Sunday, March 11, 2007

Who's the media whore?

The CV today has a long list of cases that have been dismissed because one error or another by the the Luzerne County District Attorney's office. His opponent in the race for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Tom Marsillio, likes to point out “No one I ever tried for murder was ever acquitted.” And Hugo Selinski has an LTE today that Dr. Tara pointed out.

Selenski rips DA for delay tactics, denies he’s seeking publicity

Hugo is a keen observer of the local political scene as it relates to him. Some choice quotes:

It appears we’re headed for a systematical slow walk through the system that’s been pre-ordained to allow you to scurry out of the DA’s office leaving the mess you’ve made to the future DA...You hid behind closed doors in the first trial and you’re going to run from this trial...

He makes a couple of good points. Mr. Lupas didn't prosecute the first trial and wants to run out the clock on this one. And he says he wont appeal the next ruling on the escape charges but puts out this challenge:

The escape issue has been an arduous battle between us. Don’t let us all down by handing the case to an assistant to argue at trial.

And this:

One last thing, you continuously accuse me of “seeking publicity.” That seems to be your “cure all” statement toward dealing with me. The truth of the matter is that I only speak to the media on occasions that you irritate me to the point of speaking out. (I guess we can say it’s a weakness of mine that I have a short temper when it comes to you.)

Hugo has turned down many requests for interviews by the big media. Too bad. Imagine him on the Nancy Grace show? And he has another issue with Lupas:

If you continue to run your mouth with this asinine statement that I’m “seeking publicity” I’m going to show you how quickly you can become a national comic instead of just a local one.

1 comment:

Tara said...

I'm surprised the letter wasn't passed on to DL before it was published for his perusal and for the usual "he's just asking for attention" or similar comment. I'm curious as to whether we'll hear a response from him on this. Hmmm...