Fish Wrapper Journalism

Back in October of 2009 a large drinking party was broken up by police at a private residence in Bedford.

You may remember this because Granite Grok and NHInsider blogger Steve MacDonald wrote about it more than anyone else I know of, pointing out that a newly minted Democrat State Rep., Brian Poznanski of Nashua and St. Anselm college, was among the under age drinkers arrested. (This was a few years before Steve was mentioned, by name, on Rush. I like to mention that as often as possible.)

Here is the rest of the crowd of underage drinkers:

Michael Yacono, 20, and Thomas Oliveria, 20, both of Bedford were charged with facilitating an underage drinking party in Bedford, NH along with some of the minors listed here: Samantha Seamon, 20, of East Hampton, Conn.; Danielle Tunak, 20, of Shrewsbury, Mass.; Brock Weber, 19, of Bristol, Conn.; Ned Brady, 20, of Tiverton, R.I.; Juan Suarez, 20, of Goffstown; Anthony Ferguson, 20, of Brighton, Mass.; Adam Archidiacono, 20, of Lynnfield, Mass.; Matthew Shanahan, 19, of Westwood, Mass.; Giovanni Lorusso, 20, of Norwood, Mass.; Kelsey Dakoulas, 20, of Manchester; Helen D’Aprino, 20, of Woburn, Mass.; Amanda Horgan, 19, of Atkinson, Mass.; Michael Kaznowski, 19, of Barrington, R.I.; Michael Koulopoulos, 18, of Scituate, Mass.; Caitlin Heneghan, 20, of South Windsor, Conn.; Garret Gervais, 19, of Chelmsford, Mass.; Thomas Morgan, 20, of Greencastle, Pa.; Elizabeth Webster, 20, of Sandown; Bradley Shoemaker, 20, of Merrimack; and Brian Poznanski, 20, of Nashua.

The NH fish wrappers reported the story straight up, sprinkling a few facts here and there – nothing noteworthy. And the single sentence about Poznaski the arrested Nashua State Rep. covered that well enough for the Nashua paper.

http://udadd.com/poznanski.html

Fast forward to 2013 and our annual Coalition of NH Taxpayers voter fraud investigations:

One of our intrepid helpers sent me this 2009 article because it connects a few 2008 and 2012 non-resident Organizing for America voters we are tracking.

I noticed something very typical of NH fish wrapper journalists. They mention in some articles that the drinkers are “college age” but any brief search would show it as a bash consisting of mostly St. Anselm students.

Another thing that would have popped up about this event was the location: 421 Donald Street. That appears to be a property owned by the Bedford Town Moderator Ryk Bullock.

Not even a mention of the owner of a rental property where 22 students from the local college were arrested.

It must be nice to have friends in the Nashua press.