NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking heat for blasting the NY Post and refusing to take questions from the paper's reporters.
De Blasio told a Post reporter Thursday who was trying to asking a question about a controversial teacher annuity fund, "You can keep calling all you want. I'm calling on real media outlets. You can keep trying, man."
The fund cost taxpayers $1.2 billion last year.
On Friday, the Post referred to de Blasio as having had a "meltdown" during the event about the rent-free program for seniors. It's cover page included a caricature of the mayor as a baby with the headline, 'De WAAASIO.'
“I’ve got no use for a right-wing rag that attacks people who are good public servants and tries to undermine their reputations," added hizzoner.
De Blasio was referring to the Office for People with Disabilities Commissioner Victor Calise and an article in the paper about how he increased the number of special assistants on his staff to 264, a 140 percent increase over the Bloomberg administration.
The NY Times took notice and slammed de Blasio's approach to handling the media.
"For weeks, Mayor Bill de Blasio has barely disguised his disgust for the coverage of his administration in The New York Post... The mayor took his disdain to a new level on Thursday."