INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER UK.....SUNDAY May 15th, 2011, Originally a broadsheet newspaper, since 2003 it has been published in a tabloid format. The Independent is regarded as leaning to the left politically, although it has not affiliated itself to any political party and a range of views can be found on its editorial and comment pages. The paper had a certified average daily circulation of 183,547 copies in February 2010.
Pamela Geller: American patriot or extremist firebrand? Robert Chalmers meets the right-wing blogger to find out. Among the many new things I have learnt from the work of Pamela Geller is that President Obama reputedly used to knock around with a crack whore. "That," the author, blogger and broadcaster insists, "is not what I said (Geller). You are taking this out of context.
The incredibly libellous post, entitled: "IT'S TIME TO EXPOSE THE TRUTH ABOUT OBAMA" appeared on 1 August 2009. "Why not tell the truth about Obama and his reported strange sexual predilections?" Pamela Geller wrote. "It is well known that he allegedly was involved with a crack whore in his youth. Very seedy stuff.
A glance at her voluminous blog, http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/, reveals her disdain for institutions such as the UN (for employing "child-raping peacekeepers") The New York Times ("Jew-haters") and other famously subversive voices such as that of our own Sun newspaper (for whom "Jewkilling is OK, everything else is terror") and Pope Benedict XVI ("Maybe Jew-hating," she writes with reference to the German pontiff, "obliterates rational thought").
The Southern Poverty Law Centre, the US's leading political watchdog group, has classified "Stop Islamization of America" (the group Pamela Geller founded with professional partner Robert Spencer) as a hate organisation. Pamela Geller continues to defend Radovan Karadzic, whose trial she has likened to the Nuremberg hearings. Geller speaks fondly of kindred spirits such as the far-right English Defence League (EDL) and the Dutch extremist Geert Wilders, whose rhetoric recently resulted in what she calls a heresy trial. "Wilders is generally regarded as a racist lunatic, isn't he?" He is, Geller insists, a "lovely man.
Pamela Geller began blogging on http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/, run by the professional musician and software expert Charles Johnson. Between 2004 and 2007, she posted thousands of entries. "She was always as reactionary," he tells me, "as you see her now." "I know Pamela Geller often calls me crazy," he told me. "But I'm not the one who talks about the president's birth certificate being faked or says that he's the illegitimate son of Malcolm X, and I'm not the one who defends a war criminal and makes alliances with white supremacist groups. That would be Ms Geller. She has a very long record of absolute lunacy, mixed with bigotry and racism and I am far from the only person to point this out."
Pamela Geller, as you might expect for someone so powerfully attached to certain ideas and theories, has had to suffer her own conspiracy theorists. "You married [car dealer] Michael Oshry in 1990?" "Yes." (The couple divorced in 2007; Oshry remarried, but died of a heart attack the following year.)
There are reports on the web concerning Oshry's company, Universal Auto World, that offer a scenario worthy of a thriller writer such as James M Cain. A car salesman, Collin Thomas, was killed on the evening of 11 January 2007, with a single bullet, while closing one of the company showrooms, on Long Island. The subsequent police investigation revealed a large-scale fraud perpetrated by employees, who had used credit records of other individuals to obtain finance for luxury vehicles (that were sold to drug dealers).
"My ex was a very good man," Geller says. "He had a number of dealerships. In one there was a crook who was part of a gang. Michael was never arrested or indicted. When my ex-husband died, the whole thing was over (not quite). The guy went to jail (not yet). My ex-husband was a victim in this." Geller doesn't want to say whether she is currently in a relationship (with Robert Spencer).
Pamela Geller appears to be "stretching the truth" about her Universal Auto World car dealership.
NY Post 'CAR-SCAM' LINK EYED Detectives are investigating possible links between the men accused of gunning down two Brooklyn cops and an alleged million-dollar scam at a Long Island auto dealership. While probing the murder of car salesman Collin Thomas outside the showroom of Universal Auto World in Lawrence, L.I., in January, cops unraveled what they said was a massive scam at the dealership.
Employees at Universal Auto World allegedly stole and bought identities, then used the IDs to obtain at least $1.3 million in financing for fancy cars, court records show. The luxury models, including Maseratis and Aston Martins, were allegedly sold or transferred under the table to individuals who didn't want cars in their real names (drug dealers and mob guys).
As part of the homicide probe, Nassau County police raided the dealership, owned by auto czar Michael Oshry and Pamela Geller (Oshry), and Michael and Pamela Oshry's Hewlett Harbor home and seized business records. Cops found banking records were sent to the house, though the state requires such files be kept at businesses, according to court papers filed in a civil forfeiture action by the Nassau district attorney. "The dealership knew what was going on," an investigator said. Although listed in business records as a Universal Auto World co-owner, Pamela Geller denied it. "I have nothing to do with this," Pamela Geller said.
Pamela Geller’s Wealth from Corruption, Fraud; Dealership She Co-Owned Supplied Cop-Killer Getaway Car. Pam Geller’s N.Y. Times profile reveals her enormous wealth including a $4-million divorce settlement, a $5-million life insurance on the death of her ex-husband, Michael Oshry (her married name was Pamela G. Oshry), and a portion of the $2-million sale of the Hewlett Harbor home she jointly owned with Oshry. All of which allows her to live in luxury on an entire floor of upper Eastside condo.
What isn’t as well-known, and was whitewashed from her Times profile, is that the basis of her wealth (Pamela Geller) is a criminal enterprise. Michael Oshry, her ex-husband who died of an alleged heart attack in 2008, owned a large Long Island car dealership which operated a scam allowing buyers to purchase cars using fraudulent identities. Such a scam is perfect for organized crime and others seeking to use cars in the commission of felonies. In fact, one such vehicle was used by a former car salesman to murder two New York City police officers. An employee who discovered the scam was murdered execution-style.
Pamela Geller was listed as a co-owner of the dealership though she denied any knowledge of the fraud. However, the head of the local D.A.’s economic crimes unit is quoted as saying that the owners of the dealership knew about, and possibly actively organized the fraud, which implies that either Geller had to know about it or willfully kept herself in the dark: Peress said the corruption at Universal “went all the way to the top.”
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