During their coverage of Noah Krom’s passing and in comments they both allowed on the posts themselves, Orange Juice blog editor Art Pedroza and anonymous blogger Red Vixen made some interesting accusations.Â They claimed that LiberalOC bloggers were on the Krom payroll and that some commenters (notably Bruce Manning)who had the temerity to post a complaint under their own names were also on the Team Krom payroll. They claimed a cover up by the Krom campaign.Â They claimed to have “broken the news, even though they were clearly well behind Red County and the Liberal OC with the news.
Red Vixen even went as far as contacted Krom’s campaign manager to ask if Manning was on payroll only to be told “no.”Â Not that she believed a straight answer.Â
The latest report is out.Â Expenses are documented.Â There are no Liberal OC bloggers on the payroll.Â Bruce Manning is not on the payroll.Â
I’m calling on Pedroza and Vixen to publicly apologize for their unfounded accusations but don’t expect either of these weasels to do so.Â
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You were both wrong.Â You implied financial documents would prove your claims.Â The financial documents don’t.Â You need to apologize to us.Â You need to apologize to Bruce Manning.Â You need to apologize to the Krom campaign for your crazy accusations.Â
Beth has raised a total of $139,000; short of her goal, but I can’t believe anyone will hold this against her since she spent the last month of the quarter grieving for her son’s loss.Â The Angels got off to a great start too and then had to recover from their own tragedy, and Beth has a committed team that knows this is a marathon and not a sprint.Â
Vixen claims to have financially supported the campaign.Â I’m going to call her an outright liar and hold her to the same standard she held LiberalOC bloggers and Bruce Manning to; prove it.Â Show us your contribution to prove you gave money to the campaign.Â I’m sure the Krom campaign will do their best to mail it back or donate to a worthy charity.
Krom doesn’t need supporters like this.