Michael Bloomberg Isn’t Doing Interviews

Here’s video of an incident at a May 26 campaign event, which was noted by the New York Times, in which a television reporter learns that when Michael Bloomberg is not scheduled to take questions, he won’t take questions. Note the deft boxing-out by the mayor’s security detail and City Hall spokesman Stu Loeser.

Bloomberg often holds public events without taking questions, leaving the task of dealing with reporters to his press aides. Given the state of things, it’s probably safe to assume that he’ll continue to communicate with the media at his leisure. Whatever we may think of it.