Comments on: How Bloomberg can still run Washington http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/07/19/how-bloomberg-can-still-run-washington/ Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: TobyONottoby http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/07/19/how-bloomberg-can-still-run-washington/#comment-7931 Fri, 20 Jul 2012 14:31:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1058#comment-7931 RichardNYC –

A mandatory third term would be a great way to ensure that guilt is accurately assigned. And it’s no more onerous than drafting people for military service.

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By: Charles020 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/07/19/how-bloomberg-can-still-run-washington/#comment-7924 Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:29:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1058#comment-7924 Something has to be done about global warming if our grandchildren are to have a halfway decent world or even survive. Either we have to cut back on carbon burning or we have to develop a space-based technology to filter sunlight. This effort would be more worthy of Mr. Bloomberg than to be another billionaire buying a newspaper to play with and make him look like a Heavy Player like that puffed stuffed shirt His Exalted Eminence Mort Zuckerman. Please, let’s be serious rather than flip.

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By: JackShafer http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/07/19/how-bloomberg-can-still-run-washington/#comment-7923 Thu, 19 Jul 2012 21:08:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1058#comment-7923 Ms. Purnick,

Thanks for the comment. You might be right about Bloomberg, but doesn’t the Businessweek put a new wrinkle on his stubbornness? People tend to buy newspapers when they have more money than they know what to do with, which describes Bloomberg. It’s especially true of rich people who think they can “improve” the world by doing so.

–Jack Shafer

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By: JPurnick http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/07/19/how-bloomberg-can-still-run-washington/#comment-7920 Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:17:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1058#comment-7920 Interesting idea, but I doubt Bloomberg would go for it. “What do I know about running newspapers?” he said to me in 2008, when I was working on my Bloomberg biography, and asked him about the persistent rumors that he wanted to buy “The New York Times.” No way, he insisted: “Murdoch, Mort Zuckerman — you don’t like Joyce Purnick, you get an editor in, say, ‘Write a nasty story about Joyce Purnick, call a reporter, follow her around, make sure you get some dirt on her.’ I wouldn’t do that. My point is, that is the only reason to own a newspaper so you could do that. But I wouldn’t do it at Bloomberg News, and I wouldn’t do it there.” Maybe the prospect of no longer being mayor and losing the megaphone that comes with the job has changed his mind. Or not. The man, as we all know, has can be stubborn.
— Joyce Purnick, author, “MIKE BLOOMBERG, Money, Power, Politics” (2009)

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/07/19/how-bloomberg-can-still-run-washington/#comment-7919 Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:57:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1058#comment-7919 A journalists that only journalizes about journalism does not meet my journalistic needs.

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By: RichardNYC http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/07/19/how-bloomberg-can-still-run-washington/#comment-7918 Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:38:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1058#comment-7918 I resented it when Mike bribed charities he supported and bludgeoned the city council into endorsing his circumventing the will of the people expressed twice at the ballot box and took an otherwise illegal third term. Now I begin to think any New York mayor who wins 2 terms should be obliged to fill a third, to give time for the wheels to start coming off and the bodies to start to stink. Mike’s disastrous third term is hardly evidence he should hold any higher office, although he feels he is qualified for deity.

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