First, the Freeman writes a story that is not a story. The headline is that Blaber claims that he put his cell phone recorder on the Mayor's desk instead of hiding it on his person. Neither Gallo nor Zweben knew they were being recorded.
Why is this even a story? It has already been reported that Blaber used his cell phone to record the meeting where he was fired. Who cares if the recorder was quietly placed on the Mayor's desk or was in Blaber's ear? It is not a story.
To make matter's worse, this non-story is on the front page while two more important stories are pushed further back in the paper. Those two stories discuss people supporting Mayor Gallo at the Common Council meeting and the State Committee on Open Government ruling that Tom Hoffay's meeting violated the Open Government law.
Basically, two stories that favor Gallo (and that really were stories) were taken off the front page so a non-story that simply repeats all of the anti-Gallo stuff already reported could be placed front and center. In my opinion, the Freeman has shown itself to be extremely biased. It has shown itself to be actively looking to slam Mayor Gallo even at the cost of pushing back more important stories.
I think it is time for the Freeman to move on. People know what happened between Gallo and Blaber. The story has been told. Move on and report real news.