Unlike us, reporting legend Wayne Barrett is no reflexive anti-Bloomberger, and admits the current Mayor’s the best New York city or state official “I’ve covered in 31 years at the Voice.”
But, says Barrett, “he’s also the worst” — that is, after a heroic first term, he became addicted to self-promotion and political intrigues. “Now, he’s decided he wants a third term,” says Barrett, “even though he still owes us a second.”
Read Barrett’s story here, and while you’re in the Voice loop read Graham Rayman on the vicious killing of a teenager at Rikers, and Michael Musto on Ken Russell, Dan Savage on why a reader’s dominatrix ended their relationship mid-session, Lynn Yaeger on Comme des Garcons at H&M, the latest “Indie Cribz” video with Amazing Baby’s Will Roan, picture galleries, and whatever else catches your eye. It’s all good and it’s all free.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 19, 2008