The Shark Tank Has Repeatedly Attacked Ozzie deFaria for having been arrested back in 2005…but fails to tell you that the charges were dropped.
The Shark Tank Repeatedly Attacks Ozzie deFaria for having been arrested back in 2005 for “Domestic Violence.” You’ve probably seen the picture above. What the Shark Tank doesn’t tell you is that the charges were dropped. As in dismissed. As in thrown out. So we updated the photo with the byline “and the case was dismissed.” You’d think that Javier Manjarres, who writes the Shark Tank, and who has a criminal record of his own, would understand the criminal process more than most people and would appreciate the phrase “innocent until proven guilty.” After all, Manjarres himself pled guilty to Burglary with Assault back in 1995 in what was a domestic violence matter where he got in a fight with another man over a woman. But alas, Manjarres is working hard to support his candidate Karen Harrington in a Republican primary.
To be sure, Mr. deFaria, according to the arrest record, seems to have gotten in a scuffle with his then-wife’s boyfriend at the time. It’s the boyfriend – and not the ex-wife, that filed the affidavit that was the basis for the arrest. In the larger scheme of things, an objective observer may think that it’s not very surprising that a husband might get in an altercation with his wife’s boyfriend. (How shocking!) But once again, that’s besides the point…the case was thrown out.
Once again, innocent until proven guilty. The case was thrown out, so Mr. deFaria has no criminal record for this charge. Of course the Shark Tank wants to make you think otherwise.
The Shark Tank has constantly attacked the opponents of his preferred candidate, Karen Harrington. The main attacks have been on Ozzie deFaria, whom we are guessing Harrington perceives as her main threat. We at FCN don’t have a horse in this race – it’s unlikely anyone of these Republican candidates will beat Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s (DWS’s) current CD20 district comes in at a D+13 according to the non-partisan Cook Index, making it an extremely Democratic district, and the new district is similar…presenting what would be a more than 95% chance that DWS wins reelection. But we feel the need to speak out on the issue because many casual observers probably won’t understand why the Shark Tank continues to attack deFaria on a regular basis.
For the uninitiated, Saul Alinsky is the liberal radical community organizer who wrote “Rules for Radicals.” According to Alinsky, the main job of the organizer is to bait an opponent into reacting.
RULE 12 is instructive with regards to the Shark Tank’s attacks on Republicans in primaries: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)” [courtesy Wikipedia].
Alinsky is alive and well with Manjarres. He’ll smear and attack those that don’t pay him in Republican primaries. He’ll avoid the facts. It’s what he does. It will continue until candidates stop paying him. And we will continue to uncover the truth so long as the Shark Tank ignores it.