Just months after a minister accused him of fabricating quotes,
Jimmy Breslin is in hot water with a clergyman again. This time, a Roman
Catholic priest Mr. Breslin quoted-unnamed-in his most recent book says the Newsday columnist put words in his
The Reverend Patrick Fitzgerald of Mary Immaculate Church in
Bellport, Long Island, Read More
It was only a small headline, buried deep in the Metro section of The New York Times on April 8-”Minister Says Breslin Falsified Interview About Homosexuals”-but as a sign of the newest chapter in the history of American journalism, it might as well have been a front-page splash.
The minister was the Reverend Louis Sheldon Read More
Spike Lee’s Summer of Sam , from a screenplay by Victor Colicchio, Michael Imperioli and Mr. Lee, has little to do with the serial murderer Son of Sam, who finally turned out to be David Berkowitz, a Yonkers mailman, and even less with the police procedures in place during the hunt.
In a cable Read More
I am talking on NPR, the Chris Lydon show. The subject is Hillary Clinton–should she run, what will happen? Everybody and their pet cockroach has already expressed an opinion on the subject, but why not unburden myself of any last crumbs of opinion I might have hidden in the recesses of my mind?
Anyway, radio Read More
Arts and Politics
Jimmy Breslin has done it again-said the thing that wasn’t supposed to be said. The thing everybody in City Hall didn’t feel right about reporting, or couldn’t nail down. It’s the biggest, sloppiest, scariest rumor down in Room 9, but it’s been simmering for so long nobody’s been thinking much about it. And Jimmy, well Read More
Jeffrey Kittay, editor in chief of Lingua Franca, has finally found himself an editor for his newest venture, University Business , just as the first issue of the magazine ships to readers. Patrick Clinton, a senior editor at Men’s Journal and a former professor at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, will take Read More