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The Most Popular FishbowlNY Posts for the Past Week

NewYorkDailyNewsForkgatePhoto_FeaturedHere’s a look at the FishbowlNY posts that made the most buzz this week.

1) New York Media Go to Town with #ForkGate

2) Jezebel Offers $10K for Unretouched Lena Dunham Photos to Prove… Something

3) NY Post Editor Calls Newtown Tragedy “Convenient Little Massacre

4) 5 Things Bloomberg LP Staffers Shouldn’t Say to Michael Bloomberg

5) Lena Dunham’s Vogue Cover is Here

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5 Things Bloomberg LP Staffers Shouldn’t Say to Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg is back to his regular, boring old job at Bloomberg LP. The rumor is that he’ll be focusing his efforts on making Bloomberg View more popular. A memo obtained by Capital New York gives that some credence: Bloomberg will be setting up shop on the fifth floor, the same one that houses Bloomberg View, Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio.

Bloomberg staffers are surely freaking out at the prospect of running into Bloomberg in the elevator or at the water cooler. However, little do they know that FishbowlNY is here to save the day. As always.

Below are five conversation starters that Bloomberg staffers should 100 percent avoid. If you happen to know a Bloomberg employee, please feel free to share the list.

What Bloomberg Staffers Shouldn’t Say to Bloomberg:

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Bloomberg Spent $650 Million of Own Money on Being Mayor

Say what you want about Michael Bloomberg as a media mogul and/or a mayor, but know this: The dude knows how to spend money. The New York Times reports that Bloomberg spent about $650 million (an ”undoubtedly low” estimate) of his own fortune during his time as mayor of this fine city.

What did Bloomberg spend all that money on? We’re glad you asked! Below are some of our favorites.

  • $62,400 — spent on cleaning two giant aquariums in City Hall, every week for the past 12 years
  • $500,000 — used to pay for a jaunt to China
  • $28 million — cost of a completely necessary private plane
  • $73 million — used to defeat Mark Green in the 2001 mayoral election. To Bloomberg’s credit, Green recalls him saying “Yeah, well, it was expensive.”

Bill O’Reilly Takes Over John R. Gambling’s Final WOR Show

JohnGamblingPicThe close of an epic radio run deserves an epic send-off. And so it is with Friday’s final episode of John R. Gambling‘s WOR-AM morning show.

The December 20 program brought to a close the continuous 88-year family radio dynasty of John G., father John A. and grandfather John B. Among those who phoned in Friday was Bill O’Reilly. The Factor host turned the tables on Gambling, noting that radio has changed over the years to become more like “pitched warfare” and asking his interviewer whether that is a good or bad thing:

“I think that it’s, ultimately, a bad thing,” Gambling answered. “In thinking about that question, and having been told that one of the reasons that people have listed to me and listened to all of the Gamblings is the civility…”

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Bloomberg Aides Take Issue with NY Times Piece on Homeless Girl

The New York Times’ sprawling, moving five-part piece on Dasani, a homeless girl, is getting some backlash from the office of Michael Bloomberg. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, two Bloomberg aides called the Times series — by Andrea Elliott — “a misleading commentary on the tenure of Michael Bloomberg” and “a serious distortion of reality.”

The Bloomberg aides then go on to post all sorts of pro Bloomberg stats concerning his work with the homeless. The aides also expressed disappointment that despite the Times piece being 28,000 words, ”The author could not find room to print a single quote from us defending our record.”

In a response to the Bloomberg criticism, the Times’ assistant managing editor for investigations, Matt Purdy, explained that they would’ve loved to include a quote, but something funny happened: Elliott was told no quotes could be used:

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Lifelong New Yorker Makes His Case for Mayor’s Office of Music

Interesting guest op-ed today in Billboard. It was written by Justin Kalifowitz, founder and president of Downtown Music Publishing.

DowntownMusicPublishingLogoBefore launching his firm in 2007, Kalifowtiz was head of A&R at Spirit Music Publishing and also worked at RCA and Virgin Records. Along the way, he was at one point named to Billboard‘s “30 Under 30″ executives list. This “lifelong New Yorker” points to the success of Mayor Bloomberg‘s Office of Media and Entertainment as he makes the case for Bill de Blasio to consider a similar Office of Music:

It could initially focus on three key areas: encouragement of music production in New York through an extension of “Made in New York” benefits; simplification of the complex permit process associated with starting music venues and festivals; and expansion of public-private partnerships like Spaceworks that provide low-cost rehearsal studio options to the city’s artist community…

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Michael Bloomberg Headed Back to Bloomberg LP

Michael Bloomberg doesn’t need money, but he apparently wants to keep working. When he leaves the mayor’s office at the end of the year, Bloomberg is going to take a spot at Bloomberg, which is a luxury not many people can identify with. Capital New York reports that Bloomberg will be focusing his efforts on Bloomberg View, the op-ed site that no one reads.

The fact that View is barely ever mentioned in the press is likely the very reason Bloomberg is headed there. View was launched two years ago, with the goal of spreading Bloombergian opinions across the globe. But that never happened. And so, enter Bloomberg. He’s going to write for the site and ask his rich and powerful friends to contribute as well.

We doubt Bloomberg’s constant attention will be enough to make Bloomberg View a household name, but you can’t blame him for trying. In any case, it’ll be an interesting situation to monitor.

Oh, and let’s all say a prayer for whoever is responsible for editing Bloomberg’s pieces. That’s uh, not going to be fun.

Cover Battle: Cosmopolitan or Time

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round pits Cosmopolitan against Time. For its November issue, Cosmo featured Miranda Kerr wearing the official FishbowlNY work uniform. You might not believe this, but we wear it better.

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Cover Battle: New York or Esquire

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s critically acclaimed (thanks mom!) weekly Cover Battle. Today we have New York versus Esquire. New York’s cover features Michael Bloomberg. Pretty sure we spot some mayoral (for now!) ear hair, but hey, no one’s perfect.

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Daily News Endorses Christine Quinn

The New York Daily News has officially endorsed Christine Quinn to be the next mayor of this fine city. In an editorial, the paper says it’s backing Quinn because she has the experience necessary to carry on the successes of Michael Bloomberg:

The News endorses Quinn because she combines the clearest understanding of the difficulties facing the city with the most extensive record of getting things done. Her proposals for the working and middle classes could actually come to fruition, as opposed to the many pie-in-the-sky pronouncements of her competitors.

As for The New York Times’ boy — Bill de Blasio — the News credited him for having strong ideals, but said “de Blasio’s oratory is far more powerful than the small-bore economic inequality fixes that he has advanced.”

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