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Why is a story on Bruce Springsteen and the Izod Center on the front page of The Record of Woodland Park today?
Oh, shit, another overwritten column on the Giants from sports writer Tara Sullivan -- on Page 1, no less.
It's hard to believe the head coach's strongest language is, "Oh, God." I'm sure a family newspaper such as The Record can't print what he really says.
Above that non-story, Governor Christie spins more bullshit about his unprecedented referrals for lucrative Port Authority jobs, claiming his cronies "understand what the view of this administration is and execute [it] ... in a way that's consistent with my policies" (A-1).
So, the new $12 toll on the agency's Hudson River crossings ($9.50 with E-ZPass) must be "consistent" with Christie's policies.
What's the point of the A-1 story on how much revenue Bruce Springsteen brings to the Izod Center in the Meadowlands, compared to other acts?
On the front of head Assignment Editor Deirdre Sykes' Local section, two stories explore the upcoming primary and election in the redrawn 5th and 9th Congressional Districts (L-1).
Rich kid from Englewood
Rep. Steve Rothman of Fair Lawn is sounding increasingly lame on why he has chosen to battle a fellow Democrat in the 9th, Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. of Paterson, rather than take on conservative Republican Rep. Scott Garrett of Wantage in the 5th, which now includes Hackensack and most of Teaneck.
Turn to L-3 to hear Pascrell say in no uncertain terms, "I'd run against [Garrett] and I'd run against him hard .... I'm not afraid of Scott Garrett."
Apparently, Rothman is afraid of the Republican.
Hackensack residents search the section in vain for yet another day for news of their community.
Smiles 'R' Us
On L-7, the first Business page, a photo of a smiling Deborah Derby is inappropriate with a story on her being fired by Toys 'R' Us.
Why didn't The Record run a photo of a smiling Francis "Frank" Scandale when the editor was shit-canned on Halloween by Publisher Stephen A. Borg?
Story really smells
Why is a story promoting a Fair Lawn man's new food business, Homespun Chili, on the cover of Better Living today?
The section's editors apparently are unaware authentic chili, as served in New Mexico, is simply pureed hot chili peppers -- no beans, no cheese, no meat -- and if you try it, you'd better have a fire hose nearby.