Sean DiSomma, the Chairman of the Red Bank Republicans and a candidate for Council in the upcoming election has requested that MMM not to publish the video of Councilman Ed Zipprich’s arrest for Driving Under the Influence and not to release it to any other publications. Zipprich is one of DiSomma’s opponents in the election.
“Linda (Schwabenbauer, DiSomma’s running mate) and I decided to run our campaign on the issues…making Red Bank’s government more affordable,” said DiSomma, “Zipprich’s allegation that we are responsible for the release of the video to the Asbury Park Press is baseless. Mr. Zipprich says he’s working every day to be a better person. I hope that is true and that he retracts the allegation.”
“Last year the Democrats went into the gutter with false allegations against me,” DiSomma continued, referring to Demcratic County Chairman Vin Gopal’s false allegation last October that there was a warrant out for his arrest in Texas for an unpaid speeding ticket, “two wrongs don’t make a right. If this campaign is on the issues, we win.”
MMM downloaded the 30 minute video from YouTube a few weeks ago. The video was posted by an anonymous YouTube user. The arrest occurred on December 10, 2011 as Zipprich was attempting to enter the Garden State Parkway, the wrong way, at exit 143B.
Zipprich has yet to respond to a request for comment.
MMM is granting DiSomma’s request, for now. We reserve the right to publish or release the video if, in our judgement, it becomes newsworthy or relevant to the campaign. For now, it would only be click bating.