So I’m going through the list of panelists at the first A.J. Liebling convention more closely, and it occurred to me that there may be a touch of historical irony in Jimmy Breslin’s attendance there. His panel was called “Racism, Sexism, Elitism and Journalism.”
But of course, Breslin famously called his Asian, female colleague at Newsday a “slant-eyed cunt” 19 years after that panel.
Unless it was provocative counter-programming to put him on the panel in the first place… Anyway, I’d love to ask Breslin about that.