The Vice Chairman of the Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors is on the warpath and he's launched a savage political attack on the media and a private citizen on Tredyffrin Township's official, taxpayer funded, website.
In a page-and-a-half screed that reads like a vicious political campaign hit piece, Republican Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman John "JD" DiBuonaventuro offers his explanation of his romantic involvement with a township Zoning Hearing Board member who is at the center of a "drunk and disorderly conduct" criminal case. That case recently ended with a not guilty verdict after a township police officer failed to appear for a court hearing.
The letter then turns blatantly political as DiBuonaventuro launches an attack on Main Line Media News which ran the original story () and goes after , who also posts many of of her blogs here on TE Patch.
In the letter, posted Thursday at the top of the Tredyffrin Township official website, DiBuonaventuro then goes on a political rant against Benson, a private citizen, who started her Community Matters blog after an unsuccessful run for a seat on the Board of Supervisors in 2009.
"..What is more important for our community to realize from this example is the disturbing trend which has developed with most of the internet elements of legitimate newspapers and the tabloid formatted blogs like "Community Matters." That trend is that there is apparently no accountability for those that feed on the topic or person of the week that happens to get thrown into the "chum tank" of anonymous commentators. Additionally the "Community Matters" posts about Tredyffrin Township Government appear to be an on-going effort to discredit our government and its efforts to serve the citizens by creating and fostering an environment of conspiracy and misrust among its limited readership. The irony is that some who continue this campaign are the same who at one time, so eagerly aspired to be your elected representatives in that same government, only to fail in absolute defeat."
Unlike every other posting on the homepage of the Tredyffrin Township website you have to click on the headline in order to open and read any portion of the letter. The entire letter is posted as a pdf attached to this article.