NYC Mayor de Blasio Goes on a Trumpian Screed Against the NY Post: I Won’t ‘Shed a Tear’ If It Shuts Down


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio went on a Trumpesque rant against the New York Post during a recent radio interview.

Speaking on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, the mayor was asked about an email where he called the idea that the New York Post would go out of business “wishful thinking.”

“Would you like to see the main opposition paper in the city go under?” the host asked de Blasio.

“I’ll tell you what I feel, I believe the Post is not only right-wing, not only distorts the facts on a regular basis, but is divisive,”  de Blasio responded.

The mayor then added that he was “shocked” that more people don’t come out and say it.

“It used to be a commonplace thing to talk about in New York City,” he continued on. “Just look at the headlines every day and look at the dog whistling that goes on in the New York Post all the time.”

He then said this: “No, I will not shed a tear if that newspaper is no longer here because I think we need a better civic discourse.”

Noting that there were plenty of outlets doing good reporting these days, de Blasio then stressed that, in his opinion, the Post just wasn’t doing that.

“Come on, the Post is not like everybody else,” the mayor then concluded. “I think we should just stop the charade. Their presence in our society unfortunately is harmful.”

Listen above, via WNYC.

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