'Full-throated and at times gleeful gossip':
Oooooo. A gossip scandal
about a gossip column. Can't get any better than this. ... The Daily News is all over it
, predicting doom for Rupe. The NYT, after performing a near self-parody of its own self-importance ('Alex S. Jones, the director of the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University, estimated that ...'), eventually gets into the swing of things
. Meanwhile, the NY Post pounds its chest
that it fearlessly 'broke' the story about itself on its web site yesterday. ... What should have been the first clues of scoundrel scandal to come: Jared Paul Stern wears a bow tie and spells out his middle name in his byline (see Daily News link). ... P.S. -- He also wears a fedora
-- Dan's got more.