Gooch Steps Down As Two River Times Publisher

Diane Gooch has stepped down as publisher of the Two River Times in order to focus her efforts on her philanthropic and political activities, according to an article in the weekly newspaper that she owns with her husband Mickey.

“Serving the community is my passion,” said Gooch. “Doing so by publishing The Two River Times™ has been an honor, a pleasure, and a learning experience. I am proud of the journalism we created since I took over as publisher. Helping serve our loyal readers and advertisers has enabled me to grow intimately familiar with the concerns of our neighbors and small business owners. I look forward to continuing to fight for our beautiful corner of New Jersey through my philanthropy and advocacy work.”

The Gooches have hired Ellen McCarthy of Fair Haven to shepherd the newspaper they purchased from Geraldo Rivera in 2004.

McCarthy’s journalism career dates back to 1987 and includes positions with The Asbury Park Press and The Star Ledger.

Posted: June 18th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Diane Gooch, Two River Times | Tags: , , , | 17 Comments »

17 Comments on “Gooch Steps Down As Two River Times Publisher”

  1. Jim said at 2:04 pm on June 18th, 2011:

    Diane Gooch is full of it. She claims to be a conservative committed to individual liberty. Her track record belies this notion. She and her husband have given enormous sums of money over the years to organizations and candidates that are absolutely hostile to my Second Amendment rights.

  2. Justified Right said at 4:16 pm on June 18th, 2011:

    Whomever Jim is, he’s full of it himself.

    Diane has been mounting exactly the kind of public spirited comeback that she should.

    From her writing it is obvious she’s been studying the issues.

    Her philanthropy is commendable.

    I’m impressed with her. I hope she skips the house and takes on one of NJ’s U.S. Senators.

  3. Jerryw45 said at 6:39 pm on June 18th, 2011:

    Art, language such as Jim’s has no place on this blog.

  4. ArtGallagher said at 6:44 pm on June 18th, 2011:

    You’re right Jerry.

    I edited his comment.

    Jim..you’ve been warned before.

  5. TR said at 10:58 am on June 19th, 2011:

    Look at what politicians do NOT what they say.

  6. Can't wait.. said at 1:39 pm on June 19th, 2011:

    to see who will be living in what new district, and which one goes, since we will have to lose a district, due, in no small part, to the increasingly un-affordability of this state…. Diane and Anna have never stopped running, it’ll be interesting to see if each has something, somewhere, to run for/from!

  7. Papist said at 8:42 pm on June 19th, 2011:

    Thomas De Seno, how much money has Diane Gooch and/or her husband contributed to candidates that support legalized abortion? Dare to guess?

    Tommy, as you well know, more than a million innocent children are murdered each year in America through legalized abortion. Over 20 million innocent lives have been taken through legalized abortion since 1973. That is considerably more lives lost through American abortions than were slaughtered in the Nazi concentration camps during WWII.

    Tommy, would you ever defend Himmler or anyone else who financially supported the Nazis and their “legalized” death camps?

    You ought to be ashamed of yourself for supporting Diane Gooch, a pro-aboriton candidate.


  8. Justified Right said at 10:23 pm on June 19th, 2011:


    It’s silly to examine the campaign contributions of people like the Gooches.

    There is a certain level of business that you get to where you end up givinh political contributions for reasons other than ideology.

    And it is beyond just getting access to whomever is running the committees (but that is part of it).

    Sometimes it needs to be done simply because someone you are doing business with asks you to do it. Sometimes it is done to get pesky people off your back.

    Look at Diane herself. I’ve only heard that she is pro-life like you and me.

    If you know differently, let me know.

  9. Papist said at 10:54 pm on June 19th, 2011:

    “There is a certain level of business that you get to where you end up [giving] political contributions for reasons other than ideology…. Sometimes it needs to be done simply because someone you are doing business with asks you to do it. Sometimes it is done to get pesky people off your back.” — Thomas DeSeno (June 19, 2011)

    I think Judas said as much.

    Wipe that blood off your hands, Tommy. Shame on you.

  10. Freespeaker1976 said at 7:53 am on June 20th, 2011:


    I am pro life. But for me to put a litmus test on that question alone in front of a candidate in these troubling economic times is simply insane. Pro Life issues are indeed important, but there are many more issues to consider.

  11. TR said at 1:48 pm on June 20th, 2011:

    Are you listening to yourself. You just put economics ahead of life.

    Wether I support a pro death republican depends on what my other options are but I would never put pure economics ahead of life.

  12. Freespeaker1976 said at 4:22 pm on June 20th, 2011:

    Me TR?

    If you knew me; you wouldn’t say that because we had to adopt a child and we do value life. There should indeed be less abortions and more adoptions…

    What I am saying is that this litmus test stuff and killing people over one position is not the way to win elections.

    True, it lowers my esteem of Mitt Romney’s campaign that he didn’t sign the pledge, but there were other factors in play there as well as to why I won’t support him.

    I try to look at the total picture and see where things come out, instead of checking a person off because of just one issue.

    If there is no country left financially and otherwise, the pro life issue isn’t going to matter anyway.

  13. Freespeaker1976 said at 5:10 pm on June 20th, 2011:

    Likewise TR, would you throw Rick Perry overboard as a potential candidate because he was once a Democrat who helped Algore?

    People evolve and get religion over time. I cut some slack here and there.

  14. Justified Right said at 5:52 pm on June 20th, 2011:

    Papist hates Ronald Reagan, the only Republican to become President who as Governor legalized abortion.

  15. wait a minute, said at 9:24 pm on June 20th, 2011:

    ..I thought Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationally..if it was before that landmark case, then I would hope people would cut the greatest President of the 20th century some slack, as he wound up becoming vehemently pro-life later, as many hearts and minds, according to many polls, have been changing, over the ensuing years….

  16. Eyerishize said at 1:46 pm on July 28th, 2011:

    Just noticed the Gooches gave Chris Christie $6,800 in 2009. Showed up on the FEC site.

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