Many readers didn't think there was another politician who could make Chris Christie look good, but a photo in The Record today proves them wrong.
Paterson City Council President Anthony Davis appears to the African-American version of what Christie looked like before he had lap-band surgery and lost weight (A-3).
But under all that body fat, Davis is really an Uncle Tom, a black Democrat endorsing Christie's bid for a second term, despite all of the GOP bully's anti-minority policies.
Who could forget Christie's recent veto of a hike in the minimum wage?
Or, how about cutting state aide to Paterson, forcing the layoff of 125 cops in one of New Jersey's most crime-ridden communities?
Staff Writer Melissa Hayes, from the State House Bureau, does a masterful job of avoiding those issues, lest it darken her upbeat, Christie-is-great story.
And like the editors she works for, Hayes writes off the challenge from state Sen. Barbara Buono, the likely Democratic nominee, denying her campaign equal time and a separate story.
Page 1 news
After watching extended coverage of the devastation in Oklahoma on Tuesday night's local and national TV news shows, readers pick up the paper today, only to find the front page dominated by the same image (A-1).
The lead Page 1 story is about the Rev. Michael Fugee, who is getting more coverage than the new pope (A-1).
For the third day in a row, the editorial cartoon is about the Bengazi, IRS or AP "scandals" (A-8).
Where is Editorial Page Editor Alfred P. Doblin, and what happened to the cartoons' New Jersey focus?
Get out of jail
On the front of head Assignment Editor Deirdre Syke's Local section, the lead story is about the manager of the Tick Tock Diner finally making bail, six weeks after he was charged with plotting to kill his wife's uncle (L-1).
There is more Law & Order coverage on L-3 and L-6, but no municipal news from Hackensack or many other communities.