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Is OC GOP Shill Jon Fleischman Goofy, a Moron and a Shakedown Artist too?

Don Haidl: Is somebody paying that goofy bastard [Jon Fleischman]?
Mike Carona: Big bucks. Big bucks.
You and I had a difference of opinion on him. I just think he was a moron on his best day, but . . .
Well, apparently . . .
(Laughs)
They're willing to pay morons a lot of money because I was probably paying him when he left $90,000 a year. He made four times what I was paying him in a year, he made it in six months. And, uh, it's all through that silly ass Flash Report. He was doing consulting for business and stuff like that, too, you know? He's doing a George Jaramillo . . . He's doing a shakedown.
More power to him, I guess, you know?

--An August 13, 2007 FBI-recorded exchange between then-Sheriff Mike Carona and his onetime Assistant Sheriff Don Haidl about Carona's taxpayer-paid flack whose job at the Orange County Sheriff's Department was to spin/attack reporters investigating Carona's questionable activities. Fleischman, who is a heavyweight in California Republican Party circles and is a protege of Michael J. Schroeder, left the OCSD before the FBI and IRS indicted Carona on corruption charges.

(R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly)

Comments (6)

  1. duplojohn says:

    Good Shit.

  2. Justice Is Coming says:

    Flash must have sold Carona out to have not been indicted as well.

    I hope they find something on him and fry his a$$ as well, the punk piece of puke.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Moron? Yes. Goofy? Yes. Artist in any way? Nawwwww.

  4. Dan Chmielewski says:

    So all the ass that Fleischman kissed really paid off

  5. Know Em All says:

    Pear bodied punk....Also, let's not forget the other PIO/POS Jim "Elmer Fudd" Armanino, sp?

  6. Alex Brant-Zawadzki says:

    Doesn't surprise me. Fleischman's personal friend Matt Cunningham used Flash Report to praise his OC Blog (oh, and he advertised for Flash Report on the site - I wonder how much he charged Fleischman for that). Meanwhile, he used anonymous pseudonyms on OC Blog to praise Fleischman, Flash Report and of COURSE Matt Cunningham. Did Fleischman ignore his friend's blatantly unethical behavior? Is Matthew J. Cunningham still an author on the Flash Report Blog?

    Of course he is. Right now he's ranting about the McCarthyism of Prop 8 opponents and ... wait for it ... DEFENDING SARAH PALIN! And the crowd goes wild.

    Shills shilling for shills - should we be surprised if Flash Report, and indeed even OC Blog turn out to be nothing more than simple devices to take money from customers, advertisers or anyone who wants some positive press from an arguably legitimate mouthpiece?

    The argument for legitimacy just took a massive kick in the testicular sack.

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