Of course, these are just rumors about the alleged slowdown by workers angry over budget cuts at the sanitation agency.
But rumors are good enough for the Murdoch Post, which ran the story on the front page of its website.
This will be the strategy of the Bloomberg administration going forward - blame the mess not on the lack of planning foresight of the administration, not on cost-cutting, not on the refusal of Bloomberg to declare a snow emergency.
Nope - blame it on the unions.
And of course the usual media shills will be there to hawk this - starting with the Murdoch Post and the Murdoch Street Journal.
So far, Bloomberg is himself denying that a work slowdown was behind the slow snow removal, and relying on allies like Dan Halloran and the Murdoch media empire to spread the rumors.
And the sanitation workers themselves say the rumors are NOT true:
Whether or not the work slowdown is true (and remember that as of now, these are UNSUBSTANTIATED rumors DENIED by the sanitation workers and hawked by a Republican ally of Bloomberg), the real blame for this mess lies with Bloomberg and Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith, who had it within their power to declare a snow emergency, get all vehicles off the main roads, get buses off the roads and make sure the city was clear for emergency vehicles and snow plows.