Mayor Bloomberg Says Police Didn't Prevent Reporters From Covering Occupy Wall Street

On John Gambling’s radio show this morning, Mayor Bloomberg once again addressed the controversy over press access at the NYPD’s raid on the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park last month. Multiple reporters were arrested while attempting to cover the evictions and there were widespread reports of credentialed members of the media being prevented from viewing the raid. “We didn’t keep anybody from reporting, they just had to stand to the side while the police did their job,” Mayor Bloomberg said. “Police have to protect people.”

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  1. Marc Hug says:

    what a disgusting piece of trash mayor bloomberg is. they did a great job smashing peoples laptops, stealing peoples money, attacking peaceful protesters, and protecting the 1%. the NYPD should be ashamed of themselves. how in the hell they sleep at night is beyond me.

  2. Johnny234 says:

    so if he was “protecting the press” why did he have a no fly zone over the park during the raid?  Did the protesters have rpgs or surface to air missiles that he was “protecting” the news choppers from?  I would like to hear his answer to that.  Lying POS.

  3. Joe Foley says:

    It is getting harder and harder to believe anything the bloomberg says.  I am very surprised he said all this with a straight face.  How is it that John Gambling did not call him on this complete lie?