"Leave My Sue Simmons Alone"

A reader sends this great blog post on legendary news critic Marvin Kitman’s conversion from Sue-Hater to Sue-Saver. It links to a Huffington Post article Kitman wrote in 2008 after her now-infamous on-air expletive.

Both are worth reading in full, but here’s the key takeaway from Kitman’s paean to Sue:

We in New York love Sue because she’s a smart, sarcastic, sassy, funny chick, compared to the usual vapid, vain but gorgeous newsperson. She is the successful single older aunt who wisecracks her way through Thanksgiving and Passover dinners that everybody wishes they had. If she didn’t exist, we would need to invent her.

So leave my Sue Simmons alone.