At long last NJ launches its new online web site this morning as of 9:25.
To highlight the launch, Editorial Director Ron Brownstein and congressional reporter Major Garrett appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Neither Brownstein nor Garrett got much time to highlight the launch due to the controversial topic at hand: ex-NPR’s and now full-time FNC’s Juan Williams.
“It is always uncomfortable when a commentator is fired for his views,” said Brownstein.
But it was Garrett’s remarks that dominated the segment and hushed the round table: “I may have what you call a unique point of view,” said a slow smiling Garrett, former White House correspondent for Fox News. Garrett just recently moved from FNC to NJ, switching from TV journalism to print. He admitted that while working for FNC, “Some would say, ‘I can’t believe you work at that network. I love you’re work, I just don’t like where you work.'”
Garrett said nothing of whether he agreed or disagreed with the above commentary. Instead he spoke of Williams off-air “warm” relationship with FNC’s Brit Hume. “I know Juan’s in the moment,” he said. “I’m sure he is uncomfortable about this on many levels.”
Take a look at the launch and the new magazine cover below.