Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Denizens of Room 9 In Exile

By Rafael Martínez Alequín

This video portrays the "so called journalists" aka the denizens of Room Nine. They are the select group who cover City Hall politics. Soon, they will be in exile in a trailer across the street from City Hall. The trailer is provided as a courtesy by the city while the east wing of city hall is being renovated.

Even though they will be reporting from City Hall Plaza, merely a stone's throw from the office of Mayor Bloombito, nothing will change. Hopefully, they will awaken from a vegetative state and begin to inform their readers of the true politics of City Hall. Bloombito and his City council twin, Christine Quinn have been given a free pass by the City Hall press corps. They have consistently been fed softball questions by these milk toast reporters dealing with trivialities and social nuances as opposed to the hard hitting journalism expected of them.

Perhaps the temporary trailer will put them more in touch with the common people to whom they serve. A portable toilet on a cold day can be a very humbling experience.

See video where they will be temporarily exiled.

video by Rafael Martínez Alequín for YFP
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