Who We Cover For

Tom Bergeron, Editor & Chief Content Officer of ROI-NJ, was doing some cross-promotional work with Steve Adubato on State of Affairs when he accidentally hit upon the real problem with the coverage of politics in New Jersey, and likely a lot of other places:
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“it’s who we cover for”

He went on to explain that his website seeks a certain readership but my first thought was that a lot of these media companies, especially those who take public money, really do “cover for” their patrons. For example:

Steve Sweeney has said some stupid things in pushing his ‘Path to Progress” plan but he does not get called on any of it, possibly because he is talking to people who take home half-a-million dollars in tax money annually.

And on top of that we have this:

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by skip3house on May 24, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Explains all. Politics and even family in Newark’s North Ward. NJSpotlight … have tried several times to have newsletter sent as in NJTV news, but not accepted. Do they block some email addresses? No reply from several emails I’ve sent, even suggesting a test..

    Reply

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