City Hall Dispatch: Mayor goes postal
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Mayor Bloomberg, never one to miss a chance to get snippy with reporters, unloaded on our Newsday colleague Michael Frazier at todays Q and A.
Frazier asked the mayor, Mayor, you maintain that you kept a dialogue open with the Sean Bell demonstration
And Bloomberg cut him off, Maintain is a word I dont think is appropriate, sir. Next time you have a question, you want to insinuate that I lie, just talk to the press secretary. I dont think we have a question for you.
Frazier tried to jump in, but the mayor cut him off again, Weve finished it. Maintain is a word that has an implication, and was then heard muttering under his breath, Got some nerve, as he called on another reporter.
We checked in with Frazier about what he intended to ask the mayor, and he said that his question was, You have maintained that you kept an open dialog with Bell supporters. Do you intend on speaking at a Bell public forum held by a house judiciary committee or sending Ray Kelly or someone from the police department?
He said he wasnt sure what set the mayor off, but that he had been waiting for days for an answer from the press office.
Its really bizarre, Frazier said