Man alive, the “Who’s ALEC?” story was everywhere this week! The in-depth piece by Sal Rizzo of the Star Ledger, which brought this story to the fore, ignited coverage across the state and country:
•The New York Times – ALEC and Old Yeller
•The Atlanta Journal Constitution – ALEC’s Secret Influence on State Laws, Legislators
•Think Progress – Christie’s Education Bills Bear Striking Resemblance To ALEC Models
•Working America – ALEC Influence Over New Jersey Lawmakers Exposed in Star Ledger Report
•Governors Journal – Christie Accuses Press
•Jersey Jazzman – Smart ALEC in New Jersey
Even Wall Street Journal reporter Lisa Fleisher tweeted her incredulity at Christie’s claim of ignorance, then pushed back when the governor tried to accuse her of fostering a conspiracy theory.
You know who didn’t cover a lick of this, not even behind their paywall? PolitickerNJ.com. Why wouldn’t the “virtual watercooler for the state’s political elite… a necessary daily stop for politically-minded web surfers” have even a blurb… a tweet… a pixel about this?
(Note: Our coverage of this story can be found here.)