Strausbaugh Speaks

I pointed out last week how odd it was that New York Press put out a 20th anniversary issue that, on the front cover, included the names of several prominent former writers for the paper, which would seem to imply that they had in fact contributed to the issue. The paper’s former editor, John Strausbaugh, noticed too, and he wasn’t as nice as I was:

I have not been, and would not be, associated with the New York Press since the pigfuckers who bought it from Russ Smith unceremoniously canned me, via a phone call from a flunky, two days before Christmas 2002. Merry Xmas, Mr. Strausbaugh, and rots a ruck. So I was surprised to see my name on the cover of the 20th Anniversary issue (April 23-28). The roll call of fallen heroes on the cover clearly suggests we all had something to do with this issue, when obviously most of us did not, and a lot of us definitely would not… Armonds having written half the issue notwithstanding, the pretense that theres an unbroken timeline connecting the original New York Press to the current version is misleading and disingenuous at best. Using my name to front for this fantasy was, unintentionally Im sure, kind of an insult.

1 thought on “Strausbaugh Speaks

  1. zevelyn kim lee

    does anybody no john straughsbaugh real email adress it pisses me off when peolple pertend too no shit about peolpe they never ewve met well if any body no how to reach him give him my email adresse i want him too write my book i am michael harry o harris first wife the impresaario and convicted drug traffickeker who fund death row records we have a 24 year old kid together wanna published nevcer before seen phots of holly wood heay hitteer wityh harris peole whom would dare too say they even knew him and past and present politicians name like denzel washington,vanessa william, madonna,lLLcool j and a host of others whom names will be mention in my book and pictures will be published so if anybody has john contact tell himm e mail me @ roughdiamond43


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