The administration of New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has made no secret about its feelings towards one of Gotham’s most well-known tabloids: The New York Post.
Yesterday, de Blasio fired away at a reporter from the Post, saying, “I’ve got no use for a right-wing rag that attacks people that are good public servants and tries to undermine their reputation.”
The Mayor’s frustrations reportedly grew from a Post report from earlier this week that the administration “padded the city payroll” with over 250 staff hires, which the tabloid further called a “bloated band of vaguely titled aides.” Specifically, the paper targeted Victor Calise, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, who de Blasio vigorously defended at a press conference Thursday as a lifetime public advocate.
Welp, you hit the Post, and it tends to hit right back.
The paper dedicated its cover to the Mayor’s response Friday, with an infantile depiction of de Blasio throwing a tantrum:
— New York Post (@nypost) October 7, 2016
It reads, “Looks like someone needs a nap. Showing once again that he can’t handle criticism or hard questions, Mayor de Blasio lashed out at reporters yesterday, then refused to even take a question from the New York Post’s City Hall bureau chief.”
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