Jeremy Blaber is a weasel, and so is Terry Bernardo

Dump Terry Bernardo

On Jun 4, 2012 Kingston Times published Our little corner of the blogosphere by Crispin Kott – an article already reviewed in Anonymous Blogging is as American as Apple Pie (where it was exposed as “an incredibly superficial look at online writing… as silly and out-of-touch as it can be”).

My beef with Crispin Kott is his professional superficiality. He asks around about blogging, then uses the answers to slap together a piece of journalistic fluff. In the process – intentionally or not – he lends credibility to Jeremy Blaber:

    Two bloggers on opposite sides of the political spectrum – Rich Cahill Jr. and Jeremy Blaber – have been going at it for years, mixing solid information with commentary…

    “I think both of those have a tremendous amount of credibility in the blog world because you know where they come from,” Quigley said.

Blaber has a tremendous amount of credibility in the blog world?
Surely you’re jesting, Mr. Quigley!

Let’s see how two blogs reported the result of 2009 Republican primaries in our district.

Ulster County Mojo:

Dump Terry Bernardo

Blaber:

Dump Terry Bernardo

Which report would you say is more credible? Mojo’s or Blaber’s? Please pay attention to Blaber’s drooling: Terry Bernardo led a clean campaign, Terry Bernardo was smeared for 10 weeks by her opponent, a bankrupt Republican degenerate…

In reality, Blaber and Bernardo smeared Manuela Michailescu, trying to discredit her opposition to the infamous dirty deal cooked by Terry Bernardo’s husband.

Let’s read a paragraph from the Shawangunk Journal article Smear Campaign in Rochester? by Paula Sirc:

    On July 12, Jeremy Blaber, a Kingston-based political blogger, wrote that Michailescu’s campaign for legislature was bankrupt and called for her immediate resignation from the town board for residency violations. He claims that he received an email from an anonymous source with a user name of Rational in Rochester.

On July 16, Blaber posts the mother of all whoppers:

Dump Terry Bernardo

By posting the above lies fed to him by Terry Bernardo, Blaber facilitated a disgusting frenzy of hate, stupidity, lies and ignorance, all displayed in these 147 anonymous comments. Sure, Team Terry wrote the comments, but Blaber approved them. This statement was clearly visible on his blog:

    Comment moderation has been enabled.
    All comments must be approved by the blog author.

Going back to Crispin Knott’s article, his using of the quote below it’s tantamount to journalistic malpractice:

    “I’ll tell people exactly how I feel, and I’ll always put my name on it,” said Blaber… “If you want credibility, you’ll put your name behind what you’re writing…Usually the anonymous blogs, they go after people but they don’t have the guts to put their names behind their attacks.”

Coming from Blaber, those are empty words. He slept in Bernardo’s house, ate her food, and wrecked her car. He published her lies and approved her comments. He willingly participated in a ferocious politically-motivated character assassination attempt that crossed the line into invasion of privacy, intimidation, blackmail, hate crime, ethnic discrimination, and interference with the electoral process.

Albeit about a different whopper, Rich Cahill’s description of Blaber’s blogging is fitting:

    “This is without question the most vicious, idiotic, foolish, nonsensical, moronic, unfair, juvenile, and hateful attack piece I have ever seen. I have followed national, state, county, and city politics for many years. I have seen some real nasty stuff thrown out there by irresponsible candidates. This, however, takes the cake.”

None of the above made it to Crispin Knott’s article – not really surprising, considering the state of investigative reporting in Ulster County.

There are no doubts about Terry Bernardo being behind the smear campaign against Manuela Michailescu. Here is just a sample of her effort, as exposed by Robin Vaccai Yess, the former Chairwoman of the Ulster County GOP:

Faking innocence in an email to Town of Rochester Republican Committee, Terry Bernardo inadvertently admitted the fact that she controlled Jeremy Blaber:

    “There are nasty and inaccurate statements posted about me on this website. I have asked Manuela to remove them. I asked her to remove them IN FRONT of Barbara. Manuela has refused. Not only did I get Jeremy Blaber to take down anything that referenced Manuela and Jon on his blog, Jeremy’s entire site is down now.

Ever the master of non sequitur, Terry continues:

    “Even after that happened, Jon and Manuela showed up in the City of Kingston at Jeremy’s court appearance and were in his face taking pictures of him and of the court document.”

Dump Terry Bernardo

– Jon Dogar-Marinesco

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12 Responses to Jeremy Blaber is a weasel, and so is Terry Bernardo

  1. Anonymous says:

    If you want investigative journalism, then start funding it. When is the last time you took out an ad in your local paper? Investigations = hourly pay, but most papers can only afford a very low flat fee. Businesses need to pony up rather than bitch.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Isn’t it amazing how the truth comes back to bite you in the ass? Terry is so phoney and OMG what a frigging liar !!!. She conned all the Republicans in to believing she had nothing to do with the smear campaign against her opponent and here she was ring leader. Well, I hope the Republican have the guts to kick her pathetic ass to the curb and get someone in there to actually do something other than increase the budget and our taxes.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Jon, because you are “sitting on a trove of facts, photos and emails chronicling the political layer in the life of our community and deserving of being known”
    You could send to ALL the papers as a freelance reporter… But they have their favorites in politics and don’t usually care about getting the truth or facts out to their readers. I would bet NONE of it would be printed, or it would be so edited, it would’nt make sense or tell the facts.
    So, you along with Robin need to keep us informed.
    Thank you for showing the timeline of occurrences and the proof to back it up.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wow! People should ask themselves why anybody would do something like this to a neighbor? For God’s sake, in 2009 there were 4 seats on the Republican line and only two candidates, Manuela Michailescu and Terry Bernardo. All these unnecessary attacks are proof of Bernardo’s insecurity.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Blaber is an irresponsible young man. And karma is a bitch.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Not surprised that Madam Chair Bernardo was called “evil” and “heartless” in Freeman by a fellow Legislator.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Too late for Mrs. Bernardo, she is far too mental for this, but Blaber could redeem himself just by making a public apology to Manuela Michailescu, then call or visit her and ask for forgiveness in person. It could be the turning point of his miserable life.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Isn’t there an email from Lil Miss Clean Campaign around this same time to Mr. Catalano threatening to put all of her resources to back anyone he wasn’t backing – I believe it was for County Clerk????

    • Anonymous says:

      Close, but no cigar. She threatened to enlist the help of all her Democrat friends and to use all her resources to back anybody running for Country Clerk against Republican Nina Postupak. That shows what a sleazy RINO she is. The irony of it all, it was Blaber’s blog who made public Terry’s email to Catalano (he later took it down, but people can still see it on Jon Dogar’s website at Rochester Republicans.

      • Anonymous says:

        Holy smokes, Batman! That email is from 2008 and made public via her friend Mr. Blaber… then she is voted in not just an election but as a chair too! Obviously, everyone in the political arena was aware of this email and her RINO like qualities! So I need to ask a few questions: Are these people out of their freakin’ minds? Were they manipulated by another or the same threatening email by Mrs. Bernardo? I’m almost afraid to ask this next question… or are they all RINOs?

      • Anonymous says:

        7:10 – Terry Bernardo obviously knows that email went public, she gets her full endorsements, elected by the voters and by her constituents as chair without a hitch. HELLO – this is obviously acceptable and possibly expected behavior – how else does one keep the masses in check?

        We can be certain that Terry did not forward that email to Jeremy Blaber herself because I am pretty sure she had no intentions of it going public, based on the “temperature” of his blog at that time and that he removed it when he became chummy (house guest, tenant, chauffeur, dog walker, personal assistant, Sundae’s sibling, …) with the Bernardos. So, how do you suppose Jeremy (non-Republican blogging pot stirrer) would have received that email (directly or indirectly) from the Ulster County Republican Committee Chair, Mario Catalano?

        You were afraid to ask – now you do the math!

  9. Anonymous says:

    I don’t understand why the city of Kingston is not drug testing their part time meter maids. The results could be astounding.

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