Steve Barket Asks John L. Smith of the LVRJ: Are Deliberate Omissions the Same as Lies? In My Opinion, YES!

Dear John,

I’m challenging you to an open forum, whether it be a recorded phone call or meeting, to discuss why you print lies and omissions and not both sides of the story — in other words, I want to know why you simply print what you want, and not let the other guy defend himself. What you’re doing in your LVRJ columns is clearly defamation.

You wrote a story a while back. You referred to Ricardo Bonvicin, that North Las Vegas cop we have widely divergent opinions on, as a “true survivor.” Well, I call him a “true sociopath.”

It’ll really be a bad day for anyone the day Bonvicin, a North Las Vegas cop, gets involved in their life.

There’s a lot missing in your story, in my opinion. There are some things that you should have gone over with Bonvicin that you neglected to discuss with him. For example, why didn’t you ask him to explain his bankruptcy? And why didn’t you think to ask him how he payed for private detective Tom Dillard?

And why didn’t you ask him to explain his own words, which I have recorded, when he states the legal strategy he will pursue:
“Admit nothing. Deny everything. Make counter accusations.”

Those are the words of a cop — a North Las Vegas law enforcement officer. Ricardo Bonvicin.

It’s all in the court records, if you’d care to look. Maybe you should stop offering opinions on things like this that you obviously don’t do enough homework on.

I’ve been working on a complete website about Bonvicin, his life and lies. You’ll find it interesting reading. That is, of course, assuming you actually do some research about the subjects you’re writing on and gain some factual information.

But I won’t hold my breath on that.

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LVRJ’s John L Smith… Has to pay up by July 28th 2012, after ex-wife hauls him back to court !!

John L. Smith the award winning journalist, libel, bankrupt and DUI guy has to keep his word to the court and ex-wife.

After watching the court video from June 13th 2012 it was clear that John L. Smith thinks that it is more important to use his 401K to pay for his home on Mt. Charleston then it was to use those funds to pay his child’s medical bills in his past bankruptcy.

Smith seems to have retained  a lot of real-estate after his bankruptcy, two lots in Sandy Valley, one in Goldfield and his home on Mt. Charleston. According to court records Smiths 401K grew at least 50k since his last bankruptcy and his attorney said in court that he may use a combination of  “refinance and his 401k” to payoff his ex wife.

Wow John L. Smith will shave his head to help others but wont dip into his own 401K to pay for his child’s medical bills. The same 401K that he had access to in 2007 had  $205,850.00 according to his schedule C. now that has grown to over 250K. Instead of stiffing the doctors and other medical service’s Smith could have paid back at least some of his medical debt. My opinion John L. Smith is a deadbeat, who worked the system over.

 

 

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John Lyle Smith a suggestion from Steve Barket !

The first time I had ever noticed John L Smith, I was sitting on the witness stand in federal court. Smith had on a bow tie and reeked of arrogance. How did Smith end up in this courtroom?

Tom Dillard of course – I have been told by numerous people that Tom Dillard has John L. Smith’s cell number on  speed dial. I have even been told that Dillard brags about his “media” contacts.

Since I have been following John L. Smith and published this blog, Smith has made it easy to find things to write about him. A short list of the highlights:

  1. $15,000,000.00 Bankruptcy (he stiffed a lot of the doctors for medical bills after filling his IRA with over $200,000.00 dollars).
  2. Libel suits, Wynn, Adelson and others (one the many reasons for his bankruptcy)
  3. DUI Arrest, No contest Plea 2-24-2011
  4. Divorce proceedings 4-29-2011, not going well for  John L. Smith Motion for order to show cause (stick to the agreed order John)

My advice to one of my favorite Las Vegas Buffoons, perhaps you should  get  E & A insurance ? 

Ego and Arrogance Insurance !

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John L Smith : Divorce Register of Actions Clark County Nevada

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John L. Smith Divorce

As a result of an anonymous tip (with pictures) I first reported this information on August 5, 2010 about problems in John L Smith’s marriage with wife Patricia Goldberg Smith.

On August 5th 2010 I received information that I declined to print. It included alleged stories of excessive drinking and womanizing. I am a legitimate blogger with rights, I chose the high road and declined to accept  the pictures. They had been taken at and in the parking lot of the Coffee Pub  off of Sahara Ave in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Out of an abundance of caution, I declined to accept or publish the candid photos. As I could not verify the origin or authenticity of the pictures. I also could not confirm the identity of the female in the pictures.

Now, after two years of sitting on this information, it looks as though the information may have had some validity after all.

John Lyle Smith and his wife Patricia Goldberg Smith  (also know as Pamela Goldberg) filed a divorce proceeding on 4-29-2011.

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John L. Smith, Patricia A. Smith (Goldberg) Hit the Trifecta;
For Three Years in a Row, LIENS Have Been Filed …

Nothing shocks me about the bankrupt, libelous, DUI guy of Las Vegas – John L. Smith.

John Lyle Smith is the voice of the Las Vegas Review Journal (LVRJ), the Las Vegas good-old-boys, Tom Dillard and all the rest. Smith is a funny guy from time to time. And this time it’s my turn to laugh out loud.

You would think that Smith would learn to pay his TRASH BILL (Republic Services) on time. Three years in a row – 2008, 2009 and 2010 – a lien was filed against John L. Smith and wife Patrice A. Smith (Goldberg).

Before I go any further, who can John L. Smith possibly blame for this misfortune? One thing for sure, it is not his fault (and as we know, with him nothing ever is). Perhaps it was his allegedly cashed-strapped wife, or maybe it was because he had to put too much money into his IRA. I hope to find the answers one day. For now, here is what’s alleged in the Clark County records:

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Steven Barket Las Vegas, NV; Why do I Publish This Blog?

John L Smith has written several untruthful articles in the Las Vegas Review Journal (LVRJ) about me.

This blog is my side of the story.

John L Smith looks like a long-time, up-and-up, successful columnist. But after a little digging and a few leads coming from comments posted by my readers, a whole different story emerges.

John L Smith has been sued for libel and as a result had to run to bankruptcy court for protection. Driving dunk – is that OK in anybody’s book?

John L Smith’s many articles have been damaging to my reputation. Anyone who reads what John L Smith writes should look through the posts on my website to get the complete picture.

John L Smith has another agenda, that of supporting the Las Vegas good-old-boy network.

At the end of the day, facts are facts: John L Smith is a libelous, bankrupt and disingenuous person with his own personal agenda. I’m now labeling him as the New Las Vegas DUI guy!

What follows, what is published in this blog, is my opinion and is based on court records – not innuendo.

 

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John L. Smith – Three Key Words You Need to Learn:
Credibility, Credibility, Credibility

Just for clarification, I did a little research on the Internet, and look what I found (I know you’re John L Smith, award-winning journalist, but what the heck!):

So John, click on that “Journalistic credibility” definition above to go to a link you should read. I am not sure these guys are up to speed on your clout, colorful background, bankruptcy and DUI status, but WOW! You should read what they say:

Society of Professional Journalists SPJ Code of Ethics (Please don’t be upset with me and write additional less-than-complete or untruthful articles just because I pointed out what this small group of professional journalists say.)

Integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist’s credibility!

Just wondering about the recent DUI and those old libel cases … do they count?

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John L Smith, Here’s Steve Barket’s Wish:
That You Can Always Keep Your Job at the LVRJ! … LOL!

Dear John,

I hope you can always keep your job at the Las Vegas Review Journal (LVRJ).

I could only imagine how your resumé might read should you need to look for something new. Perhaps something like this:

John Lyle Smith,

More than 26 years on the job; had to file bankruptcy only once for libel. It’s because Sheldon Adelson and Stephen Wynn did not like my books.  Who do those guys think they are, anyway?!? Don’t forget: I am an award-wining  journalist!

My bankruptcy was just a little over $15,600,000.00 dollars. That’s $15.6 million. It’s just a number, but who’s counting, anyway?

Only one arrest for DUI – I got off with a slap on the wrist (got the same lawyer as that Maloof  guy … that’s way cool). Pleaded no contest, that’s got to be better than a straight-up conviction.

If you must know, I was in my favorite Nevada town of Pahrump at another awards banquet. If you ever get the chance to check out Pahrump, I have never been, but I’ve been told they have great brothels.

Sometimes I mix a little truth into my stories. Remember, I only had to file bankruptcy once for libel. It wasn’t that big of a deal at my last job. So when considering me for a new position, I hope you to can overlook it like the LVRJ did.

So don’t let my past be a deal-breaker. I can always move to Pahrump!

Yours Truly,

John L. Smith
The Bankrupt, Libelous, DUI Guy of Las Vegas

PS: Always thinking of you. Have a nice day!

Steve Barket

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Dear John L Smith (a k a the DUI Guy),
When Will You Ever Print the Truth About the Bonvicin Case?

I am wondering: When you wrote your last article, why was it like your others – so inaccurate?

 

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Now Taking Votes for My Favorite MUG SHOTS of John L. Smith

Mug Shot #1: The “OK-I-am-caught” look.

Or

John L Smith September 2010 MUG SHOT

Mug Shot #2: The “deer-in-the-headlights” look.

Comments are now open!!!!!

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Steve Barket’s New Phrase for John L. Smith’s Writing Style:
WUI – Writing Under the Influence …

John L Smith, I would like to coin a new phrase for your style of writing: WUI – Writing Under the Influence! (Not to be confused, Mr. Smith, with your recent DUI arrest.)

The influence I speak of this time is not alcohol-related, but that of the good-old-boy network, right  here in Las Vegas: Tom Dillard, Tom Pitaro, etc.

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WUI – Writing Under the Influence …

John L. Smith and the True Survivor, Ricardo Bonivcin:
Steven Barket’s Response

John L Smith September 2010 MUG SHOT

Dear Mr. Smith:

You’ve been writing about me for more than three years now, and you never stop being a source of fun and entertainment in my life. I would like to coin a new phrase for your style of writing – WUI: Writing Under the Influence! (Not to be confused, Mr. Smith, with your recent DUI arrest.)

The influence I speak of this time is not alcohol-related, but that of the good-old-boy network, right here in Las Vegas: Tom Dillard, Tom Pitaro, etc. I would think that after all the years of your reporting, you could at least once write the story accurately. Regarding the FBI’s 302 (report of interviews) forms that you speak of – did you read them or just glance at them? Do you think Bonvicin gave money to my ex-wife out of the goodness of his heart? Or was he trying to buy her testimony?

As for my websites, it’s the only way I can deliver my side of the story. I tried to talk to you once and realized you only wanted to beat me up more; the truth in your life is an after-the-fact thing.  In my website about you, I deal in facts: court records showing DUI, LIBEL, BANKRUPTCY, etc.

My favorite day was when I woke up to your DUI arrest, then read about your bankruptcy and libel suits. That was more amusing than the stories you put in print about me.

Good luck with your DUI, and I look forward to seeing YOU in court as the defendant.  As for the estranged wife, we can all learn from that – even you!

The next time you speak to Bonvicin, the true survivor, ask him about Maha Messoud!!! Somehow, I’m sure that part of the story won’t end up in the LVRJ.

Have a nice day,

Steve Barket

P.S. – Check your spelling. Be has only one “E” not two. (Don’t take that too hard, though, I can’t spell either!)

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Steven Barket’s Response

John L. Smith LVRJ Columnist Bankruptcy Update

Please see updated info on Las Vegas Review Journal columnist John Lyle Smith’s big bankruptcy ($15.6 million).

John L Smith September 2010 MUG SHOT

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John L Smith Lies About Ricardo Bonvicin Case
In Order To Discredit Steve Barket, Las Vegas, Nevada

In one of John L Smith’s (a k a  the DUI Guy) many negative articles in the Las Vegas Review Journal (April 30, 2009 ) about me, Smith wrote, “… although Jones stopped short of calling Bonvicin a victim.”

If the bankrupt, alleged DUI Guy would have listened to what Judge Jones really said (transcript) and I quote from the transcript: “AGAIN, I WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT I AM NOT EXONERATING MR. BONVICIN .” (My capital letters.)

John L Smith September 2010 MUG SHOT

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In Order To Discredit Steve Barket, Las Vegas, Nevada

‘AGAIN, I WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT I AM NOT EXONERATING MR. BONVICIN’
John L. Smith Forgot This Part of the Story!

Those words in all caps in the headline above were the words of Federal Judge Robert C. Jones. I guess John L Smith thought they were no big deal. Gee John … you told me you read the transcripts.

John L Smith September 2010 MUG SHOT

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John L. Smith Forgot This Part of the Story!

John L. Smith’s Saga: What’s Next for the Supected DUI Guy?
… My Favorite Mug Shot!!!

Still waiting on the blood alcohol content report. What deal will John L. Smith make with the DA’s office?

Another great mug shot of the ‘Untruthful Reporter’ …

John L Smith September 2010 MUG SHOT

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… My Favorite Mug Shot!!!

Steve Barket Looks at John L Smith;
Key Words: Moral Turpitude

Moral turpitude refers to “conduct that is considered contrary to community standards of justice, honesty or good morals.”

John L Smith faces more than $15 million in libel suits, and as a result … bankruptcy. Toss in a DUI arrest and so on (just take a look at that mug shot below):

Where’s Tom Dillard and Tom Pitaro when you need them??????????????????

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Key Words: Moral Turpitude

Steve Barket on John L Smith’s Recent Arrest:
The ‘DUI Guy’ – a k a John Lyle Smith

How will the Las Vegas Review Journal sweep this under the carpet? I can’t wait to read their reporter’s side of the story. Perhaps it will go something like, “It was late and I was tired ….”  or,  “My job is too much … ”

Poor John.

$15,644,671 – BANKRUPTCY, LIBEL LAWSUITS, DUI ARREST … that’s OK, John L Smith. The LVRJ will look the other way, won’t it?

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The ‘DUI Guy’ – a k a John Lyle Smith

John L Smith, Las Vegas Review Journal:
Ace Reporter Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

Steve Barket looks at the Las Vegas DUI Guy … arrested 9-18-2010.

Bankruptcy, libel lawsuits, DUI … and he still has a job!!! Only in Las Vegas!!

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Ace Reporter Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

Is Divorce in John L Smith’s Future?

I have received an anonymous phone call from a person stating that John L. Smith may possibly be getting ready to file for divorce from wife Patricia. Anyone with additional information please E-mail me at Stevenbarket@gmail.com.

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This Site is Underway!

Please stand by!!!

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Steve Barket’s Libel Site About John L. Smith

I will walk through each and every libel lawsuit filed against John L. Smith.

John L. Smith’s reporting is very slanted!!

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