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Saturday, August 31, 2013

NY Times Follows Thompson Story Up With De Blasio Story

Yesterday the Times put a front page story out that essentially said Bill Thompson is a crook.

They've done "expose" stories on Quinn, Weiner, and now Thompson, so I figured the de Blasio "expose" was coming soon.

Tonight they're out with it, and if this is all they've got on him, it's not much.

They say de Blasio used the public advocate's office to advance his own career.

They say de Blasio's close to George Soros.

They say he surprised people when he backed the taxi industry over the Bloomberg administration on their outer borough taxi plan.

They say he has an ego and likes to be on MSNBC.

If that's the best they've got on him, no worries going into Primary Day.

Frankly, I thought the Dana Rubenstein post at Politicker on the "pragmatism" he has shown when cutting deals with the real estate industry does more damage to him then this Times story.

But neither story puts him the league of Quinn or Thompson in terms of crookedness.

If you're like me and you were wondering if the Times was holding something on de Blasio, and if so, when they were going to dump it - well, if they are holding anything on him, it's not in tonight's story.

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