Darn, it's so annoying when the "help" doesn't play ball.
Sources report a livid Beth Mason pitched a fit in City Hall last Friday afternoon. Folks say her shrill nails-on-chalkboard shrieks pierced more than a handful of eardrums as she demanded to know... what exactly?
Here is what sources tell GA.
Mason submitted a 'resolution' for next Thursday's Council meeting agenda to the City Clerk. GA hears that Mason's 'resolution' was a poorly-drafted, libelous political attack on Ravi Bhalla and his employer Florio Perruci, co-sponsored by Terry Castellano.
Sources say the resolution appears coordinated with recent attacks on Bhalla in the Hoboken Reporter. In fact, the HR's editorial bias against Bhalla has been so blatant GA would not be surprised if the Councilman holds it's publishers liable for damages to his reputation and livelihood.
(What ails The Hoboken Reporter these days? Spider bites on managerial erogenous zones?)
One can imagine Mason's vile plot:
- The Ravi-attack resolution appears on the October 17 City Council agenda
- Next, the Ravi-attack resolution is published on Hoboken411, where Mason's libelous smears are laundered on an as-needed basis.
- The Ravi-attack resolution is the 'main event' at Thursday's pre-election Council meeting, complete with staged theatrics by Tim Occhipinti, Mike Russo, Beth Mason and Terry Castellano, scripted soundbites, and pyrotechnics created for media consumption.
- The Hoboken Reporter chimes in with a PRE- ELECTION splashy story rehashing the libelous content of the Ravi resolution as though it had more merit than the used toilet paper it is. The Hoboken Reporter will lovingly reprint the manufactured outrage ofTim Occhipinti, Beth Mason, Mike Russo and Terry Castellano with slanted captions, bold-faced quotes, colluding with them to DAMAGE Ravi Bhalla prior to the election, and help candidate Frank Raia eke out a win.
Colluding with the local media, feeding them lies, garbage and falsified 'evidence' is what Beth Mason does. Recall how GA killed The Hoboken Reporter hit piece on Reform blogs by exposing that Mason operative James Barracato had Photoshopped a screenshot from my blog to appear as though I'd written about 'Nazi gas chambers'. The paper never gave me (or Horsey) an apology.
Well, something went seriously wrong with Beth Mason's plot... which is why her screams rang through City Hall on Friday.
Can you guess what it was?
Presumably Mason had gone through the Agenda and Resolution package City Councilpersons are issued Fridays prior to their meeting and noticed something missing....
Her libel-ridden Ravi-attack resolution was NOT on the meeting agenda!
Witnesses say the furious Councilwoman stormed over to Corporation Counsel Melissa Longo's office but (fortunately for Longo) she was out. Thus Mason unleashed her snotty vitriol on some other poor schnook. GA hears it was the assistant BA. What the heck did he do?
(I know... on Upstairs Downstairs Madame berates the butler for the cook's missing entree.)
Well, it sure looks to GA like another Beth Mason uber-nasty effort to destroy a person's reputation and LIVELIHOOD to suit a political agenda while placing the CITY at risk for litigation has been FOILED!
Can Mason and her dopey operatives do anything right? (No.)
GA was told about the FOLLY of smearing the highly-respected, powerful firm of Florio Perucci for a cheap political stunt. This is a very, very dangerous game for all involved. Ravi Bhalla is not one to suffer attacks on his reputation and integrity.
GA looks forward to the details around this smear campaign on Bhalla.
And the consequences to elected officials who abuse the public trust on cheap political games for which WE the PEOPLE foot the bill.