Blog Follies

Campaign blogs are, it’s increasingly clear, generally a bad idea. Mostly because nobody reads them — except your opponent’s researchers.

As in this release from the Bloomberg campaign:


Ferrer personally wrote blog item telling voters that he was “educated in public schools for most of my education” – an untrue statement

The quote in question is here:

“I was born in the South Bronx and educated in public schools for most of my education. If it weren’t for my inspirational teachers and a strong after school program, I don’t know where I’d be today.”

NOTE: Here’s a theory under which Freddy spent most of his education in public school: He began a Master’s degree at Baruch College of CUNY in the 1970s and finished it, as the Observer reported last year, in 2003.

UPDATE: The claim has been taken out of the blog item. A screen-shot of the original is here.

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