Press: Blue ... and Red

Breslin has the police smoking

Columnist Jimmy Breslin of the New York Daily News and the stereotypical New York City policeman have much in common: both are Irish Catholic, beefy, outspoken and known to take a drop. Usually relations between the commentator and the constabulary have been fraternal. Last week, however, Breslin had the boys in blue seeing red. In denouncing the dismissal of a policewoman who posed nude for a skin magazine before becoming an officer, Breslin accused the police department of a double standard. "Wallowing in filthy sex" is common among officers, he charged.

To prove it, Breslin volunteered himself as...

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