September 14, 2018 – New Jersey 101.5’s Bill Spadea published an op-ed criticizing news organizations for publishing false headlines and stories that took Rep. Chris Smith’s remarks at Colts Neck High School out of context.
“It’s that simple, the Washington Blade lied in an attempt to damage the reputation of New Jersey’s longest serving Member of Congress. Shame on all the advocates who took the Blade headline and ran with the smear campaign against a man who has served his constituents faithfully and successfully for decades. Shame on all the opinion pieces that immediately launched in an effort to pile on to the #AgendaNews being pushed through a false headline and story. Thankfully, honest journalists like Jeff Edelstein, despite his political opposition to Smith’s positions, did not hesitate to speak out,” Spadea wrote.
Read the rest of Bill Spadea’s op-ed here.