Episode #829: Bravado, Narcissism, and Bile
First Broadcast: 5/20/19
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is running for President! And, even though he's at least the third New Yorker runing for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination (after Brooklyn-born Senator Bernie Sanders and Albany-born Senator Kirsten Gillibrand), New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has endorsed former Vice President and former Delaware Senator Joe Biden for President. (That's gotta hurt.) True, Biden is high in the polls right now, but does that really mean anything this far away from next year's primaries? After all, the leaders in the Presidential polls for 2007 were Hillary Clinton for the Democrats and Rudy Giuliani for the Republicans, and the nominees for 2008 were, of course, Barack Obama and John McCain. Or, take the Iowa Caucuses of 1988, where the top two finishers for the Democrats were Dick Gephardt and Paul Simon, while the top two Republicans were Bob Dole and Pat Robertson; the final nominees that year were Democrat Mike Dukakis and Republican George H. W. Bush. In other words, it's too early to tell, and still anybody's game. Speaking of Pat Robertson, did I mention that even he thinks the new abortion ban that was signed into law in Alabama has gone too far? Is it a coincidence that abortion bans have also recently been passed in Georgia, Ohio, and--soon--Louisiana? If I didn't talk about those things, then I should have. But there's always next week, as the audio adventure continues!
So, what is Free New York anyway? The simple answer is that it's a
this neat little
public access TV show on
Manhattan Neighborhood Network which I co-produce with the
tremendous help of my camerawoman/editor/everything else,
Kim. The complicated answer
is that it's a project of mine to broadcast opinions and events which
don't always appear within "the mainstream media" (like The New York Times,
the major networks, local radio, etc.), and so far I think it's been working.
If you think I'm doing a good job--or not--and you feel
like sending me snail mail, the address is:
Free New York
P.O. Box 20945
Tompkins Square Station
New York, NY 10009
You can also email me at email@example.com, which should get to me a lot faster than the snail mail.
Check back later. I'm sure something will turn up.
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last updated May 19, 2019
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