Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is now out of office, and one of her last acts as mayor was to be petty. In October, the mayor's office denied WYPR's Kenneth Burns access to the mayor's press conferences, alleging Burns "has consistently exhibited verbally and physically threatening behavior." They never really provided evidence to back those claims. Fox 45's Paul Gessler has stayed on top of the story, filing a public information act request for any official communications about the threats Burns allegedly committed. After blowing the dealinde, the mayor's office failed to produce a single one. At a press event last week, Gessler again asked about the ban on Burns. $RB referred questions to the radio station before spokesman Anthony McCarthy stepped in, on camera, to say: "No, no. We're gonna stop." As Gessler later noted on Twitter, McCarthy is set to stay on with the Pugh administration. They should consider a different approach with the press.