Queens Residents Rally Against “Racist Journalism” Blamed For Failed Aqueduct Deal

April 16, 2010  |  

(City Hall) — Hundreds of people gathered in a Southeast Queens high school auditorium Thursday night for a “rally against racist journalism” that they say was behind the collapse of the troubled AEG bid for the Aqueduct racino contract, engulfing Gov. David Paterson, Senate President Pro Tem Malcolm Smith, Rep. Greg Meeks and other Queens politicians.

With former Council Member Archie Spigner and other Queens powerbrokers in the audience, community leaders railed against media—specifically the New York PostDaily News andNew York Times—for its coverage of the Aqueduct deal, which they say led to the denial of thousands of construction jobs and other economic opportunities.

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