Thursday, July 25, 2013

Your Daily Spin by the Middletown Mess: Press Pulls Opinion Letter from Councilman Phil Pessina

Earlier today the Middletown Press published an opinion piece authored by Councilman Phil Pessina in which he criticized the Middletown Republican Town Committee for not re nominating him to the slate of candidates up for election to the common council this November.
 The three term incumbent called the Republicans "buffoons and clowns." Editor of the Patch Cassandra Day published excerpts from the letter yesterday, with the Press publishing the full letter today
Google search showing link to Councilman Pessina's letter
 Councilman Pessina's original letter as it appeared
 on the Press's site earlier today.
 Click to enlarge.
The now defunct link.  If it comes back, will it be edited?
 Why was this letter pulled and 
who requested this?
A Google search for "Pessina letter to the editor Middletown Press" still turns up the cached url where the letter was posted most of the day. What is going on?

As of this evening, the Press it appears has pulled the Councilman's letter from it's website. 
Prior to this, we copied the letter to our site here: 


  1. Not sure if link works but still there under opinion 7/24/13.

  2. Here is the correct URL to the letter:

    It has been posted in full on The Middletown Press website since mid-day Wednesday.

    Viktoria Sundqvist
    The Middletown Press

  3. Look at the URL the Insider posted for the "missing" letter: Since that is not the correct URL it is not surprising that Pessina's letter isn't found by clicking the link. While a typo isn't as sexy as a claim of a conspiracy, it is pretty obvious what happened if you compare the URL used by the Insider to the correct one.

  4. Thank's for REPOSTING Viktoria. The Google cache clearly shows we did not have the wrong url, the post was removed around late yesterday afternoon and reposted today at a NEW url.

    Thanks for reading our blog by the way!

    Middletown Insider Staff

  5. NO TYPO! The google cache data shows the page was removed around 1pm and not re posted til after the Insider post. Could have been a server glitch and not on purpose. No one us saying that. Stop posting Viktoria.

  6. Strange how the post became obscure immediately after I posted this comment:
    The Realistic Balance Party of Middletown will be selecting candidates for local office to run on the third line in November this August 27 at 6 PM in front of the old Javapalooza.
    People eligible to vote include members of this party and the Independent Party, provided they have not been members of any major party in the previous 90 days, and Middletown electors who in the past have been nominated by either this party(several), the Independent Party(Deb K) or the now defunct Connecticut for Lieberman Party(Earl).
    See http://realisticbalance.blogsp... for more details.

  7. Viktoria tainted in her decisions.. No way!! She is so to left even people with highly leftist ambtions are like, "Man she is so liberal that she actually believes the poo-poo she writes about!'


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