Breaking News

    On March 16, 2012 Mr. Whitekeys was Fired, Axed, Let Go, and Given the Boot by Alaska Magazine

    The email read, “We are here to promote Alaska but everything about your piece trashes the state we love. Alaska magazine’s mission is to encourage people to come see Alaska.”

    What was the June 2012 column that was so offensive?  Keys had taken the latest statistics from The Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game for the number of days fished by Alaskan sport fishermen, the number of fish caught, and the amount spent per year on sport fishing.

    The result is that Alaskan anglers statistically catch 1.28 fish per day, and they spend $545.47 per fish caught!

    We’re sincerely sorry that Alaska Magazine can’t handle the statistical truth.



    Every month since 2007, Mr. Whitekeys’ column has appeared on the last page of Alaska Magazine.  Writers who appear in other parts of the magazine are expected to adhere to what professional journalists refer to as “the facts.”  These ethical restrictions do not apply to the last page of the magazine.

   Mr. Whitekeys is so highly regarded by Alaska Magazine that he is not mentioned at all in any way on their website at

    The periodical is regularly available in most grocery stores right next to magazines displaying the latest photos of celebrity cellulite.