Wouldn't you think Agriprocessors would drop 5WPR? But it has not done so, even though, acting in Agriprocessors name, 5WPR has impersonated Agriprocessors opponents and sockpuppeted its way across the Web. I guess Agriprocessors new compliance officer [sic] Jim Martin isn't overly concerned about Agriprocessors representatives non-compliance with state, federal and Jewish law.
Anyway, here's a bit of the Forward piece:
…The fraudulent comments were first uncovered by the blogger Shmarya Rosenberg of FailedMessiah.com. At the time, Torossian told the Forward, “I have complete confidence in knowing that my account team who runs these accounts did not make these posts.”
On Thursday, the JTA wrote a story indicating that similar comments posted on the JTA Web site had come from what appeared to be Engelmayer’s home in Manhattan.
After JTA made this discovery, a person claiming to be an intern at 5WPR called JTA to explain that he had posted the comment from Engelmayer’s apartment without Engelmayer’s knowledge. The intern declined to give his name, according to JTA.
Soon thereafter, Rosenberg published yet another blog post indicating that many earlier comments on his FailedMessiah blog appeared to also come from Engelmayer’s apartment. This was followed quickly by Torossian’s statement. In it, he said, “This battle is not about blogging, it is however about protecting the highest levels of Kashrut in the Jewish community.”