So let’s first get out of the way that, yes, Art Buchwald is still alive. We know. You’re just as shocked as we are. Next thing someone’s going to tell us that he has a regular column in the back of the Style section of the Post — but we know that’s simply a lie.
Ann Gerhart reports today on last night’s French Embassy 80th birthday party for the humor columnist. Well reporting is not exactly accurate. It’s more like she transcribes an extensive conversation with her surprisingly eloquent and articulate cab driver. And mentions Art. Sort of. In passing, at least a few times.
But then again some would say that talking to a cab driver is better sourcing than some of the reporting we see in this city….