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De Blasio’s tantrum shows just how thin-skinned he is
By Todd Venezia
October 6, 2016 | 7:11 p.m.
New York Post
Awww, does Little Billy need a time out?
Mayor de Blasio acted like a colicky infant at a press conference Thursday, refusing to answer questions posed by a New York Post reporter and then saying it’s because the paper is not a “real” media outlet.
“You can keep trying, man. You can talk all you want,” he said, interrupting a question by City Hall bureau Chief Yoav Gonen about a controversial teacher annuity fund that cost taxpayers $1.2 billion last year.
As Gonen persisted, de Blasio whined: “I’m calling on real media outlets.”
The petulant child’s routine immediately backfired when other reporters, shocked at his behavior, grilled him about why he refused to respond to The Post.
“I’m saying what I think is the truth. And by the way, I think the people share a lot of my views,” he told a Wall Street Journal reporter who questioned his antics.
“I’ve got no use for a right-wing rag that attacks people who are good public servants and tries to undermine their reputations.”
He also ranted about a New York Post article that revealed how his administration boosted the number of special assistants on his staff to 264 — a 140-percent increase over Mayor Bloomberg — at a $18.7 million cost to tax payers.
Though he didn’t challenge the accuracy of the report, he complained that the Post singled out one of the “public servants,” Office for People with Disabilities Commissioner Victor Calise.
“This man is not anything but a change agent, an activist, a man — and go ask people in the disabled community. So I’m not playing that game,” he said.
His meltdown continued as reporters tried to ask him out [sic] some of the other scandals engulfing his administration.