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New Baltimore: How’s It Feel To Be F’d by the Local Rags?

04 Nov

In an E-mail to local Republican/Conservative/Independence Candidates, Melanie Lekocevic Commits to Publishing the Candidates’ Profiles But No Profiles are Published!

Has New Baltimore Come to This?!?

Has New Baltimore Come to This?!?

Thanks to the Johnson Newspaper Corporation, owners of the Catskill-Hudson Newspapers a.k.a. Columbia-Greene Media a.k.a. RegisterStar and better known as the Ravena News Herald, the Greene County News, and the Daily Mail, under Mr John Johnson, chairman, and Mr Mark Vinciguerra, publisher, have turned New Baltimore into a Fascist One-party Town.

That’s right! The candidates’ profiles for the O’Rorke-5, the No-Party, Republicans-running-as-Democrats, the “Your Town” candidates and the “Responsible to the People” candidate were all published in the local rags, the Ravena News Herald, the Greene County News, and the Daily Mail. And Melanie Lekocevic, editor of the Ravena News Herald writes in an October 18, 2013, email, confirming that reporter Jessica Mosier would cover the candidates. She writes:

I spoke with the editor of the Daily Mail about this. Our New Baltimore reporter, Jessica Mosier, will cover your story. Unfortunately she is away for the weekend and can’t make the Sunday event, but she will contact you next week to do a profile of the candidates. Her story would run in the Daily Mail, the Greene County News and the Ravena News-Herald.
Thanks again for keeping us in the loop.
Melanie
But it never happened! In fact, if you have access to the Ravena News Herald, the Green County News or the Daily Mail, you will see the vile O’Rorke-5 profiled but NOTHING about their opponents, the Republican / Conservative / Independence party candidates, Dellisanti, Ruso, van Etten, Russo and Vadney!
One Party? One Media Informing Citizens? Fixed Elections? = FASCISM The Nazis in Town Hall

One Party? One Media Informing Citizens? Fixed Elections?
= FASCISM
The Nazis in Town Hall

 Why were the Republican / Conservative / Independence party Candidates IGNORED by the Johnson Newspaper Corporation-owned Ravena News Herald, the Green County News or the Daily Mail?!?

Why did the editorial staff and publishers of the Catskill-Hudson Newspapers / Columbia Media Group decide NOT to give the New Baltimore Republican / Conservative / Independence party candidates the same publicity, the same space, at the same time they gave it to the O’Rorke-5, who are running under a handful of rag-tag parties, and to all of the Coeymans candidates? Just check out the Ravena News Herald of October 31, 2013. WTF is going on here?

We have a copy of an e-mail response from an advisor to/supporter of the New Baltimore Republican / Conservative / Independence candidates, who tells them in no uncertain terms how he feels the candidates should proceed (QUOTE):

    • You should have pressed charges against Janet Angelis for tampering with your campaign signs and violating not only your civil rights but also NYS election law [and criminal law for theft].
    •  You should have challenged the New Baltimore prohibiition on protected political speech in the prejudicial letter from the New Baltimore code enforcement dumbass and forced it out into the open so that New Baltimore residents would be aware of the fascists in town hall.
    • You should have pursued the issue of intimidation of Mrs Baldwin to remove your signs from her property by “a woman from the church”, the only woman from Mrs Baldwin’s church who had an interest in doing that would have been Janet Brooks, who is concerned about her pension and, in the likely event that she is defeated, would not get as much as her greed demands.
       
      As concerns the Johnson Newspaper Corporation, the Catskill-Hudson Newspapers, the Register Star, the Columbia-Greene Media group or whatever they’re calling themselves, and Mr Johnsnon, Mr Vinciguerra, Ms Lekocevic, and Ms Mosier you have very clear-cut issues that, again, you have not outlined sufficiently to serve adequate notice upon the newspaper group of your damage claims to yourselves, your campaign, and to this community, as well as your demands for restitution and cure of the damage done by their indifference, negligence, or conspiracy.
       
      Vinciguerra is trying to cover his ass by acting ignorant and putting a moronic spin on the situation in a vainglorious attempt to deflect liability and worse from himself, his staff, and his employers. The written record clearly disposes of Vingiguerras meritless arguments for what they are: purest, unmitigated bullshit.
       
      You and your team must petition the Greene County Board of Elections to postpone the elections because you have been egregiously disadvantaged by the said newspapers. This will also serve to draw public attention to the misconduct of the newspapers and to the way political campaigns have been operating and apparently still are operating in this region.
       
      As for the approach to the said newspapers and the concerned employees, from where I am a sitting they have unlawfully influenced the electoral process and the elections. You must demand not only that the Greene County Board of Elections postpone the elections  until you and your colleagues can get equal and equivalent coverage in terms of publication of your profiles in the newspapers mentioned in the Lekocevic email, that is, the same or substantially equivalent treatment as the treatment your opponents received in the same publications. That is the absolute minimum acceptable resolution to this matter. Then and only then can the elections be held with any semblance of justics and fairness.
       
      Once that is done as the only fair and equitable solution to the present incredibly scurrilous and egregious situation
       
      Because of this conspicuous neglect of your team, while the opposition and all other campaigns have been given equal newsprint, your campaign and your candidates have de facto been deleigitimized, disenfranchised, marginalized, deauthenticated and reduced to shadows in this election. The New Baltimore community and New Baltimore residents have been deprived of essential intelligence and substantive facts that would have unquestionably influenced their decisions at the polling places on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. There are civil and possibly criminal consequences in this present situation.
       
      I suggest you get tough, even at this late stage in the game. First things first, though: You must immediately bring this to the attention of the Greene County Board of Elections and get the elections postponed. Too much is at stake her not to make that petition.
       
      Once that is done, you can consult on the legal issues, and the possibility of bringing civil and criminal charges.
       
      Report this incident immediately to the New York State Board of Elections and to the New York State Office of the Attorney General, as well as to the Greene County District Attorney. NOW!!!! Get moving on this!
       
      And if Jean Horne doesn’t support this opinion, move without her! She’s a RINO and is starting to show signs she’s self-destructive and taking the local Republican/Conservative  organization with her.
       
      All of the above MUST be done REGARDLESS of the expected or real outcome of the elections. The outcome of the elections will be important but cannot change the facts.
       
      I will ensure this gets into the right hands for Internet coverage.

How do you feel about all of this, New Baltimore citizens, voters? How about letting the New York State Attorney General know how you feel! How about letting the New York State Board of Elections and the Greene County Board of Elections know how you feel! How about letting Mr Mark Vinciguerra, publisher of the local rags know how you feel!

The Johnson Newspaper Corporation
John B. Johnson
Chief Executive Officer / Co-PublisherWatertown Daily Times
260 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: 315-661-2304
jbj@wdt.net

The Register Star
One Hudson City Centre, Suite 202, Hudson, N.Y. 12534
Phone: 518.828.1616
Fax: 518.671.6050
Publisher: Mark Vinciguerra, ext. 2401
mvinciguerra@registerstar.com

Eric T. Schneidemann
Attorney GeneralOffice of the Attorney General
The Capitol
Albany, NY 12224-0341
 
NYS Board of Elections
40 North Pearl Street, Suite 5
Albany, NY 12207-272
Phone: (518) 474-6220
Election Operations:  (518) 473-5086
info@elections.ny.gov 

Greene County Board of Elections
Thomas J. Burke Commissioner  tburke@discovergreene.com
Brent Bogardus Commissioner  bbogardus@discovergreene.com
411 Main Street
Catskill NY, 12414
Phone: 518-719-3550
Fax: (518) 719-3784
email:  elections@discovergreene.com

 YOUR RIGHTS ARE BEING TRASHED!!!
IF YOU DON’T DEFEND THEM, NOBODY WILL. ACT NOW!

 

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We are not telling our readers how to vote but only to be sure to vote and when voting, to know something about the people you are voting for. We publish stuff they don’t want you to know and you won’t find in their newspaper profiles. That’s for certain.

VOTE NO!

In Coeymans:

Marty Case NO!
Tom Boehm NO!
Dawn Rogers NO!
Michelle Maddage NO!

In New Baltimore:

Susan O’Rorke NO!
Janet Angelis NO!
Hilary Schrauf NO!
Diane Jordan NO!
Janet Brooks NO!

It is our policy to ask our readers to please comment on our articles. We also want to hear from the candidates themselves with any information or clarification that might make our comments less severe, or which will shed some light on some of the points we have made. All comments are welcome and, if on topic and civil, will be published.

VOTE YES for Dellisanti, Ruso, vanEtten, Russo, and Vadney

VOTE YES! for Dellisanti, Ruso, van Etten, Russo, and Vadney
The Editor

Boycott the Daily Mail, the Greene County News and the Ravena News-Herald. Cancel Your Subscriptions in Protest!
Demand Truth and Fair Plain in Our Local Newspapers!
Demand a Pulbic Apology from John B. Johnson, owner of the Johnson Newspaper Corp., and Mark Vinciguerra, publisher of the Catskill-Hudson Newspapers, and Melanie Lekecevic, editor of the Ravena News Herald. Fire Melanie Mosier for refusing to cover the New Baltimore Republican, Conservative, Independence candiates!

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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Posted by on November 4, 2013 in 2Luck.com, Abuse of Public Office, Accountability, All the Justice You Can Buy, Andrew Cuomo, Andrew Vale, Angelis and Schrauf, Ann Marie Vadney, Bitter Bob (Ross), Bob Dorrance, Bob Knighten, Bob Ross, Bound and Gagged, Bryan Rowzee, Burning the Constitution, Catskill-Hudson Newspapers, Chris Norris, Christopher Norris, Civil Right Violation, Civil Rights, Columbia-Greene Media, Conspiracy, Corruption, Daily Mail, David Wukitsch, Diane Lewis, Discrimination, Donovan's Shady Harbor, Eleanor Luckacovic, Eleanor Oldham, Elected Official, Elections and Voting, Eric T. Schneiderman, Fair Play, Favoritism, FBI, FBI Criminal Information System, FBI Public Corruption Squad, First Amendment, Freedom of Expression, Government, Greene County, Greene County Board of Elections, Greene County District Attorney, Greene County News, Harassment, Hilary Schrauf, Hudson Valley, Hypocrisy, Ignorance, Incompetence, Indifference, Intimidation, Investigation, Irregularities, Voting, Irresponsibility, Janet Angelis, Janet Brooks, Janet I. Angelis, Jean Horne, Jeff Ruso, Jessica Mosier, Joan Ross, John B. Johnson, John Luckacovic, John T. Bruno, Johnson Newspaper Group, Mark Vinciguerra, Martin Case, Marty Case, Mayor Bruno, Media Bias, Misconduct, Misinformation, Monitoring, New Baltimore, New Baltimore Conservancy, New Baltimore Democrats, New Baltimore Elections, New Baltimore Reformed Church, New York, New York State, New York State Election Law, New York State Police, News Channel 10, News Channel 13, News Channel 6, News Herald, Nick Dellisanti, NYCLU, NYS Assembly, NYS Senate, Office of the Attorney General, Our Town Party, Pete Lopez, Police State, Politics, Public Corruption, Public Office, Ravena, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk, RegisterStar, Robert J. Freeman, Sally Russo, Scott Giroux, Selkirk, Shelly van Etten, Sign Vandalism, Smalbany, Small Town, Susan K. O'Rorke, Terrorism at Home, The Daily Mail, Thomas A. Boehm, Thomas E. Dolan, Times Union, Tom Boehm, Tom Dolan, Tom Tucker, Town Clerk, Town Council, Town Supervisor, Traitor, Transparency, Unamerican Activity, VanEtten, Vote NO!, Voting Irregularities, William Bailey

 

6 responses to “New Baltimore: How’s It Feel To Be F’d by the Local Rags?

  1. Virgil

    November 5, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    This John Johnson guy sounds like he’s a homo

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    • RCS Confidential

      November 5, 2013 at 7:52 pm

      If he is, he’s a real insult to them. Maybe they should throw him out of the gay community. Who cares.

      He is a jerk and doesn’t give a damn for fairness or for the voters of New Baltimore or for the democratic process. He’s wronged the Republican, Conservative, Independence party-endorsed candidates and handed an unfair advantage to Susan O’Rorke and her gals. That’s just WRONG. Everyone should get equal and balanced coverage.

      We’re planning something special for Mr Johnson and his flying monkeys. We should hit him right in his pockets through the businesses that advertise in his rags. Stay tuned and thanks for your support, Virg.

      The Editor

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  2. John Johnson

    November 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    The Editor,
    Here is timeline of publication, since you are too busy measuring the intelligence of the output of your morning coffee to do any meaningful research.

    The New Baltimore Republican story appeared
    Oct. 22 in The Daily Mail
    Oct. 24 both in Ravena News-Herald and Greene County News

    The New Baltimore Democrats story appeared:
    Oct. 25 in The Daily Mail and
    Oct. 31 in both the Ravena News- Herald and Greene County News

    Now that we’ve solved the mystery of fair coverage, we can address your other issue. From what you’ve said, one of our editors told you something and then changed their mind. My goodness, what a terrible transgression. Tough cookies, Circumstances change and we adjust. While you didn’t get what you wanted (boo, hoo), the community did get equal coverage.

    Best of luck with your future.

    John Johnson

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    • RCS Confidential

      November 5, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      Your dimitude (dullness, thickness, failure to understand) is astounding, Mr Johnson!

      Your inability to understand the simple explanation that you and your people are morons is mind-boggling to the rest of us you have a functioning brain.

      We are at a loss how to explain to you in as simple language as possible that even you can understand, that you are comparing apples with oranges. We know you gave the others preferential treatment, we know you published the democrats (Yes! I know I used lower case; I did so to match the intellect I’m addressing–small). Yes, we know your people covered the Republican club meeting. YES! OK? YES!

      Let me repeat this for you: In the Ravena News Herald and in the other locally consulted newspapers you published profiles on all other parties and candidates as has been done in the past but refused to publish in that same pre-election issue the profiles of the New Baltimore Republican, Conservative, Independence party-endorsed candidates Dellisanti, Ruso, van Etten, Russo and Vadney!

      You keep suggesting and offering some stupid excuses and references to totally irrelevant articles in several of your newspapers but they are IRRELEVANT! IRRELEVANT!</strong> Do you understand? You can’t be THAT thick! (Or maybe you can. We are after all attempting to relate to one of the owners of the group that publishes the Ravena News Herald and the Greene County News, aren’t we?) Yes YOU can be THAT thick. It’s true.

      And then you come up with the feeble minded excuse that isn’t even worthy of a 10-year-old in special ed that your editors changed their minds. How is THAT possible, one has to inquire. How can you change something you don’t have in the first instance? That’s not an excuse, you dumbass! Your idiot editors don’t have the authority to discriminate and make choices and decisions for voters, you FASCIST! If you publish the profiles of one group, as you did, you publish the profiles for the other group, as you editor Ms Lekocevic confirmed in her October 18, 2013, e-mail. If she subsequently “changed her mind” as you allege, no one informed the candidates! There would have to be one hell of a good reason for changing her mind, though–we mean apart from corruption and conspiracy–to publish the profiles of one group and to refuse to publish the profiles of their opponents.

      HOW DARE YOU DEPRIVE THE VOTERS OF THIS TOWN THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE INFORMED ABOUT THE CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR PUBLIC OFFICE AND THEN TO DISCRIMINATE, TO DARE TO SELECTIVELY PUBLISH THE PROFILES OF ONE GROUP AND NOT THE OTHER. YOU DON’T HAVE THAT RIGHT, YOU DON’T HAVE THAT AUTHORITY. WE AND THIS COMMUNITY WILL PURSUE THIS. BUT FIRST, OUR CALL WILL CONTINUE TO GO OUT TO RESIDENTS OF ALL THE AREA TO BOYCOTT YOUR PUBICATIONS AND TO CANCEL THEIR SUBSCRIPTIONS IN PROTEST. FURTHERMORE, WE ARE PUTTING OUT A CALL FOR OUR READERS TO BOYCOTT ANY BUSINESS ADVERTISING IN YOUR PUBLICATIONS UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT YOU AND YOUR PUBLISHER, MR MARK VENCIGUERRA, AND THE EDITORS OF ALL YOUR PUBLICATIONS SOLD IN THE NEW BALTIMORE AREAS ADMIT THE MISTAKE AND ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DAMAGE DONE TO THE CANDIDATES DELLISANTI, RUSO, VAN ETTEN, RUSSO AND VADNEY, AND PUBLISH YOUR APOLOGIES!

      In the meantime you’d better pray real hard that Dellisanti, Ruso, vanEtten, Russo and Vadney take these elections by a landslide because you’ve really gotten us very, very pissed. That, sir, is a big mistake; you’re about to find out the real power of First Amendment free expression.

      The Editor

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  3. John Johnson

    November 4, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    I love your blog and your rules, especially this one: The rule is intelligent exchange, civility, respect. Deviations from this rule will not be tolerated.

    Insightful writing. Too bad you’ve lost site of that rule yourself.

    I also like this comment: Special Notice: We make every effort to be truthful, complete, fair, and balanced on this blog; therefore, if you see anything that you know to be false or incorrect, or if you have additional information to clarify any issue, please let us know by e-mailing your information or by leaving a comment. It’s very important to us that we don’t fall into the same category as those whom this blog is intended to expose. Thank you very much in advance for your coöperation and assistance!

    So, here is the vainglorious bullshit that you fail to share:

    http://www.registerstar.com/greene_county_news/news/article_01dfea72-3a84-11e3-bd8f-0019bb2963f4.html

    http://www.registerstar.com/greene_county_news/news/article_36162342-3fe3-11e3-b98f-001a4bcf887a.html

    Oh, my! There is equal treatment of both parties. I can’t believe it. What is the world coming to?

    We wrote about them equally and each were given equal treatment. Unfortunately, 1 on 1 interviews didn’t work out. So, instead we treated people equally. Grow up.

    John Johnson

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    • RCS Confidential

      November 4, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      Dear Mr Johnson:

      Thank you for your comment. Regrettably, it reveals and proves most of what we’ve already published about your “media empire,” it’s ignorant, dyslexic, and dishonest. Oh, by the way, the idiom you were attempting to use but embarrassed yourself by misspelling is “lost sight of” not “lost site of.” Nice job for the chairman of a “newspaper corporation.” Failed middle-school English did ya?

      You are truly a master of bovine fecal art, Mr Johnson; in plain language, a master bullshit artist.

      The two articles you so gleefully cite simply prove that you haven’t got a clue what your chirping about, you damned fool turkey!

      First of all, the one article is dated October 18, 2013 and covers the Republican Club meet the candidates event; the second article is dated October 31, 2013, and is apparently from the Greene County News, one of your rags, and reports on the New Baltimore O’Rorke-5, and says nothing about the other candidates.

      So the links you provide are actually irrelevant and simply an ignorant attempt to deceive and misinform, AGAIN or should I say STILL.

      So your comment really doesn’t say much at all in your defense nor does it defuse the situation at all. The fact still remains that your editor, Melanie Lekocevic expressly committed to interviewing the Republican/Conservative/Independence endorsed candidates in the week following the Republican club meet the candidates and expressly stated that Jessica Mosier would interview them on her return and that the profiles would appear in the Ravena News Herald, the Greene County News and the Daily Mail.

      We quoted that email and your Ms Lekocevic and some Ray (an editor, apparently) and Jessica Mosier were all involved, at least according to Lekocevic. Are you blind or just stupid? It’s black letter you Dumbass! What can’t you understand?

      Why don’t you just own up and admit you and your flying monkeys screwed up royally. You’re going to have to admit it at some time soon so just man up and admit it now.

      And stop the wise-guy crap. You’re no match. I flush more intelligent things than you after morning coffee!

      Thanks for the entertainment, but No thanks!

      The Editor (a real one)

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