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Mayor Michael Bloomberg attacked the New York Times news and editorial pages yesterday for how it covered public safety issues.
Yesterday, in a spirited denunciation of the liberal media's focus on the excesses of the New York Police Department, Mayor Michael Bloomberg pointed to the scant attention paid by the New York Times to the fatal shooting of a Bronx teenager named Alphonza Bryant.
Ted Cruz is coming to New York. [Reid Pillifant]
Bloomberg accused the Times of racial bias in their coverage of public safety, which the paper called "absurd." [Azi Paybarah]
There's still no firm date for when News Corp. will break up. [Joe Pompeo]
Headline: "Is Anthony Weiner past the punchline phase yet?" [Josh Benson]
Jacob Bernstein, who began moonlighting as a Styles freelancer a little over a year ago (as we first reported here), has been hired at the section full-time.
Bernstein, son of Washington Post legend Carl Bernstein and the late author and screenwriter Nora Ephron, has already managed a rather prolific corpus for both the Thursday and Sunday editions of Styles.(1)
Anthony Weiner may have come out OK in the New York Times magazine's big profile of him this morning, but Rep. Peter King certainly didn't.(1)
Everyone seems to agree, with the announcement last week of two federal corruption cases involving state legislators, that something needs to be done.(1)
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.
"I will likely be retaliated against. I've come to the understanding," she said.
It's a news event, in and of itself, when the New York Times writes a story about a politician's temperament on the front page.
If you get past the references to slicing off genitalia and the "sound-proofing" of her City Hall office, the Times story about Christine Quinn helps illustrates the power that comes with being the City Council Speaker.
At a press conference this morning to warn premptively against the "watering down" of "paid sick time" legislation (and to call attention, in the process, to his mayoral rival Christine Quinn's opposition to the legislation), Public Advocate Bill de Blasio was asked about today's Times story about Quinn's propensity for dramatic displays of anger.(1)
City Comptroller John Liu said a series of narrative-defining stories about his fund-raising activities in the New York Times was being driven by a hostile U.S. attorney's office.(4)
It may be too early to declare that the New York Post state editor, Fred Dicker "abandons Cuomo," but there is a more visible rift emerging between the freshman Democratic governor and the Albany reporter who largely praised his earlier efforts and is currently writing about about him.
Bill de Blasio was hit with a six-figure fine for putting campaign posters on public property during his 2009 race for public advocate. Now, some donors who have hit the contribution limit to de Blasio's mayoral campaign are also donating to help him retire his campaign debt from that 2009 race.