Deputy Mayor for Government Affairs Howard Wolfson and New York Times Metro Editor Carolyn Ryan battled on Twitter this afternoon over an article that pointed out a city ad warning oversize portions of sugary drinks can lead to diabetes and potentially lost limbs used photoshopped pictures rather than real amputees. Mr. Wolfson sent out four tweets over a four hour period defending the ad and asking whether the Times uses real subscribers or actors in its ads.
New York Times Metro Editor, Carolyn Ryan, on New York 1 News.
According to Carolyn Ryan, The New York TimesMetro Editor, there’s been a change in the way Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been treated in the press.
Since leaving the Boston Globe for The Times in 2007, Ryan said the press used to be “remarkably deferential to the mayor, even a little docile.” Now, there’s “more truthsquadding, and a bit more bite.”
Albany, she said, is a different story.
“My sense is that the press – other than Fred Dicker – is a bit puzzled about how to cover Cuomo,” Ryan said, in an email interview last night [links are mine].
Here’s Carolyn Ryan: