Bloggers will now have a shot at getting press passes, thanks to new rules being implemented by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
It’s in response to a lawsuit filed by reporter/blogger/gadfly Rafael Martinez-Alequin, editor David Wallis of featurewell.com and publisher Ralph E. Smith, of The Guardian Chronicle, a blog Read More
The Bronx District Attorney who is investigating Pedro Espada subpoenaed City Hall gadfly Rafael Martinez-Alequin.
The DA asked Rafael to provide “Any and all video recordings made by you of Pedro Espada Jr.” Specifically, the DA asked about material referring to Rafael’s allegation that Espada supporters roughed him up Read More
Since a shortage of resources is not going to be a problem, Michael Bloomberg’s campaign can afford to send six-page, glossy campaign mailers to even those who are least likely to support him– like reporter-blogger-gadfly Rafael Martinez Alequin. Read More
Here’s the lawsuit filed today against the city by three journalists who say they’ve unfairly been denied press passes by the city’s police department.
The plaintiffs include David Wallis, whose writing has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and other publications; Ralph Smith, who writes Read More
According to a police report, Pedro Espada’s son, Alejandro, was arrested this morning in connection with an incident that occurred earlier this month, when City Hall gadfly and blogger Raphael Martinez-Alequin claimed he was attacked by Espada supporters while filming an opponent’s campaign event.
Martinez-Alequin works part-time for Espada’s political rival, Read More
Here’s City Hall gadfly Rafael Martinez-Alequin talking about a complaint he filed with the police. He says he was threatened by a woman who didn’t like his attempts to document allegations about State Senate candidate Pedro Espada’s residency. Espada is trying to unseat Democratic incumbent Efrain Gonzalez. Martinez-Alequin is working part-time for Gonzalez. Read More
Michael Bloomberg is hosting a week-long celebration of bloggers! Well, of digital media. Today, the mayor kicked off Internet Week New York.
“There is no better time to celebrate our digital media sector, and these events will serve to better connect the various digital companies and online participants that make up the City’s Read More
Here is a clip of NYPD spokesman Paul Browne, discussing “a proposal I’m seriously considering” that would eliminate NYPD-issued press credentials to reporters.
I came across the video on the blog run by Rafael Martinez-Alequin (who has his own press pass issues). It says it was filmed during a Read More
James Oddo done a handful of televised interviews since that little incident with the Norwegian fake-news reporter. Here’s one with City Hall gadfly-blogger-reporter Rafael Martinez Alequin in which Oddo goes into some depth about his now-famous ejection of the offending would-be journalists from his office. Read More
Here’s City Hall gadfly-agitator-blogger Rafael Martinez-Alequin, telling me he has a better chance of becoming pope than Rudy Giuliani does of becoming president.
“Because the American people see the Rudy hypocrisy,” he explained, and because Giuliani “changed totally to the right.”
Not that Rafael, a self-described radical lefty, is particularly Read More