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Friday, June 24, 2011

The "Assemblyman Mike Gatto YouTube Festival" by Peter Musurlian with morning update

KFI' John and Ken posted this YouTube video by Burbank Journalist Peter Musurlian which features him being evicted from a Assemblyman Mike Gatto Townhall Event in Glendale. In honor of Peter's investigative videos reaching a greater audience, we present the "Assemblyman Mike Gatto YouTube Festival". 
** MORNING UPDATE: Via the keyboard of LA Times Sacramento Reporter George "Union Man" Skelton
"It's always been an easy move to bash the disliked, but the truth is that such demagoguery is rapidly becoming cliche," freshman Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) said in a written statement. "I now have to explain to my wife and daughter that we won't be able to pay the bills because a politician chose to grandstand at our expense."  From Gatto's "Temper Tantrum".

Gatto should have written that for his own catharsis and promptly ripped it up. There was no demagoguery in Chiang's statement, unless someone might consider this to be: "The [budget] numbers simply did not add up."

And, frankly, it's inconceivable that Gatto's constituents would really give a hoot about his having to explain the family finances at home.
Gatto Videos after the jump, enjoy and beware of legal goons seeking to banish these works from YouTube.

Your thoughts..............
Scott Johnson in AD 45.

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Blogger Michael Higby said:

To be fair, Skelton parroted the union line that Chiang's move was a bad one. Though he chided Gatto for his tantrum tactics, Skelton essentially agrees with Gatto's point.

June 24, 2011 9:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Awesome, so great to see this ass hole exposed for what he is.

June 24, 2011 10:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Love the videos, who is this guy? some one should do these on the rest of the members of the legislature. Imagine what he can do with the Calderon clan.

June 24, 2011 10:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How the hell do people like Gatto get elected to any thing?

June 24, 2011 10:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I heard Gatto voted against the Dream Act is that true? How the hell does he win a Latino seat if he does that?

June 24, 2011 11:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So what is Trujillo starting in Gatto's office.

June 24, 2011 11:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Love the videos, awesome stuff.

June 24, 2011 12:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is a true lack of accountability. How is it that a member of the press can be outed for trespassing in a town hall meeting with less than 50% attendance? Was he doing the same thing while running for his office? Any bets he gets re-elected?

June 24, 2011 12:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Censoring comments again. Funny how you pussies can't handle the truth. Mayor Sam used to be the place to go for the truth.

June 24, 2011 12:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gatto voted against the Dream Act? Do you have proof of that? I think if he did vote against that John Perez would withold his cookies and milk.

Doesn't matter, hiring Trujillo will cost as much Latino votes as voting against the Dream Act.

June 24, 2011 1:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gatto was a no show on the Dream Act.


He must have got a pass.

June 24, 2011 2:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

They are going to primary Gatto. He will be given opportunity first to "spend more time with his family." Just heard it at a meeting.

June 24, 2011 2:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is ridiculous. Higby and Red Spot are big, fat, greasy, ugly morons that no woman would ever touch.

Mike Gatto is truly handsome with a model quality wife.


June 24, 2011 2:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't remember- what started Red Spot's obsession with Gatto? It's been so long I can't remember what initially got Red Spot all worked up. Someone remind me?

June 24, 2011 2:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The reporter should have filed personnel complaints against the Sgt. and the Lt.. What part of PUBLIC library do they not understand? And the incident at the park, those 2 assholes should have been charged with battery (242PC) as well as 415, and 415.5 PC. Is ANYBODY going to enforce the law against this little dictator??

June 24, 2011 3:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gatto is going around blaming Anthony Portantino and his operatives of working behind the scenes for blowing this issue out of proportion.

June 24, 2011 3:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gatto is moving out to the 45th so he does not have to deal with the constant harrasment from local activists.

June 24, 2011 3:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How old is this guy? he looks like he is 12. No wonder our state is in the shits with cry babies like him in office.

June 24, 2011 3:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gatto apparently apologized for his comments. The heat is off boys.

Looks like hiring Trujillo is already paying off for Gatto.

June 24, 2011 3:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Why? did Portanitino write and send out his stupid press release?

June 24, 2011 3:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Gatto apologized? That just proves he was in the wrong. If anything, the heat is just about to turn up. You can't put the shit back in the horse!

Where is the statement on his apology? Or are we waiting for his wife to write it. And hiring Trujillo will never pay off, especially when that mailer of Giffords hits the voters.

June 24, 2011 4:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot likes to say Gatto lives with mommy, but many commenters who seem credible have said Red Spot lives with HIS mommy. Would Red Spot care to set the record straight with a simple yes or no?

June 24, 2011 4:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just wondering: are there any regulations or case law specifically addressing this elected official-public place-public forum-right to film issue? Where's ACLU on this subject?

It would be a shame if hack politicians, local police departments, and the establishment media are given carte blanche to pick and choose and make the final decision on such on important issue. issue.

June 24, 2011 4:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Paging Scott Johnson. Paging Scott Johnson. Please report to the blog and answer 4:42 PM. Thank you.

June 24, 2011 6:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am appaled by this Gatto guy. I am a resident of his district and he shows nothing but disdain for everyone he represents. His interest is only in himslef and his self gain and nothing more. The Democratic Party should be ashamed of this immature self centered person. He needs to GO.

June 25, 2011 9:18 AM  

Anonymous Peter Musurlian said:

I've been in the Caucasus (Georgia & Armenia) since June 16, shooting a documentary. I return on 6-28. My I-Phone Internet has been hit and miss, but I did get to listen (on KFI's on- demand feature) to the food drive at Gatto's office. Very funny stuff. They are a few of us that knew Gatto would implode. It was only a matter of time. I think if he's such a smart and savvy politician, he should go on John & Ken and actually answer questions for once in his public career. Hiding behind consultants, staffers, weak journalists and prepared statements can only work for so long. It looks like he will spend the rest of his adult life in a "fulfilling" private-sector capacity. I hear he's an "educator." That job teaching ESL one night a week is very likely waiting for him.

June 25, 2011 9:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Gatto crybaby strategy has Brad Sherman written all over it.
Stacey Brenner should go back to seeking advice from her earlier mentors: Tara Reid and Tony Weiner.

June 25, 2011 9:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Imagine if Gatto went bald like Sherman? Must be his worst nightnmare.

June 26, 2011 8:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The scary part is this Gatto guy is actually voting on laws and taxes that have a direct impact on all of our lives. No wonder the state is a mess with districts electing people like this guy.

June 27, 2011 4:05 PM  

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