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Thursday, January 15, 2015


When every other outlet reports what the Quinnipiac poll says thus:
Poll Shows Low Approval Rating For PBA’s Pat Lynch, Officers Turning Backs On De Blasio (CBS News
New Yorkers Didn't Approve of NYPD Officers Turning Their Backs to Mayor de Blasio: Poll (NBC
Mayor de Blasio Finds Support in Handling of Protests, Poll Says (New York Times
Poll: New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Disapprove Of Cops Turning Backs On Bill de Blasio (Huffington Post
Majority of New York City voters oppose cops’ back-turn on de Blasio, disapprove of PBA’s Pat Lynch: Poll (New York Daily News)

Cops turning backs on de Blasio went too far, says poll (Newsday)
...then it gots to be librul media bias, and that's when you turn to the New York Post and Bob McManus:
De Blasio’s next lesson: He still hasn’t learned last year’s 
Bill de Blasio isn’t the first chief executive of New York City to need remedial education on the state’s political power grid — but he may be the most obtuse. 
And that’s no lie. 
Gov. Cuomo took the rookie mayor to school a year ago on three of the latter’s must-have public-policy initiatives. With Year Two cranking up, it’s time to check back...
Flip flip flip... paragraph #16:
Pestered yet again about whether an apology to cops might be useful in ending the standoff, he tendered this gratuitous gem on Wednesday: 
“The things that I have said that I believe are what I believe. And you can’t apologize for your fundamental beliefs.” 
Rough translation: Hey, cops, all those things that you think are so horrid, that you’re so mad at me about? I meant it all. Kiss my patootie
So, Bill the Peacemaker he surely ain’t.
Finally, graf #23:
Yesterday’s always-estimable Quinnipiac University public-opinion poll suggested that PBA President Pat Lynch’s rhetorical overreaches have damaged the union, something that de Blasio’s own polling operations couldn’t help but detect. 
And all those reports of discord within the PBA, while probably overstated in practical terms, show that the union’s leadership itself is also weary of the angst. 
Yet by ramping up the rhetoric, de Blasio increases the likelihood of a Cuomo crisis-intervention going far beyond the two-hour sit-down the governor had with Lynch and other union bosses this week...
Remember, there is a world of difference between a bullshitter and a bullshit artist.

UPDATE. Most of the brethren at this writing are keeping their mouths shut about this, but thank God for Free Republic commenters:
Quinnipiac can be counted on to release polling data that supports the media narrative...
Of course, NYC is full of far lefties, so who knows... 
In a city that elected a known communist by a significant margin, I don’t see why this poll is inconsistent with observed facts...
Unfortunatley, only about 20% of New Yorkers are intelligent while the majority are incredibly dumb. We’re talking sub morons that can’t handle complex thinking.
Why, they can't even spell "unfortunatley." My favorite:
Yeah, those morons voted for John F#*king Kerry as soon as they could after 9.11 
That should tell you all that needs to be known about that place. I wouldn’t even go there on a field trip, because the firearms I own would land me in jail, and being a smoker I’d go bankrupt. 
To hell with that place. It’s basically the ‘Tower of Babel’, as far as cities go. Well, NYC, and DC may run close together for that title....
I find these guys a lot more enjoyable when they're not pretending to like New York.