DIEGNAN: NJTV SHOWS CARTOON WHILE GOVERNOR MAKES MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT

(TRENTON) – Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. (D-Middlesex) released the following statement Tuesday on NJTV’s failure to cover Gov. Chris Christie’s news conference:

“This was a huge day for New Jersey, one in which our governor was announcing he would not be running for president of our great country.
“Whether you support our governor’s policies or not, this was an event of great interest to the people of New Jersey and something many would want to view first-hand.
“I myself turned to NJTV to view their live coverage, but you know what I got – the ‘Angelina Ballerina’ cartoon. Every news outlet in New Jersey and several across the nation were covering this event, yet New Jersey’s own television station was showing a cartoon.
“This station has been an embarrassment, and was supposed to be improved by now. It remains inept. Clearly, this experiment has been a failure.
“Since the Governor has decided to continue to serve the citizens of New Jersey, I suggest he start by directing his legal staff to nullify the contract with NJTV.”