So, this friend of mine asked me how I liked the Jen Giattino story in the Hoboken Reporter this week.
I said, "What story?"
My friend, who lives in Jersey City said, "You know, how she and a bunch of other moms make lunches for the homeless shelter..."
GA checked this week's The Hoboken Reporter; the one that says "Happy Mothers Day" at the top.
NO Giattino story. This is what the Hoboken paper published instead*:
* This was not published in the Jersey City edition.
|Hoboken, now do you see why this paper sucks?|
Understand? A heartwarming Hoboken story about a bunch of moms who've quietly been feeding homeless for years gets bumped for a story about North Bergen and West New York elections????
Excuse me, but for 99.9% of Hoboken residents who don't follow North Bergen or West New York politics, this story goes in the 'who gives a shit' file.
While Jen Giattino, is just as popular for her quiet acts of charity and community service as she is for her service on the City Council.
The Reporter's crass effort to SUPPRESS information about good works in our community, simply because they cast a reform politician in a good light, is true to the brand of The Hudson Reporter: drenched in partisan political bias, completely disinterested in the community it serves.
|"The bounds of The Hoboken Reporter's speech"- suppressing news for political purposes|
Folks, please READ the Giattino article as a Mothers Day Tribute to all those selfless moms dissed by The Hoboken Reporter on this Mothers Day.
With the assistance of a friend from the local charter school, Jen Giattino, councilwoman for the 6th Ward in Hoboken, struggled up Second Street carrying three shopping bags filled with pre-made meals.This is more evidence that The Hoboken Reporter is a political operation dressed up as a newspaper.
As is her routine on Tuesdays, Giattino was delivering meals she and other parents made for distribution at the Hoboken Homeless Shelter.
“I started coming to the shelter about eight years ago,” she said, “long before I became a council person or politics even entered my head.”
The shelter at Bloomfield and Third streets resides in the heart of one of the more affluent parts of the city. A good portion of Bloomfield Street is made up of old brownstones converted over the years into condominiums.
It's rumored that Giattino will be opposed in the 6th Ward race by Carmelo Garcia, a 'friend' of the newspaper. Clearly, keeping Hoboken residents in the dark about Giattino's years of feeding Hoboken homeless serves that purpose.
As a mom, GA is personally offended by this dis on, of all days, Mothers Day.
I wish you all- whoever you are... a very Happy Mother's Day.