As Twitchy told you, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is very troubled by the news that Tronc fired about half the New York Daily News’ staff — “without notifying the State.”
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is also lamenting Tronc’s “greedy decision.”
It’s no secret that I’ve disagreed with the Daily News from time to time. But Tronc’s greedy decision to gut the newsroom is bad for government and a disaster for NYC. Tronc should sell the paper to someone committed to local journalism and keeping reporters on the beat.
— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 23, 2018
Guess Bill de Blasio missed the memo that the government doesn’t get to just tell private media companies how to operate.
He also apparently missed his own damn memo on the New York Daily News:
De Blasio, in private emails, talked about how the demise of the press could help him. https://t.co/onTaGnk2aI
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) July 23, 2018
One person who saw the demise of the Daily News as a possible boon was Mayor Bill de Blasio: “That would be good for us, right?" https://t.co/uaK68uRmi6
— Dana Rubinstein (@danarubinstein) July 23, 2018
— Jane Does Our Taxes (@marc_almond) July 23, 2018
Friggin’ hero for pulling this quote and shoving it in his lying face.
— Cacodyl Bill (@CandidateBill) July 23, 2018