The mayor who said Health Department “detectives” would help contain the virus now says public hospital “soldiers” will be doing that. Confused? Hey, “it’s America.”
Harry Siegel is a senior editor at The Daily Beast. In his spare time, he writes a weekly column for the New York Daily News, co-hosts the FAQ NYC podcast headquartered at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at NYU Silver School of Social Work, where he's a visiting fellow, and teaches at the New School's Journalism + Design program.
The mayor may be more philo-Semite than anti-Semite, but he painted NY's Jews with a terribly broad brush in his latest failed bid to present himself as a strong leader.
Ratings are through the roof because everyone wants to know what happens after this. But none of these politicians, who know how to perform on command, know the answer to that.
The mayor insists he won’t go into the grim details of where New Yorkers who die of COVID-19 would be buried if the city needs to get involved.
He ran for the Democratic nomination vowing to spend bigly no matter who won. Instead, he cut one check to the Democratic Party, fired his staff, and called it a day.
Just after the shooting, a man yelled: "I can't believe you let the gun go off!"
The acting is excellent, the staging and direction too. The story, though, ends up as a prisoner to its own history.
In a few months, he laid bare some of America’s most highly-classified electronic espionage programs. Six years later, he has one final document to share with the world.