Gramigna and Illuzzi, Two Peas In A Fail Pod

18 Feb

Every couple of weeks, convicted bank robber, securities fraudster, child support dodger and “employer” of swinger Roger Stone and Frank “Man Making” Parlato, Joe Illuzzi or his fervent Scientologist nebbish alter-ego, Glenn Gramigna see fit to take a swipe at one of the bloggers on

This week, it’s Alan’s turn.  Gramigna published a story which claimed Alan was responsible for the email press releases about the Brown Administration that I wrote about last week.  Gramigna demonstrated his inability to use the Internet above a fourth grade level by confusing Alan and me as well as the name of and the BuffaloPundit blog that resides herein.

Is Pundit Behind Phoney Brown E-Mails?…What A Surprise!…Davis Gets Off!
Written by Glenn Gramigna, Editor


Any fireman will tell you that the first person who shows up to gawk at an arson fire is often the arsonist. Accordingly, one of our grey bearded sources is wondering if those wonderful guys who were nice enough to publish all those completely phoney and slanderous alleged e-mails involving Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown might not have been also their source.

When Alan confronted Gramigna on the phone about his erroneous reporting, Glenn backed down like a chump.  Primarily because he had nothing to back it up, knew his article was defamatory and quickly issued an apology.

We were wrong to quote a source who wondered out loud as to whether the Buffalo Pundit site, led by Mr. Alan Bedenko was the source of those slanderous e-mails that were being circulated about Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown. He wasn’t. We have taken that story down and apologize to Mr. Bedenko and his associates. At the same time, we also hope that those who have stated or implied that Mr. Syaed Ali is the culprit will also apologize since there is no evidence of that either.

What a little bitch.  If you’re going to back down from something that easily, you shouldn’t have written it in the first place.  An apology like that is a clear admission of guilt.  The credibility that has been missing from both of these sites since the day they were launched is shocking.  The fact that any local official would lower themselves to advertise with either of these cretins is numbing and sad.  As Paul Fallon once said,

No one’s arguing that Illuzzi does not get good inside info sometimes from his sponsors against their enemies.

These pages exist solely for the use of launching anonymous attacks on political opponents and the shakedown of politicians who refuse to advertise on sites that no one in the region reads.  So, if politicians advertise on Illuzzi and Gramigna for fear of retribution if they don’t, what kind of reach do these sites have?  Is there anything to really fear?

Let’s take a look at how Illuzzi and Gramigna’s sites stack up using three of the most common, objective web traffic measurement services; Quantcast, Compete and Alexa.

Glenn Gramigna’s website,, designed by “Affluence Attainment”:




And Joe Illuzzi’s web design house of horrors and glaring incompetence,




So, Glenn Gramigna’s website does not even register for traffic ranking on any of the top measurement sites.  Illuzzi’s site makes one, Compete which shows that on average, 738 unique visiotrs come to Illuzzi’s page each month.  Glenn doesn’t even get that much.  Illuzzi uses his web measurement stats called “hits” which no one else in the universe uses and refuses to publish his stats.  He routinely comes up with various bullshit reasons why his site is ranked so low, don’t believe him.  He’s lying.  The objective measurement tools cited here are the ones used by everyone else on the planet.  So, why is it that reputable individuals like Kathy Hochul, Bill Stachowski, Betty Jean Grant, Brian Higgins and others advertise with these websites that no one actually visits?

I have no idea, but we’re gonna spend a lot of time over the next few weeks finding out.

Also, just to make sure Gramigna gets is right…this article was written by Christopher Smith on the Buffalo Geek blog on the WNY Media Network.  Do I need to draw pictures to make it easy for you to understand?  If so, shoot me an email.

5 Responses to “Gramigna and Illuzzi, Two Peas In A Fail Pod”

  1. Eric P February 19, 2009 at 12:28 pm #

    The only reason I know these two sites exist is by way of links to the nonsense they have written about BG, BP & WNYMedia. I was entertained by Illuzzi’s general lack of talent or honesty – and also by his deep profession of faith in god.

    Stay after these grifters.

    Q: does the same person visting a site each day for a month constitute 1 unique hit or 30?

  2. WNYMedia February 19, 2009 at 3:33 pm #


  3. Buffalo Web Design February 20, 2009 at 12:19 am #

    Q: does the same person visting a site each day for a month constitute 1 unique hit or 30?

    Answer: If the same person visits a site every day for a month from the same IP address, it constitutes as 1 unique visitor. If they visit from both home and work, then it constitutes as 2 unique visits, etc. Uniqueness in any given month is usually defined by the IP address the user is visiting from, so if they visit from 30 different IP addresses … 30 unique visits 🙂

  4. Eric P February 20, 2009 at 1:23 am #

    Thanks BWD. That seems like the proper way count hits to site.

  5. Randy March 26, 2009 at 1:19 pm #

    Illuzzi was on Dave DiPetro’s radio show today on WECK 1230 AM. Anyone listen?

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