John Minervini of Willamette Week picked up on my reporting on the eco-saboteur connection in the whole Margaret Jones/Peggy Seltzer affair, and has an eye-opening piece on the paper's blog about Jones/Seltzer's connection to the Oregon eco-underground:
Remember Peggy Seltzer, a.k.a. Margaret Jones? The lady from Eugene who wrote a fake memoir about growin’ up in the hood? Well, WW’s been doing some sleuthing, and it turns out that the real Peggy Seltzer—a sort of failed environmental activist and part-time anarchist—is possibly more interesting than the fake one.
Based on a tip from former WW writer Kevin Allman, Willamette Week contacted representatives from the campaign to free Jeff “Free” Luers....It turns out that Peggy Seltzer was not only involved with the campaign to free Jeff Luers—for a time, she was at its center.
Minervini quotes an anonymous source about Jones/Seltzer:
Her involvement basically consisted of manipulating people, lying, pitting people against each other, taking on more responsibility than she should have and then dropping the ball on everything completely. Fuck her.
Meanwhile, Mediabistro's tart, excellent Kate Coe asks what I think is the big question:
There's so much more to this story than her tawdry little memoir. Wouldn't it be great if some investigative reporter took a look?
Why, yes, indeedy, it would. Now that the major papers who swallowed her line of bull have 'fessed up and self-flagellated, a follow-up piece would be quite in order. And, no doubt, fascinating.