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After Five Months of Fat-Joke Headlines, Mets Have Finally Had Enough

It started on the NYC tabloids front from the moment pitcher Bartolo Colon signed with the Mets. As NBC Sports Hardball Talk writer Craig Calcaterra noted, the Post went with “Get a Load of This” [groan] while the News opted for “Fat Citi” [double groan].

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Cut to five months later; in the Mets clubhouse last night, following another week of tabloid barbs (above is Friday’s Post sports page) and last night’s thrilling 4-3 walk-off win against the Marlins, the team decided to do something about it. From a report in the Daily News by Justin Tasch and Kristie Ackert:

Instead of a jubilant clubhouse with loud music and happy players after Friday’s walk-off win, the doors opened to silence, empty, spinning chairs and no Mets.

Apparently angry about an article in the New York Post on Friday about Colon under the headline “LARDBALL,” the players would not talk to the media until Post writer Mike Puma left the clubhouse. Puma was asked to leave and did so without incident. Within a minute, several Mets appeared in the clubhouse. The team would not comment on the incident.

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New York Post Social Media Accounts Briefly Hacked

So how does the Syrian Electronic Army do it? The latest victims of the group’s social-media hacking ways, per a report on computerworlduk.com, were the New York Post‘s Facebook page, several individual newspaper reporter Twitter feeds and the Facebook/Twitter pages of social media management company SocialFlow.

Order at both ends has been restored after the Tuesday breaches; the connection here is that the Post uses SocialFlow’s dashboard to manage its accounts. Computer security expert Graham Cluley suggests that the Army relied on their same old tricks:

Chances are that Post and SocialFlow fell victim to the Syrian Electronic Army via the group’s normal method of attack – emailing staff at one media organization with a forged “sent” address in the email header, linking to what claims to be a breaking news story that the recipient should check out. Clicking on the link then takes users to a phishing site where passwords are stolen.

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