Wednesday, May 18, 2011

How do the Borgs' expenses compare?

This image shows Nicolas Sarkozy who is presid...Image via Wikipedia
French President Nicolas Sarkozy's wife reportedly is expecting.

Editor Francis Scandale uses Page 1 of The Record today to make a big fuss over expenses that "approach $30,000 a year" and bar tabs rung up by Bergen Community College President G. Jeremiah Ryan.

$30,000? That sounds like the fuel bill for Chairman Malcolm A. "Mac" Borg's private jet. What about his legendary drinking habits?  What about the $3.65 million mortgage Publisher Stephen A. Borg sucked out of North Jersey Media Group?

Are readers supposed to believe college tuition would be cut, if Ryan spent less? By how much? $2 a course? Send Staff Writer Pat Alex back to school for writing on A-1, "Ryan expensed $464 for dinner...."

To further demonize the college chief, Scandale picked a photo showing Ryan laughing, with his arms folded in a defensive position -- an image likely used for an earlier,  but far-less-negative story. (The staff photographer, Ted Axelrod, is the husband of Food Editor Susan Leigh Sherrill.) 

Tax scam

Nowhere in his A-1 story on higher tax revenues does Staff Writer John Reitmeyer mention the state could land nearly $1 billion more with a tax surcharge on millionaires.

On A-4, the Woodland Park daily reports Dominique Strauss-Kahn is alleged to have sexually assaulted a single mother from Guinea in West Africa who was granted asylum. The father of her 15-year-old daughter died.

Strauss-Kahn, chief of the International Mother F------s, shows how not to use sex in a macho nation like France, if you want to run for president against the incumbent, Nicolas Sarkozy, who scored a coup with word his ex-model wife is pregnant (A-5). 

Christie and Sykes

For a change, Margulies' message couldn't be clearer in his cartoon today on Governor Christie's rumored presidential run, launched from the wreckage of women's health programs and public school budgets (A-10).

A letter to the editor on the same page, from Lisa London of Norwood, outs head Assignment Editor Deirdre Sykes for using an oversized photo to promote "The Real House Bimbos of New Jersey" on the Local front Tuesday, while downplaying local news.

Today, Local has real Hackensack news for a change: A story on L-1 claims the $88.4 million budget adopted by the City Council on Tuesday is expected to cut property taxes because of a reassessment.

The last story on the city budget appeared on April 6. 

See previous post: More stupidity from the Road Warrior

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