Officially, there is still no comment on the state police investigation of Jeff Pillets, The Record's Pulitzer Prize nominated investigative reporter who allegedly removed documents from a state agency. But state government sources say that Pillets has a problem and that the probe continues.
The Record had no comment on Pillets' status, although he did write a story for today's newspaper. It's not uncommon for a newspaper to decline to address issues with their reporters or editors, even though they expect all others connected to the public arena to answer their questions. Last week, the Star-Ledger did not return a phone call seeking comment on the difference between their editorials urging private sector benefits equality for domestic partners and their own decision to not extend these benefits in their employee buyout arrangement.
The Star-Ledger does get points for reporting on their own fiscal woes.