Is New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio trying to punish the wealthy by not plowing snow in their neighborhoods?
Much was made in the mainstream media about Chris Christie and Bridgeghazi. While this scandal shows Chris Christie to be a bully and a thug this scandal pales in comparison to the NSA, the IRS, Fast and Furious, Fort Hood, and Benghazi scandals yet you would not know it by listening to the mainstream media.
The die has been cast in the mainstream media about what constitutes a true scandal, political bullying trumps everything else, so one has to wonder what the mainstream media thinks about New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and plowgate.
Some residents of New York City believe that the person they elected to represent them is punishing them for being wealthy by not plowing out their neighborhoods:
It really is a tale of two cities — this time with the tony Upper East Side getting the shaft!
Huge swaths of the UES had been not been plowed by early Tuesday evening, according to the city’s own map of snow-plower activity.
“He is trying to get us back. He is very divisive and political,” said writer and life-long Upper East Side mom Molly Jong Fast of Mayor de Blasio.
“By not plowing the Upper East Side, he is saying, ‘I’m not one of them.’ But we have everyone in this area on the Upper East Side. We have rich people, middle class people, and housing projects. We have it all.”
There appeared to be no snow plowing between East 59th and 79th Streets and between Second and Fifth Avenues.
“I can’t believe de Blasio could do this. He is putting everyone in danger,” said Barbara Tamerin, who was using ski poles to get around 81st Street and Lexington Avenue.
“ What is he thinking? We’re supposed to get up to a foot of snow and nobody on the Upper East Side is supposed to blink an eye? I can barely get around and I’m on snow shoes! All of the buses are stuck and can’t go anywhere. He’s crazy. We need Mayor Bloomberg back!”
In my opinion this is worse than what Chris Christie did because he targeted a political opponent, which is inexcusable, while if this story is true Bill de Blasio is targeting his own constituents, which is unforgivable and a dereliction of duty, and this just happens to come on the heels of Andrew Cuomo declaring his political opponents are not welcome in his state. It is pretty clear what is currently happening in the state of New York, in my opinion.
If this story is true it means that both Chris Christie and Bill de Blasio are guilty of causing traffic jams for political purposes so it will be interesting to see if the mainstream media covers this story with as much fervor and lust as they have the Christie scandal. But I think we know the answer to that, don’t we?