In an interview with New York 1 News last night, Smith said he doesn’t have direct oversight of that charity, and therefore had nothing to do with how the money was, or wasn’t, disbursed.
And he’s no longer buying the New York Post.
“All the Press had to do was make the inquiry. They could have called the bank and asked for their bank statements as opposed to putting an elected official’s picture on a newspaper and imply that I control the funds and did not give them to Katrina victims was simply outrageous, it was unethical and really I feel bad for The Post. I am ashamed of how that was handled. I know Fred Dicker, he’s very honorable. I know some of the staff on The Post, they usually do a good job. But I was very dismayed and I’m sorry I probably won’t buy The Post anymore. I can’t read a paper that doesn’t want to deal with the facts.”