Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a Trump-y ride.
Katherine Rosman’s profile of tireless New York Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams (pictured), which appears on page D1 of today’s New York Times print editions, is centered on the 86-year-old journalist’s longstanding professional relationship with President-elect Donald Trump. It’s well worth reading for those details.
Along the way, Rosman also sprinkles in zippy remarks from Adams about other topics. For example, to a couple of La La Land contributors, with Rosman listening in, Adams exclaims, “For Chrissakes, I hope you write better than you talk!” And when framing the variety of circumstances from which she has filed, the older reporter notes, “I’ve done it on the back of a donkey in Borneo.” Rosman also includes some nice quotes from recently retired Post editor Col Allan, New York Yankees president Randy Levine and Judith Sheindlin (a.k.a. Judge Judy), a personal friend of Adams.
Another intriguing article wrinkle is the difference in print and online headlines. In the paper, the Times cleverly riffs on Adams’ famous tagline with “Only in New York, Kids. And Washington.” Online, where nearly everything associated with the keyword Trump is traffic gold, the headline reads “Want the Scoop on Team Trump? Pay Attention to Cindy Adams.”
Previously on FishbowlNY:
Florida Columnist Fact-Checks Cindy Adams