Bill de Blasio has never been the New York Post‘s favorite mayoral candidate, but the relationship between the Democrat and the tabloid appears to be further strained since he won the September 10 primary.
This week alone the paper has featured an aggressive barrage of op-eds and critical reports on the de Blasio campaign, carrying headlines like “Obama to meet Sandinista-supporting de Blasio.” Today, Mr. de Blasio was dubbed “Che de Blasio” twice in its pages, which skewer him on a whole host of topics.
Even today’s selected pieces of reader mail pile on, calling him a “closet socialist” and more. “De Blasio’s fondness for communism won’t receive widespread media condemnation in part because the non-Post media largely shares communism’s underlying belief in altruism,” one reader declared.
In contrast, Republican Joe Lhota, behind in the polls and facing an uphill climb to victory in November, has fared far better, according to the paper’s stories and op-eds pegged to the mayoral race.
Below you can find a partial list of such stories since Sunday:
- De Blasio asks for Wall Street donations
- De Blasio ‘fixed’ pal’s water bill on council
- So what does de Blasio believe now?
- De Blasio suddenly scarce on campaign trail
- De Blasio helped pal reduce $9,000 water bill
- De Blasio’s favorite countries have dismal human-rights records
- De Blasio’s bleary, dreary eyes of youth
- De Blasio ignored Nicaragua anti-Semitism
- The meaning of Bill de Blasio’s radical past
- De Blasio’s ticket-fixing past
- De Blasio’s warped world view should set off alarm bells
- De Blasio among legislators who honored African tyrant
- De Blasio vs. the 99 Percent
- Obama to meet Sandinista-supporting de Blasio
- Parents to rally against de Blasio’s charter school attacks
- ACORN sowed seeds for de Blasio
- Critics slam de Blasio’s trips to Cuba, Nicaragua
- Getting to know Bill de Blasio … belatedly
- Two New Yorks: 2013 v. 1990
- De Blasio holds strong to Red Sox roots
- Daughter proud of ‘badass’ de Blasio
- De Blasio’s Cuban vision for New York City