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New York Times and Post Endorse Christine Quinn, Joe Lhota for Mayor

The New York Times and The New York Post have thrown their collective weight into the mayoral race. Both papers endorsed Christine Quinn for the Democrats and Joe Lhota for the Republicans. The announcements came days after The New York Daily News backed Quinn.

In an editorial, the Times explained that Quinn’s strong performance during last Wednesday’s debates sealed the deal:

We had already made up our own minds in favor of Ms. Quinn, but the Wednesday debate would have clinched it anyway. Candidates were asked what legacy they wanted to leave after two terms. ‘More people in the middle class,’ Ms. Quinn said. It was a perfect answer, and she could have left it there. But, Quinn being Quinn, she threw in supporting details.

The Post claimed that Quinn was the choice for the Democratic party because she “is the only candidate who has shown the basic common sense any mayor needs.”

On the right, the Times said Lhota was the right choice based in part on his achievable ideas (Lhota suggested installing park-and-ride lots at the end of subway lines to encourage more people to use the trains). The Post wrote that Lhota “stands head and shoulders above the field,” because “He has valuable know-how and experience, in both the public and private sectors.”

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V.A. Musetto, Man Behind Iconic ‘Headless Body in Topless Bar’ Headline, Fired by NY Post

V.A. Musetto, the man who penned perhaps the most iconic newspaper headline ever — “Headless Body in Topless Bar” — has been fired by The New York Post. Capital New York reports that Musetto learned that he was being cut via email.

Musetto had been with the Post since 1983 1973, most recently writing freelance film reviews. Lou Lumenick, the Post’s film editor, fired him via an email citing “budget cutbacks.” The note was two sentences long.

Obviously annoyed, Musetto forwarded the email to the Post newsroom, adding, “After 40 years at the Post, during which I wrote ‘Headless body in topless bar,’ it has come to this.”

NY Post Editor Col Allan Being Sent to Australia

Col Allan, the New York Post’s editor-in-chief, is being sent to Australia. According to a memo obtained by Capital New York, Allan is moving back to his native land to provide a helping editorial hand to the papers News Corp. owns there. Jesse Angelo, publisher of the Post, will take over Allan’s duties until he comes back in a few months.

The timing of Allan’s departure is sure to raise some eyebrows. News Corp.’s spinoff is now complete and the publication branch is starting anew, with $2.6 billion in cash. The Post is also about to relaunch its website, a big move it has been planning for quite some time.

Why send Allan off now? As Capital notes, perhaps this is the beginning of the end for Allan:

Insiders have been wondering how much longer Allan will stay on as editor, and Angelo has long been seen as heir to the editorship. He was named publisher of the Post, where he’d previously been one of Allan’s main newsroom deputies, after News Corp. last November closed down its struggling iPad publication, The Daily, of which Angelo had served as editor.

But Angelo had been consolidating power at the Post even before then, having taken on a larger role in the paper’s online strategy as early as last March.

NY Post (Of Course) Attacks Huma Abedin

Sigh. We were waiting for The New York Post to call out Anthony Weiner for repeatedly acting like a complete ass (dick?), but alas, that wait continues. Instead of attacking Weiner — the person who, you know, keeps f*cking up — the Post is taking issue with Huma Abedin because… Well, why not? She is a woman, after all. She can’t be blameless.

The accompanying article does take Weiner to task a little bit, but it saves plenty of venom for Abedin, who — again — isn’t the one who f*cked up. But no matter. The paper is on to her wily ways:

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New York Media Wants Weiner to Pull Out

The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Daily News have all had enough with Anthony Weiner and his weiner. After Weiner admitted to sending more sexts, each paper ran pieces asking him to please, just go away.

The Times was plain in its request:

At some point, the full story of Anthony Weiner and his sexual relationships and texting habits will finally be told. In the meantime, the serially evasive Mr. Weiner should take his marital troubles and personal compulsions out of the public eye, away from cameras, off the Web and out of the race for mayor of New York City.

The Journal rightfully pointed out that Weiner is more than slightly out of his mind:

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Liam Gallagher Sues The New York Post

Liam Gallagher — one of the men responsible for songs like “Champagne Supernova” and “Wonderwall” — is suing the New York Post. Yesterday, the paper ran a piece claiming that Gallagher was being sued by a journalist for fathering her child. Though the woman is unnamed, some are speculating that it’s Liza Ghorbani, who once wrote a piece fittingly titled “A Night Out With Liam Gallagher” for The New York Times.

The Post says that the woman is seeking $3 million from the former Oasis frontman. The Guardian reports that Gallagher, in turn, is countersuing the Post for making the allegations. Perhaps you could argue that Gallagher being sued — even if it’s for something he didn’t do — is proper punishment for unleashing Oasis’ music upon the masses, but we won’t go that far.

If the Post’s allegations are true, Gallagher is going to have a tough time explaining this to his wife and three children. Hopefully he doesn’t start with “And all the roads we have to walk are winding. And all the lights that lead us there are blinding. There are many things that I would like to say to you, but I don’t know how.” We don’t imagine that going over too well.

Daily News and NY Post Put James Gandolfini’s ‘Last’ Photo on Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For their covers today, the New York Daily News and the New York Post both went with what they’re claiming is the last photograph of James Gandolfini while he was still alive.

The Post — being the Post — went above and beyond and listed what Gandolfini ate and drank for his meal. The actor “downed two orders of fried king prawns, a heaping helping of foie gras, four shots of rum, two pina coladas and two beers.” Nice and sensational. Good stuff.

NY Post to Name David Seifman Political Editor

The New York Post is expected to promote David Seifman to political editor soon, according to Capital New York.

Seifman has been covering city hall for the Post since 1982, and has been city hall bureau chief since 1989.

No word yet on who will fill the big shoes vacated by Seifman.

New York Post ‘Bag Men’ Suing Paper

Salaheddin Barhoum and Yassine Zaimi — the two people The New York Post stupidly labeled “Bag Men” and wrongly suspected Boston Marathon bombing suspects — are suing the newspaper for libel. We figured it was only a matter of time, considering shortly after the incident, Barhoum’s father lawyered up.

According to The Boston Globe, the court filing against the tabloid explains, “The front page would lead a reasonable reader to believe that plaintiffs had bombs in their bags, that they were involved in causing the Boston Marathon bombing,” which then subjected Barhoum and Zaimi to “scorn, hatred, ridicule, or contempt in the minds of a considerable and respectable segment of the community.”

The pair are accusing the Post of libel, but also “negligent infliction of emotional distress,” and invasion of privacy.

Barhoum and Zaimi seek damages and an unknown monetary compensation. We hope they’re asking for a lot and they get every penny.

Battle of The Weiner Headline: Post or Daily News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The timing of Anthony Weiner’s announcement that he was running for mayor might have prevented the New York Post and New York Daily News from punning the hell out of the city yesterday, but today the paper’s did their best to bring it. The only question is which Weiner headline is better?

We do like “spanks” better than “beats,” but FishbowlNY gives the win to the Post because it added “…Then goes limp.” Two puns in six words is strong work.

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