"It is an absolute disgrace… The reporting was the most irresponsible, biased journalism I have seen in years."
— Long Island Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, on the AP’s Pulitzer for their reporting on the NYPD’s surveillance of Muslims.
"I remember when I worked for the Times, ‘we can’t have an A.P. logo about New York.’ And that’s understandable. And they ignored it. You didn’t see a whisper in New York. And when it went over to New Jersey, that unleashed them [reporters] and they said, ‘I guess, I’m not supposed to be covering New Jersey so we can use A.P. out of New Jersey,’ and bingo, it becomes a big deal. Not a very big deal, five points, but that’s a change."
Azi Paybarah reporting (via joepompeo)
Another important Joe Pompeo reblog, featuring Azi.
King said he was dismayed by the rhetoric coming from some of the candidates for mayor and wondered “what kind of city they want to create.”
He referred to a City Councilman who said people in his district are more frightened by the NYPD than they are of drug dealers. (He could also have been referring to Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who expressed that sentiment in a rally calling for an end to the department’s stop-and-frisk policy over the weekend.)
"I find those remarks absolutely disgraceful," said King.
"Absolutely," said Kelly. "Well, you know, pandering is going on, that’s the season that we’re entering now."
— Rep. Peter King and police commissioner Ray Kelly take swipes at the 2013 candidates who are critical of the NYPD
"After two decades of New York’s forced engagement with radical Islamists, two opposing falsehoods face each other: the myth of the lone gunman and the toxic lie that they are all gunmen. At the fulcrum, where it is critical to find and strike a balance, is the Police Department. It cannot risk the distortions of more fictions, of deliberate dishonesty or honest confusion. The police have to make it their business to get it right and to do it in the sunshine so that the whole world knows."
— Jim Dwyer | When the Police Say One Thing, the Facts Another | New York Times