Plane Coverup?: 1 Head Rolls in DC, 0 in NYC

The "Scare Force One" report was released on Friday at 4:30 p.m. White House Military Office Director Louis Caldera was thrown under the bus and has resigned.

What about New York City? Where is the press? Have any FOI requests been filed?

Mayor Bloomberg was "furious" at low-level manager Marc Mugnos, who allegedly never told anyone about this. Mugnos himself hasn't said a word to the press. Something stinks.

According to the White House report, there was a teleconference with "local authorities" on April 3rd. Mugnos has done this stuff before, coordinating airplanes not to interfere with the US Open.

It just strains all believability that Mugnos didn't tell either the mayor or any deputy mayor. I just don't believe it.

It strains all believability that the NYPD was informed and Ray Kelly knows nothing. I just don't believe it.

Low-level employees in both the mayor's office and the NYPD are at fault? And no one is fired? You believe that? Wanna sell me the Brooklyn Bridge?

Where is the press?

Does anyone investigate anything? Do politicians get a free pass in New York City nowadays?


Mayor Bloomberg on Air Force One fiasco: Fughedaboutit…

By Jimmy Orr | 05.07.09


With the disastrous photo op still fresh in the minds of many reporters (not to mention NYC residents), Bloomberg was asked if he “was satisfied with the response from the Obama administration over the fiasco.”

“Oh, I don’t know,” he replied, “the planes are long gone in history. We gotta get worrying about things — kids are much more important than that kind of stuff.”

Change of heart

That’s a different Bloomberg, as you’ll recall, from last week. Then he was “furious” about it.

“Why the Defense department wanted to do a photo op right around the World Trade Center catastrophe defies imagination,” he fumed.