It took ten years for the identity of “Wally Edge,” founder of PolitickerNJ, to be revealed as David Wildstein, the former Mayor of Livingston, Chris Christie high school classmate and former Port Authority of NY/NJ Director of George Washington Bridge Lane Closures.
It’s taken less than a month to reveal the identity of “John Heyer” the anonymous blogger behind JerseyShoreInsider, if frequent MMM commenter and Neptune Township GOP County Committeeman Jim Granelli is right.
The real Wally Edge was twice the governor of New Jersey and a U.S. Senator. The real John Heyer was a Monmouth County Freeholder in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, after fighting in the Civil War.
The fake “John Heyer” and JerseyShoreInsider blogger is really Deputy Vice Chairman of the State Democratic Party and Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, according to Granelli.
Gopal engaged Granelli on facebook as himself, apparently thinking he was signed in to facebook as “Heyer,” according to a copy of the exchange that Granelli sent MMM:
Jim Granelli So, you admit to not really being John Heyer? BTW, I see that you censor comments on your blog. You’re not really a journalist interested in journalistic integrity. You are nothing more than a gadfly looking to lob grenades and hide behind the cover of your computer. Fine by me, that’s your right too. “It’s a free country.” But phony’s don’t sell. Buhhhhh Bye.
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.2:0.0.0.0.0.0.$end:0:$3:0″/.2:0.0.0.0.0.0.$end:0:$4:0″Vin Gopal I never said I was a journalist and we don’t censor comments, maybe you didn’t press the submit button correctly. Thanks for visiting my facebook page and expressing your thoughts, they are always welcome! Judging by the 400 to 500 unique visitors coming every day, it seems like some folks do enjoy reading our views.
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Granelli says he copied the above exchange before it was deleted from the Heyer facebook page. Granelli then exchanged Gopal via facebook chat, a screenshot of which he sent to MMM at our request.
Poor Vin. If he can’t recruit his own bloggers how is he going to recruit eight Assembly candidates, a Freeholder candidate and a County Clerk candidate by the end of March?