Corporate media journalists continue to suck up to Mayor Bloomberg in print, writing all kinds of glowing articles about the mayor's "legacy".
Capital NY has a rundown of the latest "legacy pieces" here.
One thing missing from all these pieces is an accurate assessment of Bloomberg's 12 years in office.
How can any self-respecting journalist write a Bloomberg "legacy piece" and not include these items
Phonied up crime stats.
Phonied up test scores and grad rates.
The 911 system boondoggle.
The Boxer Day Blizzard.
Seriously - the worst fraud ever perpetrated against New York City (CityTime) isn't mentioned, the $2 billion 911 system boondoggle that is now 12 years in the making, 10 years over schedule, hundreds of million over budget, and responsible for the death of a four year old on the Upper West Side isn't mentioned, the bullshit stats from crime to fire fatalities to emergency response times to the school data is never mentioned, the mayor's incompetence in dealing with the Bloomberg Boxer Day Blizzard is never mentioned.
These are Bloomberg's legacy as much as bike lanes or the complete transformation of Manhattan into a rich person's playground or Brooklyn gentrification.
Shame these never get mentioned in the Bloomberg "legacy pieces."
Am I missing any items from Bloomberg's "true legacy"?