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North Jersey Media and the War on Chris Christie


May 9,2015
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Bridgegate : “The Fort Lee lane closure scandal, also known as the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal or Bridgegate,[1][2] is a U.S.political scandal in which a staff member and political appointees of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie collaborated to create traffic jams in Fort Lee, New Jersey by closing lanes at the toll plaza”

Ever since the Bridgegate or Bridgeapoolza scandal broke in September 2013 , North Jersey Media has lead a non stop crusade of attacks on Governor Chris Christie . Lets put a side the silliness of making a scandal out of a “traffic jam” at the George Washington Bridge …snore.

A scandal in scandal plagued New Jersey isn’t really much news , the selective coverage and attacks on Chris Christie are . Its funny how the same media ignores criticism of Senator Bob Menedez , Former Governor Florio, “Jim” McGreevey and the king of ineptitude Jon Corzine ,while turing a blind eye to the total destruction of the state once vibrant economy , pension short falls and government waste .All the sins of the last 20 years have now all been laid squarely at the foot of Chris Christie .

All they attacks on Christie have amounted to no more than the shocking revelation that he is a Dallas Cowboys fan and yes like ALL NEW JERSEY POLITICIANS  he appoints his friends to state jobs (shocker) .

But today I had to laugh when Record columnist Charles Stile tried to equate and tie Governor Chris Christie to the NFL’s deflate gate .  .

Meanwhile one of the largest financial fiasco’s in Bergen County history the American Dream Mall formerly know as Jim McGreevey’s , Bob Menendez and Boss Joe Ferriero’s Xanadu lies as a grim monument to vulgarity. Xanadu is nothing more than a great white elephant and reminder of the abject greed and stupidity that motivates our public officials .

Once again we ask “who is the idiot that thought the state needed to build a mall in Bergen County ?”

Xanadu ie..American Dream Meadowlands  (ADM) is a retail and entertainment complex located in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. It was first proposed in 2003 by the Mills Corporation as the Meadowlands Xanadu. After the bankruptcy of that company in 2007, the project was taken over by Colony Capital. In May 2009, construction stalled due to the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers.

In the last 20 years the New Jersey media in general and North Jersey media in particular have supported and misrepresented every issue in the favor of its big government friends never questioning  the claims , the cost or the consequences.
Now the the states economic resources have fled ,the roads are crumbling , pensions are underfunded and taxes continue to raise making this state an economic white elephant .
And still no word from North Jersey Media ….


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Despite ‘Bridgegate,’ ie Bridgeapoolza Christie’s Approval in New Jersey Still 59%


Despite ‘Bridgegate,’ ie Bridgeapoolza Christie’s Approval in New Jersey Still 59%

88% (including 75% of Democrats) say knowing what they know now they would still vote for Chris Christie as their governor.

Despite the 24/7 coverage of “Bridgegate” by much of the mainstream media, and the endless speculation about other potential Christie scandals, the New Jersey Governor still has 59% approval among adults in his state, according to aMonmouth University Poll:

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Bridgeapoolza :Christie Story Attracts Little Public Interest


Bridgeapoolza: Christie Story Attracts Little Public Interest

Recent Opinions of New Jersey Governor Are Largely Unchanged

The public paid far more attention to last week’s cold snap than to the controversy swirling around New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. There also has been little short-term change in opinions about Christie: 60% say their opinion of Christie has not changed in recent days, while 16% now view him less favorably and 6% more favorably.

The national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted Jan. 9-12 among 1,006 adults, finds that just 18% paid very close attention to Christie’s apology on Jan. 9 for the highway lane closures ordered by his aides. By contrast, 44% very closely followed news about the cold winter weather that gripped much of the U.S. and 28% tracked news about the economy.