David Remnick: Bloomberg Detests the New York Times

By Anja Crowder

Aug 11, 2013 3:43pm

Below you can find some of the notable comments made Sunday on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” Our powerhouse roundtable guests included Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas,  Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, ABC News’ George Will;  ABC News contributor and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile; Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group Arianna Huffington; Editor-at-Large of Bloomberg TV and anchor of “Bloomberg West” Cory Johnson; and New Yorker editor David Remnick.

Remnick on Bloomberg’s opinion of the New York Times

REMNICK: Now, Mike Bloomberg is a great innovator, but I have to say I’ve heard straight from the horse’s mouth, from Mayor Bloomberg that he detests the New York Times.

STEPHANOPOULOS: ” Does that mean he doesn’t want to buy it, or that he wants to buy it and change it?”

REMNICK:  Well, he might want to do the latter.  But it’s not up for sale, by the way, as the Sulzbergers have made very clear for the moment.

But Mike Bloomberg thinks The New York Times is an opinion page on the front page.  And he really loathes it.

See our GIF below, and watch the entire exchange at 3:10 in video above.

Remnick David Remnick: Bloomberg Detests the New York Times

Gohmert calls Obama’s characterization of Republican strategy on Obamacare a ‘lie’

GOHMERT:  That’s a false narrative.  He said that we’re trying to keep people from having health care, that’s just not true.  That is an absolute, blatant lie.  We’re not trying to keep anybody from getting health care.  And whether or not they have insurance under an exchange or not does not prevent people from getting health care.

Castro says Republican party in-fighting is unsustainable

CASTRO: “I really think they have about one or two more election cycles where they can continue like this, otherwise the in-fighting is getting so severe that I just don’t see how you sustain that.”

Will says GOP calls to defund Obamacare is ‘a bad idea’

WILL:  Remember when Mark Twain said the difference between a lie and a cat is a cat only has nine lives. The fact is this president has the power, particularly when supported as this one is by the mainstream media to set the narrative.  And the narrative will be that the Republicans have chosen simply to cause chaos.  And I think it’s a bad idea.

STEPHANOPOULOS:  Bad idea to go down the line.

WILL:  You can not govern the country from one-half of one of our three branches of government.  Can’t be done.

Brazile calls Tea Party a ‘controlled wildfire’

BRAZILE:  But the Tea Party is like a controlled wildfire that is now burning the Republican Party, especially the Republican Party establishment.  So I don’t know if the Tea Party is good for the Republican Party in 2016, given the fact that it has narrowed the base of the party.

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