Friday, June 10, 2016

Obama, Warren, Sanders are driving nails into Trump coffin

On Thursday, President Obama led other prominent Democrats in endorsing Hillary Clinton as the party's choice to run against wacko racist Donald J. Trump in the Nov. 8 presidential election. (Credit:
Part of the TV news coverage on Wednesday.


Even as President Obama and other Democrats line up behind Hillary Clinton, The Record continues to publish Governor Christie's hollow defense of racist Donald Trump.

And the Woodland Park daily appears to have censored the harshest words for Trump from Clinton rival Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (A-1 and A-8).

Emerging from his White House meeting with Obama, Sanders warned a Trump presidency would be a "disaster," according to CNN, and that he will work as hard as he can to stop the hatemonger from reaching the White House. 

As for Warren, she said, "Donald Trump is a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud who has never risked anything for anybody and serves nobody but himself," CNN reports.

Crappy AP story

Instead of reporting that harsh assessment of Trump, Editor Deirdre Sykes again went with The Associated Press on Page 1 today, quoting Warren as saying she was "ready to get in this fight and work my heart out for Hillary Clinton to be the next president of the United States" (A-8).

Wouldn't it be rich if Clinton chose Warren as her running mate against Trump, and they buried that Republican male chauvinist pig under a landslide of votes from women, Hispanics and other minorities?

Christie bluster

Meanwhile, Sykes quotes Christie defending Trump for the second day in a row, this time on the front page, even though the governor never addresses charges the Republican presidential nominee is an unapologetic racist (A-1).

Staff Writer Dustin Racioppi's first paragraph reports:

"Donald Trump stands accused of building a presidential campaign on continued racist, sexist and xenophobic attacks, but his campaign is no worse" than past presidential candidates, "according to Governor Christie."

But nowhere in the long story that follows does Christie cite one racist or xenophobic rant from previous candidates he claims were just as bad as Trump (A-8).

Nor has any candidate become the laughing stock of the nation by proposing to build a wall to stop Mexicans from entering the U.S.

And Racioppi didn't find room to remind readers that Christie himself wanted to prevent Syrian refugees from coming to New Jersey and the rest of the United States even before Trump called for an end to Muslim immigration.

Public workers

Staff Writer Salvador Rizzo leads today's paper with a state Supreme Court decision that reverses a lower court, which protected cost-of-living raises for retired public workers (A-1).

That handed a victory to Christie, who froze the payments in 2011 as part of his war against teachers and other public workers.

But for some reason, the editor who wrote the clunky headline refers not to reversal of the lower court, but to the original lawsuit:

"Pensioners' suit defeated"

That treats the high court's decision as if it were a sporting event.

Suits aren't "defeated," though they could be rejected or dismissed.

Hackensack GOP

In another rejection of Trump's hate-filled campaign, Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse and Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino -- both Republicans -- have officially registered as independents.

Noting Hackensack's diversity, they issued a statement, calling Trump's "divisive and racist statements ... completely unacceptable" (L-3).

The city is home to two mosques.

Mystery meat

For someone who has boasted of her Asian heritage, Staff Writer Elisa Ung has a warped idea of what constitutes Asian "fusion" or "influence" (BL-16).

Every single dish she praises in her Informal Dining review of The Front Porch in Hawthorne is made with mystery chicken, beef or pork.

Where are the Asian mainstays of tofu, vegetables and seafood?

In the text and photo caption, the restaurant's name is given incorrectly as "the Front Porch."

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