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Is Tom Martino afraid of Adam Cayton-Holland?

KHOW and Channel 31 personality Tom Martino's botched ambush of Westword staffer Jared Jacang Maher in the wake of a feature article detailing the Troubleshooter's connections to a multi-level marketing company is the gift that keeps on giving. Martino posted footage of his shenanigans in which he repeatedly used a photo that he thought featured Maher -- but the image actually starred former Westword staffer Adam Cayton-Holland. (See Martino's video after the jump.)

Now, Cayton-Holland, currently writing for the Onion's A.V. Club site, gets his revenge. "What's So Funny?: Trouble with the Troubleshooter" is a gut-busting column about this particular case of mistaken identity. As a bonus, Cayton-Holland has created a video of his own that satirizes Martino's with painful precision, right down to dramatic closeups, shots of Adolph Hitler and porn-star Ron Jeremy standing in for photos of Big Tom, and an attempt to interview Martino at Channel 31's studio that's foiled when a security guard won't open the door. "Is he afraid of the truth?" Cayton-Holland wants to know. Good question -- and a hilarious one at that.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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