Reader Verdict: "A Bit Much"

My recent attempt at live coverage of Alan Hevesi’s court appearance seems to have struck a nerve with a couple of our readers.

Here’s a sample of the feedback:

The coverage is a bit much. This liveblogging thing seems more like a vanity project for the blogger than anything else. Blogging is important and Azi does a great job. We don’t need a minute-by-minute play-by-play, though. What’s the next entry? “Alan Hevesi just coughed and scratched his butt. One reporter next to me took notice and snorted while chuckling. I kind of have to pee, but there’s a line for the bathroom. Oh, well, I can’t wait to watch The Sopranos when I get home. Hevesi just leaned over to tie his shoelace.”

Posted by: Anonymous | December 26, 2006 2:21 PM

One reader wondered what’s next.

Now that Al the Felon has finally resigned, its time to get rid of Chief of Staff Chartier (who has his driving Ms. Peggy problem) as well as Tom Sanzillo, Adam Freed, Victor Mallison, Thad McTigue, Dara Cohen, and the rest of Hevesi’s upper staff. I would not imagine a new Comptroller wanting these Hevesi hacks around.

Posted by: John Romano | December 25, 2006 3:48 PM

And another seems to think we’re picking on a small fish here.

OK 1:56, then how come all our very brave reporters – Azi included – are afraid to FOIL city records for how many Police officers were used to guard/drive/be on lookout for Rudy Giuiliani’s mistress while his mother, wife and children were all under Police protection too.

The answer is they’re afraid of Rudy. They all want an exclusive interview with the “man.” And will only “pile on” when someone finally does the story.
Bunch of wusses.

Posted by: Fed Up | December 22, 2006 2:00 PM

Noted.

– Azi Paybarah