Jessica Pressler, who wrote the strange Philadelphia-is- the-sixth-borough piece in the Times last weekend, talks to the blog Philebirty today and, between admitting that the whole thing was just a PR gimmick for the city and dropping a few too many f-bombs, basically ensures she'll never write for the Times again. Also, she manages to insult all Times-reading New Yorkers:
The sixth borough concept was a good way to introduce New Yorkers to what's been happening in Philly. It's kind of like when you give a dog a pill you wrap it in something you know they like, such as cheese.
Is one of us supposed to be a dog in this scenario? We are? We're the dog?
Well, if so: Grrrr.