Councilwoman Beth Mason's hired ape, Matt Calicchio, has moved on to bigger venues: he's gone from The Hoboken Reporter to YouTube...
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So what does Calicchio think of his new-found national notoriety?
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I wonder what Beth Mason thinks?
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GA suspects she may actually get off on it.
Because hiring Pupie Raia's former employee and friend/associate of the Russos was part of a re-branding effort, to be accepted by them; a passport to the Dark Side.
Further, Calicchio's well-publicized harassment of Dawn Zimmer in 2007 makes his every appearance at Mason's side a symbolic 'f*ck you' to the mayor, her nemesis.
GA imagines as the Dark Side closes ranks around the uncontrollable ape, now in the national spotlight, his boss Mason will double down, even dispatch him to new venues to be seen together. Just like demanding her (relinquished) full City Council salary back in 2009 was a 'f*ck you' to the public who'd rejected her at the polls, brandishing the Calicchio ape to the public is a like-minded gesture.
Perverse, ain't it?
Well, GA will tell you what's even more perverse- and problematic to Calicchio's antics going forward.
He is an elected official.
Take a look at the 2011 Democratic Committee results below. Calicchio's are highlighted in yellow.
His term ends in 2013.
Now, why wasn't this presented to the Judge Sixto Macias at Calicchio's harassment trial in June?
How did Defense Attorney Elise DiNardo overlook this fact?
Why wasn't Calicchio's status as an elected official told to Stephen LaMarca of The Hoboken Reporter?
GA would like to 'speculate' on why.
Calicchio was not hired for his brains. His specialty is intimidation, provocation, and filing false complaints alleging 'harassment'.
His status as an elected official effectively neutralizes his ability to claim victimhood and make false harassment claims. The rights of an elected official (such as right to public scrutiny, right to privacy, right to be photographed in public) are LIMITED.
Just as Calicchio photographed Dawn Zimmer back in 2007, then claimed he was 'harassed' by her, Calicchio IS (figuratively) Dawn Zimmer.
The questionable claims of being a 'limited public figure' still do not afford him the right to escape scrutiny in the press. (Not-Stempler gave me some legal mumbo-jumbo about this citing case law and legal precedent, but it made me blind.)
So, next time Calicchio tries his 'schtick' on any of you out there, just call the ape's bluff.