Sunday, June 19, 2011

Ex-Morning Caller Jerry Brahm now censoring DA Jim Martin facts @ LV Patch

[Update: AOL Patch NYC and Lehigh Valley respond, see comments section for their incredible evasions] Readers, as you know, I've been successfully exposing crony-crooked and incompetent Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin for several years now. And by successfully I mean that the crony-colluding local powers that be around here have failed miserably and comprehensively in their concerted efforts to silence me and stop me from exposing DA Jim Martin.

They sure have tried hard though.

They've tried refusing to meet with me 229 times and deleting and blocking my comments online at The Morning Call "newspaper" and throughout the Morning Call-affiliated local blogosphere; they've tried defiling my deceased daughter Sheena, enlisting the participation of outgoing Allentown City Council Vice President and Cedar Crest College "ethics" professor, Michael Donovan; they've tried blatantly spinning and squelching news stories; they've tried trumping up phony/bogus "criminal harassment" charges against me; they've even tried daily cyber stalking harassment of the vilest nature imaginable ... but I always prevail, and kick their asses comprehensively, while this blog's readership keeps growing geometrically.

Will my civic-minded efforts be successful in knocking DA Jim Martin out of office this November? With the November 8 election fast approaching, it appears that that's exactly what the local powers that be are fearing the most these days: Bill Villa and his Inconvenient Facts on DA Jim Martin and The Morning Call "newspaper" getting out. And it's a delicious paranoia, really. I mean, come on, via special favors and fear factors, "Team Martin" has the local lame stream "media" tucked away crony cozily in its back pocket as they nervously "ignore" (wink wink) all of my verifiably factual exposé reporting on DA Jimbo, hoping to God that the regional or national media doesn't stumble across me and my damaging DA Jim Martin facts on a slow Dancing with the Stars or American Idol "news" day. And realistically, the regionals or nationals tapping into my dirty facts on DA Jim Martin is bound to happen, it's only a matter of when. And sadly, "Team Martin" knows this will empower me into reaching most of the voters of Lehigh County quickly and simultaneously in an election year, instead of in bunches of hundreds, and a few thousand here & there, as I'm successfully doing now. The gripping fear of my Inconvenient Facts getting out and straying past South Mountain must be a terrible thing to have figuratively hanging over one's head, ain't that (hiccup) right, Jimbo?

Which brings us to the bug-eyed DA Jim Martin protector pictured above, Jerry Brahm, the current (for now) second in command editor at the Lehigh Valley's typically crony-corrupted version of AOL Patch. Cool concept, Patch. They're allegedly supposed to be covering local issues that mainstream daily newspapers in a death spiral can't/won't cover. But from what I've been observing locally, our 11 Lehigh Valley Patch outlets tend to cover pretty much the same news and hypnotic 'shiny objects' The Morning Call covers and even worse fluff the likes of this crap.

News worthily, 5 of our 11 local Patches are headed up by former Morning Call "newspaper" reporter heartthrobs such as Tom DeMartini and Daryl Nerl (other former Morning Callers now reporting and editing at Patch include Mary Ellen Alu, Mariella Savidge, Tom Coombe, and fill-in editor Margie Peterson). On the surface, having shit-canned former Morning Call "newspaper" um "reporters" on staff at Patch isn't automatically a bad thing. However ...

If these former Morning Callers turned Patchers are still 'pulling their punches' and protecting the same crooked cronies they shielded from scrutiny while they were Morning Callers, say, in the hopes of one day being re-hired by The Morning Call, or hired directly by DA Jim Martin like Morning Call "reporter" Debbie Garlicki incredulously was, then this is a really, really bad thing.

Sadly, I have smoking gun proof that this is exactly what's going on at Patch, based on what former Morning Call editor and current Patch editor Jerry Brahm perpetrated on me recently.

Let me show you ...

Here's a recent article and comment thread at Patch on DA Jim Martin. As you can see (after enlarging it), it didn't take long for my signed and verifiably factual comments to be countered by the usual anonymous cyber stalker suspects spewing personal attacks, libel, and misdirection. Because I felt this comment thread dramatically exposed not only my case against DA Jim Martin but also the ilk of the "anonymous" cyber stalking sabotage I've been enduring and out-maneuvering for several years, I phoned Patch Lehigh Valley Regional Editor Susan Koomar (left, pictured w/ LVS cyber stalker Bill White) and persuaded her to keep the comment thread up there intact, which she did. Susan and I "agreed" that as an elected official in an election year, DA Jim Martin is fair game; that my inconvenient facts on DA Jim Martin posted in comments at Patch were not repetitive, nor were they spam; and that the anonymous cyber stalker's strategy was to muddy the Patch comment waters w/ off-topic personal attack misdirection so that Patch would delete all the comments in the thread and the anonymous cyber stalker would then achieve his goal of sabotaging and silencing me. At one point during our cordial phone conversation, Susan Koomar suggested that a good way for my comments to not be deleted at Patch would be for me to "buy some ads at Patch." Yep. But when I broke the stony silence after her suggestion by asking, "Are you serious," Susan retreated, giggled, and said, "Just kidding!"

The next day, most of my signed and factual comments had been deleted, while the personal attacks, libel, and misdirection posted by "anonymous Tony" were deemed A-OK to stay up there, have a jaw-dropping look, click here, and thank you "Easton Eddie" for trying to defend me, FYI Eddie's comment was later deleted too.

I of course cried foul to Susan Koomar, requesting that my comments be restored, but still not offering to buy any ads at Patch. Susan handed it off to Jerry Brahm who sent me an email that read in part ...

Bill,
Susan sent me your note and asked me to check on the comments you mentioned were taken off the site. Indeed, I do see that several of your comments, and several others, were removed, but they were removed by other users. Any user can flag a comment on the site as inappropriate, and after three users flag a comment, it is automatically removed from the page. This is a consistent web standard. [BV Note: Really? Where?] I noticed, too, that you also flagged a few comments. I will not return those [i.e., your] comments because they do not add to the discussion of the article ...

Jerry Brahm then left the personal attack, libelous, and misdirecting comments by "anonymous Tony" up there for 2 days, apparently believing those comments were valid and added to the discussion.


Jerry. You cannot be serious. Or expect me to believe your explanation. So let me get this straight ... a block of Patch readers (say for example [Redacted], Bill White, Chris Casey, Jim Martin, Tom De Martini, etc.) can "gang flag" as inappropriate a verifiably factual Patch comment ... and it will be deleted?

Q. What about the libelous personal attack (and now also completely out of context) comments against me that Patch has chosen to keep up there? I'm flagging them as inappropriate but they're still up there. I suppose you'll tell me i
t's not enough that only the victim finds the comments inappropriate?

Jerry Brahm responds ...

Hi Bill,
Yes, if for some reason people want to go to the trouble to coordinate an effort to flag someone's comments, they can do that.
I can't imagine why anyone would [BV Note: "wink wink"] but it's possible. Of course, we can also re-post those [i.e., your] comments if we find they are acceptable. That is not the case here ... If you persist ... we will be forced to suspend your account.

In an email to me dated June 17, 2011, Jerry Brahm admitted to deleting all the remaining comments from the thread except one, effectively giving the Team Martin cyber stalkers a crony-cooperatively rigged win. I was muzzled and silenced. For now.

Lehigh Valley Patch. Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.



[Update] In an email dated October 24, 2011, Patch's VP of "Communications" (for now) Janine Iamunno wrote: "Mr. Villa, we've suspended [i.e., comment-muzzled] your Patch account." Editor's Note: Not surprising, I guess, that Lehigh Valley Patch's mostly ex-Morning Call editors would borrow a page from the Morning Call's truth-muzzling playbook to shut me up and protect DA Jim Martin.

[Update] In an email dated February 8, 2012, Patch's VP of "Communications" (for now) Janine Iamunno wrote: "Mr. Villa, please remove my photo and the associated false claim of 'censorship' from your site immediately."

52 comments:

Toni S. said...

I'm surprised Patch would sanction "Cyber Bullying" in their (obviously futile) endeavor to stop Bill from exposing Jim Martin. "Cyber Bullying" was first tried against the Villas locally by attorney (for now) David C. Najarian. A little research by the Patch people would have shown them how badly Dave Najarian's cyber bullying efforts back-fired. Ditto Michael Donovan.

Anonymous said...

Well said.

LVS SiteMeter(R) Spotlight said...

Domain Name > ptd.net
IP Address > 204.186.244.# (PenTeleData)
City > "Walnutport" (wink wink)

Time of Visit > Jun 20 2011 9:48:24 am

Visit Length > 30 minutes 55 seconds

LVS SiteMeter(R) Spotlight said...

100th visit today (so far) ...

Readers, not surprisingly, the IP address spotted stalking LVS for damaging and exposed facts most frequently these days is "LehighCounty.org" and these folks would of course include DA Jim Martin, "Executive Aide" (wink wink) Debbie Garlicki, County Executive (for now) Don Cunning-Ham, DA Jim Martin shield/sycophant/notary Merrily Starkey, Detective Dennis Steckel, and Chief Deputy DA Dog Renee Smith among others (e.g., judges McGinley, and Reibman).

Domain Name > ptd.net
IP Address > 204.186.62.# (PenTeleData)
Host > LehighCounty.org
City > Allentown, PA

Time of Visit > Jun 20 2011 1:08:54 pm

Anonymous said...

I flag your comments at Patch because they usually have nothing to do with the story at hand, and everything to do with your delusions. I can assure you, nobody told me to flag the comments, so I really can't be part of your conspiracy theory. Sorry! But don't you feel better now that you have a real comment from a real person on your very own blog???

LVS SiteMeter(R) Spotlight said...

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Time of Visit > Jun 20 2011 4:29:00 pm

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Mrs. Dottie said...

Readers, although we get a steady spew stream (daily) of cyber stalking taunts and threats here at LVS, and sadly, not all of them are from (wink wink) "anonymous" ...

tellingly, no one ever factually disputes our dirty facts on DA Jim Martin. ;D

Anonymous said...

Jerry Brahm said... "Any user can flag a comment on [Patch] as inappropriate, and after three users flag a comment, it is automatically removed from the page. This is a consistent web standard. [BV Note: Really? Where?]"

Excellent question BV. This certainly isn't a "web standard" at Mcall.com's Forum. Looks like Patch invented this "web standard" especially for you. Eerily similar to how The Morning Call canceled its "Welcome Mat Policy" when you wanted that courtesy extended to you. Shitty.

The City Official said...

Patch affiliating itself with an avowed cyber stalker like Chris Casey is as irresponsible as the Morning Call affiliating with Casey's cyber snoop sidekick. But that's how they play it around here. Go w/ the bad guys. Ask Tony Iannelli.

Anonymous said...

Can't three people here do the same to the comments there? Mark them as inappropriate.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe for one minute Jerry Brahm's cock and bull story about Patch allowing its readers (and stalkers) to control comments there...Brahm himself took those comments down...and it was Brahm who decided to leave the libel up there to punish Bill.

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Anonymous said...

Hmm, odd that LV Patch head honcho Susan Koomar didn't mention Patch's "reader controlled comments" policy when Bill first approached her about his comments being deleted at Patch.

Anonymous said...

Possibly, Patch has entrusted the policing of Mr. Villa's comments at Patch to a select/honored committee? Sort of like "Valley Blogosphere" at The Morning Call.

Consigliere said...

Here are Patch's Terms of Use.

There's nothing in there about ...

"Any user can flag a comment on [Patch] as inappropriate, and after three users flag a comment, it is automatically removed from the page. This is a consistent web standard." -Jerry Brahm

In fact, it says this ...

We understand that everyone has different opinions, but Patch will make the sole determination as to whether Content is acceptable for the Service. (Someone has to be in charge, right?)

Anonymous said...

(Someone has to be in charge, right?)

LVS SiteMeter(R) Spotlight said...

Readers, The Morning Call "newspaper" is spotted stalking LVS continuously, nearly 24 hours a day, every day, including weekends & national holidays, and these folks of course include DA Jim Martin water-carrying "columnist" Bill White, adorable DA Jim Martin lapdog Kevin Amerman, really determined truth concealer/"editor" Mike Miorelli, colluding and mortified "reporter" John Micek, deaf, dumb, and blind "reporter" Manny Gamiz, and DA Jim Martin bootlicker extraordinnaire, Paul Carpenter.

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Time of Visit > Jun 21 2011 10:21:00 am

Bill Villa said...

Email, Outgoing, to AOL Patch Vice President of Communications, Janine Iamunno.

You need to investigate this.

Thanks for your consideration.

Best Regards,

Bill Villa
610.428.xxxx

LVS SiteMeter(R) Spotlight said...

Domain Name > ptd.net
IP Address > 204.186.244.# (PenTeleData)
City > "Walnutport" (wink wink)

Time of Visit > Jun 21 2011 11:24:02 am

LVS SiteMeter(R) Spotlight said...

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Time of Visit > Jun 21 2011 3:46:50 pm

Bill Villa said...

Readers, watch for my disappearing comment at Patch, it's the comment right after "Malone." I post it ... and like magic, it disappears. I guess Patch doesn't want you to see it ... oh well ... here it is ...

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"Easton Eddie," Patch's Jerry Brahm deleted all the comments in this thread. I have an email from him stating this. Here's more info on it ...

Bill Villa said...

Email, Incoming, from AOL Patch Vice President of Communications Janine Iamunno.

June 21, 2011

Mr. Villa,

Thank you for reaching out. I have looked into this and as I understand it, you are already discussing the matter with our editors in your area. If you have a specific question, I'd be happy to try to get you an answer. Thanks again.

Janine Iamunno
Vice President, Communications
212.274.2282
917.284.1918 (c)

Patch
584 Broadway, Suite 1201
New York, NY 10012

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((Me))

Hi Janine, thanks for getting back to me. I do have a specific question and I'll phone you on Wednesday to discuss it.

Bill Villa
610.428.xxxx

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Mr. Villa,

Please email me your question so I can forward it appropriately. Thank you!

Janine Iamunno
Vice President, Communications
212.274.2282
917.284.1918 (c)

Patch
584 Broadway, Suite 1201
New York, NY 10012

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((Me))

Hi Janine, you've "looked into this," so please tell me what you know about it, so I don't re-hash it in my emailed specific question to you.

If you need a quick refresher, here's my side of it.

And please feel free to phone me if you have the courage to discuss the astonishingly shitty treatment I'm getting from Lehigh Valley Patch.

Bill Villa
610.428.xxxx

(almost forgot)

Currently, there are no communications taking place with Patch editors in my area, i.e., Susan Koomar & Jerry Brahm.

Both have my phone number.

Bill Villa
610.428.xxxx

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To Be Continued ...

Bill Villa said...

Merci for your obsessive/compulsive interest, "anonymous" ...

LVS SiteMeter(R) Spotlight

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IP Address > 204.186.244.# (PenTeleData)
City > "Walnutport" (wink wink)

Time of Visit > Jun 22 2011 11:49:01 am

Time of Visit > Jun 22 2011 11:01:56 am

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Bill Villa said...

Email, Outgoing, to former Morning Call reporter and current Patch editor Mariella Savidge.

June 22, 2011

Hi Mariella, obits at The Morning Call "newspaper" are really pricey, I know, my father died on Memorial Day. And while my heart goes out to Brad Wlazelek's mom, former Morning Call reporter Ann Wlazelek, I have to ask you, also a former Morning Call reporter and current Patch editor, this question: Was there a Patch fee charged to the Wlazelek family for reprinting Brad Wlazelek's Morning Call obituary at Patch? And if it was reprinted at Patch free of charge, is this gracious service available to everyone who pays through the nose for a Morning Call obituary ... or just those fortunate enough to be a former employee of The Morning Call?

Bill Villa
610.428.xxxx

LVS SiteMeter(R) Spotlight said...

Domain Name > ptd.net
IP Address > 204.186.244.# (PenTeleData)
City > "Walnutport" (wink wink)

Time of Visit > Jun 22 2011 12:40:11 pm

Bill Villa said...

Email, Incoming, from former Morning Call reporter and current Patch editor Mariella Savidge.

June 22, 2011

First of all, Bill, my sincere condolences on the loss of your father. I understand. My parents died 12 days apart at the end of last summer.

As for the Wlazeleks, yes, it was free and yes, that is available to everybody who wants to write obituaries for family members. I stretched this one to the Lower Mac Patch because Brad worked at the Wingate, just inside the Lower Mac border.

I would do the same, taking any Lower Mac connection for anybody who has one, however tenuous.

And yes, it was free of charge and is free of charge for everyone. The only requirement is a connection to the Patch.

Again, I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Mariella

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((Me))

Thank you, Mariella, and my sincere belated condolences to you on the loss of your parents.

FYI, I've posted your email response in a comment at Patch, to help make Patch's readers aware of Patch's new "Free Obits" service that is available to everyone.

Bill Villa
610.428.xxxx

Bill Villa said...

Email, Incoming, from former Morning Call reporter and current Patch editor Mariella Savidge.

June 22, 2011

I really wish you hadn't done that, Bill. I don't want to take it down in light of the past few days, but I would really appreciate if you would.

That was my personal response to you. I'm not sure I would've told just everybody about my parents, though I'm happy to answer any reader at any time to the best of my ability.

That was just for you. Please, i'm begging you, take it down.

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((Me))

Hi Mariella, mea culpa, I'll revise my comment so it doesn't mention your parents ... but I want Patch readers to know about Patch's FREE OBITS service (and I'm certain you do too) so I'll keep that part in. If that's not acceptable, I suggest that Patch gets Chris Casey and 2 other cyber stalkers to "click 3 times" and take my comment down.

Bill Villa
610.428.xxxx

Bill Villa said...

Email, Incoming, from AOL Patch Vice President of Communications, Janine Iamunno.

June 22, 2011

Mr. Villa, I want to get you an answer to your specific inquiry. I have read the below. Please tell me what your question is so I can try to help you.

Janine Iamunno
Vice President, Communications
212.274.2282
917.284.1918 (c)

Patch
584 Broadway, Suite 1201
New York, NY 10012

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((Me))

Janine, Patch editor Jerry Brahm (in an email) told me this and I'm quoting him verbatim ...

"Any [Patch] user can flag a comment on the site as inappropriate, and after three users flag a comment, it is automatically removed from the page. This is a consistent web standard."

Janine, I can't find any factual reference to Jerry Brahm's claim in Patch's Terms of Use.

Q. Jerry Brahm is flat-out lying to me, correct?

Bill Villa
610.428.xxxx

Bill Villa said...

Email, Incoming, from AOL Patch Vice President of Communications, Janine Iamunno.

June 22, 2011

Jerry is not lying to you, no.

I have confirmed with our technical team that if a comment is flagged three times, it is automatically removed. Our terms of service do not specifically mention this, nor are they required to. The terms of service, however, make it clear that we can remove content without notice to the person who posted them.

Regarding your obituary inquiry, we don't charge anyone to run obits on Patch.

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((Me))

Well .. Patch sure makes it EZ & convenient for organized cyber stalkers to "click three times" and muzzle verifiable facts on a crooked district attorney in an election year, eh?

Or whatever else they don't want to get out.

Janine, please have a look at the original comment thread.

All of my comments were verify-ably factual ... and as you can see, most were "defensive" maneuvers after being provoked by anonymous trolls ... but most of my comments were also deleted by ... well ... probably the same anonymous trolls ... small world.

Now please have a look at the libelous personal attack cyber bullying that Jerry Brahm left stand (un-opposed) for 2 days ...

There's no excuse for this kind of pusillanimous passive-aggressive on Jerry Brahm's part, but I digress.

Janine, there seems to be a major flaw in Patch's comment flagging system-- one that allows cyber bullies (and they routinely travel in bunches of 3 or more) to dictate what gets published and what gets muzzled at Patch.

Your thoughts on this?

Bill Villa
610.428.xxxx

P.S. I like the FREE OBITS concept.

Bill Villa said...

Email, Incoming, from former Morning Call reporter and current Patch editor Mariella Savidge.

June 22, 2011

[re: FREE OBITS @ PATCH]

And just to be clear -- and this is from me to you -- this is not a new Patch policy. We have done this from the beginning, we just don't get very many.

At least not yet.

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((Me))

I'm doing my part to get the word out.

BV

Click 3 Times said...

I'm preparing a flyer for posting at work ...
FREE OBITS @ PATCH

Bill Villa said...

Email, Incoming, from AOL Patch Vice President of Communications, Janine Iamunno, cc'd to Susan Koomar, Jerry Brahm, Mariella Savidge.

June 22, 2011

Mr. Villa,

We welcome input that abides by our Terms of Service.

Thank you for reaching out.

Janine Iamunno
Vice President, Communications
212.274.2282
917.284.1918 (c)

Patch
584 Broadway, Suite 1201
New York, NY 10012

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((Me))

Janine, this doesn't tell me anything.

Will Patch be fixing its faulty comment flagging/muzzling system?

Bill Villa
610.428.xxxx

Bill Villa said...

Email, Incoming, from AOL Patch Vice President of Communications, Janine Iamunno, cc'd to Susan Koomar, Jerry Brahm, Mariella Savidge.

June 22, 2011

Mr. Villa,

We are always interested in feedback from our users, and we've appreciated yours. I suspect there is no perfect answer to your question(s) here, but I have tried to help to the best of my ability. You are welcome to continue to express your concerns, and I assure you, each email will be read and duly considered. Thank you again.

Janine Iamunno
Vice President, Communications
212.274.2282
917.284.1918 (c)

Patch
584 Broadway, Suite 1201
New York, NY 10012

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((Me))

WORTH REPEATING DEPARTMENT

Will Patch be fixing its faulty comment flagging/muzzling system?

Or will you continue to let weirdo control-freak bloggers [Redacted] delete my perfectly appropriate election year Patch comments on crooked and incompetent DA Jim Martin?

Bill Villa
610.428.xxxx

Bill Villa said...

Email, Incoming, from former Morning Call reporter and current Patch editor Mariella Savidge.

June 22, 2011

[Patch] it's a public forum and I believe in that. I know there has been plenty of Patch evidence to the contrary in the past few days, but I have never taken down any of your comments ... I feel that I can tell you these things and that you and I have been able to discuss these things reasonably. I understand only a crumb of your grief and distrust of the system and the fairness of how you were treated, but I believe there must be a way to shine a light on government, etc.

And I respect and trust you and your experience and opinons.

I also love my job and believe in journalistic ethics.

There must be responsible give and take.

Of course, the problem with that is that people's definition of "responsible" differs.

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((Me))

I'm hoping that Patch and I can patch things up.

To that end, I've included you in emails I've sent to Susan Koomar, Jerry Brahm, and AOL Patch VP of Communications, Janine Iamunno.

I also hope you know there's "nothing personal" here between you and me ... and I really appreciate the things you've said below ... it's just that the 'justice mission' business of exposing crookedness can get really dirty sometimes, but I'm determined to de-throne Jim Martin this November, and they'll have to kill me to stop me.

Mariella, thank you again for your kind words, I don't get many.

Bill Villa
610.428.xxxx

Bill Villa said...

Email, Outgoing, to AOL Patch Vice President of Communications, Janine Iamunno, cc'd to Susan Koomar, Jerry Brahm, Mariella Savidge.

On June 23, 2011 at 8:05am, Bill Villa wrote ...

Subject Heading: Cyber Stalking @ Patch

I'm being cyber stalked and personally attacked at Patch, again.

I'd appreciate it if you'd delete the off-topic comments directed at me. Thanks.

Also, here's some hopefully helpful background info.

Thanks for your consideration.

Bill Villa
610.428.xxxx

Click 3 Times said...

Wow. What could possibly be Patch's rationale for keeping these OT cyber stalking comments up there?

Anonymous said...

Looks like Patch is employing the same people for doing their dirty work that Jim Martin uses.

Anonymous said...

Bill & Angie, fyi, we just had a dozen people at work "Flag as Inappropriate" those comments but they'not deleting like Jerry Bram and said they would.

LVS SiteMeter(R) Spotlight said...

"Someone has to be in charge, right?" -Patch, Terms of Use

Domain Name > ptd.net
IP Address > 204.186.244.# (PenTeleData)
City > "Walnutport" (wink wink)

Time of Visit > Jun 23 2011 10:49:16 am

Concerned Citizen said...

To Whom It May Concern

I "flagged as inappropriate" the cyber stalking OT comments directed at Bill at Patch from 4 different computers at 4 different locations today...but the comments were not deleted as Patch's Jerry Brahm and Janine Iamunno disingenuously claim. Obviously theres a double standard at Patch. Facts...not welcome. Cyber stalkers ... here, take the reigns.

Bill Villa said...

Readers (and stalkers), FYI, looks like Patch finally caved and deleted the cyber stalkery comments around 8:30pm on 6/23, including (and especially) my comment about the FREE OBITS at Patch, and THAT'S the comment that obviously concerned them. BTW, we'll be doing a separate post on the FREE OBITS @ PATCH in the near future. Patch is much too humble about this free service, hardly anyone knows about it and that's just not right.

Mrs. Dottie said...

Related Story ;D

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455 West Hamilton said...

As an avid follower of this blog, I am very pleased with how this huge Patch censorship issue has "resolved" ("for now"). Patch has been nakedly exposed as being "in the bag" for Jim Martin almost as loyally and rabidly as is the Morning Call. But since Patch needs every reader and comment keystroke it can get right now, it's not banning Bill (for now; sadly, I'm certain this will change). Also nakedly exposed (and corroborated, yet again) is the shameful cyber stalking and cyber bullying the Villa family has been subjected to, for their "sin" of speaking truth to power. Keep up the excellent work, Villas, Jim Martin will see how many people are in your corner on election day this November.

Bill Villa said...

Merci.

WORTH REPEATING DEPARTMENT

"I respect and trust you and your experience and opinons." -Mariella Savidge, Editor, Lower Macungie Patch

Mrs. Dottie said...

Don't forget our FACTS ... ;D

LVS SiteMeter(R) Spotlight said...

Alrighty then.

Domain Name > ptd.net
IP Address > 204.186.244.# (PenTeleData)
City > "Walnutport" (wink wink)

Time of Visit > Jun 24 2011 12:07:37 pm

Anonymous said...

Well played, Villas.

Anonymous said...

Google: Jerry Brahm

Bill Villa said...

Email, Outgoing, to Jerry Brahm, cc'd to Susan Koomar, Mariella Savidge, Janine Iamunno.

On June 25, 2011 at 10:01 am Bill Villa wrote ...

Subject Heading: Facts/Truth Muzzling @ LV Patch

Jerry, you owe me an apology.

Your choice: in writing, or in-person.

When can I expect it ...

Bill Villa
610.428.xxxx

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