Media

The return of the Tom Martino-mistakes-a-former-Westword-writer-for-a-current-one video

In the Monday blog "Tom Martino Misidentifies Writer in Westword 'Exposé,'" we told you about a video the consumer advocate had made about his attempt to ambush writer Jared Jacang Maher, whose article about the connections between Martino and a multi-level marketing company he'd promoted on Martino TV and his KHOW radio show had apparently troubled the self-proclaimed Troubleshooter. Martino spent much of the clip declaring that he was only interested in the truth and the facts -- but as he fulminated, he repeatedly misidentified a photo of former Westword staffer-turned-stand-up comic Adam Cayton-Holland as Maher. The video has since been removed from the Martino TV blog page where it had previously resided, although a shorter video sans the Cayton-Holland photos remains. In the latter, Martino makes negative remarks about what he calls "one-sided stories." To avoid that situation in this case, we again present the full-length video. After all, we certainly want Martino to have his say.

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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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