Why is The Asbury Park Press Editorial Board Interviewing Booker?

The Asbury Park Press editorial board is doing such a good job covering Monmouth and Ocean Counties that they’ve decided to expand their coverage north to Essex County.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker had a sit down with the APP editorial board yesterday.  It was a nice interview judging from the write-up;  Booker agrees with Governor Christie’s proposed public education reforms.  He disagrees with Christie’s restructuring of higher education.  He differs with Christie on gay marriage and diet. He thinks the Governor is a good guy.  As is usually the case, no news was broken by The Asbury Park Press.

Gannett’s Middlesex/Somerset publication ran the same article and included a video on MyCentralJersey.com


This from Central Jersey’s supposed major news source that didn’t know that a new Monmouth County freeholder was elected in January until they read about it here and on Patch.com.

Monmouth County had 53 mayors.  Ocean County has 33.   Has the editorial board ever sat down with one of them?

Gannett is apparently surrendering the local news market to the Patches.  Maybe as they change their business model they plan to merge all of the New Jersey publications and and put out a statewide edition of USA Today.  To bad for them that NJTV already took the name NJ Today.

Posted: February 28th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, NJ Media | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Why is The Asbury Park Press Editorial Board Interviewing Booker?”

  1. Freespeaker1976 said at 9:26 am on February 28th, 2012:

    But of course, The Two Faced Socialist Press is giving Booker name recognition to prep him for a run against Christie

  2. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » Not Front Page News said at 2:54 pm on March 30th, 2012:

    […] Monmouth and Ocean Counties paper of record actually met with local mayors!  Call that progress.  MMM criticised the APP editorial board last month for sitting down with Newark Mayor Cory Booker for no reason other than to boost Booker’s […]