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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-17-2009, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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NY Mayor Offends Disabled Man

BLOOMBERG HAS MINI MELTDOWN ON LIVE TV

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Mayor Bloomberg blew his stack on live TV today as he prepared to lend support for same-sex marriage - taking a disabled reporter to task after his tape recorder accidentally began playing.

"Turn it off! This is a little too important for playing music," Bloomberg said, as a roomful of confused city and state lawmakers waited behind him.

"This is just too important to get disruptive, and maybe we'll just take everything outside."

The news conference was broadcast live on NY1.

For nearly two minutes, Bloomberg stared at reporter Michael Harris, who works for the Examiner blog, until he could reach the recorder from his wheelchair and shut it off.

At one point, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn covered the microphone and whispered to Bloomberg: "He's disabled."

"OK. I understand that," Bloomberg replied. "He can still turn it off."

When Harris finally shut off the recorder, the news conference continued.
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so now people are calling for apologies. What do you guys think? Was it offensive? Or legitimate?
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hmmm i missed the part where he made fun of him.... a guy screws up and the mayor got mad and told him to turn it off and stared at him.... and you know what im guessing if the guy was "normal" and did thise he would say the same stuff... so you wanted equallity? there it is. buck up and dont screw up next time.


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hmmm i missed the part where he made fun of him.... a guy screws up and the mayor got mad and told him to turn it off and stared at him.... and you know what im guessing if the guy was "normal" and did thise he would say the same stuff... so you wanted equallity? there it is. buck up and dont screw up next time.
((I'm trying to be unbiased here, but I honestly don't know where the insensitivity is either))
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((I'm trying to be unbiased here, but I honestly don't know where the insensitivity is either))
yeah i have a feeling its the over sensitive PC police at it again. and you know what it does piss me off when people pick on people with special needs, but he didnt say anything about him being handicapped... he got mad at him for ******* up...


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LOL seriously get over it you get in trouble if you treat someone that is disabled any diferant than anyone els and then people pitch a fit when you treat them the same as everyone els.
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