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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Gothamist: Bloomberg Only Makes Appearances Or Issues Press Releases When It Matters To Him

Bloomberg hasn't returned from wherever the hell he is this weekend, let along visited the Metro North train derailment, but the usually compliant press is starting to ask questions like "Where The Hell Is Bloomberg?"

This summer, Mayor Bloomberg's office had something to say about the IRS' decision to recognize same-sex marriages, so they issued a press release. The mayor's voice also chimed in on a new EPA measure to cut carbon pollution, and lauded the FDA's decision to ban trans-fats. Just six hours after an NYPD traffic agent was fatally struck by a truck in Midtown yesterday, the mayor offered the city's condolences in a release. Yet nearly ten hours after a Metro-North train derailed in the Bronx, killing at least four New Yorkers and injuring dozens more, the city's chief executive has issued two tweets on the incident and hasn't visited the site of the crash.

Bloomberg does not care about this incident in the least.

As I wrote earlier, if this had been a gun shooting, he would have parachuted in to give a press conference about gun control.

As Gothamist makes clear, news events he cares about get press releases.

But four day, 63 injured in a train derailment in the Bronx?

Two tweets and the suggestion for concerned New Yorkers to call 311.

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