My guest on “High Noon” today will be Samuel Rivers, a Mount Vernon realtor and Democratic district leader who claims in a lawsuit that he was threatened in an expletive-laced phone conversation with John Boykin, an aide to Mayor Clinton Young. Rivers taped the Feb. 16 conversation and released the tape to the press, expletives and all.
Rivers alleges that he was targeted for retaliation because he set up a meeting with Tony Castro, an attorney and past candidate for district attorney, who is a possible 2009 opponent against the current DA, Janet DiFiore.
Dots have to be connected here. DiFiore has been the target of a lawsuit and numerous editorial screeds by Sam Zherka, the publisher of the weekly newspaper, The Westchester Guardian. Castro’s bid for DA last time was supported by the weekly. Zherka has also lately urned his wrath on Young, the mayor.
Rivers has announced a desire to work for Zherka as a columnist.
The politics of revenge, in short, is thriving.
Read more about it by clicking onto a Journal News article. And then tune in today at 12 noon. That’s WVOX, 1460 AM, or log onto wvox.com. Calls will be taken at 914-636-0110.