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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Jimmy Breslin -- the cigar-chomping, hard-nosed newspaperman who won the Pulitzer Prize for his [New York] Daily News' columns championing ordinary New Yorkers -- died Sunday morning. He was 88. The cause of death was complications from pneumonia, his personal physician said. ... The curmudgeonly columnist and author -- whose velvety and witty writing style uplifted the downtrodden and eviscerated the scoundrels -- crafted copy for The News, Newsday, the New York Herald Tribune and New York Journal American. ... "There's all this talk now of American greatness -- he spent his life looking for true American greatness," former News columnist Michael Daly said.

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I was once in the NY Daily Newsroom many years ago. Tons of reporters and editors at a sea of desks. And then over in the corner in a humungous private office sat Jimmy B. He seemed like king of the domain.

#1 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-03-19 05:29 PM | Reply

Never heard of him. But I ran across this article with some of his thoughts on Trump in the 80's, 90's. Reading the thread article I get feeling they were a lot alike.

#2 | Posted by et_al at 2017-03-21 01:43 AM | Reply

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