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Northwestern Professor Kent Kaiser on blogger Karl Bremer's death: "Good riddance"

Kaiser (right) wasn't sad to hear about the death of one of Minnesota's best known bloggers.
Kaiser (right) wasn't sad to hear about the death of one of Minnesota's best known bloggers.

Yesterday, Karl Bremer, author of Ripple in Stillwater -- winner of City Pages' Best Local Blog 2012 -- died at the age of 60 from complications related to pancreatic cancer.

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As the Pioneer Press put it in the headline of its obit, Bremer was perhaps best known as a "Michele Bachmann nemesis," and one well-known local Republican publicly rejoiced his death.

Here's what Kent Kaiser -- a communications professor at the Christian Northwestern College in Roseville, senior policy fellow with the conservative Center of the American Experiment think tank, and beauty pageant judge (bio here; Twitter account here) -- had to say as news of Bremer's death circulated on Twitter:

Northwestern Professor Kent Kaiser on blogger Karl Bremer's death: "Good riddance"

As you'd expect, Kaiser's "good riddance" tweet was roundly blasted, including by FOX 9's Tom Lyden:

Lyden's latter tweet prompted Robert Allen to point out that "Ironically, [Kaiser is] a professor of crisis communications."

Kaiser later deleted the offensive tweet and offered up an apology:


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