This advisory for Michael Bloomberg’s New Year’s Eve seems to fit with Wayne Barrett’s theory that the mayor is very publicly and deliberately putting his Republican phase behind him.
Former President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton Will be special guests for New Year’s Eve in Time Square Joining New York Read More
One person who definitely doesn’t think that John McCain’s suggestion of putting New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo in charge of the Security and Exchange Commission is a good idea: Wayne Barrett.
"He just seemed to pull a name out to be appointed, without really showing much in the way of reflection," Read More
Here’s Village Voice investigative reporter Wayne Barrett in City Hall today, saying that Christine Quinn shouldn’t necessarily be held responsible for the City Council’s recent troubles.
Barrett, who is pretty familiar with the murky side of New York City politics, argues that legislative leaders aren’t normally held accountable when legislators misuse money.
“No Read More
Over on the Politicker, The Observer‘s Azi Paybarah reports:
Investigative reporter Wayne Barrett of the Village Voice confirmed to me just now that he is considering writing a biography about the former governor, and has been contacted by at least two publishers about such a project.
“I haven’t made up my mind one way Read More
Eliot Spitzer’s career in public service may be over, but the race to tell the story is just getting under way.
Investigative reporter Wayne Barrett of The Village Voice confirmed to me just now that he is considering writing a biography about the former governor, and has been contacted by at least two publishers about Read More
This morning, the New School hosted a panel discussion on whether Eliot Spitzer can regain his political capital. (The answer is already looking quite different in light of yesterday’s special election.)
Panelist Wayne Barrett of the Village Voice said “hallelujah!” about yesterday’s results and said Democrats should be given a chance to control Read More
This week’s issue of Newsweek contains a story by DC investigative reporter Michael Isikoff on Rudy Giuliani’s ties to terror-financing outfits in the Middle East. The piece treads much of the same ground as a Village Voice story by Wayne Barrett published last week. Today, in a blog post Read More
Wayne Barrett has long been a leading critic of Rudy Giuliani. Since Sept. 11, even more so. Apparently, though, Barrett believes that there are worse presidential candidates out there. Specifically, Mitt Romney, who, according to Barrett, is a "vacuum" with "plastic beliefs." Read More
Sorry for the delay in posting — I’m trying to straighten out a couple of minor technical issues.
In the meantime, here’s something to keep you busy: it’s that famous Chris Lyon-authored, self-commissioned oppo research report on Rudy Giuliani, posted by The Smoking Gun. (It’s the same report that Wayne Barrett got a Read More
Here’s something that should be a pleasant change for Alan Hevesi from his recent press coverage: it’s Wayne Barrett’s Top Ten reasons not to oust the state comptroller.
1. Hevesi is not a recidivist abuser
2.Hevesi cannot be removed based on speculation about his intent.
3.The commission ignored indications that Hevesi Read More