Earlier this week, Ace of Spades HQ blogger John Ekdahl uncovered evidence that New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s gun-grabbing group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, was using city resources to host its website. “As a NYC taxpayer, I’m pissed,” wrote one city resident.
Ekdahl’s research raised a host of ethical and legal questions about whether NYC taxpayer dollars should support Nanny Bloomberg’s pet project, a tax-exempt 501(c)(4) like the ones targeted by the IRS.
Nothing to see here, move along, says New York City Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson.
Not just legal, but appropriate.
NYC Councilman Brad Lander, co-chair of the progressive caucus, disagrees. Delicious:
Wolfson sneered at the councilman’s concerns.
The city’s sponsorship of MAIG is so clearly “legal and appropriate” that the story was picked up by Politico and BuzzFeed.
Reporters and citizen journalists weren’t satisfied with Wolfson’s answers, but he continued to sneer at the concerns they raised.
It’s no longer midnight. We’re still waiting for the answer, Howie.
Nanny Bloomberg’s press secretary upped the petulant ante when he got in on the action.
LaVorgna bravely ran away before answering these tweets.
The Weekly Standard’s Jim Swift ran with the story and it was picked up by The Drudge Report.
More from Swift on the press secretary’s spin.
As Ekdahl notes, questions remain.