This past week I was horrified to learn that the only real local NJ news left is a show on Channel 9 called Chasing NJ.
There are a few earnest reporters like Tamara Laine and a fellow that reminds one of Neil on the Newsroom, but the “ringleader” is a guy you folks may remember – but probably not. He was a college Republican and ran for Congress against Rush Holt – and he lost BTW. That is really his only claim to fame.
Now, Chasing NJ is created by the Fox News folks – and it shows. Forget the fact that it starts out like a Sopranos episode and nearly all the men talk like Chris Christie – with ADHD, Spadea – who for some reason is given way too much authority and airtime in this show spews opinions all over the place – that don’t even have to be backed up with facts. Like Fox and Friends – he even supplies a bubbleheaded blonde to ditto his remarks as well who has absolutely no clue about anything. She literally could not tell a Police Chief from an Indian Chief. Spadea is a shameless cheerleader for the energy industry like any good Fox employee should be and he has his own blonde cheerleader for his half- baked opinions. It is a shame good reporters like Tamara Laine have to deal with this guy. He is a bully and apologist for the frackers and the energy industry and edits the hell out of the stories that the real reporters are working on.
When Tamara tweeted about a study showing increased rates of breast cancer in areas that frack and explains which chemicals were used http://www.policymic.com/artic… – This was Bill’s twitter response : “this is a stretch…some of these chemicals are also used in household cleaners…and ice cream!!”
I don’t know what offends me more – his stunning ignorance of the toxicity of the chemicals involved in fracking waste or his callous attitude toward breast cancer. As someone who lost family to it and who watched her mom go through chemo not long ago – I am so offended by his presence on a “news” show, I can’t even express it.
Please pull Channel 9’s license, NJ legislators, and get Tamara a better job. She is worth saving…..
Bill Spadea is no journalist. He’s Tucker Carlson without the bowtie or the personality. And Chasing NJ is no “news” show. It is a Fox vehicle to get Christie re-elected.