Gavin Newsom never got along with the local press, especially when asked about uncomfortable topics. Actually, he seemed to prefer to get into huffy fights with them, or attempt to bite their microphones.
But the New York City press loves our ex-mayor. The New Yorker wrote a feature-length profile on him, Maureen Dowd with The New York Times wrote about his political woes last year, and the New York Times Magazine got a sit-down interview during the governor's race in 2008. More recently, Newsom met with Jada Yuan from New York Magazine for an interview published this week. He was talking less about politics and more about wine — which he sniffed, but didn't drink.
But the reporter who was with him was definitely drinking the Newsom Kool-Aid.