Spin Cycle

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg's courteous hosting of a meeting with an Israeli official in his second-floor bullpen office attracted notice for reasons other than those perhaps intended. As Politico's Haberman explains here, he managed to remind some folks of the 2004 fiasco in which he made some harsh (and wildly inaccurate) statements about the death of Atkins the diet doctor and complained that media people dared listen in on what he said -- at a photo availability. But why bring up the old stuff when you can have new video of Bloomberg chewing out his chief flak Stu Loeser? Credit Erin Einhorn and Celeste Katz at the Daily News for the posting here. Sounded like Hizzoner was telling some story he didn't want to share this time with the rest of the class....

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