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At least the free tabloids in NYC are in sync with the celebratory mood here.

Metro is trying to boost Quinn’s sagging numbers in the process (lots of politicians trying to get credit for this). NY Post ignores it and I’ll check the Daily News later

Didn’t fin the Daily News cover, but saw their hatchet job on Greenwald

They leave no stone unturned. How can anyone believe Greenwald now when

In a 2003 lawsuit, he and his then partner, Werner Achetz, were sued by their West Side condo board for having a dog that was bigger than building by-laws allowed.

The couple countered that they and their dog Uli were being singled out because they were gay, a charge the board denied. The case eventually settled.

Here’s Greenwald on the expected attacks

The personal side of taking on the NSA: emerging smears

Distractions about my past and personal life have emerged – an inevitable side effect for those who challenge the US government

Immersed as I was in the NSA horror, I thought for a second that – gasp – Bloomberg was doing something good for a change

I should have known better. He simply wants “his army” to break the Fourth Amendment (his stop and frisk) without federal supervision

It’s about his “stop and frisk” policy being challenged and the federal scrutiny it’s undergoing

“We have disciplined and well-trained police officers whose experience has been paid in blood.”

Maybe, But whose blood?

You would think that these NSA spying revelations would give right wing Post a platform to bash the administration – like many Republicans do. But nooo. Faced with a choice between authority/ the rights of the people Murdoch always makes the wrong choice, you can bank on it (to be fair, all media does it). So here is the Post bravely going after the whistleblower – right after some breasts, of course

Ever since a candidate, Bloomberg bought and bullied his way in and out of everything. And since one of the bought parties is the media (some of which he owns) we never saw a bad headline about him. With his 3rd term approaching its end, NY Post became “brave”  (even as Bloomberg’s designated successor, Quinn gets all the coverage by the same media)

Metro NY let us know today that NYPD lost it’s popularity lately.

Not any more explicit than that although the photo send one immediately to OWS.

Inside however the headline is stronger

NYPD: Can we still call them NY’s finest?

the OWS photo is one which made some covers at the time

the article even has a passing reference to OWS

Last year was a rocky one for the NYPD. The largest police force in the U.S. at 34,500 officers strong was consistently under scrutiny for highly publicized scandals and shocking revelations. Rape accusations against police, a ticket-fixing scandal, reporters arrested while covering Occupy Wall Street — with each embarrassing headline, New York’s Finest damaged its once record-high level of trust among the public.

What is being even more gingerly avoided is Bloomberg’s name

Even after a scandal-ridden year for the NYPD, Mayor Michael Bloomberg made no direct reference to the gaffes during his 2012 State of the City Address earlier this month. Instead, he called the NYPD the best police force in the world.

His dictatorial ways barely get a passing mention

Stop-and-frisk tactics, introduced under Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s administration and stepped up by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, let cops pat down anyone they suspect of a crime. Critics call it unconstitutional, while Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly credit the practice with lower crime rates and more arrests.

But it’s the only coverage it gets.

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Jane Crow

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