Our city’s relatively new Mayor is already a veteran at one specific move: Cutting himself off from the press. According to The Associated Press, Bill de Blasio has already barred the media from 53 events, and only allowed limited access to 30 other events. In total, over 20 percent of his listed events have been closed to the media.
For his part, de Blasio has blamed restricted access on where the events have been held; claiming that classrooms and factories don’t lend themselves to numerous journalists. Here’s a wild idea: Move some crap around! Take a desk out of the room, and replace that desk with a reporter!
De Blasio also admitted that things could be better. “We believe there is a whole swath of information that needs to be available to the public and we need to continue to do a better job on that,” he said during a Tuesday press conference. “There is a lot of day-to-day government business that is appropriately disclosable that we need to be better at.”
A nice sentiment, but as the saying goes — actions speak louder than words.
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