Wheelchair-Bound Reporter Singled Out by Bloomberg, Wants an Apology

There was bit of an uncomfortable moment at the mayor’s press conference today when Michael Bloomberg stopped his remarks and repeatedly expressed displeasure at a reporter in a wheelchair who struggled to turn off a tape recorder that accidentally began playing.
“Something’s playing. Maybe we could stop this and just start again,” Bloomberg said, standing at the podium with dozens of elected officials behind him, as a room full of reporters took notes. The event was also being carried live online and on television.
At one point, Christine Quinn leaned over to the podium, covered the microphone, and appeared to inform the mayor that the reporter who was responsible for the noise is in a wheelchair.

Wheelchair-Bound Reporter Singled Out by Bloomberg, Wants an Apology