On rare days, the editors of The Record of Woodland Park get it right -- such as today's touching Page 1, A-6 and A-7 tribute to the 19 service members from North Jersey who have died since 2003. This was a great staff effort, led by local obituary writer Jay Levin. Then, the editors turn around and insult readers' intelligence with an A-1 story on a group of inconsequential right-wingers who call themselves the Tea Party.
Are the tea baggers more important than the Gulf oil disaster? Herb Jackson, the paper's Washington correspondent, actually quotes one saying, "We're a loose affiliation of patriots." Patriots? What a joke.
Today, we learn the oil will be gushing until August. What incompetence. I suggest we revoke the visas of all these bumbling Brits at BP and ask for assistance from some of the big oil producers, such as the Saudis.
The Local section devotes most of its space today to non-profits and veterans, and there was no room for Hackensack, Englewood or Teaneck news, assuming the assignment desk suffocating under Deirdre Sykes generated any. A box on failed school budgets does include Englewood and Teaneck, but there is no explanation why councils in these diverse districts enacted such severe cuts.