Joe Bruno gets more pathetic as the days go on. To him, blocking out the noise (or print) will make all his troubles go away. So much for informing himself with the paper of record up in Albany, where he purportedly works. Why would Bruno pull such a childish act? He claims he got a call from a Times-Union ad rep and things went south from there.
From the Times-Union blog:
Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno put out a statement today announcing he’s cancelling his Times Union subscription.
Bruno accused the paper of a “partisan, political agenda,” and also claimed his office received a call today from an advertising salesman at the paper, quoting him as saying that buying ads in the paper “would be an effective way to let the public know about the good things the Senator is doing and to get across his side of the story.”
Bruno characterized the call as telling his staffer “that I would need to buy ads in the paper if I wanted to get fair coverage.”
His office says the call came in this morning, and that the purported offer was declined.
The publisher of the Times-Union, Mark Aldam called the allegation “preposterous” and “baseless.” It wouldn't be beyond Joe to lie to cover his tracks, he is currently trying to do that with the FBI who is examining his corrupt behaviors. The funny thing is that the day before he canceled the subscription, the Times-Union printed a scathing story about his use of state aircraft to fly him to political events down here in New York City on at least three occasions. Hmmm, coincidence? I think not.