Howard Wolfson Gets Into Twitter Tiff With The New York Times

 Howard Wolfson Gets Into Twitter Tiff With The New York Times
The city's anti-diabetes ad featuring a fake amputee. (Photo: New York Times)

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.

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Bloomberg Defends Aggressive Anti-Obesity Ads; Recommends Fried Chicken

michael bloomberg ordering popcorn Bloomberg Defends Aggressive Anti Obesity Ads; Recommends Fried Chicken
Mayor Bloomberg uses a laptop to order some delivery.

At a press conference inside the new headquarters of online food ordering company Seamless, Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended his in-your-face anti-obesity ad campaign while professing his preference for popcorn and fried chicken at the same event. Continue reading “Bloomberg Defends Aggressive Anti-Obesity Ads; Recommends Fried Chicken”