Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Bloomberg’

Who Won the First Mayoral Debate? That’s Easy to Answer

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

By Senior Editor/Producer Jonathan Mena

The Daily News dubbed the first Mayoral debates the “brawl for the hall” but it was more of a minor skirmish. I call it a draw. They jabbed but neither pugilist landed a knockout blow. The debate, held at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem, was the first time both candidates met nose to nose and marked Thompson’s first video-true introduction to New Yorkers.

Both faired poorly when asked about the low numbers of Latinos in their administrations, about 10 percent of their workforce. Thompson said 60 percent of his workers were people of color and, in what was the funniest moment of the debate, Bloomberg said in Spanish that he would increase the actual numbers of minorities tomorrow (which is today).

Bloomberg Vs. Thompson, October 13, 2009: Who Won the First Mayoral Debate?

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
Thompson, post debate, at the Chimney, 105 Street & Second Avenue

Thompson, post debate, at the Chimney, 105 Street & Second Avenue

William C. Thompson and several heavyweight City and State Democratic pols showed up at this hip East Harlem bar after the debate. The answer (actually a response) to the Who Won? should be forthcoming. This writer wants to see what the big dailies will be splashing tomorrow.

Also, who will answer the big question?


Interviewees Go Wild!

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

New York Daily News Headline: Mayor Bloomberg calls reporter ‘a disgrace’ for questioning rationale for third term run

The Mayor of New York City becomes visibly and publicly upset because he can’t manipulate the news media? This is an excellent real-world teaching anecdote for my J-news writing classes.