Taken by Gossips before the mayoral debate in 2011 and first published with Gossips' report on that debate, the picture has in recent weeks appeared on Hallenbeck's 2013 campaign website--without attribution but with the following caption: "Mayor William H. Hallenbeck Jr. poses for the cameras before the 2012 Nicholas Haddad and William H. Hallenbeck Jr. Debate."
Democratic mayoral candidate Victor Mendolia used part of the picture to create his satirical "Bill in the Box" image, lampooning Hallenbeck for refusing to debate him during this election cycle.
Now we discover that WGXC has picked up the picture on its website to announce tomorrow morning's special @Issue interview with the incumbent mayor--again without attribution.
The interview, which will be conducted by Tom DePietro, begins at 10 a.m. Listeners are urged to call in with questions and comments: (518) 828-0290 or Skype wgxc90.7.
Gossips Note: At sometime on Wednesday, WGXC changed the picture of Hallenbeck used on their website.