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NY Post: Women Should ‘Deal With’ Catcalls

NY Post Logo 10-14The New York Post isn’t satire, is it? Just wanted to be sure, because a piece titled “Hey Ladies — Catcalls are Flattering, Deal With It” was just published, and it’s so awful it must be a joke.

Doree Lewak, a features writer for the Post, simply loves to be sexually harassed by men. She cannot get enough. “When I know I’m looking good, I brazenly walk past a construction site, anticipating that whistle and ‘Hey, mama!’ catcall,” writes Lewak. “Works every time — my ego and I can’t fit through the door!” Uh…

Lewak goes on to explain that being belittled by strangers makes her a feminist:

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Tabloids Do Their Best with Ebola Scare

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The Ebola outbreak is good news for the city’s tabloids. All it took was a man being tested for the disease at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan for the New York Post and New York Daily News to crank up the fear machine.

We have to give the win to the Post, who simply decided to yell “Ebola!” at readers. No need for getting creative, just shout and hope for panic.

The Daily News, meanwhile, fell short by admitting what the hospital’s officials and CDC said: That the man likely didn’t have the disease. When it comes to fear mongering, the worst thing you can do is give facts.

NY Post’s ‘Decider’ Launches

The New York Post’s Decider.com is now live. The site is not like The Onion’s now-shuttered Decider and doesn’t have anything to do with our former decider-in-chief, George W. According to the Post, its Decider is “the first pop culture and entertainment destination site dedicated to helping today’s on-demand generation discover the best streaming content.”

“It’s very easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of streaming options available, which is why Decider will help people find great, conversation-worthy entertainment,” said the site’s editor-in-chief, Mark Graham, in a statement. “Our site is meant to turn you on to things that an algorithm might never guess you’d like with a staff of writers who are all funny, smart and more than a little obsessed with TV and movies.”

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NY Post Reports on Daily News Price Hike

The Daily News is set to raise its newsstand prices this week — from 75 cents to $1.25 — and The New York Post has some feelings about that.

The front page of today’s Post features a giant sidebar illustration explaining that the News is increasing its prices by 66 percent and a suggestion to “Buck the News! Buy the Post.” There’s also a bandit-like character with a “M” on his belt that is definitely meant to represent Mort Zuckerman, the News’ publisher and owner.

We look forward to the next time the Post raises its price, if only for the Rupert Murdoch cartoon that is sure to be featured on the front of the News.

NY Post Says NY Post is Good for You

According to The New York Post, the New York Post — specifically, its gossip section Page Six — is good for you. Why? Because Dr. Samantha Boardman, an assistant attending psychiatrist at the Weill-Cornell Medical Center, wrote it on her blog.

“About 65 percent of people’s discussions involve gossip, and there is an evolutionary explanation for our fascination with other people’s lives,” explained Boardman. “The theory is that natural selection favors knowing as much as you can about other people in your social network, whether they are an authority figure, potential partner, teacher, friend, political ally or enemy.” Therefore, “You don’t have to feel guilty about reading Page Six anymore,” added Boardman.

So there you go. Feel free to talk behind peoples’ backs as often as possible. And read more Page Six, not less. Find out “Where it all went wrong for Rob Kardashian” right away. The more you know about rich strangers, the better off you’ll be.

NY Post to Launch ‘Decider’

nypostlogoThat New York Post entertainment vertical we’ve been hearing about has a name: Decider. According to a memo from Jesse Angelo, the Post’s publisher, the site (decider.com) will be a standalone venture, like Page Six is now.

“The widespread adoption of streaming services and platforms has fundamentally changed the way we consume and think about television, movies and digital entertainment,” wrote Angelo, in the memo. “Decider.com will be dedicated to helping consumers explore and enjoy the new, and occasionally overwhelming, world where we can watch what we want, when we want, on any device, thanks to the likes of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Vimeo, YouTube, Roku, Apple TV, HBO Go, Crackle, and so on.”

Decider is expected to launch within the next few months. It’ll be edited by Mark Graham, who most recently worked as managing editor of VH1 Digital.

Rupert Murdoch: NY Post ‘Likely’ Going All Digital in 10 Years

Rupert Murdoch has finally opened up. The 83-year-old media mogul sat down with Fortune and discussed his divorce from Wendi Deng; how he convinced Lachlan Murdoch to come back to News Corp. (“It was a question of how we would work together”); Hillary Clinton as the next President (“We have to live with who we get”); and more. But the section that stood out to us was Murdoch saying the New York Post is on its way to becoming an all digital publication.

Murdoch was asked why he kept the Post going, but he didn’t really answer at first. Instead he simply confirmed that yes, the paper had lost about $40 million in 2012. Then, after being prodded again, Murdoch replied, ”We’re looking at various plans for the Post. We are working very hard on the digital edition.”

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Daily News and Post are Enjoying the Sharpton Informant Story

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The New York Daily News and The New York Post are really enjoying this story about Al Sharpton being an FBI informant. Though Sharpton has been plagued by rumors that he was informant during the 80s for years, The Smoking Gun ramped things up by publishing documents that provide new details.

Sharpton admitted cooperating with the FBI/NYPD unit that was targeting the Genovese crime family, but insisted he wasn’t a “rat.” ”I am not a rat,” Sharpton tweeted. “I am a cat, I chase rats thugs, gangsters, bigots, drug dealers. Bad cops whoever out of our community. That is right.”

Not only did Sharpton place quotation marks around that great statement — as if he was quoting someone else — he gave the Daily News and Post more ammo for their covers. We think the Daily News won this round, but only because that is one creepy illustration.

NY Post to Launch Entertainment Vertical

nypostlogoThe New York Post is getting set to expand its entertainment coverage. Capital New York reports that Mark Graham, who has worked at VH1, MTV and New York’s Vulture, is in charge of leading a new pop culture centric vertical on NYPost.com.

Graham is currently hiring an online team to help create content for the vertical. He reports to NYPost.com’s chief, Remy Stern.

The Post already has Page Six — which will tell you about the time Kim Kardashian tried to take a selfie with an elephant — so an entertainment vertical seems like a natural fit for the paper.

Former NBA Player Experiences ‘Tough Day’ After Being Reported Dead

The New York Post should probably apologize to Quinton Ross, the former NBA player. Yesterday, the paper erroneously reported that Ross who was found dead inside a trash bag, only to later correct its own report and explain that it was another man named Quinton Ross that police had located.

Ross found out that he was supposed to be dead via a slew of texts and phone calls. “My phone was going crazy,” he told the AP. “I checked Facebook. Finally, I went on the Internet, and they were saying I was dead. I just couldn’t believe it.”

He then spent most of the day consoling loved ones. ”A couple (relatives) already heard it,” said Ross. “They were crying. I mean, it was a tough day, man, mostly for my family and friends.”

Ross spent seven years in the NBA. He was undrafted coming out of college, but caught on with the LA Clippers in 2004. During his time in the league he averaged four points and two rebounds. In addition to the Clippers and Nets, Ross played for the Grizzlies, Mavericks and Wizards.

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