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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Trutanich Accused of Vanity & Hypocrisy over Billboard Blunder

Proving evermore to be the phony politician he claims not to be, Carmen Trutanich's botched cover-up of his Billboard Blunder has all the ingredients of a faux pas that could have been avoided with a simple mea culpa but will now develop into a full-blown scandal that will haunt him to election defeat.

Rather than face the music and remove his billboards because they appear to be illegal off-site signs, Trutanich hid behind a deputy who declined to comment, claiming that the City Attorney's Office does not determine the legality of signs.

It was a specious claim, quickly dispelled in an article published Monday, August 29, 2011, by CityWatchLA. Of course the City Attorney's Office determines the legality or otherwise of any alleged violation of the Los Angeles Municipal Code; that's their job. It's a job that Trutanich has grandstanded about ever since he threatened to arrest Councilmember Jan Perry and Building & Safety officials over their attempts to grant AEG billboard permits for their Regency Cinema complex at LA Live, and then over 'Dragongate' where Trutantanich jailed a Los Angeles businessman on a $1M bail for posting a sign on his office building facing the Oscars ceremony.

The question of whether Trutanich's billboards are legal or not now becomes secondary to the larger issue; the cover up. Did Trutanich instruct his deputy to give that misleading statement? If he did not give those orders, is he so consumed with his campaign to become District Attorney that his is derelict in his duties as City Attorney?

Who was it who said "there is no innocent explanation"?

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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

The guy who said there is no innocent explanation was that other con artist Bernie Madoff. Apt.

Anonymous said...

I read what Bill Carter, the chief deputy, told the Met News and it does seem that he was trying to avoid having to say that Trutanich had broken the law. I guess he thought that nobody would bother to check whether he was telling the truth.

Anonymous said...

Trutanich is the greatest guy. If he or his friend want to put up a storefront sign, he has a first amendment right to do it.

You always walk around with a sign on your back. It says "Loser!"

Anonymous said...

Nuch may be a great guy, and the billboard thing is no big deal really, but the point is why does he always lie about things instead of telling the truth? It is usually the cover up lies that brings down politicians like him. You would think he would try to take responsibility for a change and end this mess. Now it is just going to open a can of worms.

Anonymous said...

I'm 'incredulous'. Berger repeatedly and hysterically posts in this Blog about these alleged billboards. Then he writes a posting in 'City Watch', quoting as his source this Blog. Then Berger writes another posting on this Blog, gloating about how City Watch has picked up this blog.

It's a sleazy technique called 'bootstrapping', and is used by people without real arguments to fabricate mountains out of molehills.

Anonymous said...

@8:30AM Berger is a sleaze - just like most British scandalmongers. Their biggest newspaper, the News of the Word, had to close down because of journalistic jihads. This blog is no different. Trutanich is a hero to his fans and I think the SEC should be investigating Berger to shut him down.

Anonymous said...

Nooch will be Berger's boss soon. I can't wait. Nooch is going to get the last and final laugh!

Anonymous said...

6:57am So Trutanich is the greatest guy? I guess back in the day there were plenty of people who thought Adolf Hitler was 'the greatest guy' too. Most of history's tyrants, thugs, dictators and con men were great guys to their sick little circle of koolaide drinkers. Seems like Los Angeles is finally waking up to who this Noooch guy really is, don't think he's going to be winning much of anything. Sheriff Baca will be pulling his support any day now and backing Alan Jackson.

Anonymous said...

"Trutanich is a hero to his fans and I think the SEC should be investigating Berger to shut him down". What does SEC have to do with a non-financial blog?

Anonymous said...

8:30 not to mention the rampant sockpuppeting that goes on here

Anonymous said...

5:31 If Dragnet is getting paid by Jackon then the SEC can investigate. The Bureau Of Investigations will get the proof.

Anonymous said...

Nooch is in for a rough week. Billboards are the tip of the iceberg...

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Anonymous said...

Many comments on this Blog have reported its author ("WindsCale" and "Joe Friday") as being David Berger, although I had never seen any evidence to link them. Up to now.

On 8/29, in the City Watch Blog, a posting signed by David Berger states "What makes the Trutanich deputy’s statement even more incredulous is that ...."

On June 14, in this Blog, a posting signed by Windscale states "No peace officer would ever offer evidence as incredulous as this ...."

Note the inappropriate use of the word incredulous in both postings.

I think this is "credulous" evidence that David Berger is the person behind this Blog.

Anonymous said...

10:55pm Awesome research! I hope you will send your evidence to Federal Judge Otis D. Wright II so that Berger can be added to the union busting lawsuit.

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:18PM, I guess Nooch must really appreciate your comments. It kinda helps us all understand the kind of cheap hood he is and the kind of assholes who support him. Keep it coming, looks like your 0 for 1 right about now.

Nobody gives a crap about Berger, he's not running for anything. But a megalomaniac like Nooch being forced to take down his darling signs by a blog that nobody reads, that's awesome.