WNYW GM Calls NY Mayor ‘A Slacker’

By Kevin Eck 

WNYW GM Lew Leone just added to his editorials critical of New York Mayor Bill De Blasio.

In his latest Lew’s View, he questions the Mayor’s work ethic and even gives him scheduling tips.

“Stop relaxing and lead,” says Leone. “How can any city worker be motivated to work hard when the boss is a slacker?”

Last March, Capital New York, which is now Politico, reported the overall feeling at the New York Fox-owned station is that De Blasio is avoiding them because of the criticism.

From the Capital New York article:

Leone, for his part, has been public about his frustration with de Blasio, as a sought-after guest, and policy maker. Leone makes on-air appearances to deliver editorial segments that are often critical of de Blasio’s policies, including the mayor’s contract with teachers and the mayor’s support for a marine transfer station on the Upper East Side, and he once made a reference to “co-mayor Chirlane” McCray, the mayor’s wife.

In another segment, Leone complained about de Blasio’s handling of city schools, and said, “I would argue that the governor needs to take back control from this mayor, as soon as possible, before it’s too late.”