New York obviously has its share of problems — most notably housing scarcity, and an inadequate transportation infrastructure — but it’s hard to see how an Amazon campus on Long Island City would have ameliorated them.
My guess is a lot of people who read this story in print without knowing the larger context are going to end up thinking it’s overblown when people following it closely understand the salad anecdote as a useful incremental addition to a bigger picture.
What they didn’t do is *say what the contents of those articles were* which I think is a disservice to readers. @mtredden & @aterkel , for example, reported that Reid felt the need to reprimand her over her treatment of staffers which seems relevant. https://t.co/hZhsNlVtHI
It’s fascinating to me that many people who personally lived through the riots and domestic terrorism of 1968-1980 describe the political landscape of *today* as scary, chaotic, and full of crazy extremists.