One gal's musings on the Hoboken political scene
Meltdown. Beyond inappropriate for a journalist. What should anyone expect as accompanying "interpretation" on the emails they have been shamed into printing?
Everyone should get off these blogs and campaign. This is nothing but a circle jerking echo chamber. Everyone here is voting for reform , but not everybody's neighbor knows there's even an election in EIGHT days!
Circle jerk? No need to be insulting.
Stick Romano said "don't read the blogs." Since when are reading a blog and campaigning mutually exclusive?
The only thing accurate in Al Sullivan's tweet is that Smarty Jones is indeed an idiot. My wife's second grade students write better than he does. He might produce the worst written work product I've ever seen from anyone over the age of 8.
Magically, if you agreed with him politically, Smarty would cease to be an idiot. Tell us your real beef. Internet grammarians are less than a dime a dozen.
How could anyone agree him politically? He changes his position every other day. One day Donald Scarinci is a champion of free speech, the next day he is an evil crook. One day Frank Raia is a philanthropist worthy of support in the 3rd ward, the next day he is a leach seeking out free health benefits. Combine that with the worst writing skills I have ever seen and .... I simply don't have much regard for the man. If that means I'm not a reformer, so be it.
"How could anyone agree him politically?"If you are going to mock the writing style of others please make sure you are beyond reproach yourself. Thank you for visiting
Not sure you guys complaining about Horse's output is helping. It looks like he's increased his stories dramatically not a week before the election.Thanks idiots.
just read al's comments on that dana FB post, yikes! poor guy's losing it. i love how he justifies not covering the emails by saying they "publish weekly". hey al, it's 20andfriggin15, there's a thing called the internet. i know it sucks that it makes you work in real time instead of having the luxury of pondering things for a week but hey, that's life.
In the Thomas Harris book "Red Dragon," there's a scene giving some backstory on the tabloid reporter Freddy Lounds, and how before he got into the tabloid industry, he worked at some local-yokel rag. One day he was working late at the local paper and noticed some crusty old reporter who had no business still being at the rinky-dink rag other than his career being a complete Capital F FAIL. This old guy is kind of pathetic, disheveled and pretty much broke. So on this one late night, Lounds sees the old guy repeatedly going into the ladies bathroom to get a tampon to plug his hemorrhoidal blood. Louds suddenly sees the writing on the wall as to where his career is heading if he stays there too long, and types up his resignation on the spot.Long story short -- anyone over 30 working at a paper like the Hoboken Reporter is there for no reason other than being a complete flop at anything resembling journalism, and headed for the anal-tampon line before they know it.
The Distorter seems to be nothing more than a mouthpiece for the real estate industry and sleaze-bag politicians. Fact-checking, objectivity and accuracy don't appear to be their strong suits. Because of this, I haven't read it in a very long time. Since the NY Times doesn't cover Hoboken, and the parent company of the Jersey Journal, the Newark Star Ledger, leaves it up to the JJ to provide local news - which they don't in any meaningful way, we have a void that is only filled by the MSV and GA.
A lot of what you say is true, it's hard to get solid full blown coverage of Hoboken, but MSV can't really fill the void to any greater extent than the reporter does because his site is very biased as well, but, I'll give him credit all views are welcome by the Horse himself The 7 or so commenters, to be kind, are rather childish at best. It's best just to read and not comment because the comments are rarely anything other than name calling and bickering. This site is just a personal blog good for a chuckle every now and then, but not a place for discourse and disagreement of any sort. I try and read them all, the Reporter, MSV, GA, HCV and an occasional JJ/HobokenNow. With some effort a reasonable picture can be gleaned about going's on in Hoboken. Wouldn't help the coverage situation if the Reporter evaporated, even with it's real estate biased slant because the JJ only tosses in an article about Hoboken here and there. HCV divides his time county-wide and the blogs are motivated by pro-administration partisanship. I don't care how much MSV or GA rants there are about how much the Reporter needs to disappear. As long as it's tossed on my doorstep, I'll read it.
The Hoboken Reporter has all but evaporated already. When walked home tonight I saw piles of Hoboken Reporters on doorsteps some weeks old.
Hey 6:35 did you see that "childish" report about Carmelo's missing elec filing?I love it when one of you voice of reason dbags comes for a visit to tell us the blogs are biased and no one reads them. You wish.
I'm glad Al took his disdain public. Before we could only imagine that the reporters and the anti-Zimmer political operatives they talk to were on the same page privately, now we know for a fact they are. Pitchers and catchers. Both share the same disparaging jargon (zombies, puppets) same talking points (we all take orders from city hall). Al did reform a favor. It's all in the open now. There's no more pretense of objectivity.
Sad pathetic Al.But once you sell off your integrity there is no buying it back.