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Take Me Out To The Ball Game
Safe for work, if you’re interested in this sort of thing. Though we happen to find it a little shady that a Fox 5 News team just “happened to be driving by” 63rd and 3rd Avenue yesterday evening while a woman tried to hail a taxi, and, failing that, just gave birth on the middle of the sidewalk. How often does THAT happen? #OnlyInNewYork
Joe Lhota picked up where he left off after last night’s debate, continuing to slam his rival Bill de Blasio and insisting he can still win the mayor’s race during two early-morning television interviews.
“I love the challenge. I don’t find it daunting. It gives me an opportunity to go out there and make my point,” Mr. Lhota said today when asked about his uphill battle on PIX 11, turning to a baseball analogy.
Joe Lhota may have spent much of last night’s first debate on the defensive, but he came out swinging this morning during an early interview on Fox 5.
Law and Disorder
With his prospects next Tuesday looking less than sunny, former Congressman Anthony Weiner tested out a new career Wednesday morning with a stint hosting the weather on Fox 5′s morning show.
About halfway through an awkward early morning interview on Good Day New York, the mayoral candidate was asked what he plans to do if he loses.
Whoa, Detective Munch needs to take some time off the force: Law & Order actor Richard Belzer recently proved that he is the definitive guy in blue (at least language-wise) when he appeared on Good Day NY, ostensibly to promote his latest book, Dead Wrong: Straight Facts On The Country’s Most Controversial Cover-Ups. The Fox 5 morning anchors got more than they bargained for when the former stand-up comedian (he used to warm up the audiences on SNL!) started talking about sodomy and having co-host David Price “banged in the ass.”
Then he gave the Nazi salute and told the horrified hosts to “Say HEIL to all your colleagues at the other division.”
Of course, the best part was his publicist’s explanation.
The NYPD has been criticized for its uneasy relationship with the city’s cyclists. As this video from Fox 5 shows, the apple does not fall far from the tree, as Greg Kelly grills DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan for what one might expect to be a celebratory interview about the city’s new bikeshare program. Instead of a helmet, the commissioner should have brought a pair of boxing gloves.
Occupy Wall Street
Greg Kelly was all smiles on Good Day New York this morning, the anchor’s first broadcast since rape allegations against him were made public on January 25. The son of police commissioner Ray Kelly thanked Fox 5, his family, friends and viewers for their support during the “tough couple of weeks.” The Manhattan district attorney’s office announced they would not bring charges on Tuesday.
Antwan Lewis has been covering the Occupation protests for Fox 5 since, well, Tuesday morning. Yet in that short amount of time he’s managed to get his program hijacked by Joey Boots, rile up a crowd of angry anti-anti protesters, and have a person say “shithead” on live today. All in a day’s work!