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Live chat: Share reactions, discuss our story on Landrieu’s political tactics

For the past couple of weeks, The Lens’ Tyler Bridges has been tracking down accounts of Mayor Mitch Landrieu engaging in political retribution. About a dozen people described how they had lost city business, been pushed off a board or committee, or were simply dressed down after voicing disagreement with the mayor’s policies.

Friday at 1:30 p.m., Lens readers can share their reactions to the story and talk to Bridges about his reporting. You can share your thoughts and follow the discussion in the chat window below. I’ll moderate and post the comments.

If you’d like to participate via Twitter, use the #HardballMitch hashtag.

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About Steve Myers

Steve Myers is editor of The Lens. Before joining the staff in 2012, Myers was managing editor of Poynter Online, the preeminent source of news and training about the journalism industry. At Poynter, he wrote about emerging media practices such as citizen journalism, nonprofit news sites, real-time reporting via social media, data-oriented news apps, iPhoneography, and the fact-checking movement. Six of his 10 years in newspapers were spent as a local government reporter in Mobile, Ala., where he focused on local government accountability, from jail management to hurricane preparation and response. He can be reached at (504) 298-9750.