|As a GOP presidential candidate, would Sarah Palin represent "AIDS" or "terminal cancer"?|
Monday, April 11, 2011
Front page shouts: No news today
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Editor Francis Scandale thinks a huge photo of an obscure professional golfer is far more important for Page 1 today than a real civics lesson for his North Jersey readers.
More than 20,000 Peruvians from New Jersey and Pennsylvania traveled to Paterson to vote in their country's presidential election, because it is hotly contested and because they are required to do so by their country's constitution (L-1).
The great writer, Mario Vargas Llosa, said the Peruvian candidates presented "a choice between AIDS and terminal cancer," which also could apply to Sarah Palin and other presumptive Republican challengers to President Obama in 2012.
Christie gets a pass
The lead Page 1 story today is the budget battle in Congress, but Scandale ignores the far more important budget battle in Trenton, likely because he and the other editors are solidly behind Governor Christie, who reminds me of Kool-Aid laced with cyanide.
Scandale, head Assignment Editor Deirdre Sykes and The Record of Woodland Park are such big fans of the wasteful home-rule system of government, they make a big deal at the bottom of A-1 over Westwood saving 90 gallons of diesel fuel a day during leaf season.
Screwing our seniors
Scandale and Sykes have an unwritten rule about covering only seniors over 95, so you'll find stories about a 97-year-old teacher on A-3 and a 103-year-old federal judge on A-9.
In keeping with the small minds on the assignment desk under the suffocating Sykes, Local today has stories from small towns, such as New Milford, Hillsdale and Northvale, but nothing from Hackensack, Teaneck and Englewood.