Best of Breslin: ‘Are You John Lennon?’


The legendary reporter’s classic column on the night John Lennon was shot.

(via The Daily Beast)

by Jimmy Breslin

I was home in bed in Forest Hills, Queens, at 11:20 P.M. when the phone and television at once said Lennon was shot. I was dressed and into Manhattan, to Roosevelt Hospital, the Dakota, up to the precinct, grabbed a cop inside, back to the Dakota, grabbed a cop outside, and to the Daily News. I wrote this column and it made a 1:30 A.M. deadline. I don’t think there is anybody else who can do this kind of work this quickly...

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