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The New York Post, also known as the New York comPost, is a daily newspaper that has operated continuously since its founding by Alexander Hamilton in 1801. It claims to be the oldest daily in the United States and it is the 13th oldest newspaper in the country. Throughout its history, the Post has switched political leanings several times. Throughout the 20th century, the Post was a liberal, actively pro-labor paper. Then in 1976, Rupert Murdoch bought the paper and turned it into New York City's voice of wingnut yellow journalism. (Similarly, his British paper The Sun was originally a left-wing paper which evolved out of the trade union-affiliated Daily Herald.). It is a favorite for anti-libertarian big government conservatives of the North who support gun control for black people.

Today, the paper is known for its racy front pages, which include screaming headlines[1] and juxtapositions that would be considered inappropriate in other papers.[2]

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[edit] Why nobody takes it seriously

  • On 11 December 1980, the Post ran a large morgue photo of John Lennon on its front page.
  • On 16 June 1986, based on information planted by spooks reliable sources, the Post ran a front page story that Muammar al-Gaddafi was really a drug-addicted cross-dresser. The headline: MADMAN MOAMMAR NOW A DRUGGIE DRAG QUEEN. The picture: Gaddafi wearing lipstick, mascara, eyeliner, hoop earrings and a permed, spit-curled, middle-aged woman's hair style.
  • On 17 February 2009, the Post ran a cartoon about two NYPD officers who had just shot dead a chimpanzee. The dialog balloon of one of the officers read, "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill."[3]
  • In November 2009, Sandra Guzman — a Latina who was fired as an associate editor after protesting the "chimp cartoon"[4] — claimed that the newsroom at the Post is operated like a racist, sexist frat house. She also claimed that the Washington, D.C. bureau chief has stated that his objective is to "destroy Barack Obama."[5]
  • On 2 March 2014, a Post hack argued that NBA owner Donald Sterling's punishment for a record of racism was equivalent to being "lynched."[6]
  • On 28 September 2014, the Post exhibited their long-time displeasure of the Clintons by... mocking their day-old grandchild.[7]
  • Laughable levels of red-baiting, to the point of calling Bernie Sanders a communist for disagreeing with US foreign policy during the Cold War. They even photoshopped an image of his head on Lenny's.[8]

[edit] Snark

In the 1980s, Murdoch asked a friend of his (the CEO of an upscale department store chain) why his stores didn't advertise in the Post. The friend's reply: "But, Rupert, your readers are my shoplifters."[9]

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  1. ie. HEADLESS BODY IN TOPLESS BAR (15 April 1983)
  2. ie. After the 5 November 2009 shootings at Fort Hood, the Post placed a boxed headline on the front page that claimed that the feds knew about the instability of the shooter. Beside that box was another box with a story about Jennifer Lopez's temporary restraining order against somebody who wanted release a sex tape of her. That box included a glamour photo of JLo in a formal dress with a plunging neckline that showed off her cleavage.
  3. New York Post in racism row over chimpanzee cartoon, The Guardian
  4. Officially, she was fired in October, 2009, because her section of the paper had been discontinued. But, well, you know...
  5. "New York Post Lawsuit: Shocking Allegations Made By Fired Employee Sandra Guzman", Huffington Post
  6. Look, is there anything even worth saying about this?, Deadspin
  7. The New York Post Wastes Absolutely No Time Attacking Chelsea Clinton's Baby, New York Magazine
  8. http://nypost.com/2016/01/16/dont-be-fooled-by-bernie-sanders-hes-a-diehard-communist/
  9. The Gossip Behind the Gossip, Vanity Fair
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