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As the saying goes, “all politics is local”. That sentiment seemed to seep into CBS News’s Thursday reports on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio throwing his hat into the 2020 race. In both morning and evening newscasts, anchors and reporters alike mocked the Democratic candidate. During CBS This Morning, Anchor John Dickerson quipped: “Bill de Blasio is the answer to what question that isn’t being [asked]?”
After the laughter of Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell ended, political correspondent Ed O’Keefe stopped his own laughter and said it was “unclear”. He then declared “God bless The New York Post” has he held up the cover featuring “New Yorkers laughing” and an internal section proclaiming “America, you’ve been warned!”
“I think the problem is, he thinks if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere,” O’Keefe jabbed. “But here’s the thing. Polling, shows national Democrats would prefer he maintain a New York State of mind.” King then suggested that some would argue that de Blasio didn’t make it there.