Ray Kelly and a spokesman versus media ‘misinformation’

Briefing: NYC Budget Director Mark Page. (William Alatriste via flickr)
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Ray Kelly, the New York Police Department commissioner, gave a wide-ranging interview to the Queens Chronicle which seemed motivated in part by a desire to correct what he considers inaccuracies in the public record.

The commissioner called the Associated Press reports on the department's anti-terror surveillance programs unfair and said he meets weekly with Muslim leaders, and that "certainly the meetings are cordial, but what we're fighting is misinformation."

NYPD spokesman Paul Browne, who was also at the interview, referred to the police action to remove Occupy Wall Street demonstrators from Zuccotti Park and said that only one reporter was ever arrested during that activity. He said widespread stories of other reporters being arrested were "a total myth." 

Which, in terms of the public record, will come as news to Gabe Pressman and the New York Press Club.

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