Tuesday, May 10, 2016

video: the irreplaceable Juan Gonzalez talks about some of his greatest hits

Investigative reporter Juan Gonzalez is retiring from the Daily News after 30 or more years. Here is the speech he gave at a party for him at DC 37 tonight.  He starts off saying, after being on the Young Lords, he was never afraid. He'd already been arrested, tear gassed and beaten; what else could they do but fire him? And he could always get another job.

He goes onto to recall the back stories behind covering the general strike in the Dominican Republic, the attempt to suppress his reporting on the health effects of 9/11, and the irony of the massive corruption of CityTime under Bloomberg.  Take a look!

Juan Gonzalez speech 5.10.16 from Class Size Matters on Vimeo.

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