New York City columnist Jimmy Breslin dies at 86

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20 Mar 2017, 4:49 pm

New York City columnist Jimmy Breslin dies at 86
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/19/busi ... uthor.html

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Jimmy Breslin, the New York City newspaper columnist and best-selling author who leveled the powerful and elevated the powerless for more than 50 years with brick-hard words and a jagged-glass wit, died on Sunday at his home in Manhattan. He was 88 and, until very recently, was still pushing somebody’s buttons with two-finger jabs at his keyboard.
His death was confirmed by his wife, Ronnie Eldridge, a prominent Democratic politician in Manhattan. Mr. Breslin had been recovering from pneumonia.....


He was one of a kind, I remember his coverage of the "Son of Sam" killing spree back in 1976-1977.


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20 Mar 2017, 5:29 pm

A "liberal" in the old fashioned sense of the word as in caring about working class people instead of looking down on them. A New Yorker through and through.


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