The Shark Tank digs a bigger hole in its latest accusations against Ozzie deFaria which can be disproven with a simple internet search.
It seems our biased blogger award winner Javier Manjarres will stop at nothing to smear candidates that don’t pay him for advertising. He’s really “jumped the shark” with his latest attack on Congressional candidate Ozzie deFaria who is competing against Manjarres’ endorsed candidate, Ms. Karen Harrington.
In the latest made-up controversy, Manjarres claims deFaria “is now the focus of a criminal investigation as a result of apparently receiving illegally information that is only available to current law enforcement officials.” Manjarres repeatedly claims that anyone who opposes anything he does is the subject of some amorphous “criminal investigation.” You’ll see it in Shark Tank articles over and over.
In this case, Manjarres goes on to say that deFaria “… illegally obtained my Florida driver’s license information and photo and then claimed that it was a ‘mugshot’ of me. Right underneath the picture, deFaria typed my name and the date of a domestic violence issue I had in 2008 in a pathetic attempt to make my license picture look like is was actually a mug shot taken after an arrest. … For the record, back in 2008, my ex-girlfriend and I both filed counter restraining orders on each other for a telephone and email dispute we had. She embellished her story, I embellished mine. ”
We’re sure Manjarres is right about his “embellishing” stories…but we digress and continue…
Manjarres goes on to say his background check shows him “as clean as a whistle.” Well, let’s interject right there that this is impossible (unless background checks don’t go back too far), since Manjarres does have a Buglary with Assault Guilty Plea from 1995.
Manjarres finally says that no less than three agencies: the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Broward Sheriff’s detectives, and Fort Lauderdale police have “confirmed that my 2010 Driver’s License picture was illegally accessed and used in deFaria’s attack website.”
We find this braggadocio amusing.
Simply do an internet search for “Javier Manjarres” on Bing.com and you’ll find the following:
You’ll notice a website www.prlog.org listed as where the picture first made its appearance. When you hover over it the picture enlarges. When you click the picture you will see a source page that has since been removed. The picture has apparently been on the internet for some time, but of course Manjarres surmises that deFaria went through all measure of leaps and bounds to get it illegally. Who knows how it got there, but it’s clearly been there before the deFaria campaign used it in its website. The simplest answer is usually the correct one: it was taken off the internet by the deFaria campaign and there was no grand conspiracy.
Case closed. We just saved all these police agencies a lot of money. And if they were really looking into this for Manjarres (which we seriously doubt), then Manjarres is guilty of wasting not one but three agencies’ time just to further attack his candidate’s opponent.