The Kremlin Had Pravda, Bobby Lee Cook Has the Summerville News
Thursday, August 14, 2008
On Thursday morning, August 14, 2008, I began getting phone calls from Summerville Residents about an article Jason Espy had written, attempting to refute what I had printed about I conversation I had with Karen Handle on Saturday, August 9, 2008. (See Article Below).
Let me remind readers of a few things:
1. Last fall, I reported on my website about both a conversation I had with Rick Malone and about an e-mail forwarded to me from Rick Malone, regarding the fact that he was preparing the election fraud case for presentation to the Grand Jury.
In the e-mail, dated 11/27/07 at 1:12:22 PM, Rick Malone wrote:
“The election Division of the Secretary of States office referred this case to us about 45 days ago. WE have reviewed the file and are preparing the case for the grand jury at this time.
Now, Rick Malone is the Executive Director of the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia, and Joe Burford works FOR Rick Malone. This case was assigned to the PAC of Georgia, by Shawn LaGrua, the woman Secretary of State Karen Handel appointed as Inspector General of the SOS’ Office, for the specific intent of investigating Election Fraud.
But in the January deposition which Bobby Lee Cook illegally forced me to participate in, regarding the case I knew nothing about, (Galloway v Jones), in his attempt to discredit me, Bobby Lee Cook used an e-mail between the Summerville News’s Jason Espy, and Joe Burford, whom I did not speak with, and who works for and under the man I had both talked to and received an e-mail from.
Now, Jason Espy provided Bobby Lee Cook with that e-mail he attempted to discredit me with, thereby participating in and conspiring with Bobby Lee Cook’s illegal attempt to threaten and intimidate a member of the FREE Press, thus engaging in a direct violation of the First Amendment/Bill of Rights, prohibiting the “Abridging of the Press”.
But the problem, which is how Bobby Lee Cook and the Summerville News follow Pravda propaganda rules, is that Jason Espy never talked to or e-mailed Rick Malone, the BOSS I had both a telephone interview with, and had received an e-mail from, bot of which I referenced in my articles.
Not wanting the REAL TRUTH, The WHOLE Truth and NOTHING BUT the TRUTH, Jason Espy went a step below the main source I quoted, and e-mailed Joe Burford about what I talked to Rick Malone about. So, of course, Joe Burford told Espy I had never talked to him, and denied what Rick Malone had actually said in an interview, and confirmed in an e-mail.
But that is how propaganda works best. When there is an official source, (Just not the right source) and a little bit of the truth, but not the whole truth upon which an accurate picture can be drawn. It is the genius behind Propaganda. It is the most despicable evil, a partial truth, which is intentionally submitted in order to deceive.
I made their “Mistake” clear in the deposition, but apparently, Jason Espy and Bobby Lee Cook are up to their old tricks. The Summerville News quoted Karen Handel’s Press contact, Matt Carothers, whom I have spoken to about another issue, unrelated issue, and two GBI agents, Scott and Bankhead, whom I have never spoken to, and have never claimed I have spoken to.
TRUE, Investigative Journalism has a long standing and proud history of working sources and getting information and piecing together cases which less diligent news reporters are unwilling to do. It is hard work, it is emotional work, and it is critical work to a FREE PRESS. AND, in most cases, the identities of the sources must be protected, especially when they are working a criminal case.
I have said before, and I will say again, as it has been confirmed numerous times to me from various law enforcement branches. There is a large Public Corruption case, covering a multitude of criminal activity, (after all, we are talking about organized crime), and the activity includes election fraud, illegal drugs, insurance fraud, murder, conspiracy, intimidation, extortion, multiple civil rights violations, including the abridgement of free speech and free press, and this is only the tip of the iceberg, according to my sources.
The Summerville News did not speak with the FBI, or IRS-CID or with the Assistant United States Attorneys handling this case. And most importantly, Jason Espy did not speak to Karen Handel. Just like he never spoke directly to Rick Malone, whom I quoted last fall, and never received the e-mail from Rick Malone, which I did, last fall, but based his version of the truth on his contact with a lower level official to get his quotes from, instead.
It does not surprise me that Jason Espy and the SN, in conspiracy with Bobby Lee Cook, are at their truth twisting-propaganda tricks again.
It does not surprise me that the SOS’s office does not trust Espy, the SN, and is well aware of their propaganda machine, such that they will not confirm the truth of what Karen Handel spoke to me about on Saturday. Why Bother? It’s the Summerville News, and the truth of my story will be revealed very shortly anyway.
So, it does not surprise me that this morning, instead of performing LEGITIMATE Investigative journalism, Jason Espy and the Summerville News is scrambling to contain the truth, and engage in “Damage Control” by printing half truths and distortions of a kernel of truth.
The Summerville News is the Pravda of Northwest Georgia.
RomeNewsByWatson.com will be taking a few days off this next week to rest and to prepare for what promises to be a story which will be getting the attention of the nation up here in Northwest Georgia, in weeks and months to come. We will update on Breaking News of significance this next week.
Good News of Good Government
August 10, 2008
“How lovely on the mountains are the feet of them, who bring good news”.
I attended the annual gathering of the Floyd County Republican Part at the Tillman Hanger yesterday, not as a member of the FCRP anymore, but as a news gatherer.
It was a lively turnout, well organized and smooth running, under the leadership of FCRP Chair Martha Bryant. Her leadership in recent years, since a handful of us turned Floyd County from a Blue County to a Red County back in 1998, has added much to the organization, and allowed it to flourish.
I left the organization a number of years ago, in part because those in leadership positions are not allowed to support candidates from outside the party, and that sort of all or nothing partisan mentality and close-mindedness is just not my cup of tea. I would never want to be forced to campaign for or support Steve Hulsey’s race for Floyd County Sheriff, just because he is running as a Republican, nor against incumbent Sheriff Tim Burkhalter, just because he is a Democrat.
But all in all, it seemed that what I saw yesterday still filled me with pride, as a Conservative Independent, for the leadership which Floyd County and Georgia have chosen.
First of all, let me say congratulations to Cookie Wozniak for being the first delegate from Floyd County to the Republican National Convention, in over fifty years.
Now, let me share what I observed and learned.
Freshman State Representative Katie Dempsey -
Let me say that after a taking a tough and very public stance about State Representative Katie Dempsey’ first campaign two years ago, I have watched her carefully and I must say that State Rep Dempsey has proven her mettle by taking her lumps in stride, hitting the ground running, and staying ahead of the learning curve, which can overtake and consume even the best intentioned newbie. In her freshman year, Dempsey is making strides it generally take a new representative two or three rounds to master.
Dempsey was a key component in helping to get major funds committed to Coosa Valley Technical Business College for the School of Avionics, beating out many other schools in the system, all over the state. This is a huge plus for Northwest Georgia, and I do not think most folks grasp the reality of this amazing venture which will bring us economic growth and prestige across the nation.
Dempsey has kept open dialogue with Speaker of the House Glen Richardson, (who is NOT my favorite state GOP leader), but Dempsey has learned how to pick and choose the issues she will cheerlead for, and is becoming quite the confident, and might one almost say, independent leader?
If there were an award for Freshman Legislator of the Year, I would not be surprised to see Katie Dempsey’s name submitted for consideration.
This is good for Floyd County, specifically, and Northwest Georgia in general.
Secretary of State Karen Handel -
Probably no one in recent state political history has taken more heat her first charge out of the starting gate, than Republican Secretary of State Karen Handel. And, as I have learned from many of you out there, who are former pilots and WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, the Gulf War and now the current war:
“If you’re drawing flack, you Must Be Over the Target”.
Handel, too, hit the ground running, sending an investigator out to Chattooga County the FIRST DAY AFTER her inauguration, in 2007, and has continued her commitment to free and fair elections by initiating election fraud investigations all over the state.
Recently, the liberal leaning Atlanta Journal Constitution has raked her over the coals for ENFORCING election law, and as is their SOP, neglected to tell the Whole Story. But RomeNewsByWatson.com has run Handel’s response for the last two weeks, and we will keep it up for another week, (see “Whine & Opine”), so that folks can get a flavor for this brave woman.
I had a chance to speak with SOS Handel yesterday at the gathering, and she was almost as excited as I and others around these parts, (including my 60,000 plus unique readers per day in NWGA, Northeast Alabama, and Southern Tennessee), have been about the impending unsealing of FEDERAL indictments. She was tentative at first, but confirmed that her office’s investigation had yielded much in the way of indictments in Chattooga County, and admitted that she was aware that it all played into a much larger Federal RICO Conspiracy.
Soon and Very Soon are the Watchwords for the unsealing of a major operation’s indictments.
But Handel was insistent that she could not have done it without her Inspector General, Shawn LaGrua.
I had spoken to LaGrua a number of times over the last nine months, as I attempted to find out what was going on both with the election fraud investigation, and with the Carlton Vines, (Chattooga County State Court Judge), DUI investigation. LaGrua was always closed mouthed, but referred me to folks like Joe Burford or Rick Malone for the official spin.
Some of you have even complained about LaGrua, but I have learned that often, when some spin is coming down the pipe, that it is for the express purpose of PROTECTING the Integrity of a Major Investigation.
Handel told me that when she began to prepare to take over the Secretary of State’s office, she met with LaGrua about the election fraud in Chattooga County and elsewhere. LaGrua was very frank with Handel, and told her that she could not conduct a serious investigation with the Democratically appointed Bureaucrats who did not want to admit there was a problem. LaGrua demanded that the SOS allow her to hire REAL detectives, with law enforcement backgrounds, to do what was needed, and Karen Handel gave LaGrua what she needed.
The result? These two women will be famous in coming months, for breaking the yoke of bondage from a corrupt partisan political machine, entrenched in the very most back-woods counties in our state. But what’s more is, their investigation fed into what was already a well organized Federal Organized Crime Strike Force, which had been crossing i’s and dotting’ t’s for several years already. The election fraud investigation begun in Chattooga County the day after Karen Handel’s inauguration, has catapulted the fed’s case into impending national prominence, as we all know and expect the likes of Bobby Lee Cook and his cronies to be indicted.
Karen Handel and Shawn LaGrua will be inducted into the unofficial little organization my husband named, after folks kept approaching him telling him that his wife had one set a huge “balls”. My husband started telling them “He-_-_ no, what she does takes OVARIES”. LOL
Soon after Betty Brady, (Republican Candidate State House District 11), came on the scene, about the time Assistant United States Prosecutor Kim Dammers was bringing home the bacon in hundreds of convictions of Mexican Mafia drug dealers here in Northwest Georgia, and after Polk County’s new Assistant Chief of Police, Kiki Adams, had helped uncover and clean out corruption on the PCPD, my husband dubbed the four of us, “The Ovary Brigade”.
I have added three new members this week, Mrs. Tidmore, Secretary of State Karen Handel and SOS Inspector General Shawn LaGrua.
Lt. Governor Casey Cagle:
I have liked Casey Cagle since I first met him at the Tillman Hanger about three years ago. Clear eyed, comfortable, approachable, Cagle had a presence of unaffectedness. Two years after winning the second highest position in our state government, he still is a clear spoken, issues assessing approachable man - wholly unaffected by his position or power.
Yesterday, Cagle spoke to the crowd about four issues which he feels need to be addressed immediately.
He often wonders, out loud, if there is not some backroom deal with the Southern Company and the State of Georgia, so that the Tax Payers of Georgia, through state facilities, become the biggest consumers of electrical power, and therefore a primary defacto bankroll for the Southern Company’s Georgia Power, in this state).