Al and Rupert

You can read about Al Sharpton’s attack on the Post, the Bush Justice Department, and various others elsewhere, but one scene after his press conference this morning said a lot.

After the Rev wrapped up and marched into the News Corp. building to face Bill O’Reilly, his press secretary, Rachel Noerdlinger, waved Post reporter Stefan Friedman through the crowd. Then Post columnist Robert George helped her through security and into the building.

Which was all a reminder of that Wayne Barrett point about how much Al and the Post need each other. From actual business relationships — like the campaign against Nielsen ratings — to general street theater, Al and Rupert really are one of those great New York love stories.

Al and Rupert