Tom Robbins Talks to WNYC About Breaking the NYPD Anti-Muslim Training Video Story (AUDIO)

Former Voice columnist and CUNY Journalist-in-Residence Tom Robbins was on the Brian Lehrer Show this morning on WNYC, talking about the fallout from the NYPD showing an anti-Muslim training video to 1,500 personnel.

It was great to hear Robbins credited for breaking this story (a full year before Michael Powell's follow up in the Times) in a January, 2011 Voice column titled "NYPD Cops' Training Included an Anti-Muslim Horror Flick."

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Carl Paladino Blames the Media in Slightly Batshit, Sore Loser Letter

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Carl Paladino was pretty much crushed by Andrew Cuomo in the race for governor of New York, and if you thought he was going to be a gracious failed candidate then you weren't paying attention to any of the campaign. Yesterday, he sounded off about the media in a letter to political journalist and Capital Tonight anchor Liz Benjamin, obtained by WNYC's Azi Paybarah. It's typically delusional, rude, almost sad and four pages long. You can read the whole thing below.

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New York City's Board of Elections: Chaos, Madness, The Absolute Worst?

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Those in New York City responsible for seeing that the Great American Democratic Process goes smoothly -- the Board of Elections -- has had a complete shitshow of an election season. Or has been the complete shitshow of New York's election season -- which, given Charlie Rangel, Carl Paladino, and the "Rent Is Too Damn High" impressive -- and just somehow managed to get worse.

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Press Clips: Do Not Let Robert Thomson Behead Anyone This Week, Please

VICTORY! for a New York City newspaper, while the rest are going down, down, in an earlier round. A new, familiar byline at New York's Vulture, and a new, familiar byline at AgencySpy. The iPad is still just The iPad, but Twitter is definitely still Twitter. Howard Kurtz at The Daily Beast is still Howard Kurtz. Let's all hack the New Yorker! Press Clips, Day 15, Late and Mostly Scandal-Free Edition, right here.
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Nobody's Good Enough for Mayor Bloomberg to Serve Three Terms, Except for Mayor Bloomberg

Remember that time Michael Bloomberg decided he would override the conventional standards in place to avoid politicians usurping too much power by breaking the two term limit on mayors, and run for a third? As it turns out, Mayor Bloomberg thinks the only person good enough to run for three terms is...himself.

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How to Vote in New York City: Do Not Follow the Instructions New York City Gives You

Democracy is a complex process! Never more so, apparently, than in New York City, where our Primary Elections last month turned into a complete and utter shitshow to the nth degree. So, how exactly, is one supposed to vote in New York City? Do we really need instructions to vote?

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Words Are for Watching: WNYC's Awesome Little Movie (Video)

Blip.TV CEO Mike Hudack just posted on his blog one of the better things you're going to see today: WNYC has a movie to go with their Radiolab episode on words (entitled, of course, "Words") that's really, really smart and really, really wonderful. It'll take up a little under three minutes of your day, and make it better.

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Audio: The Village Voice's Steven Thrasher Talking 'Ronnie's Kids' and Immigrant Amnesty on WNYC

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This week in the Voice, staff writer Steven Thrasher caught up with a few of the three million illegal immigrants who were famously granted amnesty by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, the last time an amnesty was signed into law. Now, not only can you read his piece -- Ronnie's Kids: The Bright Side of "Amnesty" -- but you can also hear him go live with it, too.

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