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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #195 on: August 19, 2019, 02:55:01 PM »
Chapter 346 of Fives and Flubzzzzzz (geez - even I'M falling asleep looking at these):


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #196 on: September 02, 2019, 11:47:11 AM »
Because of the 20-image limit per post, I usually post these when I've accumulated 18-20 of them. This one's slightly short of that because of the absolute flub flood that has occurred in the last 3 days that will follow this post later today.

Labor Day, indeed!

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #197 on: September 02, 2019, 03:37:34 PM »
What a mess The Record's been this Labor Day Weekend - ESPECIALLY the sports section! It only took 3 days to gather the same number of flubs that I usually find in a week-and-a-half (which, in itself, is extremely sloppy to begin with).

Saturday, August 31 - Sunday, September 1 - Monday, September 2, 2019

1,2. After the Five (the first of two), we start off with a big NON-SPORTS error from yesterday. I placed it here because it's a two-parter that ended today (8/31).

Everything else is sequential and the publish dates are below each image.

The last four images feature a familiar theme.


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #198 on: September 05, 2019, 03:12:35 PM »
THE RECORD'S BLINDSPOT TO THE BIGGEST QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE IN BERGEN COUNTY

Teterboro Airport -- used by corporate titans, and the rich and famous -- is the biggest source of annoying aircraft noise over homes in Hackensack, Teaneck, Englewood and other towns in Bergen County, but The Record has never treated the Port Authority owed airport as the nuisance it is.

Efforts to change the flight path of business and private jets to avoid roaring over Hackensack University Medical Center, Prospect Avenue high-rises and schools have been unsuccessful, and the noise-reporting complaint line has had little effect in reducing the racket.

When Malcolm A. Borg was publisher of the Hackensack daily, he pushed for the creation of an aviation museum at Teterboro, and in 1986, he invited Stephen Berger, the new executive director of the Port Authority, for lunch in Borg's private dining room along with a few editorial staffers, including me, who covered the bi-state agency at the time. The first words out of Borg's mouth were on the order of, "What the f--k is going on with the aviation museum?"

The Record did manage to muster enough coverage to kill a proposal to allow bigger jets, like the 737, to land there, but hasn't consistently campaigned to get rid of the older, noisier aircraft that use the airport

Now, at least 2 sensational articles in The Record have identified Teterboro as the hub of Jeffrey Epstein's sex-trafficking ring:

"From his mansion in Manhattan to his ranch in New Mexico and his island in the Caribbean, Epstein allegedly used his fleet of private jets to deliver dozen of sex slaves -- some as young as 14 -- to celebrities, royals, and famous politicians, according to statements ... in criminal and civil court filings since 2008, some of which were first released to the public last week," Staff Writer Christopher Maag reported in a story reprinted in the Hackensack Chronicle on Aug. 23, 1979.

Good luck trying to get anyone to do anything about the endless noise from Teterboro now.[size]
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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #199 on: September 10, 2019, 11:05:24 AM »
READERS OF THE RECORD GO BEGGING FOR BERGEN NEWS

Last Friday's edition of The Record was another slap in the face of Bergen County readers looking for local news.

The front page carried a long column on challenges facing the George Washington Bridge paint crew [yawn], and an even longer anniversary story about a Camden man who killed 13 of his neighbors 70 years ago. In a royal FU to readers looking for local news, the mass-killing anniversary covered an entire page inside (along with 3 ads), showing once again how newspapers love anniversaries, using them as an excuse for not covering local news or anything else of interest to Bergen County readers.

Readers of the Local section found a story about a lawsuit filed by the former Elmwood Park borough clerk on the section front along with a fundraiser involving Passaic County first responders at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson.

Stories about the city of Passaic, Paterson, and Montclair were on 2L and 3L. No local town news from Bergen County except Elmwood Park (on 1L) appeared in the section, unless you count two Fair Lawn teenagers hospitalized after their car crashed (3L).

An entire page of Local is devoted to a house ad promoting northjersey.com "revealing truth" about pollution left behind by the DuPont plant in Pompton Lakes -- a story the paper has covered for many decades.

What about the "truth" of Gannett company buying up daily newspapers like The Record, slashing their staffs and then ignoring news that holds county and municipal officials accountable to residents who are paying some of the highest property taxes in the nation?


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #200 on: September 10, 2019, 11:59:55 AM »
5 Fives and 5+5+5 Flubs

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #201 on: September 17, 2019, 11:45:05 AM »
No Fives, but Flubs as far as the I can see:

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #202 on: September 19, 2019, 10:26:52 AM »
THE RECORD'S FOOD COVERAGE PANDERS TO ADVERTISERS, IGNORES LOCAL RESTAURANTS

Here is a shocking development at The Record of Woodland Park and Hackensack Chronicle, the weekly that no longer has its own staff and reprints articles from the once-great daily newspaper:

"Enjoy a 'Taste of Alaska'" was the headline on the front of the Chronicle last Friday the 13th, reporting a promotion at Oceanaire Seafood Room, the fine-dining restaurant in the Shops at Riverside, referred to by its old name, Riverside Square Mall. Since when did a fixed-price dinner of Alaska seafood constitute the most important local news in Hackensack? OK. This article is no different than The Record designating a retailing reporter many years ago and running all of the front page news about the malls in Paramus to pander to advertisers.

Wednesday's Local news front in The Record carried a breathless story by reporter Stephanie Noda, offering a 'first look' at a new Stew Leonard's in the sleepy Paramus Park Mall. The 80,000 square-foot-supermarket invited Martha Stewart to the private preview, and a photo with the story showed the queen of food manhandling a whole salmon (farmed or wild?, the caption doesn't say).

The ultimate insult to Bergen County readers who keep kosher was published on the Sept. 11 Better Living front in The Record -- a long story on kosher restaurants in Lakewood, a 75-mile drive from Hackensack on the insanely crowded Garden State Parkway.

Why didn't The Record report on all of the kosher places in Teaneck and Englewood? Because the owner, a newspaper conglomerate called Gannett, also owns the Asbury Park Press and decided to run the APP's long, rambling piece instead of one focusing on kosher food in Bergen County.

Oy! At one point, the writers, Kelly-Jane Cotter and Sarah Griesemer, say they are ready for "an Anthony Bourdain-like experience" at an Israeli restaurant they call a hole-in-the-wall. All I can think of is Bourdain's suicide, and stop reading. Anyway, who in their right mind is going to drive 75 miles for a falafel sandwich, kosher or not?


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #203 on: September 24, 2019, 11:30:01 AM »
Fives seem to be back in season and one of them is a two-fer (AND the only sports-related Five - a rarity).


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #204 on: September 30, 2019, 12:47:02 PM »
Six days later - not exactly a sign of improvement - here are twenty more Fives & Flubs:

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #205 on: October 03, 2019, 08:24:02 PM »
the paper is the worst pile of crap...   there is no journalism.... just cut and paste....   todays paper.  page BL2...  article about the air show...  apparently these are printed long in advance, since they are advertising a show in which one of the planes prominently featured crashed yesterday in Connecticut, killing 9 people and injuring several others... time to cancel. 

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #206 on: October 04, 2019, 10:08:51 AM »
DID GANNETT FOLD THE HACKENSACK CHRONICLE?

Another delivery error this morning at my home in the Fairmount section or did Gannett fold the Hackensack Chronicle, the weekly that no longer has its own staff and reprints stories from The Record of Woodland Park?

This morning, I picked up from the driveway a plastic bag containing the Northern Valley Suburbanite, which supposedly covers a territory that includes Alpine, Cresskill, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Teaneck and Tenafly. This is labeled "South Edition."

This tabloid also reprints stories from The Record, but seems to have many more pages than the Chronicle.

The last delivery error brought me the Sunday Record (I dropped my subscription eons ago), as I said in my blog:

"Shit in the driveway wasn't from dog walkers"

http://thesassonreport.blogspot.com/2019/06/shit-in-driveway-wasnt-from-dog-walkers.html









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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #207 on: October 04, 2019, 10:50:35 AM »
Sorry to disappoint you, but the Chronicle was delivered to my home in the NoPass section (North of Passaic) this morning.



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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #208 on: October 05, 2019, 11:12:01 AM »
This is a record, Record - one to be ashamed of: FIVE days later, here are 20 more FIVES & FLUBS!


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #209 on: October 11, 2019, 01:39:58 PM »
Six days later............20 more Fives & Flubs (actually, 23, but I combined a couple of them to fit them all in my 20-item-per-post limit).

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