Having just gotten the nod from the Conservative Party to run on their official party line Carl Palidino erupted into an in your face verbal and almost physical altercation with veteran New York Post Albany reporter Fred Dicker. Dicker had repeatedly asked Palidino to be more specific when referring to a statement that Palidino had said about his opponent's possible relationships. It came to Palidino saying to Dicker " I will take you out", to what is being said of a Post photographer trying to take pictures of Palidino's 10 year old daughter. Michael Caputo, Palidino campaign manager said “The shooter took photographs of the home. He pointed his lens through the window. He chased Carl’s daughter to a playground, even forcing her to flee across a busy road. Fred Dicker is responsible for assigning the photographer to take photos of Carl’s 10 year old daughter and I have that on confirmation of two Post employees. ”
The Post’s editor-in-chief, Col Allen, has flat out rejected the claims by Carl Paladino’s campaign manager about a photographer from the paper going to great lengths to capture pictures of the candidate’s daughter.
The New York Post is owned by Keith Rupert Murdoch who bought the newspaper in 1976, and is rumored to be a heavy contributor to the Republican Party. It will be seen what if anything will happen to Fred Dicker, as there are reports surfacing that this was not the first time that Dicker had an altercation with someone in Albany.
Then there is the other side of how the voters will feel about the outburst by what he is now being called, "Crazy Carl".