Bykofsky has been a columnist since 1987 and is one of the most widely read journalists in the city. Before accepting his role as a columnist, the native of New York City and Brooklyn College graduate was a theater and television critic, and also served as a copy editor and features writer. Bykofsky is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and Philadelphia's Pen & Pencil Club.
"Another 9/11" comment
In August 2007, Bykofsky wrote a controversial article that in which he declared that "one month from The Anniversary, I'm thinking another 9/11 would help America" in order to "quell the chattering of chipmunks and to restore America's righteous rage and singular purpose to prevail."
Reactions to this article were largely negative. Several commentators were offended that Bykofsky would suggest that more innocent Americans should die for the sake of national unity. However, Fox News host John Gibson agreed with Bykofsky and said, “I think it’s going to take a lot of dead people to wake America up.”
Keith Olbermann hoax
In November 2010, Bykofsky attempted to contact Keith Olbermann for comment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The responses, which came from someone at The Daily Caller, not from Olbermann, were attributed to Olbermann when published on the website Phawker.com; subsequently a retraction was printed.
Recent award: The August 2011 Philadelphia Magazine listed him as "Best Columnist" in Philadelphia.
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- Walker, Hunter (2010-11-09), "Tucker Carlson Has Some Fun at Keith Olbermann's Expense", New York Observer