An Upper West Sider who detested the New York Times got the last laugh—by airing his hatred for the Times ... in an obituary published in the Times. The paid death notice for Amos Shuchman, 84, an Israeli-born retired stockbroker, read in part: "Loved everything about NYC, except the New York Times." Why the disdain? Shuchman was "deeply committed to principles of individual freedom and to the security of the United States and Israel," his son tells the New York Post.
"To put it diplomatically, he did not believe that the Times provided honest and objective reporting on these and other important matters," Daniel Shuchman adds, noting that his father might be a bit peeved at having generated any revenue for the paper by way of the attention-grabber. A rep for the Times says she found the whole thing "sort of amusing." Daily Intelligencer has a shot of the obit.