Repairing the Asbury Park Press’ Conservative Insufficiency

By Tom DeSeno

The Asbury Park Press is the only daily paper targeting two New Jersey counties.  If that sounds small, consider those two counties have a larger population than eight U.S. states. They double the population of Washington DC. That makes the AP Press important not only as a courier of news, but considering its monopoly, as a sculptor of opinion in our great national debate.

Owned by media giant Gannett, the largest newspaper publisher in America and parent of USA Today, there exists available resources to publish a product that mirrors the Press’ considerable responsibility (if Gannett is willing to open the spigot on resources, that is).

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Posted: June 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park Press, Monmouth County News, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Daily Caller Stands By Menendez Hooker Story

menendez dancingThe Daily Caller said that The Washington Post is confusing one prostitute for another in an attempt to debunk the allegations that Senator Robert Menendez paid for sex in the Dominican Republic last Easter.

DC said that the escort whose affidavit that WaPo obtained is not one of the women that the conservative site interviewed via webcam last year.  WaPo also is dealing with a different Dominican lawyer than the one who assisted DC with the story.

New Jersey’s main stream media was slow to report the Menendez prostitution allegations, waiting almost three months from the first report until the story graced their pages.  They were extraordinarily quick in reporting the Washington Post story claiming the prostitute faked it…the story was posted on NJ.com less than 1/2 hour after WaPo reported it.

Let’s see how they handle Daily Caller defending the story.

Statement from The Daily Caller:

The Washington Post falsely reported a story yesterday claiming our source  had recanted her statement, without contacting The Daily Caller for comment  before posting. In reality, the prostitute in the Post’s story does not appear  to be one of the women we interviewed in 2012. Details provided by the  prostitute identified as Ms. Santana in the Post story conflict with the taped  interviews The Daily Caller posted on November 1, including the mention of a  person whose name would not come to light for months afterward. In addition,  Melanio Figueroa, the attorney for TheDC’s sources, has said the Post’s allegations are fabricated and that the  affidavit is false. The Post would not provide TheDC with a copy of the  affidavit, despite our request. We stand by our reporting.


Posted: March 5th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, Media | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »