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Hudson Reporter keeps the “sunshine” off Beth and Richard Mason’s hundreds of campaign violations

Pro Old Guad rag spins away millions in potential fines for Beth and her husband, Richard Mason of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
No front page or news
story of any kind appears in the Hudson Reporter about its regular advertiser
Beth Mason and her family’s very real campaign violations numbering in the
hundreds. Its political column featured the transparent Beth Mason problem
spinning away as it voiced a hollow defense while the
busted councilwoman continues her weeks of silence
on the
embarrassment to her concluding political career.
If you can’t even have a
spokesman or a Weehawken bottom feeding fish (FinBoy) make a defense on your
behalf, it might as well come from the local Old Guard rag repeating your
lawyer’s statement no punitive action should be taken against his clients, the
Mason family.
As if. 
Beth Mason highlights sunshine week on her page three ad space on the Hudson Reporter but has yet to say a word explaining her hundreds of campaign violations earning her and husband Richard Mason potentially millions in fines. 
MSV declines to be too
critical of the author as a political column by its very nature offers
tremendous editorial leeway.  MSV applies the liberty in the knowledge the
readers can discern the difference between a news story, feature or editorial
in the journalistic forays here. Lay the accountability of the lame Mason
family defense at the feet where it belongs: the Hudson Reporter editors and
publisher David Unger who is known for intimate editorial relations at his
publication.
The defense of Beth and
Ricky Mason is no surprise coming from the “newspaper” that is
viciously hostile toward reform and the mayor. Recall their proudly publishing
an anonymous letter ‘send the carpetbagger jew bitch back
to the woods of New England.’
 
That was the Hudson
Reporter’s new and improved community values since it wrote the hot 2012 story
of traffic tickets issued to Councilman Ravi Bhalla (all thrown out and
unreported since). Going  after minorities and a Sikh holding elected
office in Hoboken is merely upholding Old Guard values. Show those Dotbusters how to do it
Caren! 
The reason Beth and
Richard Mason are able to skate without so much as a short blurb detailing the
massive campaign violations by the Hudson Reporter is the intimate cash
relationship appearing for more than two years with the Mason family page three
ads, what MSV penned some time ago as the Mason
Media Complex.
No small irony, the Mason
family’s regularly featured lower page three ad space this week highlights
Sunshine Week. Apparently, highlighting sunshine is the cover for Beth Mason
not saying a word of explanation herself in the ongoing statewide cloud of
controversy over her head in the hundreds of campaign violations she’s
seen filed against her and her husband Richard Mason by New Jersey’s campaign regulatory agency ELEC.
The Mason family faces
millions in fines with Richard Mason’s fellow treasurer Ines Garcia Keim and
its 2009 council slate candidates – on the individual hook for potential seven
figure fines for the  obviously arrogant violations where vote buying was
casually documented “against interest.”
The Department of Justice as previously and exclusively
reported on
MSV on Election Day is investigating Hoboken voter fraud.
It wouldn’t take much additional
effort to add to the list of evidence of abuses using Vote by Mail in Hoboken
and see those guilty of flouting election law with the felonies putting
thousands of dollars on the streets buying votes.
MSV previously highlighted
the Mason connected political firm Bluewater Operations and the subpoena it received in
the Vote by Mail election trial on ballot question one (rent control) in Hudson
County Superior Court.
If you want to excise the disease you need to remove
the cancer.

Richard Mason of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Official Masonista treasurer/underwriter for Beth Mason’s dirty politics/lawsuits
– ALL of it.


Talking Ed Note: A
comment appeared in this MSV election post mortem story last November
saying the executives running Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz were unhappy
with the negative attention their partner was generating for the firm.
What must the executive
committee at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz be thinking now?
Hoboken residents
should let the FBI know and ask them to pass along the information to the active
Department of Justice investigation on Hoboken:
The indisputable evidence
appeared on MSV last week in this story.
Take ownership,
responsibility and five minutes and  just do it. On behalf of the much abused Hoboken
community, thank you.



This Horse Sense editorial, call to action is dedicated to all of you who stand up for Hoboken!

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