Mayor Bloomberg Hates Going To The Movies (And The Media, Of Course)

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We have TriBeCa Film Festival. We have the Angelicka. We have countless movie premieres, movies being made here left and right, celebrity spottings and the like. New York City is a place made for the movies; it's basically a film mantra that you're either filming here or in L.A. And Mayor Bloomberg doesn't like any of it.

In an interview with M Magazine, the Hizzoner expressed his discontent with the whole 'going to the movies' thing after going to see 'Les Miserables': "I sat through an hour of trailers, and every one was stupider than the other... And then there were these ads for video games -- for adults! And you want to know why we're dumbing down politics."

No fuss was made over the fact that the movie and television industries rake in $7 billion for New York a year. Or, when he went on to criticize new media, the fact that he runs a multi-million dollar media company. But that doesn't matter.

We've already heard the Mayor hate on bloggers for being bloggers. In the interview, he went a step further: "I don't see any difference between a newspaper on the Internet and a blog. It confuses everything and takes away the difference. People are getting their news from sitcoms and from movies with a political agenda. They're even getting information from games!"

We should stop listening, right?

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a bunch of quotes strung together with no context or purpose..... is hardly an article. I don't even know what I'm supposed to make of this. I don't even know if I agree or disgaree with Bloomberg's comments beacuse they are sentences plucked out of a wider conversation to serve a point that I'm not sure the author even knows. Try better next time.

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