Jimmy Breslin, racism, sexism, and dramatic irony

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.

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