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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Case of the Mysterious Missing Quinn

I was on a 2 hour train ride yesterday with nothing to read but the daily papers, so I had occasion to do a bit of amateur media crit. One thing I noticed in the West Indian Day Parade coverage by both the Daily News and the NYT is that both of them ran pictures with Christine Quinn without identifying her. For example, from the Times:

Mayor Bloomberg, holding flags aloft, and Senator Clinton, waving, marched in the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade in Brooklyn.

So who's the redhead in between Clinton and Bloomie? Just another West Indian-American on parade?

I note this because when I worked on a campaign, I very clearly remember that four or five of us spent an entire day's work devoted to trying to get a photo op with Senator Clinton at a parade. A NYT Metro front page photo would have been the holy grail. And then to be snubbed in the caption? Quinn's advance team must have been in tears.

Also, Patrick Healy wrote the accompanying article. I can't confirm or deny whether he's really gay, but I will say that to my ear this is the gayest final graf ever included in a hard-hitting political piece, anywhere, ever:

[Pirro] did not wear the flat shoes that many parade marchers chose, instead donning a pair of heels while carrying 14 flags of various Caribbean islands.


  • At 1:43 AM, Blogger Emma B said…


  • At 1:44 AM, Blogger Emma B said…

    on pat healy's part, that is. Not the mo fo snubbing the lady in the middle.

  • At 3:16 AM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…


    though i should note that he had "additional reporting done by" some other people, so i can't for sure say it was he who spent his time looking at the candidates' fabulous footwear.


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