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Thursday, February 05, 2009


Councilmembers Greg Harris, Roxanne Qualls Repudiate The Whistleblower

Posted by The Dean of Cincinnati

Add Councilmembers Greg Harris and Roxanne Qualls to the growing list of area politicians willing to repudiate the racist language of Jim Schifrin’s The Whistleblower—a list also including Rob Portman, Alex Triantafilou, Greg Hartman, Todd Portune, David Pepper, and Tim Burke.  With such high profile local names, one must wonder why Joe Deters remains silent on the issue of whether he meets Schifrin for lunch dates, and whether the two of them have actually shared jokes about the potential assassination of President Obama, as reported in The ‘Blower.

We recently asked each member of City Council to comment on this emerging story, which recently grabbed the attention of the Ohio Democratic Party

“I really can’t comment on their relationship. I know nothing about them or their personal lives. It’s not my place,” said Democrat Greg Harris, on the reported relationship between Jim Schifrin and Hamilton County’s prosecutor.

“The so-called jokes, however, are way out of bounds,” Harris continued.  “The one against First Lady Michelle Obama has a racist undercurrent; the other, directed towards our president, hints at a violent outcome for him while making light of other fallen leaders.”

Charterite Roxanne Qualls echoed Harris’ sentiment.  “It is wrong and unacceptable for any person or organization to use racist rhetoric,” said Qualls.  “This type of behavior is at odds with the fundamental values of our society. Those publications that promote racist attitudes do not reflect the core values of our community.”

Qualls brings up an excellent point by juxtaposing Schifrin’s racism with the concept of “community values.”  One must wonder where the “family values” crowd falls on this issue, and whether a politician like Chris Monzel (who has a close relationship with the local “family values” activists) will do the right thing and repudiate Schifrin.


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  1. Citizens Against Joe Deters says:

    Qualls brings up an excellent point by juxtaposing Schifrin’s racism with the concept of “community values.” One must wonder where the “family values” crowd falls on this issue, and whether a politician like Chris Monzel (who has a close relationship with the local “family values” activists) will do the right thing and repudiate Schifrin.

    Yes, indeed. Excellent point.

    It’s appalling that Joe Deters,the chief legal representative of Hamilton County, is pals with Jim Schifrin. At least that’s what Schifrin has long claimed. Schifrin recently bragged that he and Deters shared an assassination joke about President Obama. Deters needs to step down.

    I’m interested in learing the Mayor’s and other City Council’s comments re: The Whistleblower. How dare the Whistleblower constantly attack Mayor Mallory!

  2. Citizens Against Joe Deters says:

    Ya think?  One would think it’d be easy to repudiate The rag/Whistleblower. After all the author of the hate sheet is NO CHOIR BOY and he often attacks many of the people who refuse to repudiate him.

    Deters is a special case. I remember when that group Citizens For Community Vaules (or whatever the group was/is called) was trying to sue a local paper. Many of the heavy hitter hypocrites signed the letter opposing the paper’s ads. But no Joe Deters.  No Deters.  Why?  I know why.

  3. JFD says:

    Has the Secret Service repudiated you yet, for wasting their time with bogus “threats”? Don’t forget you promised to relay their reply.

    It’s one thing to be a political hatchet man, (you and Schifrin have a lot in common in that respect), however when you and cajd diverted the resources of the people who have to protect the President, you crossed a line that Schifrin hasn’t.

  4. Mayor Mallory Fan says:

    Where’s the Mayor on this? Cole? Thomas?
    Since we all know how much Whistleblower loves them.

  5. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) says:

    That’s nonsense JFD. The Secret Service doesn’t find jokes about assassinating the President funny at all. The Dean produced an article that backs up his point. They are capable of deciding how to use their resources and they typically like to play its safe and invesitgate any threats, even jokes. I bet a joke like that coming from a County Prosecutor really gets their attention more than some racist that just writes racist drivel in their basement.

  6. Spike says:

    free speech be damned, unless it is PC.

  7. Jones says:

    I bet a joke like that coming from a County Prosecutor really gets their attention more than some racist that just writes racist drivel in their basement.

    Writing racist drivel in their basement is about the size of it with the Beac & the Joe Deters hate group.  Don’t think for 5 seconds that the Secret Service isn’t monitoring this blog & the racist we hate Joe Deters blog. Don’t sh*t yourselves for a heartbeat. Wouldn’t surprise me that the US Attorney’s office has a law clerk or an intern checking with regularity.

    As for all these so-called repudiations, again, you don’t have squat. Just a bunch of politicians paying a little polite lip service. If it’s solid action you’re looking for, you aren’t going to get it.

    Again, Beacon wasting taxpayer money & taxpayer time for these elected politicians to stop serving the population at large to think of some soothing words to placate Deano, Jeffre & Franki.

  8. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) says:

    No Spike, you can’t yell fire in a crowded theater and it is against the law to make threatening remarks to or about the President.

  9. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) says:

    We aren’t the one’s making jokes about the President being assassinated.

    As for all these so-called repudiations, again, you don’t have squat. Just a bunch of politicians paying a little polite lip service. If it’s solid action you’re looking for, you aren’t going to get it.

    Our community is better off for having our civic leaders condemn this racism, especially since it seems to be so entrenched and accepted in the local GOP. I mean a racist joke telling prosecutor is pretty pathetic, especially one that would make jokes about the President being assassinated.
    Somebody should’ve shined a light on the dark underbelly in the Hamilton County criminal justice system a long time ago.

  10. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) says:

    You think the government is keeping tabs on my anti-racist positions, and how I think it wrong to make jokes about assassinating the President?

    That’s rich.

  11. Citizens Against Joe Deters says:

    Franki writes:
    Are you the law clerk or intern checking our blogs?

  12. JFD says:

    JJ:

    That’s nonsense JFD. The Secret Service doesn’t find jokes about assassinating the President funny at all.

    I didn’t say it was funny. I said you wasted their time with your portrayal of a tasteless joke, as a threat; and the only reason you all did it was to smear a politician you don’t like. As they were deciding how to spend their time considering your false allegation, they were wasting resources that could have been spent on actual threats. It’s no different, than yelling fire in a crowed theater, when there isn’t one. Get it?

  13. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) says:

    Is Cincinnati’s chief law enforcement official making assassination jokes?  If so, does that sound safe?

  14. JFD says:

    #13:

    Is Cincinnati’s chief law enforcement official making assassination jokes?  If so, does that sound safe?

    Is the Beacon making unfounded allegations? If so does that sound ethical?

  15. anon says:

    All this cabbage has been chewed in previous Beacon reports. Dean, Justin - you recently gave Beacon readers the impression that comments with redundant points would be filtered. (Not approved or put into an off-blog comments playpen.) In the interests of improving rather than bogging down the comments section with obstructionists like JFD, Jones, and others, I’d welcome more editorial discipline and consistency.

  16. An Open Case says:

    Maybe the reason why we haven’t heard anything—-IS THAT IT IS AN OPEN CASE?

    They are following all blogs and have for years- don’t think this is new- just that our best friend has over stepped the boundries this time. It will catch up with him. Just give it time.

  17. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) says:

    Is the Beacon making unfounded allegations? If so does that sound ethical?

    No JFD, Cincinnati’s chief law enforcement offical’s beloved friend made the allegation and we’re simply asking if it is true. We know they go on lunch dates, Deter’s refuses to denounce his racist friends writings and Deters calls it his personal life.

  18. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) says:

    JFD, I agree with anon that you are wasting our time with your repetitive nonsense. You keep saying we’ve made false and unfounded allegations, but you are the one repeatedly making false and unfounded allegations. Schifrin made the allegation that he and Deters shared a joke about assassinating the President.

    Shouting “fire” in a crowded theater is against the law. Reporting that someone has made a joke about assassinating the President is not. Get it?

  19. designed17 says:

    Today is the day that racism died. 

    It was close until you got greg harris to repudiate the whistleblower but once you did you had finally killed all of american racism.  You should be very proud of your work.

    LONG LIVE THE BEACON

  20. Jones says:

    We know they go on lunch dates

    Do you, Jeffre? Enlighten everyone & tell us where you’ve seen Deters & Schifrin. Where have you seen them together, Jeffre?  Where have seen them together, Dean? What did the two of you hear from their conversations?

    you got greg harris to repudiate the whistleblower

    Yeah, & wasn’t it a scant few weeks ago this Beacon tribe was booing down Harris, under the guise of unethical politics & whatever else they could conjure up?  Oh, yes indeedy. How quickly they’ve forgotten their transgressions just to garner some flimsy support on a supposed issue for which again, they have no solid evidence. Another week goes by & they’ve got ZIPPO. Rah! Rah! Beacon!!

  21. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) says:

    Schifrin talks about their dates all the time and Deters describes them as his “personal life”. As for proof, we really don’t need any more than that, but just keep watching as the story unfolds. The best is yet to come.

    Yeah, like most people, I didn’t like the backroom deal, but that doesn’t mean that Harris isn’t better than most politicians. He’s certainly a better man than the racist joke telling county prosecutor. We also talked about some of his good ideas. And there’s a long line of people that will denounce this stuff, what’s interesting is the people that won’t.

  22. Above Average Bear says:

    JJ: there’s a long line of people that will denounce this stuff, what’s interesting is the people that won’t.

    Or can’t. Jones’s corpus delicti argument may satisfy Deetersheads, but the longer the Old Jaywalker remains silent, the more compromised he appears. Why should anyone not draw the conclusion that Schifrin’s sitting on Deters if, while everyone else treats Schifrin like cholera, Joe can’t seem to crawl out from under Jimbo’s sizable sitter? Hoisted by his own petard, with each day Deters becomes a more inviting pinata for his political enemies.

    Obviously Jones doesn’t like the situation. In all probability, Deters likes it even less.

  23. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) says:

    Yes, I think it is irritating all the racist punks in town. I’m sure even Deters got a chuckle out of this cartoon though. It’s so hot and I hear they really like satire.

  24. Citizens Against Joe Deters says:

    Whistleblower at it again. See Friday’s edition Feb 20. It’a subtle. But rather be safe than sorry. I contacted SS, again.

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