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Cole Bartiromo got to meet his hero Donald Trump last week at the presidential candidate's rally in Costa Mesa. In the brief encounter, Trump autographed Bartiromo's $500 bill when making the rounds after his speech. Outside the Pacific Amphitheater, the Mission Viejo man had another encounter of a different kind. Engaged in a shouting match with protesters on Fair Drive, a girl suddenly plucked Bartiromo's "Make America Great Again" hat off his head.
The Trump fan lunged wildly at the girl and the crowd until a sucker punch opened a gash on his forehead, leaving him dazed and contused. Since then, Bartiromo's been making the media rounds as a "news blogger" on local television news channels telling his side of the story. His bloodied face even graced the cover of the New York Post. But none of the interviews bother delving into the recent extremist rants by the fervent Trump supporter about Muslims and undocumented immigrants while having sought to confront "the protesters that are ruining America," as he put it in a Facebook post ahead of the rally. And it isn't the first time Bartiromo's name has splashed across headlines.
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. — If young Cole Bartiromo had become a millionaire, he did a good job hiding it. The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged the high school senior with bilking 1,000 investors out of at least $1 million. But neighbors, friends and baseball teammates say Bartiromo never let on that he was the mastermind of a lucrative Internet swindle. Bartiromo, who said Tuesday that his lawyer told him not to talk to reporters, has agreed to repay $900,000 and may face civil penalties.
After Baton Rouge authorities revealed the identity of the man who shot six police officers on Sunday and killed three, hundreds if not thousands of people rushed to view the Facebook profile of Gavin Eugene Long from Kansas City, Missouri. What they found instead was a hastily prepared hoax.
In the words of the hoaxster, a Donald Trump supporter who publishes violent fantasies on his Facebook about murdering Mexicans, those rushing to the Facebook page did so “not just to satisfy a morbid curiosity of looking at his pics & posts, but to express either their love or hatred for [him].”
The Facebook profile many discovered (which is now suspended) depicted a young black man in a white baseball cap. But the profile picture was not of the Baton Rouge cop killer; it was instead a premeditated attempt to trick careless Internet users into circulating a photograph of the wrong man. Those who visited the page and are even moderately perceptive likely determined it was a fake: The profile pic, after all, was uploaded after police had declared Long dead.
A closer look at the fake profile revealed the faux Gavin Long was “employed” by a website called Newsball, which, according to a 2014 profile at the Daily Beast, is operated by Cole Bartiromo. (An email sent by the Daily Dot to Newsball was also replied to by someone claiming to be Bartiromo.)
According to the Beast, Bartiromo was imprisoned for 33 months after pleading guilty in 2004 to “two counts of conspiracy and bank fraud related to an incident in which he tried to convince a Wells Fargo teller to write $450,000 to an offshore account so he could gamble on sportsbooks, promising he’d have the money back before anyone noticed plus a hefty purse to split.”
Bartiromo has also apparently attempted to pass himself off as the relative of a Fox Business anchor who shares his last name. Maria Bartiromo, host of Sunday Morning Futures on Fox News, took to Twitter in May to publicly denounce him.
Newsball really had it out for Shania Ammons. Now 18, Ammons was a friend of Skylar Neese and a friend of one of her killers, Shelia Eddy. Ammons, who says she knew nothing of the crime, defended Eddy, professing her innocence on social media following her arrest—often inexpertly, with profane language. Bartiromo scooped up her most offensive tweets and posted them to Newsball. In multiple pieces based on anonymous sources and Ammons’ own social media activity, Bartiromo claimed Ammons knew more than she let on and should be charged as an accessory to murder. He called her an “evil drug addict spawn of Satan” (she had posted photos of herself smoking pot) and says her social media profile reveals she is bisexual, and “a violent, dangerous, menace to society.” He exclusively reported her supposed arrest, gathered from a source who “heard it from someone who heard it from someone else,” according to a chat that Bartiromo posted. As it happens, exclusives are easy to come by when they’re false. Shania was never arrested. Still an “I’m Feeling Lucky” Google search of her name takes you to the updated article.
Ammons tried to get Bartiromo to remove the offending posts.
Ammons showed me Bartiromo’s response, in a series of messages: “Guilty by association. Deal with it. Cops are closing in on you next...Maybe if you give me some exclusive pictures of Shelia and rachel’s lesbian relationship, or something else that is exclusive that is no where else, I will remove you...threats don’t phase me, nothing does, so quit ‘harassing’ me...crying that you’re underage produces no sympathy when you are all little killers in Morgantown, WV...”
You trying to cause confusion about whether or not your OP is done, we can comment?
Oh, BTW, did dude ever go to prison? Bob Creamer did if I'm not mistaken. He was a major head in Hillary's power structure, whereas this dude you're making an expose of is just some twit.
According to the Beast, Bartiromo was imprisoned for 33 months after pleading guilty in 2004 to “two counts of conspiracy and bank fraud related
How about you go pull up the wrap sheets of the ACTUAL thugs that were out there and give us your Gawker reports on them?
PS: I suppose your switching to Gawker move sis a step up from your usual Tabloid Rag hit pieces.
originally posted by: burntheships
So, he was on someones payroll?
Look mate, your long list of threads tells us who you adore.
Clinton is not going to adore you. Make one little mistake and you will be pushed under her bus, the one with the waste disposal problems.
You know, with all that has been released lately, he could just be yet another assassin on Hillary's paid pro agitator list. It would all make sense, especially the hit and run tactics.
Now you admit that intentionally provoking the opposition into violence is morally unethical?
I guess your next thread will be the condemnation of the Hillary campaign and how you'll be voting third party this year.
Honestly, this wreaks of desperation, your main points do not have credible sources.
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