The Press did not even question Sheinkropf or mayoral candidate Thompson who hired him as a consultant a couple of weeks ago. Sheinkropf took the 5th 56 times when the NYS questioned him about the AEG bidding process. Sheinkopf took the 5th when asked questions by the NY former state Inspector General Joseph Fisch about the AEG scandal
The press in a group has drop their prime mission of protecting the public by informing them of what is going on in their city, in exchange for the one lines and sound bites the consultant gives them. The FBI investigation of Sampson involvement of the AEG bidding process is just one of the places that Sheinkropf turns up in criminal investigations. The Feds are also investigating a Board Of Election (the cesspool of political corruption) contract for new machines that Sheinkopf was a lobbyist for. Feds investigate switch by Board of Elections ... - New York Post There is a lot more in areas like pensions and HUD corrupt where Sheinkropf name appears. Former Village Voice reporter Wayne Barrett best described how Sheinkopf operates "Sheinkopf makes kings so he can then make deals with the kings he’s made."
List of reporters who have interview Sheinkopf Since He Took the 5th and Never Asked Him About Taking the 5th Coming - (list in formation)
Celeste Katz (NYDN), Azi Paybarah (Capital), DANNY HAKIM (NYT), Chriss Blagg (CrainsNY), Grace Rauh (NY1) Kenneth Lovett(NYDN), WCBS TV