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Syaed Ali’s Claims are like an Iron Mountain

23 Feb

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The only reason anyone knows Syaed Ali’s name is that he claims to have been horribly mistreated at the hands of various law enforcement agencies doing the bidding of Mayor Byron Brown and City Hall. For whatever reason, City Hall believes that Ali is behind a string of emails sent out to media outlets last year claiming all sorts of crazy and poorly written things.

In the wake of Glenn Gramigna accusing me of being the author of those emails, Buffalo Geek undertook a review of Syaed Ali – his business and what it offers. He notes that Ali had, in the past, sent out press releases claiming all kinds of incredible business growth, including telling the BNE that he’d be hiring 150 people between November 2008 and August 2009.

Geek reveals that Sail-It is operated out of Ali’s home, and questions how 150 or 1,000 people would work there. He also reveals that Sail-It offers a wide range of technology services, but much of the information on its website is cribbed from other businesses. You can practically select any random bit of text, Google it, and find its true source. Consider:

Then you find this:

Whatever Sail-It Government Solutions is, Iron Mountain offers the exact same service, and even uses the exact same copy to sell it, verbatim.

There’s a reason that the idiom “consider the source” was invented, and unfortunately, Mr. Ali embodies that caveat. Again – I have been nothing but supportive of him, if what happened to him actually happened as it’s been described in the media and his Notice of Claim. Certainly, there appears to have been something ranging from overreaching to bona fide civil rights violations. But Mr. Ali has not done himself or his cause any favors whatsoever. He doesn’t stop talking to Artvoice or Gramigna, and every time he does so, it frankly harms his cause. Everything he says can be used against him in court.

Now, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean City Hall isn’t after you. In this case, there’s no question they’re after Ali. But we’ve only heard one side of the story, because law enforcement isn’t talking. Based on my suspicions that Ali was Gramigna’s “source” claiming that I wrote the Brown emails, and the dubious information on Ali’s much-touted business’ website, I have to take everything he says with a boulder-sized grain of salt.

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 WNYMedia.net.

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 WNYMedia.net 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

SOURCE WONDERS IF SELF PROCLAIMED PUNDIT REALLY BEHIND SLANDEROUS BROWN E-MAILS…WAS DAVIS TREATED LIKE ANY OTHER CITIZEN?…RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY ALIVE AND WELL ON LOCAL BLOGS

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, NewWnyPolitics.net, designed by “Affluence Attainment”:

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And Joe Illuzzi’s web design house of horrors and glaring incompetence, PoliticsNY.net:

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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.

Glenn Gramigna: Journamalist

9 Feb

Illuzzi Lite Glenn Gramigna wrote this today. It’s in all caps, so it must be of critical screaming importance:

Pundit Publishes Phoney Brown Chats…But Why?
Written by Glenn Graminga, Editor

WHY IS OTHER SITE PUBLISHING PHONEY CHATS

WE WOULD NEVER PUBLISH OBVIOUSLY FALSE MATERIAL WHICH PURPORTS TO PORTRAY WRONGFUL BEHAVIOR WITH REGARD TO ANYONE, IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN ETHIC OF DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU. THIS STUFF IS GARBAGE AND SHOULD NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY.

I particularly enjoy Gramigna’s usage of the royal “we”…

…and who said they were Brown chats?

Anyway, we published them because it’s interesting, newsworthy, and Chris and I thought it would be interesting for people to weight the whole Syaed Ali story against what he was accused of sending out. We also thought that people could and would do what they did – compare the writing in the chats to the writing habits of whoever puts together SAIL-IT’s web content.

We were both crystal clear that we thought the chats were so phony (that’s how you spell it, Glenn) as to be downright humorous.

Names were redacted to protect them us (because the emails are clearly defamatory). In fact, anyone with basic intelligence could have read my post or Chris’ post and figured out “why” we posted it. It is written out in English, after all.

Here’s a different question that’s raised. Now that Ali’s company is an advertiser of Gramigna’s, why does Gramigna or Ali care if these materials are posted if they’re so clearly untrue, and weren’t sent by Ali?