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The New York Post (or the New York comPost) is an American daily newspaper that has operated continuously since its founding by Alexander Hamilton in 1801. It claims to be the oldest daily in the US, and is the 13th oldest newspaper in the country. Throughout its history, the Post has switched political leanings several times; for much of the 20th century, it 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.[note 1]

Why nobody takes it seriously[edit]

  • On December 11, 1980, the Post ran a large morgue photo of John Lennon on its front page.
  • On June 16, 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 February 17, 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."[2]
  • In November 2009, Sandra Guzman, a Latina who was fired as an associate editor after protesting the "chimp cartoon",[note 2] claimed that the newsroom at the Post was operated like a racist, sexist frat house. She also claimed that the Washington, D.C. bureau chief stated that his objective was to "destroy Barack Obama."[3]
  • On March 2, 2014, a Post hack argued that NBA owner Donald Sterling's punishment for a record of racism was equivalent to being "lynched."[4]
  • On September 28, 2014, the Post exhibited their long-time displeasure of the Clintons by... mocking their day-old grandchild.[5]
  • 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.[6]


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."[7]

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  1. 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.
  2. Officially, she was fired in October 2009, because her section of the paper had been discontinued. But, well, you know...