State Assemblyman George Latimer is calling out an anonymous commenter on MyRye.com that has taken to making unsubstantiated claims and nasty references (that have now been removed).
"An anonymous individual has taken to extreme name calling, insulting me with the most heinous references, with no apparent connection to what motivates that attack. In that person's posts, I have been called a "Nazi", identified as a person with "Hitler's mustache", and called "the most corrupt politician" in Albany.
I challenge this blogger to reveal him or herself publicly. Challenge me to an open discussion on this blog, MyRye, with the publisher asking substantive questions and each of us providing substantive answers. Failure to agree to this will prove that individual to be a coward and a fraud.
The real people who comment on this blog, whether they agree with me on something or not, Jimmy Amico, Bob Zahm, Ted Carroll, Charmian Neary, have my respect for standing behind their beliefs and statement. This anonymous blogger, who has compared me to the most evil man on the planet in the last 100 years, owes me a direct dialogue to back up their allegations.
And that person owes me a personal apology.
Every fair-minded Rye resident, Republican or Democrat, knows that such extreme rhetoric has no place in our public dialogue.