The double standard continues with Teflon Teddy B

3 Nov

By Bob Croce, EOP Publisher

The hypocrisy continues!

The “outrage” over Ward 4 Council challenger Bukia Chalvire using a photo of Mayor Ted Bettencourt just got a little more interesting. And it might indeed be time for the Mayor and Ward 4 Councilor Ed Charest to apologize to Ms. Chalvire for their smear of her good name over this “fake” controversy.

That’s because — after learning that Charest was using photos of himself and the mayor on his campaign Facebook page without the endorsement of his honor — we now see that Teflon Ted himself recently sent out a campaign flier with pictures of at least two elected officials, who have NOT endorsed the mayor, nor given permission that their likeness be used on campaign materials.

As a late, great Peabody newspaper editor would say in this situation — yikes!

Take a look at the campaign flier below: in it are images of Councilor At-Large Anne Manning Martin and outgoing Ward 6 Councilor Barry Sinewitz, both well-known elected officials. Well, my moles tell me that neither Manning Martin nor Sinewitz gave the Mayor permission to use them in his campaign flier, which was mailed to households across Peabody. Personally, I don’t think it’s a big deal at all, but if you are going to criticize Ms. Chalvire for doing the same thing, you’re a gigantic hypocrite! Or, you are indeed trying to do a political hit job on a candidate who has a chance right now to beat your lackey in Ward 4.

The images are small, so it’s not that easy to see here, but Manning Martin and Sinewitz, who have not endorsed Bettencourt this election cycle, are in two of those shots.

Borrowing from Bill Shakes, me thinks that Teflon Ted doth protest too much over Ms. Bukia using his image without permission.

BTW, if you live in Ward 4, think about that after you get another hit piece this weekend from the Charest campaign, where they further attempt to drag Bukia Chalvire’s good name through the mud. You definitely know that’s what is coming next.

Ted

 

3 Responses to “The double standard continues with Teflon Teddy B”

  1. Anonymous November 3, 2017 at 3:11 pm #

    As I mentioned in the previous post, the bigger issue with this rag that was sent out is that he is praising himself for work that we pay him to do. I am surprised that he didn’t tell us that her turns off the light in the office before he leaves and washes his hands after he uses the facilities. Can this guy’s ego get any bigger???

  2. anonymous November 3, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

    Ouch…..

  3. Kodak moments November 3, 2017 at 4:06 pm #

    FYI if you look at Ed Charests facebook election site there must be at least 40 or so pictures of the mayor plastered everywhere. This is outrageous. I didn’t hear the mayor complain about the multitude of photos used there to promote Charest. Also the person who takes all the pictures at these events is the one ripping Bukia on Charest’s site. Wow they can dish it out but they certainly can’t take it.

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