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June 13, 2011

Some back story on the Daily News's friendly Ratner interview today: no questions about Goldstein

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Daily News sports reporter Stefan Bondy produced a suck-up interview with Bruce Ratner today, and while he did quote Ratner opponent Patti Hagan, he nonetheless declared the arena "Bruce Ratner's triumph" and otherwise skated over any countervailing evidence.

And Hagan, at the Brooklyn Film Festival June 3, offered a little back story about Bondy's interview, as shown in the video below.

"You might be interested to know I got called by a Daily News sports reporter a couple of days ago," she recounted, "who said that he had been able to have an interview with Bruce Ratner, and the one thing that Bruce Ratner said, on agreeing to be interviewed, was that no questions could be asked--the name Daniel Goldstein could not be mentioned."

Actually, Goldstein is mentioned in the story, but it doesn't look like Bondy asked Ratner about Goldstein.

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Video: brokeland11217 via YouTube

Posted by eric at June 13, 2011 10:13 AM