Abe Rosenthal gets it, right in the kisser

Stephen E Philion philion at hawaii.edu
Fri Nov 5 12:02:01 PST 1999

And they dare to say there is no progress under capitalism? Steve

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On Fri, 5 Nov 1999, Carl Remick wrote:

> Rosenthal Gets Pink Slip From N.Y.'s Gray Lady
> By Howard Kurtz
> Washington Post Staff Writer
> Friday, November 5, 1999
> A.M. Rosenthal, the New York Times columnist and former executive editor,
> has been fired after 56 years with the paper.
> "Sweetheart, you can use any word you want," Rosenthal said yesterday from
> Manhattan, where he was cleaning out his office after writing a final column
> for today's Times. He said Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr., in giving him
> the news, told him only that "it was time. What that means, I don't know. .
> . . I didn't expect it at all."
> Rosenthal, 77, said he hoped to continue his column for another publication
> and do other kinds of writing. "Did I expect to write forever?" he asked.
> "Why not? . . . Hardly a day goes by in New York without somebody coming up
> and kissing me" in thanks for his column.
> While declining to criticize the decision to dump him--"I've always detested
> people who work for an institution a long time and when they leave, throw up
> all over it"--Rosenthal made clear he was unhappy. He said he had enjoyed a
> drink earlier in the day with some colleagues, including his son, Foreign
> Editor Andrew Rosenthal.
> [end of excerpt]
> Carl
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