Joe’s Off His Meds. Again.


Joe “Bad Penny” Miller, multiply-failed senatorial candidate and right wing meringue, seems to have gone off his medications again. At least that’s the most plausible reason WC has for his latest “alternative facts” post. Miller’s currently reduced to a blog site, and he recently posted this gem: “RED ALERT: Fascist Google Begins PURGE of Pro-Trump…

Would You Buy This Guy As a Candidate?

Bad Penny Returns: Joe Miller. Again.


Back in January 2011, WC noted that Joe Miller had finally, more than a year after the election, conceded that, yes, Lisa Murkowski had won. WC named Joe Miller “Bad Penny.” WC predicted that, like a bad penny, Joe Miller would keep turning up. Unfortunately, WC has been proven right. Miller has a strange mix of paranoia, an unseemly…

Miller and His Beard

Bad Penny Has Another Bad Idea


Joe Miller, known around Wickersham’s Conscience as “Bad Penny” for all the obvious reasons, has had yet another bad idea: recall Governor Bill Walker. Yes, Bad Penny, petulant poor loser, wants to recall the only adult in the room. Typical. You’ll recall that Bad Penny surprised Lisa Murkowski in the 2010 Republican primary. And lost…

Senator Lisa Murkowski, Climate Change Denier (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Following Up and Following Down: February 2015


Yes, it’s true. To paraphrase the boys at Car Talk, you’ve wasted another perfectly good month reading Wickersham’s Conscience. It’s already time for another quick recap, a smirking wink at Real Journalism, as WC revisits earlier posts and omitted stories. Sometime this month, the National and Alaska media woke up and discovered that – gasp –…