Al Sullivan is a good friend of mine. But really, I plan to tuck this week's "Between the Lines" column under the litter box where it belongs. With any luck, my cat will 'miss'... splat!
You can fling any pejorative at people who believe the mayor is an honest woman; call them any cutesy alliterative term like Zimmer-zealots, zucchinis, zigguruts, zeppoles, zebras, zigzags, zeros, zeppelins, and so on. You can assume the worst: that she's loaned her credibility to the national Democratic party or "misunderstood" Guadagno's message at Shoprite. The rest of us who know her better as the "accidental mayor" who puts the interest of our city first, will just slide your column under our respective cat box(es), and call it a day.
As for the Hoboken Reporter's annual "Power List", Beth Mason's got to be disappointed. For all those weekly page 3 ads she's bought since 2012 (!), she couldn't break the Top Ten? Of course, Mason's #12 spot-- ahead of Brian Stack (#16), the Hoboken Fair Housing Association (#15), Tom DeGise (#19), to name a few, proves the HR's obeisance to the mighty dollar. In fact, Mason's mighty dollars have been proven worthless in the only way that matters in politics: winning elections. If you don't believe me, ask Mason-financed mayoral candidate, Tim Occhipinti, better known as Mr. 17%.
Also, when is the paper going to stop misspelling (Tom) Bertoli (#4) as Bartoli? At least they know how to spell his boss' name.
GA couldn't help but notice that bloggers have slipped off the HR's Power List entirely. Funny, when it comes to "Most likely to be Sued by Political Operatives" we top that list. Not surprising the paper would diss us. Remember they were ready to go to press with a doctored photoshop from (ad-buyer) Beth Mason's political operative. The Mason operative photoshopped a Grafix Avenger article, renamed it "GasChamberHeader.pdf" and submitted it to the Hoboken Reporter for a smear piece on Hoboken bloggers.
Yep, it's true. The Mason operative altered a screenshot from my blog- a story about a soiree for Hoboken University Medical Center Administrators- and turned it to something about Nazi gas chambers.
Unbelievably, the paper was ready to go to press with it until GA blew the whistle.
|Doctored screenshot by Mason political operative, titled "GasChamberHeader.pdf"|
|The anatomy of a smear|