Morning Read: ‘Knock Yourself Out’

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Headline of the Day: “How the Media Would Have Covered Columbus’s Discovery of the New World.”

Runner-Up: “Showdown.”

Joe Lhota, set to debate Bill de Blasio tonight, continued critiquing his Democratic foe over Columbus Day. “Bill wants to talk about the past. That’s all he ever wants to talk about,” he said. “You wanna talk about Christopher Columbus and 1492, knock yourself out. Why don’t we talk about the people in the city of New York in 2013 and 2014?”

But Adolfo Carrión, who will picket the debate, was not invited. The New York Times looked at his struggle to be noticed: “He scoffs at polls gauging his support at 2 or 3 percent. And despite being boxed out of Tuesday’s debate, he says he will have enough money for a cable television commercial aimed at Latinos and his Bronx and northern Manhattan base.”

Mr. Lhota criticized actor Alec Baldwin for calling his spokeswoman a lying, “right wing trash bag” on Twitter for distorting Mr. Baldwin’s “lazy” criticism of stop-and-frisk. “Quite honestly, it should never surprise any New Yorker the antiwoman . . . misogynist statements of Alec Baldwin,” Mr. Lhota declared. (Mr. Baldwin deleted the tweets.)

NY1 traced Mr. de Blasio’s roots growing up in Massachusetts, visiting the houses and apartments he called home. “A yellow house on Alpine Street in Cambridge … was the only address the campaign provided when NY1 asked to see where he had grown up,” the report notes in front of a two-story house with a white picket fence.

While Joe Hynes elaborated on his claim that convicted ex-party boss Clarence Norman ran rival Ken Thompson‘s campaign–providing what an NY1 reporter called “scant evidence.” “There are at least four people that morning at the campaign headquarters when Norman was running Thompson’s campaign,” Mr. Hynes argued. “Including my son.”

And the New York Post editorial board accuses the media of “ignoring NYC’s black GOP candidate”

Morning Read: ‘Knock Yourself Out’