Chapter

Ricochet

Jennifer C. Hunt

in Seven Shots

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780226360904
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226360911 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226360911.003.0007
Ricochet

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This chapter fictionalizes a scene involving Larry Celona, a reporter for the New York Post. The author based her conclusion about the reporter's commitment to write the story on a telephone call they had. The reporter was adamant then that, if there was a story hidden in the author's questions, whatever she said would not be confidential. The article in the New York Post, dated August 2, 1997, mentioned Dolan and Ryan and was written by Larry Celona, Murray Weiss, and Tracy Conner. The quotations suggest that the telephone conversation between Ryan and Celona could have taken place on the Thursday night, August 1, rather than on the night of July 31. Perspectives varied about how officers on the team had handled themselves in the face of a conflict of interests. English remained convinced that they had done what was necessary to protect their families, even if it meant political suicide.

Keywords: Larry Celona; New York Post; political suicide; officers; reporter

Chapter.  9796 words. 

Subjects: Social Theory

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