Tuesday, September 22, 2009

NY Post to Satirists: Drop Dead

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The New York Post, which,  like many of its print brethren, has lost advertising revenue and circulation during the economic downturn, apparently has also lost its sense of humor.

As a warm-up, so to speak, to tomorrow's United Nations symposium on climate change, activists involved with a group called "The Yes Men" distributed a 32-page parody edition of the tabloid  focusing on climate change. Last year, The Yes Men published a faux edition of The New York Times calling attention to the Iraq War.

According to  The Daily Finance, when volunteers tried to hand out copies of the phony Post outside the newspaper's headquarters, their papers were confiscated and the volunteers detained by police. Purportedly, an unidentified donor paid the freight of $50,000 for a print run of 1 miillion copies of the Post parody.  The tabloid was targeted because of past articles calling the legitimacy of climate change into question.

Let "TUOL" get this straight: The New York Post, famous for headlines such as: "Headless Body in Topless Bar," gets its nose for news out of joint over a 32-page mock edition of itself?  Lighten up--imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
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1 comment:

  1. It's a turf war! The New York Post is a joke and doesn't want to follow anyone else's act. When it comes to satirizing journalism, intentionally or not, they work that side of the side of the street. It's a good thing they don't have any regular competition or it would be a real war.