Mayor De Blasio Cuts Back On Access For City Hall Press Corps

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio has embarked on a new media diet, cutting back even further on his interaction with the City Hall press corps.

De Blasio was asked Wednesday if he enjoys taking questions from reporters. He had a two word reply, but it wasn’t exactly a moment of truth.

“It’s scintillating,” he replied.

The mayor laughed and smirked, but his reply most likely did not represent his innermost feelings.

As CBS2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reports, what he probably wanted to say was “I’d rather chew glass,” which may be why he’s decided to further curtail his already limited interaction with the large City Hall press corps assigned to cover him.

Now, it’s just once a week — and he’s apparently stopped taking on-topic questions if he’s in public more than just the one time in any given week.

De Blasio watchers trace the new…

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