“Not being familiar with many of the media outlets for which The Awl says these reporters work, I had the list of ‘26 arrested reporters’ checked against the roster of reporters who hold valid NYPD press passes,” Loeser adds. “You can imagine my surprise when we found that only five of the 26 arrested reporters actually have valid NYPD-issued press credentials.”
With that sentence alone, Loeser manages to shoot himself in the foot. Twice.
Given his statement, Bloomberg’s office has indeed confirmed that at least five members of the media that were accredited by the City’s own police force were arrested while doing their job, a job that the Police Department has acknowledged and authorized. Secondly, Loeser attempts to discredit the media while at the same time exposing that he didn’t do his homework himself.
As usual, Bloomberg comes off as a deer caught in headlights when it comes to governing. It's no wonder his mayoral run is being compared to that of the perennially underachieving David Dinkins. Our sources tell us that Bloomberg also drinks "1%" milk. Coincidence?...
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