Friday, February 23, 2018

Arcadia Weekly: Are Bloggers; Social Media Sites Killing Us Softly With Their Song? Gossip and Innuendo Plague the Political Landscape in Arcadia

Mod: A story that first broke here on The Tattler (link) has now become headline news at the Arcadia Weekly. Here is their report.

Are Bloggers; Social Media Sites Killing Us Softly With Their Song? Gossip and Innuendo Plague the Political Landscape in Arcadia (Arcadia Weekly link): By all accounts, political races and battles are nasty, ugly and even downright jaw-dropping at times. Enter Arcadia’s municipal race and its new district(s) and you have a potential for confusion and misinformation.

Last week, mild mannered Arcadia councilman, Tom Beck, became the latest victim of what has become a disturbing trend on social media and blogs more commonly known as “bullying.” In this particular instance, the attack took place on a local blog called Arcadia’s Best which, as it turns out, is run by another councilmember who sits at the dais, Mayor Pro Tem Sho Tay.

On this particular blog, Arcadia’s Best, you’ll find derogatory comments on a page that is very thinly veiled as an announcement for an upcoming candidate forum in March (link).

Not only is there no story, but if the blog claims the candidates are placed (‘in alphabetical order’) for the March 7 forum, someone needs to tell the editor (aka Tay) that the name Harbicht is definitely later in the alphabet than Chandler. At least, this was the alphabet I was taught.

The piece and the corresponding comments raised many an eyebrow last week.

“Most voters in Arcadia have no idea what is going on in this election. In fact, most voters don’t even know we have districts,” Tom Beck told Beacon Media last week.

Sho Tay took over Arcadia’s Best from Scott Hettrick when Scott moved away two years ago. Sho states in required government disclosure forms that he owns Arcadia’s Best. The morning that the hit piece on me came out it was Sho that sent it to me. He said his site had been hacked. I told him to take it down. He would not take it down.

The byline said it was written by Scott Hettrick so I emailed Scott to ask if he wrote it and he said absolutely ‘no’. He said he has had nothing to do with Arcadia's Best since he left. Sho emailed me that he does not own Arcadia's Best, that Scott owns it. Sho will admit that he is at least the ‘editor’ and controls the site day-to-day.”

Tom Beck told Arcadia Weekly that “Sho Tay has been working daily to do whatever he can to make sure I am not re-elected and that Harbicht is elected. I told Sho that I have no problem with that as that is his right as a resident of Arcadia.”

“I told Sho that what I object to is the lies and mistruths he spreads about me on Facebook and his WeChat sites. I also told him ‘hit pieces’ like the one front and center on Arcadia's Best, which he either owns or controls is not in keeping with the dignity of Arcadia.”

"The last election was an absolute low for Arcadia. I will not be part of this effort to embarrass our great city.” Tom Beck.

Mod: The veracity challenged Sho Tay might have claimed in his emails that he does not have all that much to do with Arcadia's Best, but in his filings with the Fair Political Practices Commission that story is quite different.


Mod: Here is Tom Beck's letter to the Arcadia Weekly in its entirety.

Most voters in Arcadia have no idea what is going on in this election. In fact, most voters don’t even know we have districts. Sho Tay took over Arcadia’s Best from Scott Hettrick when Scott moved away two years ago. Sho states in required government disclosure forms that he owns Arcadia’s Best. The morning that the hit piece on me came out- it was Sho that sent it to me. He said his site had been hacked. I told him to take it down. He would not take it down.

The byline said it was written by Scott Hettrick so I emailed Scott to ask if he wrote it and he said absolutely ‘no’. He said he has had nothing to do with A. B. since he left. Sho emailed me that he does not own A.B. that Scott owns it. Sho will admit that he is at least the ‘editor’ and controls the site day-to-day.

Sho Tay has been working daily to do whatever he can to make sure I am not re-elected and that Harbicht is elected. I told Sho that I have no problem with that as that is his right as a resident of Arcadia. I told Sho that what I object to is the lies and mistruths he spreads about me on Facebook and his WeChat sites. I also told him ‘hit pieces’ like the one front and center on A.B. which he either owns or controls is not in keeping with the dignity of Arcadia.

Since the last Arcadia election two years ago was so ‘dirty’ I asked my opponent (Bob Harbicht) to pledge to run a clean campaign. Bob said he always runs a clean campaign and claimed the one two years ago with April Verlato was ‘clean’. Bob stated he could keep his associates in line. I copied Bob with my emails to Sho so he would know what is going on.

The last election was an absolute low for Arcadia. I will not be part of this effort to embarrass our great city.

Mod: It seems obvious to me that Sho Tay, who is scheduled to become the next Mayor of Arcadia soon, struggles mightily with the truth. That does not bode well for the people of Arcadia.

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58 comments:

  1. Arcadia has two current CC members that openly admit their disgust of Tay. Mrs Verlatto and now Beck. The guy has done nothing as a so-called ‘council member’. Hasn’t presented one idea and is clueless. Arcadia residents need to unite and recall the fool.

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    1. He lied on his Fair Political Practices Commission form in 2014 by omitting the shooting range:

      http://www.fppc.ca.gov/content/dam/fppc/documents/form700/2014/City/sub17/R_Tay_Sho.pdf

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    2. I knew it. I saw his lips move.

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  2. This is like high school all over again....

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    1. High school is politics.

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  3. Sierra Madre has not been above the fray when it boils down to dirty politics.
    My friends and I simply turn the tides and vote for the candidate that is being bullied, regardless of that canadiates stance on city issues.
    Stand up to bullies.

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    1. That is a ill-conceived election principle. One really must consider what the "canadiates" stand for.

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    2. I have it figured this way. Those candidates who do little more than claim they "love" their town do so because they do not care to discuss the issues. More pragmatic and results oriented candidates will get down to specifics, and actually say something. Those are the ones I take seriously.

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    3. I careful- Mosca thinks everyone bullies him

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    4. Victimhood can be an effective tactic. Plus you don't have to talk about any real issues.

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  4. You're a fine one to talk. The Tattler has been serving up daily ugliness and character assassination for years.

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    1. Unfortunately for you, what The Tattler publishes is true, and as you are obviously aware, the truth at times can be ugly. If you can't handle that I suggest you go read some thing else. Below is the address to a site that might you might find more agreeable.
      https://www.pinterest.com/explore/beautiful-kittens/?lp=true

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    2. 7:02 - Donald Trump has problems with the press, too. So did Richard Nixon. Crooks hate the First Amendment.

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    3. Actually not everything the Tattler publishes is true,Mod.does a great job any I amongst many others appreciate his work and follow almost daily,but to blindly accept everything here,or on any blog or news source,as "truth" is foolish.

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    4. You mean J.C. does not refer to Jesus Christ in this case?

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  5. Yeah "true". That must be why you and your 4 supporters hide behind pseudonyms and anonymous posts. You are 1000 times worse than Mr. Sho.

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    1. Get an adult to read the Arcadia Weekly article to you. Sho has been busted for lying. The whole town now knows it, and they're talking. Sho Tay has badly damaged the Chandler and Harbicht campaigns.

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    2. Good morning sunshine at 7:17.
      That's what you have to contribute to the discussion?
      Maybe think a little longer before you post, so that you can actually say something.

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    3. Sho Tay has disgraced himself, his followers and the City of Arcadia.

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    4. Yet you’re anonymous too.

      Chump

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    5. Sho speaks with a forked tongue.

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  6. Sho claims that stupid attack on Beck was the result of hacking? Then why is it still up on his blog?

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  7. Many of the posts regarding this are from bots in 祖国.

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  8. Tom Beck’s father conspired with Lee Harvey Oswald to assassinate JFK!

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  9. If the canadite that is caught up in the cross hairs of a smear campaign and the canadate that is being supported by the trash talk both call into question the lies and deception of the third party; therein lies the truth.
    Translation for the Tattler bloggers that believe everything written from opinions must be the absolute truth; if Sho Tay supports Harbicht, and Harbicht does not call for a retraction articles written in the Arcadia Best, then Beck is the canadite that should get the most votes.
    Sho Tay and Harbicht are playing ugly politics, what else may they be hidding?

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    1. Harbicht, Chandler and Tay are backed by powerful foreign interests who only see our communities as places to make a lot of money through development. They are puppets dancing on strings held by invisible hands.

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  10. 8:33, I couldn't say it any better. Your so right.

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    1. Weigh all the evidence and make your own decisions. Informed citizens are democracies backbone.

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  11. JFK assassinated himself. It is caught on video.

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    1. Then they put his body on a UFO and it was reanimated. He now works in the Singpoli building. JFK just married a woman half his age!

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  12. 7:16am. Lol. Early morning kool-aid drinker.

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  13. What’s La Cañadiates got to do with this?

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  14. Canadite or Canadians just won the Silver and Gold in Women's sport of skiing. They both happen to be best friends; O Cananda.

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  15. Sho has said he doesn't own "Arcadia's Best" website. Is his Form 700 "fake news"?

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    1. Sho has Donald Trump disease. His brain automatically filters out anything that is true.

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    2. 1:00pm in that case, Sho is a shoe in to be Mayor of Arcadia.
      Because it's fake news to you that the Don will only serve four years.
      Automatically Donald Trump will be President forever.MAGA.

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    3. Better pray the Democrats don't get control of Congress. Moscow Don will be impeached so quick you won't know what hit you.

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    4. MAGA - Many Are Getting Arrested

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  16. Mod, you are over estimating Sho Tay's ability as an editor to "Arcadia's Best". You thought he had taken the effort to put the candidate forum announcement together on his blog.

    He simply downloaded and then uploaded onto his blog the photo about the announcement directly from the website of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce at
    https://www.arcadiacachamber.org/2018-arcadia-city-council-candidate-forum/

    Also, you can compare the contents on his blog to those on the website of the city of Arcadia about "2018 Election":
    http://arcadiasbest.com/2018/02/2018-city-elections/
    https://www.arcadiaca.gov/government/city-departments/city-clerk/elections/2018-elections

    Again, copied word for word. No credit was given.

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    1. Scott Hettrick needs to take his blog back before it is worth nothing.

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    2. 1:22, that’s what phonies do.

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    3. It's Terry Miller, not the Mod, who overestimated Sho Tay's ability as an editior. That part was written by Terry Miller of Arcadia Weekly.

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  17. And another one bites the dust: Gates agrees to guilty plea deal calling for 57 to 71 months.

    Manafort publicly maintains his own innocence, but I’ll bet that’s just cover for the private songs he’s singing.

    The noose is tightening.

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  18. Fun story on Slate about Manafort leaving a paper (email) trail between him and Gates when he was (allegedly) fabricating fraudulent docs for bank loans. Seems he needed to route docs back and forth with Gates because he didn’t know how to convert Word docs to pdfs or pdf docs to Word.

    “I love it” when criminals hang themselves, right Don Jr, Jared?

    https://slate.com/technology/2018/02/paul-manafort-couldnt-convert-pdfs-to-word-documents.html

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  19. After Gates’s plea, a superseding indictment was filed against Manafort, including requests for forfeiture of lots of property.

    Better start liquidating property and hiding the money Trump family. Trump Tower may be getting a new name soon.

    Where’s maga-guy? Rough Friday night in St Petersburg?

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  20. Your style is unique compared to other folks I have
    read stuff from. Thank you for posting when you've got the opportunity, Guess I'll just book mark this blog.

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    1. Walk toward the light and ye shall be saved

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  21. We should change the name of AR-15s to Sho Tay because they are so easy to buy.

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    1. Was surprised that Beck didn’t say one word to Tay at last Tuesday CC meeting. I realize Beck is likely taking the approach of not responding to Tay as basically ‘you are scum and not worth my attention’, but come on Tom, rip the clown, make the liar squirm, like April did.

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    2. Tom's contempt for Lyin' Sho was on display for all to see. He didn't have to say a word.

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  22. Gotta admit you don’t see many men dye their hair like ol Sholan does. Guess that’s par for course for a phony. Only just over a month until he takes the helm as mayor, can’t hardly wait to see him have to ‘speak’.

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    1. I was told by a Chinese client that everyone is expected to die their hair until they are past 70.

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  23. 4:57. One of the Florida HS students said that about Rubio. Not fair swiping material from a kid.

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    1. Rubio, Sho Tay. Not much difference.

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  24. Bulldozer’s idea of a clean campaign is he tells lies and nobody calls him out on it.

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  25. Tay is no fool, he plays the part.....of course he is attacking Beck....Verlato and Beck have attacking Arcadia,s Chinese community since this mansion issue came about...Tay already won his district, Beck and Verlato are racists....go watch the old council tapes......

    the folks complaining the homes in arcadia....admit it...its not the homes...its who owns them.....

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    1. No, Tay really is a fool. If it wasn't for Kin Hui he's be tending bar somewhere. And you, of course, are a liar.

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