South Jersey Times

-

Zimmer remains quiet as her Gov. Christie allegations are put under the microscope
South Jersey Times

A week after accusing Gov. Chris Christie of holding the city’s Sandy relief aid hostage, Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s claims were put through the wringer.

An Associated Press review of data found that Hoboken has thus far received a level of aid from state-run programs that is similar to what other towns were awarded.

Zimmer is no longer discussing her allegations that the city was shortchanged on Sandy funds because she refused to approve a development the Christie administration wanted, that Hoboken’s aid is being held “hostage” as political leverage or that she feared further retribution in the next round of funding.

Hoboken has so far received two state grants from pools of state-controlled money, according to The Associated Press review. The state awarded $25 million for energy projects to help deal with outages; Hoboken received $142,080, the same amount as 39 other recipients. The state also provided money to communities hit by the storm to hire experts and come up with long-term recovery plans; Hoboken’s $200,000 grant was the fourth-highest allocation among the 35 local governments in the program.

Chris Christie utilisant l’aide dédié aux victimes de l’ouragan Sandy pour faire du chantage politique… La nouvelle a abondamment circulé dans tous les médias au début du mois de janvier, il faut lire le disgracieux Richard Hétu par exemple… L’objectif de la meute étant bien entendu de torpiller les aspirations présidentielles du gouverneur républicain.

Cette semaine, on apprend que la personne qui a lancé cette nouvelle est vraisemblablement une menteuse… Quelle a été la réaction des journalistes ? L’écrasante majorité de la meute qui a parlé du prétendu scandale a décidé de ne pas émettre de rectificatifs exonérant Chris Christie…

Un mensonge c’est aussi quand quelqu’un décide de vous cacher la vérité. C’est le type de mensonge préféré des médias.