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Friday, February 08, 2008

It's Wayne Barrett's 30th anniversary at the Village Voice. (And he's been a guest on the Brian Lehrer Show over 20 times!) In his three decades of muckracking, he's covered some of the city's biggest stories, been removed from a Pataki fundraiser by police, written a biography of Donald Trump, and been a leading critic of Rudolph Giuliani. On today's show, Brian turns the tables and grills Wayne about New York, politics, and...Wayne.

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Comments [4]

Paul from Brooklyn

A difficult choice? Deciding which pizza to have delivered is going to have more effect than your vote for president. So don;t agonize too muc there buddy. Nobody but you cares how you vote, nobody but you is counting your vote.

Feb. 08 2008 10:49 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Does Wayne Barrett think we'll ever get a look at Giuliani's records, which he had moved into storage in the middle of the night at the end of his last term?

Feb. 08 2008 10:47 AM
Pat from Manhattan

Could Mr. Barrett please discuss his book with James Ridgeway called "City for Sale" about the Koch administration & how Rudi Giuliani made his name bringing down corrupt people like Donald Manes, Meade Esposito and Stanley Friedman?

Feb. 08 2008 10:40 AM
Leo from Queens

The least known political fact that voters don't know is that we don't have a local media in NYC because we are served by the large media conglomerates based here and the media outlets in the City (Newspapers, TV stations) are always playing to a national audience and the reporters, broadcasters see NYC coverage as the last stepping stone to landing a national position at the conglomorate headquarters in Midtown.

As a result we hardly hear about corruption, and the mismanagement of the thousands of 'Independent' Authorities and agencies

Feb. 08 2008 10:27 AM

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