Politico ran a story about how Assembly Speaker Coughlin took New Direction New Jersey (NDNJ) to task for attacking Democrats. The article describes NDNJ as “a ‘dark money’ group Murphy does not control but which is run by his allies and promotes his agenda.”
As SPCNJ uncovered, and as exposed in an earlier Politico story, NDNJ is funded by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA). While NDNJ does push Gov. Murphy’s agenda, it also pushes the NJEA’s agenda in the same language that the NJEA uses.
The obvious issue here is the amount of influence that a special interest has over our state’s political system. For some reason, the media wants to ignore the clear conflict-of-interest presented by a governor appearing in ads paid for by a special interest and promoting that special interest’s agenda.
Why the media blind spot?
Read the full Politico story here.