Herald ignores Freeholder candidates at debate
Did you check out the NJ Herald's coverage of the Freeholder candidates' debate in Ogdensburg? If you missed it, here it is, in total:
"OGDENSBURG -- The Ogdensburg Firehouse, located on Main Street, was the place to be Tuesday night with well over 200 people coming out for the annual Meet the Candidates Night.
The annual event, hosted by the Ogdensburg Historical Society, gave the public an opportunity to meet those candidates that may represent them at the federal, county and municipal levels of government.
Attendees for the evening included 11th Congressional District candidate Joseph Wenzel (D) and 24th Legislative District Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus, who came to represent 11th Congressional District candidate Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R), who was not in attendance."
The story was accompanied by a large photograph of Phoebus and Wenzel, with the following caption:
Photo by Warren Westura/New Jersey Herald - Democratic congressional candidate Joseph Wenzel and Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus, a stand-in speaker for Republican Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, listen to moderator John F. Kibildis of the Ogdensburg Historical Society (not in the photograph) at the start of the “Meet the Candidates” night at the Ogdensburg firehouse on Tuesday. Candidates at the federal, county and municipal levels attended.
Gail Phoebus? She's not even a candidate for office this year. When will the Herald's bias for Phoebus and against Steve Oroho end?
Where are the names of the Freeholder candidates who are actually candidates for office this year? Who are they? What are their positions on the issues? What did they discuss at the debate? Why don't we get to know? Why is the only picture that of Gail Phoebus? Calling Eric Obernauer...
Lost is any report of the debate between George Graham, the boss of the Sussex County Freeholder Board, and his Democratic Party challengers. Is the Herald in the bag for Phoebus consigliere Graham too? Is that the reason for the news blackout on coverage of an important debate between the nominees of BOTH parties? It is bad enough voters only have two parties to choose from, but if the media doesn't cover the debates, how do we even know who our narrow choices are?
The Freeholder Board spends millions and raises property taxes. Don't the candidates to serve on that Board merit a little impartial attention from the Herald?