19th May 15:27
NEW YORK POST MURDER TOLL ADDS FOURTH VICTIM
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NEW YORK (Rueters) -- A bloody
piranha attack occurred in the private
indoor swimming pool in the New York
Post building this morning, leaving only bits
and pieces of Rupert Murdoch, publisher;
Col Allan, editor-in-chief; Steven
D. Cuozzo, executive editor; and Sean
Delonas, cartoonist, the lastest victim..
Their ****y-weeny body parts were
found floating in the burgundy-colored
water, not quite as red as the coat
worn by Red Riding Hood in "Who's
fraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Bill O'Reilly, who also works for
News Corp., was fit to be teed after
hearing of the tragedy in Murdoch's
"The little bastards probably
hadn't eaten for a week," grunted
the host of Murdoch-owned Fox TV's
"The O'Reilly Bullshit Factor."
Sidekick Sean Hannitygenerously
offered a $500 reward leading to the
arrest and conviction of the demented
NYC police said some of the little
fishies were initialed "K.O." and this
may be a clue to the identity of
the ignorant bastard.
A Post spokesman said
a High Requiem Mass will be
celebrated Monday at St. Douglas
Center by Father Guido Sarducci if
he can acquire a suitable stepladder.
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THIS IS CALLED PLAGARISM -- Thanks, Wikipedia
The New York Post has been criticized since the beginning of Murdoch's
ownership for what many consider its lurid headlines, sensationalism,
blatant advocacy and conservative bias.
In 1980, the Columbia Journalism Review asserted that "the New York
Post is no longer merely a journalistic problem. It is a social
problem--a force for evil." By contrast, the Post received The Hundred
Year Association of New York's Gold Medal Award "in recognition of
outstanding contributions to the City of New York."
Perhaps the most serious allegation against the Post is that it is
willing to contort its news coverage to suit the business needs of
Murdoch, in particular that the paper has avoided reporting anything
that is unflattering to the government of the People's Republic of
China. Murdoch has invested heavily in satellite television in China
and wants to maintain the favor of local media regulators.
Ian Spiegelman, a former reporter for the paper's Page Six gossip
column who had been fired by the paper in 2004, said in a statement
for a law suit against the paper that in 2001 he was ordered to kill
an item on Page Six about a Chinese diplomat and a strip club because
it would have "angered the Communist regime and endangered Murdoch’s
Critics say that the Post allows its editorial positions to shape its
story selection and news coverage. But as the Post executive editor,
Steven D. Cuozzo, sees it, it was the Post that "broke the elitist
media stranglehold on the national agenda."
According to a survey conducted by Pace University in 2004, the New
York Post was rated the least credible major news outlet in New York,
and the only news outlet to receive more responses calling it "not
credible" than credible (44% not credible to 39% credible).
The Public Enemy song "A Letter to the New York Post" from their album
Apocalypse '91...The Enemy Strikes Black is a complaint about what
they believed to be negative and inaccurate coverage African-Americans
received from the paper.
On Wednesay, the Post ran a cartoon by Sean Delonas that depicted a
white police officer saying to another white police officer who has
just shot a chimpanzee on the street: "They'll have to find someone
else to write the next stimulus bill."
The cartoon has been interpreted by some to compare President Barack
Obama to a violent chimpanzee who promoted a stimulas bill that was
unpopular with many Republicans. Rights activist Al Sharpton called
the cartoon "troubling at best given the historic racist attacks of
African-Americans as being synonymous with monkeys.
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National Newspapers of the United Kingdom
News of the World
National Newspapers of Germany
Die Sueddeutsche Zeitung
Der Spiegel (English)
National Newspapers of Italy
Il Corriere della Sera
Il Sole 24 Ore
National Newspapers of Sweden
National Newspapers of Ireland
The Sunday Business Post
The Sunday World