|photograph courtesy of MSV|
In April 2012, 2nd Ward Councilwoman James Barracato doctored a screenshot from this blog and gave it to The Hoboken Reporter. His scheme was to pitch them a story that GA had written about Nazi gas chambers. Only the hapless dope left his electronic fingerprints on the doctored screenshot, so there it was in plain sight:"Author: James Barracato".
|Councilwoman Barracato Hoax #1|
Fast forward to now.
Something is in the air. Most summers are slow and lazy, even dull. Not this one. Check out what popped up on Patch yesterday- a number of times.
|Councilwoman Barracato Hoax #2|
No electronic fingerprints this time, but his Nazi obsession is his fingerprint. Or should I say 'fin print'.
I don't think AOL is laughing. This matter has been taken up with their legal department who may not be chuckling over theft of their intellectual property and modifying it for libelous purposes. And they don't need to subpoena themselves to get his IP and the IPs of those sharing screen names. Of course, Patch can ban an IP, but how do we ban Terry Castellano, Michael Russo and Tim Occhipinti from sharing the City's most sensitive business with this vindictive and immature political operative?
The evidence that Finboy is functioning in lieu of his boss, Beth Mason as defacto 2nd Ward Councilwoman is right at the top of Castellano's email.