New York Daily News
Mayor Michael Bloomberg attacked the New York Times news and editorial pages yesterday for how it covered public safety issues.
Almost everyone featured State Senator Malcolm Smith as the main culprit trying to scheme his way into the New York City mayor's race. But it's Smith's role in the State Senate that apparently gave other newspapers around the state to write about the mostly New York City-based scandal.
At first it will seem, because the article is presented without any context, as though a woman was viciously beaten and raped and near death on Wednesday of last week in Central Park by "a wolf pack of more than a dozen young teenagers who attacked her at the end of an escalating crime spree."
When you raise money for political office, you raise it from all of the interests that are interested in the future of the city and its progress."
John Liu and Bill de Blasio were the first Democratic candidates to raise their hands and signal support for the bill. A few moments later, Christine Quinn and Bill Thompson raised their hands too.
When Adolfo Carrion spoke at a recent event hosted by the Independence Party of New York City, he reminded them that he had officially left the Democratic Party and "declared my independence."
Espaillat is not done settling scores with some of his Democratic colleagues.
This morning, he announced he was endorsing Mark Gjonaj, who is challenging one of his Democratic colleagues in the state Assembly, Naomi Rivera, who publicly backed Rangel in the primary race.
"Nobody has worked harder or delivered more than Mark Gjonaj," Espaillat said in a statement.
Rep. Charlie Rangel keeps up his attack on newspaper editorial boards which, after winning his second contested primary without the support of The Times or Daily News. (The Post was never really an option). The Times tepidly backed Joyce Johnson in 2010 and Clyde Williams in 2012. The News was neutral in 2010 but backed Wiliams this year.
Last night, Rangel called newspaper editorial board members "very special people", not in a good way, and "strange."
Rep. Charlie Rangel's never seemed have his heart set on running for re-election, daring reporters to ask President Obama if he's supporting him, publicly declaring his assumption that Andrew Cuomo would do, and recounting his confrontation with a Times editorial board member over their "ridiculous" decision to endorse one of his rivals for the second election in a row.(1)
Few Mets beat writers are as present as Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.
Rep. Charlie Rangel's comment to the Daily News editorial board that he didn't know the names or his rivals, or care to, is a variation on a line he's been using on the campaign trail recently.
When he opened his campaign office in Washington Heights on Saturday, a reporter asked why voters should chose him over State Senator Adriano Espaillat, given that they're both Democrats and so similar on issues.