The Corner

Hosting a Murderer

Jimmy’s Bronx Café is closing down. From what today’s New York Times has to say it is no loss:

“In 1995, Jimmy’s became a center of controversy when Mr. Serrano organized a dinner there for Fidel Castro, who was in New York for the 50th anniversary of the United Nations. Cuban groups protested the event, but at the packed dinner Mr. Castro, under heavy security, was warmly greeted and drew laughs from a crowd of about 300.”

So those diners ‘warmly greeted’ a murderer did they? How nice. And they laughed at the tyrant’s jokes too? How sweet. What bastards. As for Jimmy’s, its proprietor should have invited a killer with more class and fewer victims.

O.J. Simpson, perhaps.