Monday, February 11, 2013

Christine Quinn Loves Time Warner NY1 not Cablevision

A reminder in my opinion NY1 fired their news guy that filmed us accusing him of staging us when in fact he did not and we wrote the heads of Time Warner.... we believed he was fired for covering our protest outside Rudin's sales office for his luxury condos instead of a hospital St Vincent's Hospital.  I always think of Isaac Bashevis Singer  Mazel and Shlimazel with no happy ending.
Bill Rudin had his private retired NYPD call and rat out this guy --I photographed the huge Mike Sweeney doing so and next thing we know they NY1 guy is fired and NY1 wanted the building where the offices are to be supersized and like St. V Hospital Quinn helped push through the zone busting but now she says Cablevision should pay up.....Cablevision has not made enough donations to Christine

What about all the workers that are unemployed by St. Vincent's Hospital Christine Quinn?  What about the People that need a hospital Christine Quinn starting with your district -- a trauma level 1 hospital and Rape Crisis Center.

Let's ask Howard Rubenstein why the media kills new stories on no hospital in the West Village and if he has any ideas why the NY1 camera man news guy fired.
From Michael Powell the new york Post  Quinn’s wicked power politics
As I wrote last week, City Council Speaker Chris Quinn was threatening to use “every level of government” to punish Cablevision because the company fired 23 union workers. She wasn’t kidding.
Quinn stood with Communication Workers of America bosses Thursday to say she would scrap a property-tax break the company gets on Madison Square Garden, which it owns. The benefit saved Cablevision $16.5 million last year alone.
“We’re giving a tax break to a company that doesn’t need it,” Quinn said. Her fellow Democrat and fellow mayoral candidate, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, added his “Amen.”
I would join their chorus, were it not for the context. The tax break goes back to 1982, when then-Mayor Ed Koch got the Legislature to approve it in exchange for keeping the Knicks and Rangers in town.
Koch, who died 10 days ago, later regretted the permanent break, saying he believed it would be temporary.
It remains an outrage and Mayor Bloomberg tried to get it removed, too. But legislators, led by Assembly Speaker and ardent hockey fan Sheldon Silver, protect it.
But context counts, and Quinn’s bid to end a 30-year-old benefit as retaliation smacks of bullying. In trying to make her bones with unions, she reveals a willingness to abuse her official power.
She did it last summer, too, saying she didn’t want Chick-fil-A stores in “my city” because the firm’s owner opposes gay marriage.
Demanding that private businesses bend to political pressure or be punished is dangerous stuff. Either Quinn doesn’t know better, or doesn’t care. Neither excuse flatters her.