Lobbyist Bernie Friedman’s Been Punked

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Lobbyist Bernie Friedman has been punked.

The fixture at the Broward Government Center has an interresting Wikipedia entry which pokes fun at his run-in earlier this year with WPLG-Channel 10′s Bob Norman.

Norman aggressively tried to push past Friedman, who was blocking an escalator in the government center.

When Norman touched Friedman, the lobbyist pitched a “hissy” fit. He squealed that Norman was trying to throw him down the escalator.

Now the matter is dealt with humorously on Wikipedia.

“It’s making the rounds everywhere,” a source told me.

If I had to bet, Friedman didn’t post the entry.

Check out the last paragraph, which I bold-faced:

Bernie Friedman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Bernie Friedman is an attorney in Hollywood, Florida, and a major political figure in South Florida, often called the “sixth commissioner” of Hollywood. [1]

Formerly president of the College Democrats of America, he worked for Rep. Larry Smith during the 1980s before joining the law firm of Becker and Poliakoff in Hollywood.

Friedman has been accused of ethics violations because of his dual role as attorney for condominium developers and lobbyist for the city of Hollywood, and because of his extensive fundraising for political candidates in South Florida. [2]

He is currently chairman of the American Democracy Project.

In 2012, Bernie Friedman suffered from a near death experience, when according to Mr Friedman, a crazy local news reporter allegedly tried to kill him by pushing him down an escalator just to get a story. [3]

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Here  is the original Norman televised story.

 



6 Responses to “Lobbyist Bernie Friedman’s Been Punked”

  1. christine says:

    Bob Norman? Aggresive, perhaps. Crazy? No.
    Bernie Friedman drama queen? For a “B” movie performance in a adventure clip? Absolutely.

  2. Ed Foley says:

    Yes, so many have suffered at the crazed hands of Bob Norman. Has Bernie recovered? This kind of trauma can bring on crying jags for years to come. Any evidence Bernie is still biting his lip when discussing his near death experience.

  3. City Activist Robert Walsh says:

    You goggle my name etc, it says that I am the “offical spokeperson for Judy Stern.” I kid you not. Then it goes on about how much of a sleaze bag Larry Seildlin was. I mean these goggle sites, i have often wondered where they get this information. Better yet who is their source for information – is more like it.

  4. Reprobait1 says:

    Bob Norman beat Bernie Friedman to a “Pulp”.

  5. Susanna Bott says:

    Bob Norman could have easily become the injured party, along with the run-away garbage coward. Seriously, any innocent escalator-rider at the time of this vile lobbyist & the hands of an irresponsible activist ~ what a childish “display” by Friedman; Dangerous and a most irritating squeal.

    I love Bob Norman! So glad you are alright from a potential injury at the hands of a real jerk.

  6. TheSenator1 says:

    Bernie Friedman is so disgusting, you want to hurt him. But you can’t, unless of course you used to be Scott Rothstein, who could get a high-ranking BSO officer like Jeff Poole to manufacture a felony arres warrant and put Bernie up against the wall naked.