|How many of these will Governor Christie be able to down now that he has had surgery to stop him from overeating? They were served on Sunday during a fund-raiser in The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack.|
The Record's rotund editors have ignored Governor Christie's weight problems -- lest they be forced to confront the uncomfortable truth about their own food obsessions.
The Woodland Park daily has never even reported what New Jersey and schools in Hackensack and many other communities are doing to fight the child-obesity epidemic.
Now, the New York Post is claiming an exclusive, reporting that Christie "secretly underwent lap-band stomach surgery to aggressively slim down for the sake of his wife and kids."
Here is the link to The Post's story on its Web site:
GOP fat cat has surgery
Christie has refused to disclose his weight in interviews with both national and New Jersey media, but David Letterman has joked the governor hit a hefty 400 pounds.
If you doubt police in Wyckoff and other wealthy Bergen towns have too much time on their hands and eat too many doughnuts, check out the big photo on the front of today's Local news section (L-1).
On L-2, Staff Writer Hannan Adely reports the school district and teachers union have reached a tentative contract agreement in Hackensack.
There is a lot of local news in today's section, making readers wonder whether the editors held a bunch of stories for publication today.
But head Assignment Editor Deirdre Sykes still needed a photo of a refrigerated produce truck the driver deliberately overturned to make fruit salad (L-3).
The cover photo of the May 2013 issue of (201) magazine shows a clearly overweight Lisa Oz standing in her Cliffside Park home in a most unflattering pose -- with her right hand on her hip and her right leg off to the side, as if it is permanently broken.
Of course, her multimillionaire husband is Mehmet Oz, a doctor who can't stop lecturing Americans on healthy eating, although he probably has never stepped foot in a supermarket or tried to make sense of food labels.