Emailing funny cat videos to your friends is one thing, but sending pornographic videos you think are “awesome” is on a whole different level, a Republican gubernatorial candidate promoted by the tea party movement is finding out.
An upstate New York website announced Wednesday, “Since Carl decided to make an issue of ‘pornographers and perverts’ who are subverting our society and offending his values and Catholic sensibilities, we here at WNYMedia.net thought now would be a great time to revisit the 70-something emails that Carl Paladino sent around to hundreds of his friends, advisors, and associates as well as to leaders in the WNY business community and government officials over the course of several years.”
(Warning: Explicit photos at WNYMedia link)
Earlier this year—when Paladino was running against former Senate candidate Rick Lazio for the Republican nomination—Buffalo-based WNYMedia.net published some of the emails he had sent to “a veritable who’s who of Buffalo-area politicians, media types, hangers-on, hacks, and appointees.” And oh, what emails they were, ranging from racist depictions of President Obama, to different racist depictions of President Obama.
But those weren’t the only copies of Paladino correspondence obtained by WNYMedia.net. Besides the horrifying racist emails, there was the explicit porn email—much of which the site published today. And, well: It’s pretty gross. Here’s one, titled “Russian treasure XX open in private” (the “treasure” is a woman, who lactates on a window, not a painted egg, or whatever)
In reference to one that Paladino allegedly sent in October of 2009 under the subject header “2 Chicks Turning up the heat – XXX”, the WNYMedia.net article states,
Here’s another video that Carl Paladino described as “awesome”. Perhaps this is the proof his campaign needed to establish that he is all for gay people being gay. Nevertheless, based on his speeches in Brooklyn, he doesn’t think that these young ladies’ relationship is a “valid and successful option”. But he’s happy to watch.
Paladino spokesman Michael Caputo ripped the website but did not deny his boss sent the salacious texts.
Caputo said Paladino apologized for forwarding offensive emails in April, when the first batch became public. He accused the blog of being run by liberal activists who “tried to derail our campaign once before with emails of questionable origin.
“We’ve gotten past this. We’re not going to take the time to confirm these miscreants’ new attempt to revive their dying website.”