Generally it only hurts the person or people whom it is about.
Which brings me to this tidbit,
The city will appeal a Supreme Court ruling this week requiring City Hall to release a scathing analysis of the city’s trouble-plagued 911 system.
Fire Department unions have subpoenaed the analysis and all of its drafts but the city has objected to their release, saying the report is not ready for public viewing.
Let me turn on the media translator and explain what this means.
The fire department union wants to use this report to increase pay and staffing for fire fighters. They will use it to bludgeon the city’s negotiators at contract time. Interestingly, any parts of the report that suggest that more EMS units are needed will be ignored by both sides.
The existence of the report, first denied by City Hall, was disclosed by The Post last week.
Again, let me translate. The Mayor doesn’t like what the report says and so he ordered that everyone in his administration pretend that it doesn’t exist. Another failed coverup.
On his weekly radio show yesterday, Bloomberg said the damning report, officially called “911 Call Processing Review,” “was just a bunch of stuff thrown together.”
The mayor commissioned the review after the city’s disastrous response to the 2010 Christmas blizzard.