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Unclear on the Concept

From today’s Page Six: “Has Michael Gross met his match at the Met? Late last year, The Post revealed that the 740 Park author’s next book for Doubleday-Broadway would tackle 1000 Fifth, aka the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bad timing—the Met was about to return its famous Euphronios vase and other items to Italy, effectively admitting that it had bought looted goods.”

BAD timing? Seems to me that this couldn’t be a better time to be writing about the Met unless somebody were to get murdered on the steps of the Temple of Dendur. Well, p6 tries to make hay out of the fact that Met administrators are warning their employees off speaking to Gross…but surely they must know that journalism entails much more than spoon-fed “interview” opportunities. As Gross reminds the gossip column, “Official access is highly overrated.”

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