Mayor Rahm Emanuel scored a publicity coup Monday when the New York Times published his op-ed essay boasting of the CTA’s superiority to New York City's public transit system.
But Emanuel probably got more publicity than he planned when the New York Daily News took offense and put his picture on Tuesday's front page with the headline “DUMB TRACK MIND.”
The Daily News noted that New York, with three times the population of Chicago, has fewer than half as many homicides so far this year. A subhead declared: “Rahm touts Chicago trains, but AT LEAST our riders don’t get SHOT on the way home.”
Another headline declared: “MURDER CAPITAL MAYOR HITS SUBWAY.”