You make the call
Long fuckin' fall, ain't it?
Someone was wondering if I was kidding or exagerating when I called coverage of the recent strike in the city's tabs, racist.
Well, you be the judge:
Throw Roger from the train!
Roger Toussaint, we dare you to take to the Brooklyn Bridge this morning to tell the cold, walking throngs why you chose to disrupt the lives of millions, jacked up the expenses of tens of thousands, shuttered and crimped businesses, exposed the subway system to terrorism and generally threatened the public health and welfare.
It would be delicious watching you try to justify the reckless, lawless transit strike that you have inflicted on the city - assuming your fellow New Yorkers didn't hurl you over the railing into the icy waters before you got a word out. For this town, a labor town, is seething at getting hammered for no good reason.
The rage will only build as the public gets the full picture of how Toussaint rashly led the Transport Workers Union away from the bargaining table despite winning concession after concession from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The most furious of all should be the 33,700 workers who are on the street without paychecks and facing huge penalties for violating the Taylor Law.
Funny thing, that's how Emmitt Till died, tossed into a river. Did the DN expect the mob to tie a fan and refrigerator to him before tossing him in?
Were the editors suggesting that Toussaint be lynched? I have my opinion, but I'm one person.
Note: Toussaint DID appear at Grand Central, where he was greeted with a fair amount of support.
posted by Steve @ 2:45:00 AM