From the NY Times:
The City Council speaker, Christine C. Quinn, on Wednesday lashed out at a reporter for The Daily News who did not invoke Ms. Quinn’s proper title when asking her a question.
The reporter, Erin Einhorn, referred to Ms. Quinn as “Ma’am” in asking the speaker about her efforts to improve the city’s response to snowstorms.
But Ms. Quinn was none too pleased with Ms. Einhorn, who earned the speaker’s scorn recently with a series of articles that were critical of the Council.
“You can call me Speaker,” Ms. Quinn said in a testy tone. “It’s my press conference. I actually decide what words are necessary.”
Ms. Quinn quickly apologized to Ms. Einhorn on Wednesday, saying that she should not have used a public forum to express her anger over a personal issue.
“I was nasty to you,” Ms. Quinn said. “I apologize.”