|The LA Times exposes another lie from Trutanich|
Within days of the launch of his campaign video which featured Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca making an illegal endorsement for the former
The video was swiftly removed from YouTube when the LA Times broke the story that Sheriff Baca's endorsement of Trutanich was illegal; it violated state law prohibiting law enforcement officials from making political endorsements in uniform. Trutanich is believed to have advised Sheriff Baca that he was 'exempt' from that law, he was wrong.
|Although Trutanich had to pull his illegal endorsement video|
he nevertheless kept the false claim that the video was 'breaking records'
As we go to press, that false claim still appears on Trutanich's website, however, it too will likely be pulled as soon as Trutanich can order its removal. It can, however, still be viewed as a .pdf file here. Perhaps the biggest lie, apart from the sheer number falsely claimed views, is the statement that the popularity of Trutanich's documentary shows there is "broad support behind Trutanich's candidacy from a vast online and grass-roots audience." Based on the way Trutanich manipulated the viewing figures, he had to have known there was no "grass-roots audience." This was nothing short of a bald faced lie and an insult to the intelligence of voters and the press who were, and are, being bombarded with press releases from Trutanich.
That Trutanich would resort to such a blatant, and frankly amateurish deception to try to convey the impression that more people had viewed his campaign video than campaign videos from GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum is just another sign that Trutanich will say and do anything to get himself elected as District Attorney.
Trutanich may be able to buy YouTube views, but he better not try to buy votes; that, like Sheriff Baca's endorsement, is illegal, and nobody is exempt from the law, even Carmen the Clown Trutanich.