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Monday, December 07, 2009

Correcting Kevin Roderick aka "Westside White Guy" on CD 2 Debate ** Updated Information regarding "Sexist, Vulgar" Comments by Chris Essel Supporter

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.
From his "morning buzz" for today.
"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.”
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21 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Quit picking on Kevin! He was only trying to make Larry look good now that KCRW has tanked.

Essel's playing the anti-Semite card, trying to remind everyone in Studio City that she's a Jew and Paul isn't? Classic. What's she going to say ten minutes after Shallman ditches her? I see another Carmen the Clown in the making.

December 07, 2009 11:09 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

The big story on LAObserved today was that the only way KFI got the big scoop that Phil Spector went to the dentist was that a producer just happened to be there getting dental work themselves. Man, Kevin is on top of all the serious stuff!

December 07, 2009 11:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Christine Essel is not Jewish.

December 07, 2009 11:18 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

Chris Essel saw what everyone else saw.

Phil Jennerjahn writing positive pieces about her on Mayor Sam.

Jennerjahn gets kicked off of Mayor Sam.

Negativity and biased reporting against Essel escalates to frenzied levels on Mayor Sam.

Simplicity and clarity.

Res Ipsa Loquitur.

December 07, 2009 11:27 AM  

Blogger Griffith Park Wayist said:

Are you being facetious about the West Side White Guy, Mayor Sam? Leave poor Kevin alone. he has a Pulitzer, after all.

Essel isn't Jewish, is she? The economist is, and so it is strange he is defending Essel when her campaign has published so much hateful noise. As for the cached page showing the economist's revisions to his attack of diarrhea- mouth, such horrid language from such a nice young man. How disappointing.

(Good pull, Red Spot!)

December 07, 2009 11:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named is getting an overdue ass-whooping on Hatfield's blog this morning.

http://phinvv.wordpress.com

December 07, 2009 11:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Krekorian: The next victim of Shallman's brilliance.

December 07, 2009 11:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ever heard of a Jew names "Christ"ine?

December 07, 2009 11:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh wow Phil. The woman of your most erotic blogger dreams knows who you are and said so on the radio!

Does your wife know?

Time to kill yourself cause it ain't getting any better for you than this.

December 07, 2009 11:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hatfield is a chicken. Mr. Fence-sitter.

December 07, 2009 11:57 AM  

Blogger Mulholland Terrorist said:

Uggggh.

IS .... IT ..... DEC. ... 8 ... YET?

PLEASE dear god let this MINDNUMBING mallowdrama (sic) be over soon.

The only thing "Special" about this honorary seat-filler vote would also qualify it for the "Special" Olympics.

After the swearing in, nothing will change, whatsoever, in any way, in and respect.

December 07, 2009 11:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To Mulholland The Terrorist:

I am shocked and horrified by your outrageous insensitivity toward those developmentally disabled members of our vibrant and diverse community. I call on you to apologize!

December 07, 2009 12:03 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Phil you know why you were let go. Stop lying to Essel.

Anyway Essel was listening to David and Frank's show. She knows why. She is lying.

December 07, 2009 12:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:55 = Rerd Spurt

December 07, 2009 12:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not only is it despicable the way Christine Essel is issuing unfounded charges of anti-Semitism to the point of undermining the important meaning of anti-Semitism itself, it is also despicable how she is attempting to deceive people into thinking she’s Jewish so as to have the moral basis to charge anti-Semitism. The problem here is that Christine Essel is neither Jewish nor is she moral.

December 07, 2009 12:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good catch Scott! WWG sure lives in a bubble!

December 07, 2009 12:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"about an previously unknown "debate""


An?

December 07, 2009 12:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"about an previously unknown "debate""


An?

December 07, 2009 12:44 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

I should have said this on the radio show. We don't "hire" or "fire" readers based on their political point of view. It's based on what they contribute. And when they become a detriment they're let go. More people have actually quit than been let go. In fact, I can think of only two!

December 07, 2009 12:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

gimme a break, I can think of a handful of contributors who youve fired! one is the guy who you forbade us from mentioning, another is the crazy mmmm crackpot and jennerdoodle.

December 07, 2009 3:30 PM  

Anonymous Sun Tzu said:

Sun Tzu is NOT HAPPY about this cry-loser marketing strategy Mr. Foulmouth. NOT HAPPY AT ALL. I called Dr. Deming and he said you must immediately apologize to Tamar.

December 07, 2009 4:38 PM  

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