Let's shut that white boy up
At the behest of Greater Long Branch NAACP President Lorenzo Dangler, Courier publisher Jim Purcell has chosen to discontinue the More Monmouth Musings column which has appeared regularly in the weekly since last September. The editorial space will be filled with a column by Middletown Democratic Chairman Joe Caliendo. Earlier this month Purcell informed me that he was getting heat over the popularity of the More Monmouth Musings column and asked if I would alternate weeks with Caliendo. I agreed and Caliendo's column first column appeared in the most recent issue.
The More Monmouth Musing column never addressed the race issue.
Ironically, Caliendo's column was a slam on Judith Stanley-Coleman and her "farmers" property tax break, which this blog wrote about and satired last fall. Stanley-Coleman is the Middletown Republican who is funding Highlands Democrats.
Purcell admitted that he had not consulted his paper's owner, former Senator Joe Azzolina about this decision. He also admitted that Dangler and Caliendo had discussed my writing. Dangler turned down a request to talk with me, conveyed through Purcell, last week.
Dangler's only public remarks condemning Jesse Jackson's use of the N-word in reference to Barack Obama was in a Courier article last week about this blog.