First, a bloggin disclaimer:
This post is undertaken with no financial compensation or editorial oversight from CD 2 Candidate Paul Krekorian's campaign consultant Eric Hacopian.
It seems that the "Observing West LA and his Westside Times" blogger Kevin Roderick has some "breaking news" about a previously unknown "debate" between CD 2 Candidates Paul Krekorian and Chris Essel.
"With one day to go In the CD 2 runoff, the talk is all of the massive campaign spending, especially by labor — notably the DWP union and the Police Protective League — on behalf of Chris Essel. She and Paul Krekorian debate this morning on KPCC's "Airtalk." LAT, KPCC News, DN, News-Press, CityWatch"
It seems that when one is rooted in all things west of the Arclight Theater, some times facts can get muddle as they make their way seaward into West LA, or from the nearby West LA Times.
Fact is that as I type this (at 10:30 AM), Krekorian is being interview by Larry Mantle (recorded earlier) with Chris Essel soon to follow. All one had to do in ascertaining this, was to call the respective campaigns.
Observation here is this, to continue debating Essel at this point is fruitless. Krekorian as the perceived front runner, must stay on message and by giving Essel a forum, he opens himself to attacks of dubious validity. Kinda like this blogger getting paid for typing these words, right Shallman?
** This is priceless!!
Chris Essel is playing the sexist and anti-Semitic card as she talks to Mantle. She also called out Mayor Sam (not in name of course) for our supposed bias toward Krekorian and she insinuates that Phil Jennerjahn was kicked off this blog for his pro-Essel leanings. But, Mantle hit her hard with the response from an prominent Rabbi, that called on her to apologize for her anti-Semitic claims. I find it interesting that Essel remains silent about the sexist, vulgar attack
(caution, this link contains graphic language) against Tamar Galatzan by one of her "supporters". (**
Link here for related story
at Paul Hatfield's "Village to Village" blog)
"Hi, I am Frank (Sheftel) of North Hollywood". Talk about "telephone rescue".
Updated at 2:00 PM via "Village to Village" blog: On KPCC’s “AIRTALK” this morning, CD2 Candidate, Christine Essel was taken to task by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the Associate Dean of the world’s leading Jewish human rights organization, demanded an apology from Essel.
As previously reported, last week the Essel campaign sent out a campaign flyer utilizing images of the Holocaust, and accusing her opponent, Paul Krekorian of sexism and anti-semitism. The images includes the word “Intolerance” over a picture of City Hall covered in barbed wire, as well as what many are referring to as “skinhead imagery.”
Rabbi Cooper said, “The flyer was disgusting and inappropriate.” He strongly added, “She should apologize.” Essel responded on air response to the Rabbi, “There are different views on that subject from different sides of the Jewish community.”
Village To Village has contacted the Essel campaign for further comment. We have been informed they have “not received a statement from any Rabbi”, so they have “nothing to respond to at this time.”
Labels: "WWG", cd2 special election runoff, Chris Essel, Larry Mantle, paul krekorian