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September 6,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, perhaps they forgot , but suddenly the New York Times omits party affiliation in article of ethically challenged New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez. The Times wrote a story that was 30 paragraphs and 1288 words yet amazingly the one word the was missing was DEMOCRAT.

Menendez 63, faces 12 charges stemming from accusations that he traded political influence for lavish gifts from Florida ophthalmologist Dr. Salomon Melgen. Menendez initially didn’t report the gifts included private flights and vacations. Melgen also donated $750,000 directly and indirectly to Menendez political campaigns. Dr. Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye doctor was found guilty of Medicare fraud.