26 July 1871, New York Times, pg. 4:
So long as their frauds remained a secret, and the books and accounts in which they were concealed were supposed to be securely guarded from the public, they were wont to ask "What are you going to do about it?" with an unconcerned and flippant air. But the facts and figures published by the TIMES during the past week have put a very different face upon the matter. They now ask in sober earnestness, "What are you going to do about it?" and they listen with fear and trembling for the response.
12 August 1871, New York Times, pg. 2:
These charges are not denied; indeed, they are admitted by Mayor HALL's personal organ, the Leader, and the World, the Tammany organ, to be "substantially true." But "What are you going to do about it?" was the bland reply of TWEED, when confronted with these proofs of the prodigious villainy of his ring of scoundrels. And "What are you going to do about it?" echoes the World.