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Garcia cries foul on the Ultima Palabra

Democratic Congressional candidate Joe Garcia says he got sandbagged by a local TV show that provided Miami Republican incumbent Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart an "unfair opportunity to attack Mr. Garcia's statements out of context."

So Garcia's campaign today filed a formal complaint, demanding equal time. The complaint against GenTV Canal 8 alleges that Garcia was asked to appear on Ultima Palabra, a show hosted by Ninoska Perez-Castellon, whom Garcia says "has a history of making personal attacks" against him. Garcia says he taped an interview under an agreement that both candidates would be taped, though Garcia said he would have preferred to go on the show with Diaz-Balart.

After the interview, though, Garcia says, he was told Diaz-Balart would go live and his interview would be scrapped. Instead, he says "significant portions" of his interview ran, allowing Diaz-Balart "the unfair oppurtunity to attack ...out of context" and robbing Garcia of a "reciprocal opportunity to reply."

"Our campaign will not be intimidated by the scare-tactics of those who seek to divide South Florida," Roland Sanchez-Medina, a spokesman for Garcia said. "For far too long, certain commentators have pushed their divisive partisan agenda under the guise of freedom for Cuba. This is wrong and must stop."

See the complaint at LetterGenTV01.pdf

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While I agree with a lot of Ninoska's comments, her tactics and manner of doing business are awful. She is a mean nasty person Joe would be better ignoring this witch. Her show looks like a cable access show anyways.

ItFigures

Joe Garcia is a whiner. He is just sorry he didn't think to do it first. He knows he can't win on the issues, so he is trying to stir up a "controversy" so the Herald and other press will cover it. And Roland should not have run for CABA president if he was going to spend all his free time being Joe's schlll.

Joe is a great guy and Roland has the right to do whatever he wants with his free time. It does not effect his ability to be a great CABA president.

Mario's just a big pussy baby. And Ninoska breast feeds him.

Why won't Mario debate Joe?

ELENA CASUSO

Agree 100% with Joe Garcia.
Ninoska uses your program just to divide this
comunity! There should be another person for
the Democratic Party....you are making your
program very 'divider' - is ok she receives
grants and $$$$ from the 'right wing' we all
know that...but for your Canal 8 - to pay
a salary for 'division' is not correct!
She is critized in many circles in Miami!
Let's see if she has the 'gusts' to bring
Calzon and others...about all the fraude
happening in the organizations...as well as
the resignation of the Chief of Staff of
Frank Calzon and his programs!
Let's see how 'professional" Gentv is...
concerning this issue so important to our
community!
thank you !

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