|August 10, 2013|
Is the irony of a First Amendment lawsuit by a rabid anti-Zimmer activist who routinely attacked the political speech of anonymous internet commenters and blog proprietors lost on anyone?
David Liebler, who attacks authors of political discourse he dislikes and has for years, even threatening anonymous screen names that he (and unidentified others) have created a "list" of their presumed identities:
"Ojo, I can not wait till I find out who you really are....we have a pretty complete list of everyone who blogs under fake names, looking forward to getting yours!"Really? GA looks forward to the discovery request for the "list" and the identities of parties involved in making this "list."
The Patch thread where Liebler makes his "list" threat is still online- these are excerpted in order:
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In an earlier Patch post, on April 25, 2013, Liebler admits his motive for the "list"- to strip screen name commenters of their anonymity and expose them in the public square, because (he calls) their political speech "disgusting" and "horrible:"
GA can only imagine the gems to be exposed in discovery about Liebler's "list."
Here Liebler satirizes Reform faction bloggers, turning us into "Zimmer zombies" because he doesn't like what we say. So what? It's kind of funny. Satire v satire. You don't see GA running to court with a box of Kleenex, or crying he's "horrible" and 'disgusting!" Waaaaaaaa.
|GA's got longer hair than that! And I don't blog with glasses on, nyaah nyaah|
Liebler, a hard-core critic of the Mayor, has used the services of a professional cartoonist to satirize "Stawn" (a pejorative name he created) on Hoboken411.com and Facebook for years. In GA's OPINION, this unrelenting public campaign establishes Liebler as a limited public figure with an agenda. "First Amendment" my butt-- this lawsuit is about politics. This is about Liebler's very personal vendetta ("how does it feel now, bitch!"), not First Amendment principles. Liebler's got a PR firm who sent a press release to PolitickerNJ announcing the lawsuit before it was served to Defendants. Do most Plaintiffs enlist the services of a PR firm before they serve their complaint? He is using the services of the Mile Square Tax Association attorney, not a 'First Amendment' lawyer. Enough said? In my OPINION.
|August 10, 2013|
Courts are NOT political battlefields for Hoboken operatives or rabid opponents of one political faction to attack the other, and for Hoboken TAXPAYERS to underwrite,
It sure is light years from December 2011, when Liebler's personal audit of the City's litigation expenses obtained via OPRA generated media coverage. Liebler's position was that the City's expenditures on litigation were "out of control."
"Resident David Liebler, who has worked for an anti-Zimmer candidate in the past, filed an Open Public Records (OPRA) request recently asking for all of the legal expenses for the city of Hoboken since 2008.
“All I heard was legal, legal, legal at every council meeting,” Liebler said last week. He said it took him a month to review the thousands of documents that he received.
Then he organized a spreadsheet with the costs, which he certified as correct by the city’s Legal Department. Liebler provided the documents to the Reporter.
“What I found was astonishing,” he said. “The spending is out of control.”
Yes, it is.
And, in my OPINION, David Liebler's lawsuit is a cynical political operation we all have to pay for.