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Metro columnist Steve Dunleavy to leave the New York Post

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by hockeybeat, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

  2. ink-stained wretch

    ink-stained wretch Active Member

    Look quickly youngster. Another dinosaur wanders — head held high — toward the tar pit. And we, and our readers (the few we have left) are poorer for it.
  3. Walter Burns

    Walter Burns Member

    "I always thought he was writing his columns like he was double-parked."

    I fucking love that line...and I need to hire people who do that.
  4. gingerbread

    gingerbread Well-Known Member

    Really? I like Steve as a person but his writing was brutal. Maybe it's because he only had 400 words to get his point across, but never once did I think I was glad I wasted those few seconds.
    But he is a newspaper legend, in Australia and NY. There will never be another like him. Sorry to hear he's not feeling well.
  5. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    I remember when he got attacked on "A Current Affair" by a friend of the woman who had accused Willie Kennedy Smith of raping her. The friend was everywhere, talking to everyone, making believe she was the star of the whole drama, until Dunleavy surprised her on the air with some porn shots she had done when, as the saying goes, she was young and needed the money. Claws were unleashed, fur flew. Quel surprise! :D
  6. AliceBrenda

    AliceBrenda Member

    A credit to his country ...

    Just as it is hard to describe Dunleavy's life without excessive superlatives, it is impossible not to mention sex. It is said Dunleavy would f..k anyone or anything for a story, and that is true.

    He got a scoop for the News of the World when he wined, dined, seduced and ignobly reported the pillow-talk and tears of one of Teddy Kennedy's "boiler room" girls after the Chappaquiddick scandal. I visited him one evening in his New York apartment. He opened the door and greeted me, naked, before introducing me to a star witness in a police corruption investigation, also naked. They were engaged in an in-depth, probing interview of sorts -- another scoop.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Steve's retirement column:

  8. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    That....Is.....Awesome. :D
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    HB - who's your headline writer? Why not "Dunleavy Retires from the NY Post"?

    It makes it sound like he is going to another paper.

    Either way I will miss reading his column. For a long time he, Vac and Hondo were my NY Post must reads.
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