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Gul P Peledina Altownays al Lava £05 Maan Sescct uate 10 Raffle, New Vash 4H3 November 24, 2010 Elizabeth Benjamin YNN Studios 104 Watervelict Extension Albany, NY 12206 Deat Liz: Your phone interview with Cuomo about Steven Rattner was pathetic. You threw Andy softballs as you did with Sheldon Silver in Puerto Rico. Andy knows you adore him and will throw him easy questions. Maybe it’s your youth; immaturity, inexperience or what appeats to be an endless desire to ingsatiate yourself with people in power. Whatever iti, its not consistent with the ‘Mantel of Journalism but it will be the reason you will not make it to the big time. If you really ‘want (o make a difference and earn people’s respect, you must challenge those in power. Study fan issue in depth. Ask the hard questions. When they say you are boring, patronizing and ignorantly complicit, fight back and tell them you can change your ways Corruption abounds in New York because the shallow and maive press defends the status quo and protects the establishment. You keep yourselves uninformed, ignorant and politically correct which makes you as guilty as the self-interested elitist culture of corruption for allowing a dysfunctional government Is Andy really fit for office? He's a poster child for everything that is wrong in Albany. He avoided interviews and Q&A. He never disclosed how he stood on Obamacre. He was allowed to walk on his use of drugs. He never answered for lighting the fase to a worldwide recession. He failed to prosecute Rattner, Rangel and Farkas and he didn’t answer for his Dubai bank relations and theie connection to the Ground Zero Mosque issue. He abused his prosecutorial discretion in allowing Hevesi to avoid jail, etc., etc. It all adds up to incompetence, if not comuption. Watch O'Reilly interview Bush and lesen good journalism. Despite praising Bush in the past, O'Reilly asked the hard questions and showed how tuned out the guy is, The penultimate interest of O'Reilly is to protect the people from bad public servants, not to patronize o allow theatties. Let those who feed at the public trough know they will be punished for bad deeds and you won't have an Aqueduct bid rigging; Expose the bad guys. People trust O'Reilly as they did Walter Cronkite because he has values and he pats the people first: Bush stated he had no idea how big the sub prime financial meltdown was going to be and that it wasn't his job anyway. Can you imagine that the President would say that and all his advisors including Hlank [Goldman Sacks} Paulson didn't know what was going on? O'Reilly then flat out told Bosh that the American people expect their President to know such things, as Bush tried to climb into the fabric of his chair. Our State government is at best three [3] men in a room Liz, ‘That is not a sepresentative republic. Is not constitutional nor is it sight. Tt is the Pets dish of fraud, waste, abuse and corruption and doesn’t serve the interests of the taxpayers. The press was threatened with being shut out and State employees and other citizens were threatened with retribution if they said a bad word about Andy. Doesnt that bother you? Ifa complacent, lazy and apathetic press doesn’t police government, who will? When we first met I thought you were cool and discetning and had read Animal Farm, Liz, all pigs are equal, but in New York some pigs are more equal than others. The Rattner deal was apparently fixed from the outset. “Pay to Play” club members buy their way out of jail with a heavy fine. Otherwise they might have a weak moment and roll on others. It's all about illusion, timing and playacting. In this play Andy appears as the fixer who hasn’t filed criminal charges against Rattner, the fixee, because Andy assumes he has the divine right to determine who is above the law, which he gets away with because neither the private sector riot the press challenge him. He’s an elected public servant with a defined job. Allowing an “above the law” envitonment for special people encourages the culture of corruption. ‘The imperial Andy has repeatedly abused his prosecutorial discretion while the press provides a willing audience. ‘The evidence seems clear that Ratiner bribed David Loglisci, the Retirement Fund's chief investment officer and his brother and gave 2 $50,000 campaign contsibution to Alan Hevesi, the Comptroller, to get access to $150 Mil in pension money to invest. Rattner, who obviously knows whese other skeletons ate hidden, got caught. Did Andy investigate other State officials who were greased by Rattner or other “brokers” who sought similar favors? Where did Andy draw the line? ‘As noted on your show, Ratiner took the 5th amendment 68 times. Andy, using illusion and playacting, now feigns that he was very upset about that, Then why didn’t he indiet Ratenes for bribery? Ratiner is a big Democratic Party patron and fandraiser, a wealthy pillar of the Manhattan elite and well connected friend and manager of the personal fortune of Bloomberg, Rattner should be a high priosity criminal target to send to jail so 8 to send out a clear and unequivocal message to all such big “Pay to Play” shakers that bribing public officials is not acceptable behavior. Instead, Andy is letting Rattner walk on criminal charges and suing him for $26 Mil with high publicity. Banter in the press with Rattner and his attorney creates the illusion of aesimony while Andy fixes the deal, despite his promise that if you commit a cxime you are going to jal (Obama's boys were not about to criminally prosecute Rattner, his car czar, so the SEC on October 13 agreed to settle civilly for the mere $6.2 Mil in profits Rattner earned and a2 year ban on associating with investment brokers and advisors [a slap on the wrist Apparently, at Andy's sequest, the SEC delayed the announcement until after the election so it could be timed with the GM- IPO and Andy's $26 mil lawsuit. The Wall Steeet Journal called this sain on Rattner's parade “venomous”, but it's all part of the illusion that there is bitterness and animosity between Andy and Rattner. Now the “Pay to Play” club boys want to complete the Hevesi and Rattner and probably Mortis “get out of jail fice” deals before Andy leaves office What happens next? Ts the lnwsuit defective? Will the eourt throw the ease out? Will ‘Andy announce next week that he has settled the Rattner case for a heavy fine in liew of any further civil or criminal action? Remember Andy ssid on your show that criminal prosecution is sil under consideration. What did he mean by that? Its clearly prosecutorial malfeasance for the Attorney General not to send Rattner, Mortis and Hevesi to jal Dec 1M is the sentencing of Hevesi, Liz, We told you that an early edition of the law journal said the plea deal was that Andy had agreed to no jail time in retuen for a mid-eleetion cainpaign political announcement of a guilty plea for Hevesi, Mysteriously it was later taken out of the paper. How's that for push? zs the press asked for a transcript, which should be public knowledge? Hevesi, another charter member of the “Pay to Play” club, knows a lot about other dealings with the likes of Sheldon Silver, Sampson, Smith, McCall, Koch, D’Amato and many’ of the Wall Street “above the lhw” boys who may have received broker fees for placing, Retirement Fund money with investment firms, etc, which could be very damaging to the careers of those folks, some of the geeatest diabolical minds of the Western world, list ofall the brokers and investment firms who have done business with the Comptroller’s office for the Inst 15 years should be published, but that might be asking too much of the press. Hevesi is keeping quict as long as Andy undercharges him [which he did-he could have charged him with a felony that would eall for 15 years in jal but chose a lesser fetony that calls for 5 years}, doesn't charge his 2 sons, and gives Hevesi a walk with no jail and a heavy fine, We are watching Andy style "justice for all" as he abuses his prosecutorial discretion and gets away with it. The former Comptroller of the State of New York, the sole ‘Trustee of the State's $125 BIL Common Retirement Fund, who should be held to the highest standards and should be a high priority maximum charge and sentence target s0 as to send out a clear message to other State officals that violating the public trust for personal gain, [a $1 million bribe] is not acceptable behavior, will walk away with a fine and a slap on the wrist Yes Liz, some pigs ate more equal than others and you and your friends in the press ate very much a past of the problem. Very truly yours bho — Cadl B. Paladino Ce: Everybody PS: Caputo misspoke about my interview with Maggie Haberman. Tdon’t lie of fabricate. Pl tell the world about Lisa, Margatet and Debra and the horror suffered by Kerry when I'm ready. Liz, your opinions on me ate like armpits, everyone has them and most of them stink Ellicott Advertising was used to avoid the rip-off game played by campaign consultants where they get x 15% kickback from the media for placing advertising. I did not eatn a ext. I paid ‘wholesale prices. Who with half« brain wouldn't? What is the matter with you? Do you ever know what you'ce talking about? Why don’t you have the courage to tell Joe and Josephine Citizen about the real games played by the media and consultants in political advertising? Finally, Caputo also misspoke about the hiring of an investigator to investigate myself. It never happened, And by the way nobody eared about the E-mails except the press and ‘campaign consultants, as evidenced by the results of the primary.

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