WNYC's Bob Hennelly is an award-winning investigative journalist. While at WNYC he has reported on a wide gamut of major public policy questions ranging from immigration and homeland security to power outages and utility mergers.
Campaign or Not, Bloomberg Says Past Promises Were Kept
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
New York, NY –
Mayor Bloomberg has said the campaign is not yet really underway, but yesterday on Staten Island he appeared to use an official public mayoral appearance to make a campaign plug. WNYC's Bob Hennelly was there.
REPORTER: Dozens of happy day campers playing kickball at a Children's Aid Society's camp made for a bucolic backdrop while the mayor extolled his administration's own analysis of the mayor's performance. Reporters took notes.
BLOOMBERG: 97 of 100 promises we made during the 2005 campaign are either launched or done.
REPORTER: But when asked if there was any independent analysis for his assertions he bristled.
REPORTER: Mr. Mayor this is deemed complete by yourself: correct? it is not like their is an independent auditing firm.
BLOOMBERG: No, yes, you. That's your job. What did I miss here. Isn't it the fourth estate's job?
REPORTER: The MAYOR Campaign Accountability Report, his fourth such internal review, is available online or by calling 311. For WNYC, I am Bob Hennelly.