14 posts categorized "NEW YORK POST"

May 28 2014
Hung-Up Jury Comments (0)

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Slow news day...Madonna skipping jury duty gets 2/3 of the front of today's New York Post. Seriously? I guess she really is the third most-obsessed-about celeb on the Internet.

(Don't even get me started on that stupid Time poll, which the magazine itself calls subjective. People are not still obsessing over George W. Bush, certainly not more than Obama or either Clinton, and Janet Jackson is hardly Topic A. Lady Gaga would be way higher, in or out of a career slump. Nicole Scherzinger is #65? Bitch, please.)

 
May 12 2014
Need To Know: Wilde To Mild + (Sol)ange-r Management + Greek To Me + Paging Bryan Singer + Club Kid Killer's Confession + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureMeet Michael Sam's BF, Vito Cammisano. They partied in Vegas post-draft.

*widget boy cultureVito's family: Mobbed up. His ex? Pornstar Austin Wilde. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureWHITE TIE, BARE KNUCKLES: Jay-Z gets whooped by sis-in-law Solange Knowles. Alig

*widget boy cultureJimmy Garoppolo is Greek active.

*widget boy cultureEllen Page zings Bryan Singer.

*widget boy cultureRuPaul urges you to “Sissy That Walk.”

*widget boy cultureClubkid killer Michael Alig tells all to right-wing NY Post.

*widget boy cultureSterling: I was set up, I'm not a racist & I'm sowwy.

*widget boy cultureArtec's remix of London Grammar's “Strong.”

*widget boy cultureFire this bitch.

*widget boy cultureZac Efron tops Spider-Man.

Zac-efron-shirtlessZac's tits are a hit!

*widget boy cultureGlenn Greenwald loathes Hillary Clinton almost as much as Obama.

*widget boy cultureLegendary radio host Casey Kasem is MISSING.

*widget boy cultureManhattan plastic surgeon will pay $2.3 million for lethal lipo.

*widget boy cultureThis ear abortion should help get a couple of surgeons' licenses revoked:

 
Feb 20 2014
Riot Gear Comments (0)

Pussy-Riot

In spite of the New York Post's sophomoric coverage of a very serious issue, the revolting images of punk protest group Pussy Riot being manhandled and whipped by Cossacks at the Olympics should be something of which every participant and supporter of these Games is ashamed.

 
Oct 09 2013
'Less Is More Comments (0)
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Thirty years later, the New York Post tries to rekindle the magic with a play on its most famous headline.
 
Mar 14 2013
Flaming Fairies: The NEW YORK POST Has No Cred On Gay Issues Comments (5)

TrannyI don't argue that Dee was a hero, but the Post's writing seems to argue she wasn't a human being

GLAAD has refused a press-credential request from the New York Post, citing such recent Post headlines as:

"Fire kills tranny in dairy den"

I don't believe, as GLAAD does, that the word "tranny" is as universally insulting as the N-word. Plenty of transgender folks and drag queens ("drag queen" sounds like a term that will be considered offensive in a few years) use the word freely, and not just in the "reclaiming a hateful word" way that we have seen with black people using the N-word of gay people using "faggot."

However, the context is unmistakably dehumanizing and contemptuous when the Post—whose anti-gay coverage of AIDS in the '80s spawned GLAAD in the first place—uses "tranny" (and "she-male") in headlines to sensationalize and make light of stories about rape and assault and murder.

Stonewall

Reading the headline I highlighted above absolutely reminded me of the anti-gay coverage of Stonewall in the '60s, and especially of the heartless news coverage of the infamous Upstairs Lounge fire. Back then, when 29 gay people were burned alive,  The media was as anti-gay as the populace back then.

The Post is still publishing in the past, and, for all of its arguable flaws, GLAAD is trying to push the media into the present. I think GLAAD's decision is appropriate and I applaud them for making it.

 
Sep 14 2012
I'm With "Stupid" Comments (2)

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I agree with the sentiment that becoming violent over a movie that insults your religion is savagery, but I'd like for the New York Post to take this "get over it!" tack when Christians freak out over things like Corpus Christi.

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May 10 2012
Progressively Worse Comments (3)

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It's rather breathtaking looking at the side-by-side front pages of the right-wing New York Post and the more liberal New York Daily News. The News correctly plays up the #1 story—President Obama endorsing marriage equality—while the Post obscenely focuses instead on new developments in closet case John Travolta's massault case and Tan Mom with only a tiny strip at the bottom noting the historic statement by the president.

Seeing these two things side by side is a great illustration of progressive vs. conservative, with the former celebrating movement forward on a major issue and the latter gloating over a public figure mired in an old-fashioned sex scandal, one made worse by the fact that the acts are homosexual.

 
May 16 2011
Male Trouble Comments (8)

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New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser is a sorry excuse for a human being, which is 090208_book news why her vitriolic new column slamming Chaz Bono as a sorry excuse for a man is so ironic—and so offensive.

Peyser's take-away from the Chaz media blitz (I highly doubt she even watched Becoming Chaz, though she seems to have watched Bono's Letterman stint):

"Chastity grew into a depressed, pill-popping woman, traumatized by her Republican father's death in a skiing accident, and overshadowed into invisibility by her gay-icon mother. There was only one thing to do. Sex change."

Peyser willfully overlooks Bono's lifelong transformation from girly-girl to a much butcher female, something that is backed up by her family in Becoming Chaz. Bono is able to articulate his feelings—he waited 40 years before feeling ready for surgical and hormonal intervention—with remarkable candor, yet Peyser can only view him through the lens of his parents' fame.

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