"I had to do his job because he didn't stand up as a candidate."
That's what NY1 News host Dominic Carter said about hosting the comptroller's debate with the embattled Alan Hevesi and under-whelming Chris Callaghan.
It kind of speaks to dual role of the media, as news reporter and candidate when one party (which one this year?) doesn't really field an alternative.
-- Azi Paybarah
Update: I just got chewed out by a lady for not noting Dominic's other point, which was that he found it hard to interview Hevesi because they were friends. Friends!? (Wish I had some.) But she's right and I'm sort of glad she doesn't have a blog. But the point that Dominic was hesitant to press the questions was pretty honest.
By the way, this audience gets this blogging stuff pretty quickly. Great.