“Disclosure: Donald Trump is the father-in-law of Jared Kushner”

As I sipped my coffee and enjoyed my daily routine of morning iPhone-ing as I made sure my kids were fed, the dog was walked and my laces were tied, I consumed articles about how this election sucked (we know) and how politics suck (yes, we know) and what a triumph it was that we pushed back a bill that would have given Chris Christie the green light to collect money on an as-yet published book and that we pushed back on a bill that would have killed local newspapers.

An aside: I expect our legislature to immediately dismiss any tit-for-tat legislation like this. It’s too bad New Jerseyans had to exhaust activist energy to make calls about this. We have better fights — this should have been a no-brainer with the people we entrust in the State House.

Anyway, at the bottom of an article about how much people dislike Republicans and Democrats, I noticed this:

Disclosure: Donald Trump is the father-in-law of Jared Kushner, the publisher of Observer Media.

Meditate on that for a bit.




Comments (2)

  1. ken bank

    As much as I depended on PolitickerNJ and its outstanding reporting on political news, I stopped reading it several months ago when it became linked to the Observer. Every time I went to read an article on PolitickerNJ I kept getting distracted by links to anti-Hillary articles on the Observer. Obviously Jared wanted to steer traffic to PolitickerNJ away to his anti-Hillary/anti-Democratic propaganda on the Observer. It just became too annoying for me. Hopefully whoever buys the Observer will be more independent and less reactionary. Maybe I’ll go back to reading PolitickerNJ, and if the Observer becomes more neutral in its coverage, I might start reading it as well.

  2. marshwren

    With all due respect, you seem to be blaming the messenger (the Observer) for the message (the results of Fairleigh Dickinson U.’s poll). FDU is among the reputable polling organizations, and the findings would be the same had you read them on Bannon’s “Brietbart”, David Brock’s “Bipartisan Report” or nj.com.
    As a Sanders’ supporting, Stein-voting Green, i’ not the least bit surprised at the results.


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