When GA posted that reporters from The Hoboken Reporter had been recruited as political operatives for Ruben Ramos, some of you grumbled: no, no GA, you've got it wrong!
No, I didn't.
GA had no intention of outing anyone-- and I won't. But one just outed herself. On Twitter.
After Occhipinti announced, this former Hoboken beat reporter for The Hoboken Reporter left Ramos to work for Timmy. Her tweets are rather innocuous until September 26 and 27, when she outs herself and attacks blogs.
What did GA and MSV write on those days?
On September 26 GA posted Tim's Got a Mole (and Quits his Job). On September 27, I wrote Tim's BFF Reveals Campaign Strategy and Timmy's Mole Update.
Now, understand GA's been writing about Tim for years.
What about those particular posts provoked a spate of tweets? What if I'd posted my recipe for guacamole?
Here' what GA posted back in May:
GA hears that 2 former reporters are now working for the Ramos campaign and actively trying to influence their former paper, The Hoboken Reporter to publish slanted news stories that portray Mayor Zimmer as weak, and being abandoned by her supporters.And that is the issue I have with recruiting former reporters as political operatives. Of course former reporters may have friends at the paper, and friends in its management which means access and influence. That calls the paper's credibility and fairness into question.
As for this gal's dim view of the First Amendment, it is amazing to hear cries to "shut down" political discourse from a former journalist . Stunning. Of course the only discourse objected to is partisan against her candidate, not the discourse of Occhipinti campaign blogger Ravi Ravioli (for example) who routinely spouts vulgarity and racist and homophobic speech.
Hey girlfriend, what do you say about Mr. Ravioli and his ilk who spout horrid, outrageously offensive discourse about people who oppose Tim Occhipinti?
Have a look at your blogger, Ms. Palasciano and get back to me.