Tuesday, October 28, 2014
IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?
The Borowitz Report took a shot at Chris Christie and his mandatory quarantine protocols yesterday in a bit of satire titled, "Chris Christie Sworn in as Doctor." In a companion piece, Borowitz also took a swipe at general public hysteria. But Christie scored a powerful ally when his quarantine protocols received a vote of support from an actual doctor – and a Nobel Price-winning doctor at that. Dr. Bruce Beutler says he favors Christie's quarantine protocol, and would support something even a bit stricter. Meanwhile, The New York Times' Mike Barbaro has one of the best commentaries on the quarantine quagmire, saying that "Ebola has captured all that is refreshing and infuriating"about the governor.
STUDENT JOURNALISTS HIGHLIGHT PRESS CENSORSHIP AT NJ SCHOOLS
About 775 students from 53 NJ schools attended a "Press Rights, No Fear" event yesterday, where the decision to pull an article from the Northern Highlands Regional High School newspaper was held up as an cautionary example of press censorship in schools across the state.
READ THESE STORIES BEFORE NEXT TUESDAY
When you go to vote next week, you'll be asked whether to support use of state funds for open space. A no-brainer for your average Prius-driving NJ liberal, right? Wrong. Not only does Christie oppose the measure, but some environmentalists do as well, saying it court divert money used for cleaning up toxic wastes. Some pre-ballot primers are available on NJ Spotlight and The Record.
Speaking of the election, join us next Tuesday night for a Pizza and Politics Open Newsroom event, where we'll be partnering with NJ Spotlight to populate a live map of election results. The map will be available to any news site in NJ. Write us if you'd like to embed it in your site.
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