Friday, March 13, 2015

Birth of a Hoboken411 Smear

Muddy Pandora

This Hoboken411 smear was born 15 days before the 2011 Municipal election in Hoboken.

In that election, 2nd Ward Councilwoman Beth Mason's challenger was Tom Greany.

On Tuesday, April 25, 2011 at 2:20 PM , Mason "business partner" James Barracato sent an email to Lane "not a political operative" Bajardi titled, "Surprise!"

The email had an attachment...

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Greaney Bankruptcy documents- page  1 of 38 pages
Greany's bankruptcy was filed 15 years earlier in the state of Florida; the filing date was July 17,1996.

At 11:44 PM, Lane Bajardi sent the bankruptcy documents to Hoboken411 (start at the bottom):



At 12:08 AM on April 26, Lane Bajardi notified James Barracato that he is "working on this now with Perry.



At  12:28 AM, Barracato emailed Bajardi that he will obtain video file of Greany for him from another Mason political operative, Ryan Yacco.   Yep, it takes a village to execute a political smear for Beth Mason.





On Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at 1:48 AM Lane Bajardi sent Hoboken411 this message: "the copy is done. Just scanning for final edits/proofreading now" :



Not only did Lane Bajardi write the copy for the "Hoboken411 Exclusive," he directed Hoboken411 on the graphics, videos, graphic placements, video placements, page jumps and commented below under one of his admitted screen names:


On April 28, 2011: political operatives Lane Bajardi and James Barracato provided a clarification to the "Hoboken411 Exclusive":


Lane Bajardi sent Hoboken411 an update on Sunday, May 8, 2011- literally, election eve:

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ZING!

Well, folks, there you are...

ZING!
ZING!

The birth of a smear job on Hoboken411.com.

You know,  a Hoboken411 smear job has many fathers, but only one mother.  This is but one example.  There are so many more, ghostwritten by the "not a political operative" guy and his political operative cohorts.

Oh yeah, this "not an operative" guy sued me and a dozen others for telling the truth.  He wanted $2,000,000. 

52 comments:

  1. Sleazy Slimeballs is the most polite thing I can muster at this...

    and the inference that they were behind Peter's baby daddy expose... and Peter's in bed with them... so dunno what to think about what's going on there.

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  2. Time to start SLAPPing back, and hard.

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    1. Got $100,000 to help Nancy and Roman?

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  3. Nice creep-in-the-box graphic. Let's see if they still think ridiculing a bankruptcy is fun after the dust settles on this fraud of a lawsuit and the pool of possible employers is diminished by one.

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    1. If I was Tom Greany I would seriously consider contacting CBS Radio and let them know the scumbag they have on air and representing their advertisers and stockholders. I wonder how they git git Bankruptcy records in another state? Now who is a bankruptcy lawyer on the Mason side again? Hmmmm....

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    2. I would be surprised if they are not already following this developing and potentially very embarrassing story for them..

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    3. Hoboken being so close to Manhattan, it is the home to many people in the news and media business. I would say they know.

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  4. Klaussen's passivity is very interesting. We see this script over and over. Someone decides it's time to attack someone on behalf of Beth. The machinery kicks into high gear. Barracato dictates what should be published. Bajardi dictates where, when and how it should be published.

    Klaussen removes his thumb from his ass just long enough to publish what the political operatives tell him to publish.

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  5. Minion you gonna let these Zimmer Zealots just rip us to shreds? Is Beth not going to fund some action against all these people? Do something! They're defaming us and showing everyone our bag of tricks? Oscar is very upset and doesn't want to eat pizza crusts any more. I'm moving to the woods in Vermont with my lushy girlfriend?

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  6. Story I heard is Mason paid Lane Bajardi to fly down to Florida and file an OPRA request in that county, once obtained Bajardi was granted permission to sift through the files and obtain a copy of Greany's file. This was widely known yet, hard to confirm to the press until after the election. Thanks G.A. for proving what we all knew, Lane Bajardi was a Political Operative 24/7 in the name of Beth Mason. Hard to believe anyone would work so so hard for one woman without having a personal interest , relationship ( emotional or otherwise ) or a paycheck, gift card or fruit basket.

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    1. That's very interesting. There's an email showing Bajardi returning from a trip (flight) the night Barracato sends him the bankruptcy docs.I didn't post that email, got too many. And the bankruptcy docs are date stamped February 2011. I will look into this later.

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  7. That story doesn't hold much water.

    Why would Barracato need to give the papers to Bajardi if he had them himself? More likely obtained out of state council to get them just as they obtained out of state council for this lawsuit.

    Interesting that the papers are dated Feb of 2011. That means it's pure opposition research against a possible opponent. And just how did Beth find out about the bankruptcy? No doubt it was revealed in confidence. She filed it away for the appropriate day to stab him in the back with it. Charming folks all of them.

    Still can't believe this little sonofabitch sued anyone for calling him an operative. What do you call all this?

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    1. I guess you were there. Perhaps it was Barracato, who ultimately mailed them around, but the story was Lane was down there and signed for them

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    2. If the bankruptcy docs were improperly obtained, or obtained in a manner one would wish to conceal, it is entirely possible to send someone down there to file request papers in Florida as a cover. That is possible.

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    3. You mean if a certain bankruptcy law partner were involved in obtaining the Greany docs in February, Mason might fly someone down to Florida in April before they drop the bomb to make an official on the record request covering the February tracks, so to speak.

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    4. Anon @9:25. I wasn't "there". I was here reading what is presented. Barracato sent the bankruptcy papers. The email is called "surprise". How does that square with Bajardi getting the papers himself in Fla?

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  8. Despite their smear campaign and Greaney being a relatively unknown candidate, he came very close to forcing Mason into a runoff. So it took all those on her team working crazy hours, not to mention piles of her husband's cash, to accomplish very little. Recovery from financial bankruptcy is possible. This is not true of moral and ethical bankruptcy.

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    1. A guy down on his luck in his early 30's recovers to become a big success and Beth and her team smear him. The truth is he was friends with Beth years before and he confided his past hardship. At least Greany didn't ask the countess for tuition for his kid or legal assistance because he was unemployed for years.

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  9. No amount of daily Shacharit is going to get Ricky Mason nearer to God.
    Ricky Mason, God sees what you have done to his other children. Beth and Ricky, the Devil has a mansion for you.

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  10. While I've followed GA and MSV for years and generally knew what these Dark Siders were up to, the amount of arrogance in these e-mails surpasses my wildest thoughts. And to think they used the legal system and Mr. Mason's hard earned money to fund this charade. As dysfunctional as Hoboken government was in the past, Beth Mason and her flunkies brought it down to the lowest depths imaginable. Keep publishing the emails and let all of us know how low they have sunk.

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    1. They really miscalculated when they filed that suit. These emails are absolutely embarrassing and make everyone involved look absolutely horrific. The only thing that is comforting to me is how stupid these people are. Stupid people aren't half as dangerous as intelligent ones.

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    2. I don't think Mason's money is "hard earned". He has raked in millions on the hardship of other people's misfortunes - doing bankruptcy cases. Like their actions toward Hoboken, every thing and every penny is tainted.

      Karma is a bitch, which is how Beth and Ricky will recognize her. I never forget a face, but in her case, I'll make an exception.

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    3. Purple Ploppling Pillow Punk PugilistMarch 14, 2015 at 11:29 AM

      All you Zimmerists dared to conspire against my civic work for Hoboken. You all were going to be destroyed; that's what my fishy friend told me when I signed up for this. No one was suppose to say anything about Kimmy and our business partners at the Hudson Reporter were handling it well. Then everything went wrong. Ok it went really, really wrong for us and all our friends.

      Beth, if you could ever forgive us and write another check.

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  11. While certainly sleazy and embarrassing to the parties involved, lots of what these and previous emails reveal is just typical dirty Jersey politics, isn't it? I'm not saying it's nothing, it's obviously morally reprehensible, but I wonder if it will make a difference in future campaigns and elections.

    In other words, would it be beneficial for a decent, honest reform candidate to focus on some of these revealed actions in ads and debates? Some things, like lying under oath, would be damaging but I'm not sure highlighting the run-of-the-mill daily nastiness of Sarah, Perry and Lane would be that helpful. I could be wrong, and certainly hope these emails tank Mason and her minions.

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    1. You ARE correct you are WRONG!
      Nancy and Roman spent 100,000 of their own money defending those pieces of shit and if these posts VINDICATE them and PROVE, Beth and Ricky Mason as well as their Operatives were lying, why not let it out there. In an election fight, it will be considered muddying the waters and a distraction. the key is exposing corruption.
      Why wait two years?

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  12. CantAffordThisLazySlobMarch 14, 2015 at 12:14 PM

    Question: does this lazy sack of crap Mason still want a job on the public's dime? How many effing people does she need to have working for her just to hold down a part time job involving 2 meetings a month? How many people would she need for a full time job?

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  13. As many Second Warders as possible should see how their Councilwoman and her team operates.

    All that hard work should not go unrewarded .

    If anyone at the Shipyard, Hudson Tea, Maxwell Place, etc can post a link to GA and MSV it would be considered a public service.

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  14. I am no fan of Mason but a Bankruptcy filing, and the filings related to them, are public records. Obtaining them does not involve any illegality. Over a period of years it is no longer part of your credit history if you pay your debts on time but the filing doesn't disappear from court dockets, background check databases etc.

    Now was it a sleazy thing to reveal it to the public the way they did is up to personal opinion. Personally I'd say it was fair game if your opponent is harping on being fiscally responsible etc. If they are not then it's just kind of sleazy desperation to throw it out there during the race. I wasn't following that race too closely.

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    1. Of course it was sleazy.

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    2. I don't think anyone ever said or even suggested obtaining the papers was illegal.
      Your post reminds me of the same sort of hair splitting and dishonest deflection that those around Beth Mason like to play at.

      The main point to take away from these emails becoming public is the great and questionable lengths that were taken against anyone who stands in her way to keep Mason in office.

      It also shows a pattern of behavior that I would think now made public will pave the way to see Beth Mason removed from office.



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    3. I beg to differ. It is all a matter of scale and proportion. And yes, transparency. Mason already knew about the bankruptcy and could have made the same point through her campaign or from her own mouth. She didn't need a nuclear weapon. What did she do instead? The sleazebag obtained the docs through paid operatives, trafficked them to Lane Bajardi to roll out in a hit piece on Hoboken411 for maximum personal and professional damage to Mr. Greany. She used Hoboken411 as the media arm of her campaign- where's the "paid for" verbiage on Hoboken411? Where is Hoboken411 on her ELECs? No, nothing "fair" about the orchestrated campaign to destroy the reputation on Greany via Hoboken411 and dirtbag Lane Bajardi. That's the scorched earth game they've played with the lives of anyone who opposes them in politics or on the blogs. Finally they are being exposed.

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    4. Obtaining court records may have been legal (though I seem to recall that some were sealed), you know what else is legal? Filing for bankruptcy. Extenuating circumstances in Mr. Greaney's life which led to that event were exploited by Mason as a means to make here competitor appear unable to be fiscally responsible. What did she have to say about driving two companies into the ground? What does she have to say about the piles of cash she spends to lose elections or just achieve a narrow victory? When was she fiscally responsible when she almost lost the hospital sale which would have bankrupted the city. What financial skills did she display when she voted against the hospital garage re-fi, costing the city 4 million? Those instances make Greaney's bankruptcy filing look like a tiny bounced check.

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  15. Somebody did earlier in the thread. Mason out of Hoboken is the best thing that could happen to the town in a decade. My point was that from a political perspective releasing Greavey's bankruptcy filing was more mainstream than having your minion stalk a school board member and her kid; Nazi trucks; buying the 4th ward election; jeopardizing 1200 hospital jobs "because you can"; and SLAPP lawsuits etc.

    I love reform but some of you guys get so knee jerk defensive when people point out some flaw in an argument it gets annoying.

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    1. I believe the issue is that Hoboken411 and sleazy Lane Bajardi were used to launder the bankruptcy docs for Beth Mason's campaign. Only in this case the laundry gets dirtier when it gets washed . The Mason campaign delegated Hoboken411 to frame, disseminate,and illustrate graphically a campaign issue. Typical scorched earth Mason tactics. She and her crew used Hoboken411 as a proxy to destroy Greany reputation. That's the issue. So yeah, it does belong in the Beth Mason Smear File.

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    2. Troll Alert at 1:39 and 3:43 Pm

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    3. You have a point. There's a difference in the list of items you mention. It had to be clear that Beth Mason would be dumpster diving to destroy an opponent. That's who she is and is no surprise.

      The Nazi Truck and SLAPP lawsuit against a dozen Hoboken residents showed a new level of depravity Beth Mason would sink to for power. What did it get her? Well, it got her what she clearly deserves. Hopefully, there's more of the same coming.

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  16. FYI, I just got back from a birthday party uptown for a neighbor's kid with about a dozen or so other young parents, and let me tell you, these emails are being talked about. The folks at the party weren't the types to be involved in campaigns, just average parents in their 30s-40s, and a number of them (not all) were surprisingly familiar with the current Mason/minion situation.

    It was particularly interesting to hear them discuss specific details of certain emails, particularly when I realized that NONE of that stuff has been covered in the Hoboken Reporter or on H411. That means a) people in town do indeed read "the blogs", and b) just because the HR/H411 chooses to ignore a story does not mean people are unaware of the news.

    Those who are being revealed here by their emails should be aware that this is still a small town, and lots of "yuppies" are more politically aware than they are given credit for. Word gets around.

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  17. The very expensive and thin curtain of plausible deniability that Beth Mason has tried so hard to maintain has been ripped down and now everyone can see how she operates.

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    1. I would advise against that.


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    2. Anon @ 5:01 PM- WTF is wrong with you? You've been warned.

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    3. Eh, guy/gal probably is setting you up. They tend to do sleazy things like that.

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  19. It still blows my mind that the Hoboken Reporter ran a lengthy front-page article about Ravi Bhalla getting a traffic ticket (which was dismissed) yet they think they can get away with radio silence on all of this stuff. C'mon Caren, you're always bragging about how you have a group of "award-winning journalists", what's up? Yeah, right. Turns out she's just as phony as the rest of them, might as well be a minion.

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    1. Well they know Beth Mason owns that paper. Not like they are expected to do real journalism over there.

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    2. The Hoboken Distorter has ALWAYS been a politically funded rag.

      It was started as a "pro-developer" rag during the 80's condo boom, burn out your neighbors, gentrification of Hoboken.

      So this POS paper has never ever been interested in serving the needs of the public, only those paying their bills.

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  20. In addition to buying Minions...Beth owns a Hotel in Virginia, a Bar with Finboy, a newspaper is a great addition to the Mason portfolio...

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    1. Please say which hotel and bar so we know where not to go

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  21. The Hoboken Reporter. The Newspaper you can't give away!

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  22. UN F--CKING BELIEVABLE!!!

    not that they did it together...I think most of us knew that...but that they WROTE about and SENT it to you!!!

    The "why" will always escape me. Did they project so strongly that they thought they would get similar email exchanges between "reform"

    It is tooooooo laughable....hahahahah They really think there is "a political machine run out of the Mayors office of paid blogger"

    maybe they were licking their chops...now what are they licking...LMFAO!!!

    you are really killing me!

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  23. These guys launder information the same way crooked politicians launder money. Lot's of layering that leads to placement..and when done is seems clean.

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