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Monday, June 26, 2006

What are The Chances?

What are the chances that two reporters would come up such similar descriptions without either one paraphrasing the other or both paraphrasing a Bob Menendez “talking points” memo?

Written by Donna De La Cruz from the Associated Press and posted on NJ.Com – dateline: 6/25/2006, 3:39 p.m. ET

Two newspaper reports published Sunday by The Star-Ledger of Newark and The New York Times- written by reporters who covered Hudson County during the Musto administration and directly contradicting Kean's allegations — featured prominently in the hour-long debate.
Written by David Chen from the New York Times and posted on the paper’s website – dateline: June 26, 2006

On Sunday, articles in The New York Times and The Sunday Star-Ledger of Newark, each written by a reporter who covered Mr. Menendez's hometown of Union City, in Hudson County, in the late 1970's and early 1980's, found no basis in Mr. Kean's accusations, citing court documents, public records and interviews with former prosecutors.



4 Comments:

At 2:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Umm... I think both writers just cited the same two newspaper articles. Where's the conspiracy?

 
At 9:53 AM, Blogger DBK said...

Must be a liberal conspiracy! Quick, to the Tinfoilmobile!

 
At 12:35 PM, Blogger Enlighten said...

We thought you guys preferred to be called "progressives" as opposed to "liberals". But you do remind us that we should do a post with the facts on the Menendez/Musto saga.

 
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