Scaring off the competition
"Mayor Plans an $80 Million Campaign" the NYT announces today, in regards to Bloomberg.
Hey, it's possible, and it's possible they'd even spend more than that. But this strikes me as the Times becoming a tool of the Bloomberg campaign in its efforts to scare off the competition.
I think it'd be one thing if the article were based on an on-the-record source, but it isn't.
"The people involved in the talks spoke anonymously because they did not want to be seen sharing details of internal strategy."
Ridiculous. This stuff shouldn't get ink if there's no one to be held accountable for it.