THE TRUTH SHALL
SET YOU FREE ...
EARLIER IN THE
WENT OUT OF THEIR
TO BASICALLY CALL
THIS PERSON WROTE
A SERIES OF UNTRUE STATEMENTS ABOUT MY HARD-EARNED WORK ... WITHOUT EVEN SEEKING
COMMENT FROM ME ...
I SIMPLY WAITED
EVIDENCE TO ARRIVE ...
WELL, ... IT'S
On May 2,
2005, I learned and confirmed that The New Jersey Office of Government
Integrity had referred a complaint to Atlantic County Prosecutor Jeff Blitz
regarding Atlantic City Mayoral candidate Bob Levy ...
President Bob McDevitt was with me, when Ellen Cohill from the New Jersey Office
of Government Integrity called me and confirmed this fact ... Bob is a direct
witness to the phone call I received ...
professional courtesy, I held this breaking news until the afternoon of May
3, 2005, ...
writer who accused me of not getting this Levy complaint referral to
Atlantic County Prosecutor Jeff Blitz correct ... Is the one who couldn't
have gotten it more wrong. This person had so many facts wrong, I don't even
know where to begin ... For reasons unknown to me ... The writer resorted
to try and discredit my hard-earned work ... The writer stated for
publication that "it may end up on the desk of the county prosecutor as due
course in these matters" ... As we confirmed earlier, the NJ Office of
Government Integrity specifically referred it to Blitz ... not that it "may wind
up there" as this writer said ... The NJ OGI review "determined that your
(Blitz) office has jurisdiction over this matter." This clearly demonstrates
that should the citizen complaint be proven to be true ... It is a criminal
matter ... Just as we confirmed this past May 3,
The writer who
falsely attacked my work stated that that they contacted the NJ OGI and
that the NJ OGI confirmed that they "declined to follow-up on the citizen
complaint" ... This is not true and I will provide you with the
written proof of this fact in just a little bit ...
This writer then contended that they contacted Jeff Blitz and
Blitz is quoted as saying he wouldn't comment, although that's exactly what
Blitz did do ... Blitz said he didn't know anything about an NJ OGI
referral regarding Bob Levy ... His exact quote according to this writer
was "Nothing has been referred here and if something is referred here we
would decline comment," said Blitz. So, Blitz is willing to say that nothing has
been referred to him ... yet, I have physical proof that he has a direct
referral from the OGI ... We only point this out, because Blitz, who says he
doesn't comment ... in fact did comment that he doesn't (know of or) have a
referral ... making it look like we misrepresented this issue, when we
Blitz' letter from the NJ OGI, dated May 3, 2005, (of which I have a
copy) says otherwise ... Blitz has been sent a direct referral, exactly as I
stated he did in my May 3, 2005, breaking news report
Here is a copy
of the letter from the New Jersey Office of Government Integrity, proving that
my May 3, 2005, breaking news report was SPOT-ON accurate as
State of New
Office of the
Department of Law
And Public Safety
May 2, 2005
Your letter dated April
25, 2005 has been referred to me for response. Please be advised your
allegations concerning misuse of a public position for personal gains by the
Director of Emergency Services and Chief of the Atlantic City Beach Patrol,
Robert Levy has been referred to Jeffrey Blitz, Atlantic County Prosecutor for
I can be of any further assistance, you can reach me at
of Government Integrity
There is no
question that the New Jersey Office of Government Integrity referred this matter
to Jeffrey Blitz ... Just as we said all along ... We are surprised and
disappointed that a local writer went out of their way to take a cheap shot at
me ... Especially considering how spot-on accurate our story is ... versus how
recklessly inaccurate their story was in response.
This all could
have been avoided if this writer had taken just one minute to call me ... I
would have sourced my confirmed and accurate news ... None of this would have
It is outrageous
for this writer to report unambiguously that no such complaint exists. This is a
blatantly false statement ... which this writer has an obligation
to correct. This complaint does exist and we have the written
statement by the writer was confirming that the NJ OGI "declined to
follow-up on the citizen's complaint." After reviewing the complaint, The NJ OGI
determined that Jeff Blitz has jurisdiction over this
matter ! This is far from "declining to follow-up." By determing that Blitz
has jurisdiction ... the NJ OGI did take
I am setting the
record straight ... Because I simply refuse to have my hard-earned work trashed
by someone who didn't have knowledge of any of the facts involving my breaking
news report ... They couldn't have or they wouldn't have gotten this so wrong
The truth is ...
We were so far ahead of everyone else on this story that this writer simply
couldn't keep up with our speed and
We believe that
a public apology is in order.
We are making
true copies of the NJ Office of Government Integrity letters (sent to Pierre
Hollingsworth and to Jeff Blitz) available for this writer to correct
the false written record about our
didn't leave my name out of their work ... However, we have decided to not
report this person's identity ... In hopes that they will simply come clean and
correct their false written record.
A good writer
has an obligation to do so when they have been presented with physical evidence
which proves that what they had written earlier was inaccurate ...
I want to
believe that this writer simply erred ... That they didn't have the evidence
that we had and those who they had contacted didn't yet have the complaint ...
This is an easy fix for the person who smeared my
Let's see what
this writer does? A good writer will simply apologize and move on ... A bad
writer will seize the opportunity to take another cheap shot at me ...
Let's see which occurs!
May 5, 2005 HarryHurley.com