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A day after Publisher Stephen A. Borg was accused of blocking stories about his wealthy friends, one of those stories appeared in The Record. Is that merely a coincidence?
Now, readers surely are wondering why the story ended up at the bottom of Local, while an issue few people care about -- sports betting -- is on Page 1. Is that Borg's doing, too?
The story traces the relationship among public relations wizard Alan C. Marcus, Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan; Triple Five LLC, developer of the retail-entertainment mega project once called Xanadu; and the Borg family, owners of The Record and North Jersey Media Group.
Three paragraphs at the end of the story, on L-6, discuss the Marcus-Borg ties:
"He [Marcus] said he remains an informal adviser to many prominent people and companies, including The Record and its owners, the Borg family.
"I may converse with the Borgs some weeks more than I do Kathe [the county executive]," he said.
"Alan and I talk often," said Borg, who didn't say what they discuss. "Usually, he's not telling me what a great job I am doing."
Actually, few people are telling Borg what a great job he's doing with the exception of his bitch of a big sister, Jennifer A. Borg, vice president and general counsel.
When Marcus says he talks with the "Borgs," is Chairman Malcolm A. "Mac" Borg included?