Well, I just heard from someone who should know . . .

NYPostLeave it to the New York Post to find a lewd use for the title of our beloved musical. The tangy tabloid‘s huge-type headline refers to a janitor at a Manhattan elementary school alleged to be peeping from the rooftop at women in nearby apartments and, ahem, “fiddling” with himself. Good grief. Worse than the bad pun is the flouting of journalistic ethics: Though the paper doesn’t name the alleged voyeur, it publishes a close-up photo of his face — a man who has neither been arrested nor charged with any crime. The Post is reporting — oh, here’s an idea for a song! (cf. Act 2 of FIDDLER) — a RUMOR! Not to say such activity wouldn’t be gross and a violation of women’s privacy. Ick! But how about holding the story until the purported facts can be verified? Worse, the story salaciously shows two different women behind windows apparently inside the building in question. That seems to put The Post itself — and those even inadvertently gazing upon it — into the shoes of the peeper. The old marketing ploy works again: Exclaim how shocked! shocked! you are to see such an image — even as you share it with titillating glee.