Getting One’s Name in the Paper

Today we learn about the strange hobby of one Greg Packer, a New York man who has “been quoted or photographed at least 16 times on separate occasions by the Associated Press, 14 times by Newsday, 13 times by the New York Daily News, and 12 times by the New York Post.” This is not Norman Ornstein or something, someone widely quoted because they have weighty comments on the important issues of the day. This is some guy who specializes in getting himself in those “man on the street” schticks that reporters have to do to liven up otherwise dull copy with generic human reaction.

You know, I always come up with an answer for everything, number one. And, and I always give everybody, you know, the respect and the time that they need. I make it very easy for them. I make it accessible….