If this has media ‘legs’?
It could be a problem for the newly minted Big Apple Mayor….
(The story is already featured in the right leaning NYC Media)
He’s in the media capitol of America…
Getting tight about media coverage out loud does NOT help ya…..
The media comes with the job….
Adams IS correct on the lack of blacks in high level media positions ……
New York City Mayor Eric Adams blasted the media by claiming his press coverage is skewed because of a lack of racial diversity.
Adams held a press conference in Albany on Tuesday, a day after meeting with New York state officials to discuss several issues he wants to prioritize for his leadership agenda. Multiple reports stated Adams didn’t make much headway in the meeting — an assessment which he seemed to partially confirm as he voiced his frustration with the resistance he has encountered for his criminal justice ideas.
At one point in the presser, Adams seemed to get angry over New York Daily News’ framing on how the meeting went.
“There was no arguing, no yelling, no screaming,” said Adams. “Areas we disagreed on we talked about it and we walked through them. We talked about all of these issues in a civil way.”
Adams went on to tell reporters he might stop taking “off-topic” questions in future press engagements. He also claimed he gets unfairly negative coverage because he’s Black.
I’m a Black man that’s the mayor but my story is being interpreted by people who don’t look like me. We got to be honest about that. How many Blacks are in the editorial boards? How many Blacks determine how these stories are being written? How many Asians? How many east Indians? How many south Asians? Everyone talks about my government being diversified. What’s the diversification in the newsrooms?
Adams continued to accuse the press of covering him “through the prisms of your realities and not mine” since most of the reporters following him are White….