New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has put his foot in his mouth again, reminding us all that today is another day that ends in “y”.
During a recent interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, the New York mayor doubled down on his stance that draconian social distancing measures are the only thing stopping the city from devolving into a 14th century bubonic plague scenario. However, when the CNN host asked him about his own participation in Black Lives Matter protests, the mayor had a very different response.
This is what we in the media business call “saying the quiet part out loud” — because we all knew this was part of the agenda already. Remember, protests in the COVID-19 era didn’t start with thousands of people packing the streets and smashing windows. It started with small clusters of armed Americans making their presence known at state capitols — such as the incident in Michigan, which garnered the ire of pundits across the board.
The message was simple: if you gather with others for whatever reason, you’re killing grandma. But that narrative fell apart the moment a different blend of demonstrations hit America’s cities.
What you’re about to see isn’t surprising, but it is nonetheless infuriating to watch. Here’s Anthony Brian Logan with the clip.