Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Quote of the Day

APP: Indictment of ex-mayor of Hazlet alleges $3,000 bribe:

"I have to applaud the U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI in their attempt to root out corruption here in Monmouth County," Broschart said. "I'm hopeful that this situation will come to a quick resolution, as the residents of Hazlet are both exhausted and embarrassed by this unfortunate incident."

This is actually kind of funny, since both Democrat and Republican Party officials have reported to me that they have been interviewed by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office regarding an alleged investigation of Mr. Broschart. (One person was interviewed twice.)

Me thinks Mr. Broschart won't be so quick to grab the press spotlight if that reported investigation comes to fruition.

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At 5:28 PM, Blogger rogerd73 said...

Get a life. Leave the kid alone aready. your investigaion was merely a campaign ploy by your paper and his opposition that passed in November. You should be ashamed of your poor attempt at fair journalism. The work of you and your paper are as fair and balanced as fox news.

At 5:45 PM, Blogger Jackie Corley said...

I'm quite proud of my work as a journalist. I think the "biased" claim went straight out the window when we scooped the APP on the Aberdeen-Matawan Train Station story.

If it wasn't newsworthy, why did the daily devote so much effort to it? And if our reporting on Mr. Broschart's campaign fundraising had no merit, how come he stepped out of the race?

I'm pretty blown away about how some continue to defend politicians who sold them down the river for some coin or political gain.

At 1:47 PM, Blogger Honest Abe said...

If in fact the prosecutor is investigating Scott Broschart, he would be smart to keep a low profile.
I agree with your publisher on this one -- Niemann was 500% out of line in what he did, undermining Chairman Grossmann by putting Broschart on the ticket. Fred should remember how he got where he is. If people aren't happy with the job he's doing they can do with him as they did Bill Dowd.

At 3:53 PM, Blogger Jackie Corley said...

Fred should remember how he got where he is. If people aren't happy with the job he's doing they can do with him as they did Bill Dowd.

Based on what I've been hearing, it sounds to me like there are quite a number of county Republicans eager to do just that.

But re: Mr. Broschart, I think now that he's out of office he'll have less opportunities to grandstand in the press. He should stay out of the limelight for awhile. If he had been a more mature 26-year-old when he took office, he likely would have had a more fruitful political career instead of one of the more short-lived, embarrassing ones in Monmouth County political history.

At 12:55 PM, Blogger rogerd73 said...

Again, your post displays no class. Having met him several times, I have known Scott to be a very dignified, driven young man. What I think you fail to realize is that outside your Courrier circle, no one looks at him in this negative light. The same holds true for Kyrillos, Clifton Handlon & anyone else your paper bashes.

Your paper has a stigma attached to it. Everyone knows it is a political front for Joe Azolina. For years, your paper stroked any & everything GOP. Now that the owner of the publication gets dropped from his assembly postition, it turns on everyone who was against him. Truly PATHETIC!

Even more pathetic is why your publisher dislikes Amy Handlon. Why dont you do a nice big expose about how Jim Purcell applied for a lucrative county job, only to get turned down by Handlon. Why doesnt the "good clean govt" Courier do a piece about how its publisher tried to use its political prowess to score a bigshot job? And my bias claim is still lingering in the room...

And for your Neiman comments; He was brought in to open up the county party to those who had no access & to win elections. Both of which he has done. Does he depend to heavily on Gallic? Yes, but the couty gop is much better off now than it was 3 years ago

At 1:09 PM, Blogger Jackie Corley said...

Your post is pretty erratic and strange, but I'll do my best to plod through it.

No one at The Courier had any issues with Scott until certain behavior -- that he should be grateful has remained out of print -- came to our attention. The behavior had nothing to do with politics and everything to do with basic human decency.

I was very aware that Jim was approached for the county job and, in fact, was one of several witnesses in the office to sit in on phone calls he made with and took from high ranking officials about the position. He was asked to apply to it. Ms. Handlin's account of the events to Greg Bean were, in fact, fabricated. I feel comfortable speaking about that since I was a first hand witness to the events that took place.

If the love for Kyrillos, Clifton, Handlin and Broschart is so omnipresent individuals such as youself would laugh this site off and not feel so threatened by it as you seem to be.

At 7:02 PM, Blogger Honest Abe said...

Rogerd73 = Scott Broschart himself. Ya think?

At 10:28 PM, Blogger Jackie Corley said...

The IP address is from a Comcast user in Lincroft, but Sitemeter.com isn't always 100% accurate.


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