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Paul Park, ‘big fan’ of Mother Jones, calls out editor’s ‘dumbness’

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Last night was a weird night for Paul Park of Portland, Ore. After bizarrely insulting Mother Jones Co-Editor Clara Jeffery he tried to walk back his words.


Weirdly, Park then tries to explain himself.

Park is a volunteer and event coordinator at a nonprofit in Portland, Ore. that helps to provide “comprehensive solutions to end homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency.”

Reached by phone, Park — when questioned about his tweet — said, “It wasn’t much of anything. It was kind of a mindless tweet.” Me: “Come on Paul. Listen to what you wrote.” After reading him back his tweet, he denied calling her dumb. “Not at all, I was referring to what [she tweeted] …it was offhanded,” he said. “It was truly not calling her dumb.”

Is he a big fan of Mother Jones? Does he read it? Of course, he replied.

And then, “I’m at work right now and I would rather not get into personal stuff while I am at work.”