Shock of all shocks. MSNBC at fault for good investigative reporting. Kudos to MSNBC, but even more kudos to the Bergen Group (The Record and NorthJersey.com).
NorthJersey.com, NO. 1 IN BREAKING LOCAL NEWS, has this lead story right now:
Hoboken mayor Zimmer accuses Christie lieutenant of tying Sandy aid to development approval [video]How dare this quality New Jersey news outlet cover the same news as MSNBC (and CNN, and The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times)?
Zimmer, a Democrat, said she wrote about the May 2013 incident in her personal journal, pages of which were shown on the MSNBC program where she was interviewed by host Steve Kornacki. She also read from her journal in an interview Saturday with The Record...
Do the folks at Bergen not know that Colin Reed has labeled such reporting as 'partisan' and 'openly hostile?'
While Colin Reed, himself under subpoena, blasts a scatter-shot attack against MSNBC (which most uses guilt-by-association by condemning Faux Noise, noted news outlets like The Washington Post praise the Bergen Group for being the first to expose the recent Christie scandals. (Bolding mine.)
After the Record blew open the story yesterday morning, news outlets everywhere scrambled to match the story — and to acquire the documents that the Record had acquired. An attribution in the New York Times reads like this: “The documents were obtained by The New York Times and other news outlets Wednesday.” A similar attribution appears in The Post. Boburg: “I don’t know this but I believe they also obtained them. . . . All I know is that we had them first.”Three cheers for Steve Kornacki, Rachel Maddow, AND The Bergen Group.
Nothing below the fold.