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September 29, 2010

Hey Slu, I Raise You A Gubernatorial Candidate Threatening A Reporter. NY GOP Candidate Paladino Threatens To "Take Care Of" NY Post State Editor

Maine? Fuggetabout it. NY is the place with a crazy candidate starting a fight.

Apparently this has something to do with Paladino charging that Andrew Cuomo has an illegitimate daughter or was unfaithful to his ex-wife (more on that here). Paladino has acknowledge he has a 10 year old daughter with a woman other than his long time wife.

I knew Dicker a bit back when I was in college and interned at a TV station that he appeared on regularly. He's an old school reporter who doesn't really like anyone, though if anything he seemed to lean a bit to the right (at least on spending and open government issues). Plus, he writes for the NY Post, not exactly a hotbed of liberalism in NY.

Dicker pretty much takes on whoever is in power. The idea that he's a shill for Cuomo strikes me as pretty silly (maybe not, see update). That said, he's not going to go printing unsubstantiated crap on a Republicans behalf either.

I know people love Paladino's fighting style but it's a thin line between that and an irresponsible loose cannon. I think if you are going to charge someone else with the sin you committed, you better provide the evidence at that time.

UPDATE: I have to admit, I haven't read Dicker much lately but after going through some of his recent columns, he does seem to be backing Cuomo.

I'm not sure that makes Paladino's behavior much better but it does put it in a somewhat different light.

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