Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bloomberg's Old Media Dinner Party

Bloomberg's Old Media Dinner Party
Unqualified School Chief Pick Outs the Elites

A review how today's tabloids covered for the mayor on his pick of his dinner party hack reveals how New York's Elite considers themselves are a ruling class who can do what it wants. Someone squarely in his comfort zone of wealthy and socially prominent Upper East Side resident. NYT on this one breaks with the ruling class * Chris Quinn, John Liu Hedge On New Chancellor

Murdock NYP'sConflict of Interests
Pumping Up Klein their new innovative education product salesman
Departing innovator Klein gets high marks (NYP) *Joel: 'We played big - and got big results'Cig-tax hike creates total drag on sales Sales of taxed cigarettes have plummeted a staggering 27 percent statewide since the highest cigarette tax in the nation took hold in July (NYP)

Murdock's WSJ Supports Black Cathie Black Used to Tough Choices (WSJ) * The WSJ looks for clues on how Black might manage the public school system in her book.

Dinner Party Member Mort Zuckerman's Daily News Supports Black New chancellor Cathie Black hits the ground running (DN) Daily News never misses an opportunity to blast Murdock Daly: Joel Klein shamefully selling out with new gig (DN)

NYT Editorial Questions if Black is Qualified
"David Steiner, the state education commissioner, needs to thoroughly vet Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed successor, the media executive Cathleen Black, to determine if she is up to the job." The papers also looks into the elite questionTransition in New York's Schools (NYT Ed)Bloomberg Took Secret Path to a New Schools Chief (NYT) * Were You Asked About the School Chancellor’s Job? The mayor said his choice was a result of a search, but The Times has not been able to turn up any candidates. (NYT)

Bloomberg's Elite Dinner Party New Schools Chief . . . Where is Sharpton?
"What has become a Bloomberg hallmark, the mayor relied on someone he knew through business and social networks, someone squarely in his comfort zone of wealthy and socially prominent Upper East Side residents, someone with whom he has shared many friends and colleagues, dinners and drinks." UFT-pal state senator out to block Cathie from becoming schools chief (NYP) * Black a 'fearless' straight-shooter: friends (NYP) * Mayor Takes Idea of Education Outsider to New Level (NYT) * Who’s Qualified to Run New York City Schools? Is it necessary to have an education background to run a school district (NYT) *
In choosing Black, Bloomberg passed over even other outsiders with more pedagogical experience. *
Barron Denounces Mayor, Choice of Black as Chancellor * Cathleen Black's First Memo to Her Staff at the Board of Ed
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