Imagine this scenario:
Someone finds a rodent in their takeout meal from a neighborhood restaurant. The shocked diner calls the press, they do an expose on the restaurant. A councilman from another borough expresses outrage. Not at the possible threat to New Yorkers' health, but in the direction of the reporter who broke the story.
He's even caught on camera cursing at the gentleman:
"Don't cover your (bleep)!" the pink-faced councilman bellowed. "It's a false report!"
"That's ridiculous!" you might be saying. Well, Crappy will give you one guess who that councilmember was (don't let the reference to the pink face throw you - it ain't him).
Of Mice and Councilmen