Spin Cycle

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Rather firmly and righteously — and showing some mayoral edge — NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio took off after a published claim citing no-name sources that he'd throw Police Commissioner Bill Bratton overboard for the sake of the Rev. Al Sharpton.

He called the report on the DNAInfo website "ludicrous, idiotic [and] inappropriate."

"I’m kind of sick of this notion of let's make everything about personalities and conflict,” he's widely quoted as saying..

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“We are blessed to have Bill Bratton as our police commissioner. And he’s doing a great job and he and I are absolutely united in our approach to fighting crime and bringing police and community together."

One amusing aspect of the posting in question: It attributes specific quotations to "sources" or "insiders" -- in the plural -- as if a group of people made the same statement while speaking in a chorus.