|The attack on HCTV's advertiser was recorded and posted online.|
HOBOKEN-- Yesterday, the Mason Civic League located at 1200 Washington Street was the scene of an assault on Hoboken's 2nd Ward Councilwoman, Beth Mason.
The Councilwoman sat impassively as she was pelted with softballs by Fernando Uribe of Hudson County TV, one after the other: POW! BANG! BOOM! The assault was recorded audio-visually and published on Hudson County TV's web site yesterday.
Uribe's 5 minute and 11 second softball attack was uninterrupted by questions like, "What do you say to constituents who accuse you of talking out of 'both sides of your mouth' on the Monarch project? You claim to oppose it but have voted against funding appropriations for the City's legal fight twice, and the other two times were absent for the vote- and you could have called in" or "Why don't you return calls or emails to constituents who oppose the Monarch project? Some have tried to reach you for years and claim you have never responded."
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The cause for Uribe's attack is under investigation. Preliminary findings tie the uninterrupted pummeling to an uninterrupted ad revenue stream from the softball-victim, Beth Mason, into HCTV coffers.
Medics called to the scene announced the Councilwoman was uninjured. One said, "She's been attacked like this for years- every time she sets foot in The Hoboken Reporter- POW! It rains softballs! There's nothing we can do for her, we don't treat reputations."
Reportedly softball blizzards and a Top-Twenty Ranking in The HR's Annual Power List (and hardballs aimed at Mayor Zimmer, Ravi Bhalla, Reform bloggers, et al) are tied to years of weekly page 3 ad buys.