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Ground Zero Mosque and Prostitution
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The New York Times has some information from an anonymous source on the developer behind the ground zero mosque-swimming pool:

His late-blooming real estate career came after a difficult youth: Mr. Gamal pleaded guilty to at least six misdemeanors in his late teens and early 20s, including charges related to disorderly conduct, drunk driving and attempted shoplifting. He was once arrested for soliciting a prostitute in Manhattan, according to a law enforcement official.

In 2005, Mr. Gamal was arrested after he punched a man who owed rent to his brother, who is also a property owner. Mr. Gamal later settled the matter for about $15,000.

More: "Mr. Gamal plans to buy the land from Con Edison, the current owner, which has said the transaction would proceed as long as Mr. Gamal agrees to a price set by an appraiser."

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Unfeeling Free-market Capitalism
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From the front-page New York Times news article on the inauguration of Mayor Bill de Blasio: "And he invoked the names of towering liberals in New York's past, including former Gov. Alfred E. Smith and former Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia as left-leaning politicians who proved social reform was possible in a city often synonymous with unfeeling, free-market capitalism."

The words "unfeeling, free-market capitalism" don't appear in the text of Mr. de Blasio's inaugural address, so it's hard to view this as anything other than the Times editors or reporter inserting bizarre opinions into a news article. Are Marxism or socialism more "feeling" than capitalism? Do the editors of the Times really think New York is "often synonymous with unfeeling, free-market capitalism"?

It's just weird.

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Analysis Free
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The editor Seth Lipsky used to mock articles labeled "news analysis" by suggesting that the rest of the articles in the newspaper be labeled "analysis-free." Consider the following passage from a New York Times "news analysis" of the challenges facing New York's mayor-elect, Bill de Blasio:

In one possible situation, the governor could find money for Mr. de Blasio's prekindergarten classes, but avoid enacting new taxes — depriving the mayor-elect of the potent political dividends that come with making the wealthy pay more.

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Anonomouse
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The front-page Times article on the prospects for Joseph Lhota's mayoral campaign begins with a violation of the Times policy on anonymous sources:

They are startled and unsure how to react. "Terrifying," is how one banker put it. Many in New York's business and financial elite, stung by the abrupt ascent of Bill de Blasio, an unapologetic tax-the-rich liberal, are fixated on a single question: What are we going to do?

The Times doesn't say who this "one banker" is.

The Times policy says: "We will not use anonymous sourcing when sources we can name are readily available." Plenty of people on Wall Street are already on the record denouncing de Blasio and his plan to raise taxes (Bloomberg News had a fine story just the other day), so the anonymity here is unnecessary.

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Ground Zero Mosque and Prostitution
futureofcapitalism.com

The New York Times has some information from an anonymous source on the developer behind the ground zero mosque-swimming pool:

His late-blooming real estate career came after a difficult youth: Mr. Gamal pleaded guilty to at least six misdemeanors in his late teens and early 20s, including charges related to disorderly conduct, drunk driving and attempted shoplifting. He was once arrested for soliciting a prostitute in Manhattan, according to a law enforcement official.

In 2005, Mr. Gamal was arrested after he punched a man who owed rent to his brother, who is also a property owner. Mr. Gamal later settled the matter for about $15,000.

More: "Mr. Gamal plans to buy the land from Con Edison, the current owner, which has said the transaction would proceed as long as Mr. Gamal agrees to a price set by an appraiser."

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