Winston Steward, 51, of Frazier Park, Calif., told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer he made up the name "Ellie Light" to protect himself from criticism and possible physical attacks from "conservatives." He said he used fake addresses across the country to get local newspapers to publish his letters. - emphasis mine
Um yeah. I suggest you folks read the rest of the article. It brings out some really fascinating stuff about Steward, how he's connected to the DailyKOS, as well as a progressive socialist group, and much much more!
These people are nuts, absolutely nuts!