Last weekend, State Senator Greg Ball Tweeted a photo that appears to show him without pants and the picture is making the rounds tonight courtesy of an anonymous Twitter account that’s sending the shot to various local media outlets. The picture was subsequently picked up by the website of the late conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, which compared it to the Anthony Weiner scandal. Mr. Ball’s staff sent The Politicker evidence the shot simply showed him getting ready for a costumed charity event.
“That was a celebrity waiters brunch and it was to raise money for a Children’s Museum, The picture was of Greg in the event in his costume,” Mr. Ball’s spokesman Joe Bachmeier told The Politicker. “He was wearing pants. … What it was was a person taking it way out of context. They were doing a good event and it’s really unfortunate they were taken out of context like this.” Continue reading “State Senator Greg Ball Accused of Tweeting Pants-Free Photo”→
In Current TV’s email announcement about former governor Eliot Spitzer being hired to replace Keith Olbermann, the network invited viewers to “follow Spitzer on Twitter (@ESpitzer).” There was only one problem, that account doesn’t really belong to Mr. Spitzer.
Al Gore’s upstart progressive cable news network Current TV has fired marquee anchor Keith Olbermann, The New York Times reports. Starting Friday, his 8 p.m. Countdown slot will be filled by former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, with a new show called Viewpoint. According to the Times, Current management “unanimously” agreed that Mr. Olbermann had failed to Read More
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn had some fun banter with one of her old friends who runs a social services nonprofit today.
At a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Donna Mae DePola, the president and founder of The Resource Training Center, Ms. DePola introduced Ms. Quinn by saying, “Our next speaker is a dear friend to me, even if I didn’t get the ‘Save the Date’ for May 19th. She’s getting married and I didn’t get an invitation for thaaaat.”
She added, “I asked to be her best man and she said, ‘No.'”
Ms. DePola went on to proudly describe her experiences stalking the City Council Speaker, without it being entirely clear what that exactly entailed.
Congressman Charlie Rangel is back in the hospital for the second time this month. Mr. Rangel’s spokeswoman, Hannah Kim, told The Politicker the congressman is still coping with a back injury that has kept him out of the House of Representatives since February 9, his longest absence in at least ten years.
Fordham University published their Fourth Quarter 2011 V-Positive Report, which measures the Consumer Value Index. The methodology is based off of a few psychological theories that reflect the “understanding of the motivation to consume.” In short: a thousand people are surveyed at the end of the year and answer several attributes for each of the seven domains. Read More