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
MINNEAPOLIS—TV news dean Gabe Pressman was hanging out yesterday in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel, where the New York delegation is staying, and was kind enough to share his opinion of the media coverage in Denver, specifically the storyline about Hillary Clinton supporters holding out on party nominee Barack Obama.
“They fomented a Hillary Read More
Not long ago, Chuck Scarborough, the news anchor of WNBC-TV here in New York, was working on a story about the future of electric cars. For the piece, Mr. Scarborough conducted an extensive interview with one of the creators of the Tesla Roadster. In the end, as so often happens in an evening newscast, only Read More
Assemblyman Richard Brodsky of Westchester and Kathy Wylde, president of the Partnership for New York City, debated the mayor’s congestion pricing plan on NBC’s News Forum, which was taped this afternoon and will air Sunday.
Here’s one of the highlights, in which Brodsky and Wylde debate whether or not environmental groups are actually supporting the Read More
Eliot Spitzer has given some indication in recent comments that he’s thinking about scrapping his driver’s license plan, and Liz and others have noted that there’s squabbling within the administration about whether to do so. Some critics of the driver’s license plan are also wondering whether Spitzer will back Read More
Two things stand out about Eliot Sptizer’s interview this morning with Gabe Pressman (which will air on Sunday).
The first is the emphasis Spitzer places on the value of compromise: “I do not believe in taking positions and just standing on principle to the point where nothing happens.”
Second is his characterization Read More
Sheldon Silver taped an interview this morning with Gabe Pressman about all the fun he’s having in Albany. A transcript NBC sent over highlights an interesting, if under-appreciated aspect of the Eliot Spitzer versus Joe Bruno storyline: the extent to which it’s going to depend on Silver (!) to break the deadlock. Read More
In an interview taped this morning with Gabe Pressman, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly politely side-stepped a question about whether he might run for mayor in 2009 at the request of Michael Bloomberg.
From the interview:
PRESSMAN: Supposing he asked you to run for mayor after he leaves?
Commissioner KELLY: Well, Read More
Here’s a snippet of an interview Police Commissioner Ray Kelly did yesterday with WNBC‘s Gabe Pressman,according to a transcript:
GABE PRESSMAN: “Would you say that Rudy Giuliani could be elected president on this issue, terrorism?”
KELLY: “Well, he certainly did a spectacular job as mayor on 9/11, so to the extent that that resonates Read More
Gabe Pressman explores whether Eliot Spitzer is a tough guy or a bully.
Ben tells the story of his eventful day.
Bronx Democratic Chariman Jose Rivera wants to hold a forum to decide whom to endorse, Hillary or Barack.
A City Council candidate running in Brooklyn is promising that if elected, Read More