Wednesday, May 03, 2006

ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT AS A COUCH POTATO

Yes, ladies and gentleman, after a week-long hiatus, in honor of an obviously slow news day, the copy writers at New York's favorite tabloid have helped me to help you enjoy a little chuckle with your morning cup a' joe. That's right, may I hereby present, number three in our favorite running gag, "The New York Post Headline of the Day":
Oh, What A Feeling -- Toyoto Boss Groped Me

Falling back on the battle-tested formula of sexual innuendo & pop culture allusion (with a dash of the lurid and sensational), the boys at the Post have done it again, placing an accusation of sexual harassment, and a $190M law suit, on page one. Outstanding.

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By the way, I don't want it to seem that I'm picking on the Post. I'm not. Of course it's a useless rag, but so is every other newspaper. But unlike the unreadable NY Times, the Post at least has a sense of humor, never taking itself too seriously. And, more importantly, it avoids the phony "objectivity" the Grey Lady foists upon the news-reading public, under the rubric of "Journalism."

The Post is a mouthpiece for a particular brand of Northeastern, populist Republicanism. The Times shills for the Democratic party. Yet only one seems to own up to that position.

2 Comments:

Blogger bdodgey said...

Makes me laugh - you can change the city, but the same sort of stuff goes on.

We (that is we Melbournians - that's in Australia for those of you who are stratching your heads) have a similar sort of deal going on.

Except I'd wager that our media is far more lazy than yours. Also Australians as a whole are far too lazy to take any great stock in what that may read, so I'd also wager that your media has a far greater influence than ours.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Well, isn't Rupert Murdock, publisher of the famous NY Post, a fellow Aussie?

I can only imagine the lessons he learned down under before bringing his personal brand of reportage to the Big Apple.

10:03 AM  

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