Friday, September 25, 2009

Corporate Owners: NY1 Dummy Us All Down

Corporate Owners: NY1 Dummy Us All Down

Even the NYT in a real showing of how bad journalism has sunk in our city when they wrote after the lack of substance in the public advocate debate Debate Touches More on Sustenance Than Substance.

"The final public advocate’s debate on Wednesday night felt like a bad episode of “Crossfire”: high on slugs, low on policy. The NYT describe the debate full of breezy questions about the political wisdom of Gov. David A. Paterson’s beard (or lack thereof); the indelicacy of Kanye West’s behavior at the MTV Video Music Awards; or the sportsmanship of Serena Williams at the United States Open tennis tournament. . . . When City Councilman Bill De Blasio attempted to explain his answer to one of the only policy questions asked, in what Dominic Carter calls the lighting round where only yes or no, he was cut short by the moderator, the NY1 anchor Dominic Carter. . . The absence of questions about the economy, schools and health care left several political observers unsettled, especially because voter turnout is expected to be unusually low in next week’s runoff election for public advocate and comptroller." (NYT)

Well, the debate last night on NY1 between the comptroller candidates was even more inept on substance Yassky Gets Nasty on Liu in Comptroller's Race Finale. In this debate Dominic Carter and his fellow questioner Erin Einhorn from the Daily News did not ask one question about the indictment of Hark Morris in the pension fund scandal or whether they would allow money managers like Morris to be the "go betweens," between large pension funds and the comptrollers office. (Yassky said he would cut down on the number of money managers on his own). Carter did not ask one question about the too candidates taking money from the people doing business with the comptroller office or the city. The NY1 reporter even avoided the pay to play question, when he quoted half of Harold Wolfson and the NYT story charges about the poor performance of the pension funds and the comptroller getting a quarter of his campaigns funds for his mayoral campaign from people doing business with his comptroller's office. Both candidates said the charges of poor performance of the city pension funds under Thompson watch were not true, in responce to Carter's half question. There will be no more debates, Liu will not show up at Channel 7 scheduled debate this weekend.

Carter or the Daily News reporter did not ask one question how the comptroller office mist for years the existence of a City Council slush fund made up of fake non profits hidden inside the city's budget. NY1 has a history of using inside consultants lobbyist like Koch and Al D'Amato and dozens of others to spin on their cable station for the special interests. Every answer the consultants give has more to do on who is paying them then not what is good for the city or the people who live here. You see the same consultants on each week. You never see anyone on their air talking about the corruption of the consultant lobbyist and how they have hurt our city and destroyed with their dollars the city's election process. Liu brought with him to the NY1 debate Liu brought with him (Ferrer, McCall, Arzt, Seto, Lee!). At least McCall and Ferrer have recieved thousands working as money managers for Comptroller Thompson After Introduction From Ferrer, Firm Earned $100,000 From State Pension Fund, Former Comptroller McCall’s Firm Is Subpoenaed in Pension Inquiry

A journalist should work to inform the public on what they need to know to make decision on who to make their leaders. By conduction a dysfunctional debate and offer no more than the spin of special interests, corporate owned NY1 serves the same special interest that the lobbyist consultants they put on the air does, keeping the special interest in power and fat with government funds *** Green Ties de Blasio to ACORN in Final Advocate Debate *** Giant ACORN nuts in 'shell game' : report *** David Yassky likened John Liu to Bernie Madoff. Liu referred to his opponent as the “three-headed Yassky.” *** Yassky spoke repeatedly about honesty, while Liu focused on term limits and his private sector experience *** Comptroller Candidates Spin: Lies, Term Limits, Tier 5

On the Road to City Hall Sparks Finally Fly as Comptroller Candidates Meet in Final Debate *** Gore Almost Endorses Bloomberg While Painting Queens Roof *** NYP Editorial Yassky for Comptroller *** Daily News Editorial: Yassky for controller Liu is dodging a debate with rival David Yassky on Channel 7 *** RWDSU, Katz To Back de Blasio *** Bloomberg running against his own record From Rant/Rave *** Complaint Suggests NYPD Misstepped In Terror Probe (NY1) *** Richard Lipsky agrees with Fred Siegel about Joyce Purnick’s biography of Bloomberg *** Bloomberg Goes Negative *** Christine Quinn: Hello, You Must Be Going... (NY Council Watch)

City's Economy Non Campaign Story 300 more city layoffs today are 'sad story' *** Day care cuts put squeeze on parents *** Class sizes soar as schools feel crowded squeeze *** DiNapoli: By 2013, a $3 billion deficit will look like pin money (Times Union)

New York's Blago For Paterson and Democrats, a week of close shaves *** Slyly, Giuliani Says He Feels for Paterson *** The Patersons Get a Little Too Honest (NY Magazine) *** 'Andy's tricks behind Bam nix' (Dicker NYP) *** Joanna Molloy writes that Joseph Tacopina, Monserrate's "legal Houdini," is "the kind of lawyer who makes you want to get into trouble so he can defend you." *** Representative Greg Meeks insists he never was asked to be a messenger by either Barack Obama or Andrew Cuomo *** "The president hasn't advised me on what I should do, nor has he told me I shouldn't run," Rudy Giuliani told reporters. "So I'm free and clear to make my own decision." *** Like The Pope Telling The Local Priest To 'Go To Hell'

The Machines Picks the Judges Tussle mars Bronx Dem convention of judicial candidates

Hiram: Et tu, Brute Why Democrats Are Rooting For a Monserrate Felony Conviction (NY Magazine) *** Spanglish Speaker Scuttles Slashy Sen's Story *** Hiram slashed my face! *** Forget Hiram; 'cut' to the chase

Russian Basketball Billionaires at Play: Mike Versus Mikhail *** Nets sale embarrasses Marty

Breaking News CAUGHT BY SURPRISE: IRAN BUILDING SECOND NUKE PLANT *** Iran Reveals Second Nuclear Enrichment Site (Washington Post) *** Iran Said to Have Covert Nuclear Facility (NYT) *** Judge Orders Terror Suspect to New York for Trial *** Ahmadinejad Rejects Obama's Nuke Warning, and His Stance May Succeed (Time)

Washington In Poll, Public Wary of Obama on War and Health *** On Guantanamo, Missteps (Washington Post) *** Fundraising Drop Jars Democrats Political committees see decline in their fortunes, a result of complacency and absence of big donors *** Good Week for Obama, But Shadows Lurk - Bronwen Maddox, London Times *** Can Obama Save the Global Economy? - Thomas P.M. Barnett, Esquire *** A Reemerging GOP Majority? - Henry Olsen, Claremont Review of Books *** Kirk is Capable Interim Appointee - Boston Globe *** Poll: Obama Losing Support

Pay to Play Martinez heads straight to K Street *** Why Authorities Haven't Stopped the Foreclosure 'Rescue' Boom *** Even After Weakening the Latest Regulation, Lending Industry Whines For More. Blue Dogs Are On Their Side *** Senator Sanders Unfiltered: US Congress Bought & Paid For?

National The Death (and Life) of Conservatism - Damon Linker, The New Republic

Terror Plots Netanyahu uses Holocaust file against Iran *** U.S. to Accuse Iran of Having Secret Nuclear Fuel Facility *** Terror Case: ‘Scary’ Ingredients *** 5 U.S. Troops Killed in Afghan Attacks *** Terror Case Called One of Most Serious in Years *** Brooklyn Man Is Accused of Trying to Aid Terrorists *** Beauty supplies on Al Qaeda's shopping spree of terror (DN) *** Authorities nab two in unrelated Illinois, Texas bomb plots

Wall Street and the Economy 4-Month Streak of Rising Home Sales Is Over *** Volcker Says Obama Plan Leaves Opening for Bailouts *** Fed Reducing 2 Programs for Emergency Lending *** Bailout Bank Goldman Doles Out Biggest Bonuses Ever *** BusinessBanks Aim To Kill Consumer Protection Agency *** Get ready, Wall Streeters, for trial of the century *** State Labor Officials: Extend Benefits for Jobless *** Bankers, Watch Your Wallets

National In Need of Cash, Arizona Puts Offices on Sale

International Netanyahu uses Holocaust file against Iran *** The Afghan Imperative Fighting the Afghan war the easy way hasn’t worked. Only the full counterinsurgency doctrine offers a chance of success (Brooks NYT) *** Global Economic Forum to Expand Permanently *** Debate on Economy Muted as Germans Prepare to Vote *** VIOLENCE 'WORSE THAN EXPECTED' IN AFGHANISTAN... *** Administration to Cut 384 Agents from Mexican Border... *** Tensions Hinder Pakistan Effort *** UN, Have You No Shame? - Benjamin Netanyahu, New York Post *** In Afghanistan, Let U.S. Troops Be Warriors - Byron York, DC Examiner *** G-20 Launched as World's Top Forum - Gregor Peter Schmitz, Der Spiegel *** Honduras Gets Messier - Washington Post *** G-20 Nears Economic Deal

Media and New Tech Twitter Appears Set to Raise $100 Million, Valuing It at $1 Billion *** In San Francisco, Plans to Start News Web Site *** Frontline’ to Work With Upstart Site Focused on Iran *** Lawmakers slam newspaper bailout idea... *** WATCH: Michael Moore Calls Out ABC Labor Practices On "GMA" *** A Conversation with Michael Moore - Naomi Klein, The Nation *** New York Times Will Offer Buyouts For Employees (NYT) *** CW Plans Stewardess Reality Show *** Obama, the cable critic in chief *** Lou Dobbs Upset That Latin Network Soap Opera Will Include a Storyline Promoting the Census *** The Colbert Report: Tom DeLay Dances With the Stars

Blog Report Getting Bloomberg Out of The Way to Honor Moynihan (Noticing New York) *** Goodbye, Lorimer St. MTA Station Agent (Free Williamsburg)