The Anniversary Party
In a glossy media city that values professional polish, NY1, Time Warner’s no-frills news channel, enjoys a certain cult following, as evidenced by the high-profile fans who gathered at the New York Public Library last Thursday to celebrate two decades of “weather on the ones.”
The event reflected the unassuming charms of the station, where anchors style themselves and pan-away shots reveal a bullpen that is more Community than The Newsroom. Though there was an open bar, the wine glasses had thick stems, and the hors d’oeuvres, while tasty, might have arrived straight from Trader Joe’s.
In an interview with Errol Louis on WWRL 1600 this morning, Governor David Paterson slammed state lawmakers for trying to sneak “behind my back” an ethics reform bill that he said won’t solve any problems in the capital.
The governor also criticized the existing standing committees charged with monitoring ethical violations, which have yet Read More
ALBANY—Don’t like those school cuts? Blame your legislator.
“The legislature, had they passed the wealth-based plan that I initiated, we wouldn’t be here. The fact is they didn’t do anything. The only thing they did was take $391 million of stimulus money from next year and used it to fill the gap in 2009,” Read More
ALBANY—David Paterson stood by his displeasure with the Obama administration’s decision to hold the trial of 9/11 terrorists in lower Manhattan, and alluded to the federal government’s miscalculation about the air quality in the neighborhood.
“What I said was that if I were making the decision, it’s not the decision I would have made,” Read More
Errol Louis is out with a column this morning sharply criticizing Rudy Giuliani for comments he made over the weekend in Borough Park, where he warned that crime could rise to their pre-1993 levels if Michael Bloomberg wasn’t elected.
Louis also criticized Bloomberg for defending the comment by drawing a comparison to Detroit. Read More
Inside the Daily News, there’s some debate as to whether John Liu really worked in a sweatshop, as he says he did.
Reporter Erin Einhorn has reported that Liu’s initial claim of working alongside his mom at a sweatshop wasn’t supported by his mother’s own recollection.
The Daily News coverage basically says Read More
David Paterson hasn’t gotten any support for his claim last week that his political woes are due to racism in the media.
This morning, he went back on the show where he first aired the complaint to say he had been misunderstood. And after explaining his point, Paterson said he hoped this would be Read More
ALBANY—David Paterson insists he didn't quite play the race card.
In an interview this morning on WWRL with Errol Louis, Paterson talked about the tone of news coverage toward him and Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick (on the leaders of the State Senate) as negative given the state's current fiscal woes, and told Louis Read More
Michael Bloomberg’s transformation from the un-politician to icon of urban government is the subject of an April 22 panel discussion featuring the Times' Joyce Purnick (who is writing a book about him) and Wayne Barrett of the Village Voice, among other journalists.
An email from the organizers previewing the event asks, “Are Read More
Democratic Senator John Sampson said the shape of the senate districts on Long Island will “change substantially” and predicted “there will be an African-American elected to the State Senate on Long Island.”
“So there’s going to be substantial change when it comes to redistricting,” Sampson said, speaking on 1600 WWRL with host Errol Read More