Fraser gives two versions of what Callei wanted from the paper. Jack’s was that Callei was upset that the paper wasn’t using enough of his criminal record, which he wanted known so as to scare his targets.
He (Monaghan) called Bevilacqua to his desk.
“Get this thug out of here,” he told the lawmaker. They left. But Callei came back that afternoon.
“Now, I'm going to die,” Monaghan thought.
Callie walked up to his desk. And apologized.
“Sorry about this morning,” he said.
I'VE BEEN a reporter and writer for 58 years, long enough to have learned that journalists don't know very much, although I've met some smart ones.
Mainly, what reporters know comes from asking other people questions and fretting about the answers.
This blog is a successor to one inspired by our dog, Phoebe, who was smart, sweet and the antithesis of Donald Trump. She died Feb. 3, and I don't see getting over that very soon.
Occasionally, I may try to reach her via cell phone.