New Jersey Update: Christie Ads and Medical Marijuana

Monday, August 13, 2012

Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, and Nancy Solomon, managing editor for New Jersey Public Radio, talk about the some mysterious pro-Governor Christie ads, plus the latest on medical marijuana in New Jersey.


Bob Hennelly and Nancy Solomon

Comments [3]

amalgam from NYC by day, NJ by night

The secret nonprofit 501(c)4 campaigns are the REAL problem/loopholes that big money plutocrats are using to undermine democracy for their benefit because of this lack of transparency in these ads. SuperPacs are even less of a problem than these nonprofit ads, which, in fact have been available for years before Citizens United.

Certainly this is an overall American political system, but there is no doubt that rightwing, Republicans - who worship money even more than Democrats (and that's a lot) - are happy to use unethical loopholes to further their causes.

@ profwilliams -

Why does it matter?

The point is we don't know anything about who is supporting him in secret ads, and since transparency in political elections and political discourse is key to American citizens' making voting decisions it's a legitiamte issue.

Furtermore,Christie claims that he's the straight shooter above all this anti-democratic, secrecy in campaigns, but as it turns out, he's just like every other politician mired in the muck of the big money American election system. Bully for him.

Aug. 13 2012 11:03 AM

Mitt is saving Christie for attorney general so he can have an attack dog to go after political enemies like what Cc did in NJ

Aug. 13 2012 10:57 AM
profwilliiams from Monclair

Why does this matter?

When part of this "story" aired last week, I was appalled that the only connection between Christie and these evil ads is that Christie LIVES NEAR one of the folks "uncovered" by the report.

Again, Why does this matter?

Aug. 13 2012 10:54 AM

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