert Jay Mathews, who was another key leader of these right-wing groups back in the ’80s?

JAMES RIDGEWAY: Well, Lane was arrested in the ’80s and sentenced to jail for 190 years. He was involved in the murder of Alan Berg, the Denver talk show host. Bob Mathews, who was a leader of The Order, was hunted down by the FBI and shot and killed—or bombed out, actually, on Whidbey Island off the coast of Washington state.

Not really. We're in Puget Sound, north of Seattle, not off the coast.

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