Mayor de Blasio is such a big supporter of the free press that he physically had two bodyguards remove a certified post-reporter who had a public question on Sunday.
The unusual muzzle unfolded at the start of the annual Manhattan annual Dominican Day parade, where the reporter de Blasio's response to the Post's front page sought out his government's many meetings with lobbyists
Even after Hizzoner appeared on television on Sunday, to proclaim: "I believe in free, strong media with different views – I will defend them with everything I have."
Just two hours later, after de Blasio had cut a ribbon to begin the parade, When posing for photos near West 37th Street Street and Sixth Avenue, the reporter asked him to comment on the story of "A Town For Sale."
Instead of answering or even answering the question, the mayor watched as two members of his NYPD security detail approached the reporter, who wore a police-focused press, wrapped himself around his neck and grabbed him by the shoulder and led him away from the mayor.
"Kevin, you gotta go, you can not be here," said the Civilian.  Both bodyguards escorted the reporter about half a block away, where a member of the NYPD public information bureau, Officer Brian Magoolaghan, escorted him said, "Come on, Kevin. No stunts today. "
City Hall had previously refused to discuss records that showed officials held 136 meetings with lobbyists just three months earlier this year.
The incident recalled one last month when the White House blocked a CNN reporter from a Rosengarten event for shouting "inappropriate" questions to President Trump at the Oval Office earlier in the day.
De Blasio's press secretary referred questions about the incident at the NYPD parade, which said in an email: The Department takes appropriate and necessary measures to protect dignitaries, including the mayor of the city of New York. "
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