Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Editing The Dead


Today GA checked out the hMag tribute, "Dean Kemph, Long-Time Hoboken Political Activist, Passes Suddenly at Age 61"  written by my buddy, Kurt Gardiner.  

When I got to this excerpt of a Kemph letter previously published in the Hoboken Reporter, I noticed that it had been edited; "a longtime friend"'s name had been replaced with "REDACTED."


What kind of name is "REDACTED"?  Polish?

Oh, wait... the Editor explained  why the name was "REDACTED:"



Oh, man!  

What kind of jackass would ask to edit the published work of a dead friend

Maybe "jackass" is wrong...

How about "thin-skinned" jackass?

That's better.  Of course, the Editor was right; he complied with the demand of a living jackass to desecrate the work of a dead genius.

Speaking of Mrs. Jackass, whose phone call triggered the surgical removal of her name (an innocous reference)...

Several years back, GA got a similar phone call from Mr. Jackass, asking  me to remove their address from an ELEC report which I'd published.   You know, ELEC forms are public documents, and there was nothing to compel me to redact the address, but I did anyway.

Well, in spite of my cooperation, Mr. Jackass who started off the conversation in a civil tone, began screaming like his colon had ruptured, telling me how horrible "the bloggers" were, then threatened to write an amicus brief for Lane Bajardi before he hung up on me.

GA was kind of amused. I called him right back to continue the, um, conversation.  Same thing: he started off rational then erupted and hung up.

Wow!  I hope hMag was treated in a more civil fashion by the Jackass family!

Anyway, who is GA to ruffle the scales of a thin-skinned jackass?   Especially one who would demand a retraction from the published work of a dead friend.

Here is the original publication if you want to the UNREDACTED version.

GA agrees with hMag- Dean may be having a good chuckle over this, including the fact that one of those overwrought Hoboken bloggers milked it into a post!

9 comments:

  1. Ines Ines Ines Ines Ines Ines Ines Ines Ines Ines Ines Ines Ines Ines Ines Ines Pnes

    ReplyDelete
  2. jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass jackass

    ReplyDelete
  3. "Ever-aspiring," indeed.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Complete assholes and total losers would be more accurate.

      Delete
  4. Dean never got the memo that once Dawn declined to support Inept for freeholder, she was the devil incarnate, and Dean's critical-but-cautiously-optimistic appraisal of her was insufficiently loyal to the Kreims.

    Dean often spoke of a lengthy email exchange with Mr. Kreim in which he wouldn't embrace Kreim's full-on hatred of all things Dawn and vainly tried to persuade him to at least give her a chance. He told many people that by the end of the series of emails, he became convinced his onetime friend and ally had gone off the rails at some point and pretty much become a deranged mouth-breathing crackpot.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wait, now I remember the choice was between Romano, Kreim and Raia.
      And looking back I am shocked to learn Zimmer supported VBM Farmer Frank 'Pupie' Raia. Wow, I guess he was a good guy 7 years ago

      Delete
    2. Frank Raia has had a long history of shifting his political alliances, being for and against Russo, for and against Zimmer, for and against Mason...

      Delete
    3. Between VBM Raia, Checks-Made-Out-To-Cash Kreim and Millionaire-in-Subsidized-Housing Romano, I'd say it's pretty much a coin toss. None among them should have felt entitled.

      Delete
    4. Knowing what we now know about all three, Keim is still the worst choice of the three for freeholder (or for that matter, any elected office), though I certainly agree there was nothing appetizing on the menu. Frank wasn't a good guy 7 years ago and neither was Romano but at least they both in there own way love Hoboken (at least what they see as "their" Hoboken). Keim loves only herself and Bath Mason.

      Delete