May 13, 2017
Looking For Mr. Rogers In Allentown Election
The other day a blogger had a post about a fellow who was allegedly bullied by the current mayor. The blogger said in both the post and a comment that he doubted if the incident warranted criminal charges. In a subsequent youtube interview part1, the victim emotionally reiterated his distress over the confrontation with Pawlowski. He also claimed that despite being a candidate himself for city council, he was not indulging in a political stunt. That claim would of course have much more validity if he was making the accusations this coming Wednesday, instead of this past Thursday and Friday. The incident with Pawlowski happened on May 5th. If the gentleman waited a week for his non-publicity stunt, perhaps he should have waited another week.
If the gentleman was being sincere about not having a political agenda with his news conference, I can't say the same about the blogger and other candidates who jumped onto the bandwagon.
ADDENDUM: While the blogger admitted that the incident didn't rise to the criminal level, did it even rise to the level of news? Apparently not to any of the other local media, except for that blogger and facebook. Is Pawlowski a bully? Yes he is, but there appears to be little to this incident but the timing. As for the others who jumped on the bandwagon, let me clarify that I find them very viable candidates, but who apparently succumbed to the heat of the election regarding this incident, in this last weekend before the vote.
part 2 of youtube