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The Brooklyn Paper Scandal Update: Hate Blog Still Linked Via Newspaper’s Website

December 19, 2010

As we reported a few days ago, a variety of emailers informed us that The Brooklyn Paper was linking to one of the Brooklyn GOP leadership’s (aka the Bay Ridge GOP) hate blogs on its website.

These are blogs that use racial, ethnic, religious slurs–well, pretty much every malicious thing imaginable–to attack politically active and average Republicans alike.

We’ve been in communication with the editor of The Brooklyn Paper, and the time has come for an update.

If you didn’t see our earlier coverage, please see the following link.

Searching for a motive for these clearly derogatory links, we asked around. As I said last week, according to multiple sources, the Brooklyn Paper is directly connected to none other than political consultant Gerry O’Brien, who, according to numerous reports, has a personal vendetta against reform movement figures Jonathan Judge and Roy Antoun.

Whether this is the reason for the links, I left an open question.

Recently, our blog communicated with Editor Gersh Kuntzman, and here are some updates.

First, The Brooklyn Paper, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., from what we can tell, is taking this matter very seriously. Within hours of contacting them, Mr. Kuntzman responded to our communique.

Second, the Paper is using as its excuse (for the fact that the GOP hate bog is linked on its website) that the link is featured on the website’s “Brooklyn Wire” aggregation service, which the Paper carefully monitors “periodically.”

Clearly, this content was not carefully monitored or it would not be there…

Third, the newspaper denies any connection, direct or otherwise, with the Merlin of Malice (aka political consultant Gerry O’Brien). Indeed, they were so inflamed by the suggestion that he was connected to them that they even used threatening legal words to tell us to remove any mention of him from this story.

Not so fast.

If you recall, I said in my earlier piece that multiple sources have told us that Mr. O’Brien is connected to individual(s) at The Brooklyn Paper. This is not a lie. Indeed, one trusted source re-confirmed (after being told of the editor’s denial of any connection with O’Brien) that there was a recent existing relationship between the Mr. Kuntzman and Mr. O’Brien.

Why this is so threatening to The Brooklyn Paper, I can only wonder…

Nevertheless, I reiterate, Mr. Kuntzman denies any relationship exists between his paper and Mr. O’Brien.

You can decide if you believe him.

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In the end, it has been nearly three days since we received contact from The Brooklyn Paper, and the objectionable, hateful content is still linked through thebrooklynpaper.com.

As stated before regarding this situation, one GOP insider warned that The Brooklyn Paper is potentially exposing itself to legal action on the part of  figures who have been viciously and wrongfully attacked by blog pieces linked to the paper’s website.

Yikes.

Nevertheless, we are glad that The Brooklyn Paper is keeping an open dialogue with us, and we hope they act quickly to remedy this troubling issue.

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44 Comments
  1. Mohammad permalink
    December 20, 2010 3:00 am

    The Brooklyn Paper has a reason to hide their sources or influences, especially the likes of O’Brien.

  2. Speaking of running and hiding, The Jig is Up Atlas uses chaff to bury its "Catholic League" posts and comments permalink
    December 21, 2010 12:23 am

    Just when you think that you’ve seen or heard everything, the New York Football Giants give up 28 points in eight-and-a-half minutes, and The Jig is Up Atlas tries to convince anybody with eyes and a brain that they’ve reached “one billion hits”. The other is series of real sexy nonsense about a congressman’s affair with somebody’s water filter or with somebody with a name that sounds like one.

    Both threads are pure “chaff” or as the Brits called it in WW II “Window”.

    Eaton’s hate bloggers were caught way off base on their claims of support from the head of the Catholic League for the Brooklyn GOP hate bloggers’ attacks on the Brooklyn YRs. The ridiculous posts and supporting commentary about large-scale TJIAU readership, or these or those dalliances by “Insta-Pur” were just intended to be a distraction from Eaton’s bloggers’ Catholic League gaff.

    • Tonight the "Chaff" is the propagation of the "Joseph Hayon Myth" permalink
      December 21, 2010 11:45 pm

      Who was that masked man?

      Why, it was the Lonesome Estranger!

      “Oy, how far away! Oy, how high the front schteps! Eche, The Montauk club, what a traef joint for a schtudent leck me!”

  3. Jig Lost Their Sanity permalink
    December 21, 2010 8:34 am

    Last year you covered both holiday parties. You going to cover any parties this year?

  4. Knigs GOP Hate Blog Attacks Hayon permalink
    December 21, 2010 5:52 pm

    Dear Atlas,

    Could someone please call up Hayon and show Hayon the light?

    The Hate blog has attacked Hayon for his “appearance” at the YR Holiday Party, which we all know didn’t happen. I wonder if there is any truth to the rest of their filth.

    • Hayon is a Fraud permalink
      December 21, 2010 5:57 pm

      Hayon was there. So was I. Sorry but that is the truth.

    • Knigs GOP Hate Blog Attacks Hayon permalink
      December 21, 2010 5:59 pm

      Liar!

      • Hayon is a Fraud permalink
        December 21, 2010 6:12 pm

        Not sure why you believe me to be a liar. I was there and Hayon did stop in. As usual he did not pay. Sorry, but that is the truth.

        And as for racism, what is a KNIG?

      • Knigs GOP Hate Blog Attacks Hayon permalink
        December 21, 2010 6:16 pm

        The problem is that your IP Address shows that you did not attend the YR Holiday Party.

      • Hayon is a Fraud permalink
        December 21, 2010 6:18 pm

        Good one. However, I was there. Joseph Hayon stopped in. Joseph did not pay. That is 100% true.

      • Knigs GOP Hate Blog Attacks Hayon permalink
        December 21, 2010 6:21 pm

        You are a big liar!

  5. Knigs GOP Hate Blog Attacks Hayon permalink
    December 21, 2010 5:58 pm

    I forgot to mention how the GOP are a bunch of anti-Semites when they poke fun at Hayon’s religous beliefs, his Jewish name, his Sabbath and for respecting his wife.

    Hayon must see the light!!!

  6. Knigs GOP Hate Blog Attacks Hayon permalink
    December 21, 2010 6:20 pm

    You are a liar!

    • Hayon is a Fraud permalink
      December 21, 2010 6:23 pm

      Is that you Joseph? Or Fianna? Why won’t you just admit you were there? You shook my hand. That narrows it down. I am not a woman.

    • Knigs GOP Hate Blog Attacks Hayon permalink
      December 21, 2010 6:29 pm

      Who the fuck is Fianna?

      • Hayon is a Fraud permalink
        December 21, 2010 6:30 pm

        Now, now Joey. Don’t get mad. Just admit you were there with us on Sunday. Is that so hard? Are you ashamed of us?

  7. Knigs GOP Hate Blog Attacks Hayon permalink
    December 21, 2010 6:33 pm

    … and no, I am not stupid enough to be friends with your GOP mind controlloing losers.

    • Hayon is a Fraud permalink
      December 21, 2010 6:37 pm

      Mind control? Are you serious? I was at the event on Sunday. You stopped in and shook hands. You did not pay and then you left. That is the truth Mr. Hayon. Now if you are ashamed of that, that is up to you. Or maybe you are afraid that your new master Craig will find out? Or your other master Gerry? Or yet another of your masters, Marty?

    • Knigs GOP Hate Blog Attacks Hayon permalink
      December 21, 2010 6:43 pm

      I don’t care if you don’t like Hayon. You and the GOP are going down this September. I hope Hayon will have enough common sense to withdraw his support for those assholes you mentioned.

  8. Jig Lost Their Sanity permalink
    December 21, 2010 6:46 pm

    We all know the Jigisuptonogood makes up facts. “millions of Jiggers”, “150,000 in attendance”, etc.

    • Hayon is a Fraud permalink
      December 21, 2010 7:00 pm

      Want to change topics Joseph? We can stop talking about this. Just tell the truth man.

  9. Jig Lost Their Sanity permalink
    December 21, 2010 8:53 pm

    You and your hate blog have a terrible habit of wrongly guessing people’s blog identity. Countless times your foolish minds have proved the ineffectiveness of the GOP.

    • Hayon is a Fraud permalink
      December 21, 2010 8:57 pm

      I am not affiliated with the Jig in any way unless you count sending them emails from time to time. However, you are Joseph Hayon. Please be honest. I shook your hand at the YR Party on Sunday.

      • The YR Party permalink
        December 21, 2010 9:29 pm

        1) I was at the YR Party and Hayon was not there.
        2) You are 100% affiliated with the Jig. You have the same obsessive jig-style and state of denial nature.
        3) Why are you overly obsessed with Hayon?

  10. Hayon A'int Worth Hay permalink
    December 21, 2010 10:06 pm

    Hayon is a schemer and a sneak. He is not worth anyone’s time or effort. All sides should leave him twisting in the wind.
    Boycott Hayon.

    • From Somebody At The YR Party permalink
      December 21, 2010 10:12 pm

      1) I was at the YR Party and Hayon was there.
      2) I am not affiliated with the Jig.
      3) Why is Hayon so afraid to take a side?

      • Hayon is a Fraud permalink
        December 21, 2010 10:28 pm

        Thank you. I was there as well. Hayon stopped in, did not pay, kissed ass, and then left. No need to lie. I am not a “jigger”. However, I do dislike Hayon.

  11. From Somebody At The YR Party permalink
    December 21, 2010 10:33 pm

    Why does he show up at every event and not pay? Who does he think he is? I don’t know anybody who really likes this guy.

  12. Go Back to Your Hate Blog permalink
    December 21, 2010 10:57 pm

    Your presence is making this blog stink. You all should be moderated.

  13. Roy Galt permalink
    December 21, 2010 11:50 pm

    Does this comment refresh anyone’s memory here…

    Roy Antoun September 2, 2010 9:48 am

    “I feel threatened by your comment. Can we take it down?”

    So how “Threatened” do you feel too “Delete” Free Speech?

    Kiss, Kiss.

    • Joseph Hayon, hmm, perhaps another Camus -character rising at the back-end of the south end... permalink
      December 22, 2010 12:22 am

      JH might soon be joining JJJ and AF in the Existential Pantheon.

      Albert Camus would love it, love it, love it!

      And what he would say is this: “That’s just the way things are, these days. Yuh, can’t do nuttin’ about it.”

    • Go Back to Your Hate Blog permalink
      December 22, 2010 6:07 am

      Everyone knows incitement of violence is not covered by free speech. Another reason for the failure of the Brooklyn GOP.

  14. From Somebody At The YR Party permalink
    December 21, 2010 11:52 pm

    Hayon should be “Moderated” when it comes to his presence period.

  15. No hits on TJIUA overnight...no comments either...what’s going on there? permalink
    December 22, 2010 9:22 am

    While this blog is having it’s spirited “Joseph Hayon
    debate”, Eaton’s hate blog TJIUA has had very little action …What
    does that tell you? My guess is that the one or two Brooklyn GOP
    hate-bloggers, who are the Slinky-like backbone of TJIUA have been
    ordered by their “Chairman” Craig Eaton to put their hateful and
    hate-filled graffiti on the ASIB wall instead for some reason…
    Hmm, just what could that be? Our guess is that it is to distract
    everybody from something big and bad that went up on TJIUA in the
    last couple of days. Hmm, just what could that have been? Maybe it
    was TJIUA’s ONE BILLION HIT claim (btw, TJIUA’s “Official Hit
    Counter” has been stuck at “1,000,000,034” for sometime now) Maybe
    it was TJIUA’s attacks on Mr. Hayon,, now reflected here at ASIB,
    instead (btw, because of the huge crowds at the Young Republican’s
    holiday extravaganza at the venerable Montauk Club, it would be
    virtually impossible to establish with certainty whether Joseph
    Hayon was or wasn’t there). Who cares! All that we know for sure is
    that when a bunch of TJIUA-like comments pop-up here on ASIB and
    next to nothing different appears during the same time frame on
    TJIUA there has to be a causal link.

    • December 22, 2010 12:43 pm

      Please… You’d have to be the People’s Republic of China to even conceive getting anything close to a “billion” hits. And for the record, Google Blogspots have no public hit counters like WordPress blogs too. What they have on their blog is a fabricated number that hasn’t budged since it was put up.

      • What TJIUA's claim of 1,000,000,034 hits on 12/20/10 and 1,000,000,306 hits on 12/22/10 really means... 12/22/10 permalink
        December 22, 2010 11:21 pm

        If wee fully credit TJIUA’s numbers and presume that
        1,000,000,034 was obtained at 11:59 PM on 12/20/10 (the latest
        possible minute on 12/20/10) and that 1,000,000,306 was obtained at
        some time around 4:29 PM on 12/22/10 (an approximation of the time
        that makes the math simpler) 262 hits occurred in 40.5 hrs. That is
        approximately 155.26 hits per day or about 56,670 hits per year
        [which just might be close to believable] or 17,606 years to get
        one billion hits. But if the last two days were atypical, and
        normally TJIUA gets ten times that number of hits, then it would
        only take over 1760 years to reach a billion. But if the last two
        days were really atypical and normally TJIUA gets one hundred times
        that number of hits, then it would take about 176 years to reach a
        billion. Now if the sample of the last two days was wildly atypical
        and normally TJIUA gets one thousand time the number of hits, it
        would only take a little over 17 and a half years to reach a
        billion. What this all means is that each and every day of the of
        the last year, TJIUA had to have a rate of hits 17,606 times
        greater than the numbers of the last two days for each and every
        day of the past year in order to have reached a billion hits by
        12-20-10 ( Wait a minute – TJIUA wasn’t started a whole year ago so
        the daily rate would have to be even higher than 155.26 x 17,606
        hits per day)

  16. December 22, 2010 11:14 am

    Who cares if Hayon was or wasn’t at the party? Why is this relevant?

    • Just saying permalink
      December 22, 2010 11:41 am

      It would appear that both the current Brooklyn GOP and the reformers are trying to figure out what “side” people are on. What would be really funny is if the were a third group of players that could steal the chairmanship and control of the county while you children are playing.

      • Nice Try, Clorinda permalink
        December 22, 2010 11:59 am

        OK, Clorinda LOL

      • December 22, 2010 12:41 pm

        Choosing a “side” is irrelevant. The YRs and reformers are only looking for competency.

      • Just saying permalink
        December 22, 2010 1:03 pm

        You shouldn’t assume the wild card is Clorinda. It could be a “reformer” or maybe someone who is not involved in this “war”. The “snake” could be anywhere.

  17. Hayon and the Jig permalink
    December 23, 2010 8:03 am

    It seems to me that Hayon is on everyone’s mind at the Kings GOP. Hayon must be very active for the Jig to feature two “stories” about him in two days. They even broke their “boycott” of Atlas due to their newest obsession.

    • A birdie said: Craig Eaton called real "Wild Card" to apologize for Jig is Up rant permalink
      January 11, 2011 12:00 am

      Chirp, chirp, chirping… Two faces plus two faces equals Eaton’s calling YKW to make amends for those “… Jig is Up Atlas” posts and comments against somebody that occasionally comments here and there.

      YKW knows that Eaton only wanted to distance himself from the photo-shopped “Nazi Banquet” photos and the equally inappropratite posting purporting to finally solve TJIUA’s self-created Jewish question. (Copies of these posts have made it into several centers of the Orthodox and Sephardic Jewish communities in various parts of Brooklyn.)

      Eaton had wanted to maintain his alliance with his currently
      “favored” somebody against a district leader who Eaton thinks is too independent from his leadership of the Brooklyn GOP. What this really showed is that either Eaton has no control over his own hate blog or that he’s afraid of getting blamed for TJIUA’s recent over the top Anti-semitic antics. Plainly, this episode is just another example of the two-faced double dealing that has become a hallmark of the Eaton regime.

  18. clorinda witchcraft permalink
    December 23, 2010 2:51 pm

    An alliance between clorinda and joe kovic has been formalized…a fun 2011 is under way!

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