Mayor de Blasio has reporter hauled away by security for asking a question he didn’t like!
By Kevin Sheehan and Bruce Golding
Mayor de Blasio is a such a big believer in the free press that he let two bodyguards physically remove a credentialed New York Post reporter who had the temerity to ask him a question in public on Sunday.
The unusual muzzling unfolded at the start of the annual Dominican Day Parade, where the reporter sought de Blasio’s reaction to The Post’s front page story about his administration’s many meetings with lobbyists.
The strongarm tactic came after de Blasio appeared on national TV Sunday to proclaim, “I believe in a free, strong media with diverse views — I’ll defend it with all I’ve got.”