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The Mayor Who Cried Wolf (when his ratings went down)


“It was more specific as to target; it was more specific as to timing, and some of the sources had more information that would lead one to believe that it was not the kind of thing that appears in the intelligence community every day,”

Mayor Bloomberg, October 6, justifying the sudden state of increased alert across the New York subways last week. Not that I noticed it while riding them.

“What they’ve said is that they have been unable to verify this particular threat and since the period of the threat now seems to be passing I think over the immediate future we’ll slowly be winding down the enhanced security.”

Mayor Bloomberg, October 10, after Government Officials insisted that there was “no evidence that a plot was in motion or being actively contemplated: no fake passports, no travel documents, no viable travel route from Iraq into New York, no apparent contact or telephone calls with people in New York.”

Mayor Bloomberg is currently standing for re-election.

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  1. 11 October, 2005 at 8:26 am

    I’d like to know what happened to the three people they arrested that were supposed to be involved or suspects.

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