The Unbearable Banishment: Another hilarious headline from your pals at <i>The New York Post</i>

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Another hilarious headline from your pals at The New York Post

Those of you who don't have a tabloid newspaper in your city don't know what you're missing. London had some pretty good ones. Do they have any in Australia? Here in New York, our tabloid is owned by multi-billionaire bottom feeder Rupert Murdoch. You won't find headlines like this in the stately New York Times, Washington Post or Times of London:

This was published the day after senior Goldman Sachs executives were grilled by Congress about their shady business dealings. On first glance, I thought the headline referred to the parasites and bloodsuckers who run Goldman. I thought they were the Sacks of Shit. But I was mistaken.

This being a Murdoch publication, they were coming to the defense of their bed mates at Goldman. The focus of the article was on the numerous times Congress used the words "shit" and "shitty" during the testimony. Because that's important. The crux of the story was to imply that Congress lacks dignity. The testimony contained a "sack of shits." Arrgh. Fooled me again.

But I'll have to admit, the cover is a classic. Right up there with their Photoshop mauling of Tiger Woods and the time they referred to AIG executives as a bunch of greedy bastards.


Blogger Pat said...

He would know all about dignity.

May 6, 2010 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger Here In Franklin said...

Hey--unrelated to the post, but what did you think of Enron's quick exit from Broadway?

May 6, 2010 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Pat: That guy gets on my nerves but you can't deny his extraordinary success. But I STILL think he's a bottom feeder.

HIF: Please. I'm still woozy from the news. Everyone out here has a theory as to why it's closing. Nobody cares about the subject matter. Too challenging. It's America-bashing. They're all full of shit. It was a great, great production. I had every intention of going a second time.

You got me upset all over again just bringing it up.

Unrelated: Are you guys okay? So sorry about the floods. Now, THERE'S a reason to be upset!

May 6, 2010 at 2:49 PM  
Blogger Everyday Goddess said...

Nothing sells faster than Sach's of Shit.

May 6, 2010 at 8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not a fan of Murdoch, but THAT'S a fine cover... Bummer about "Enron" - i wanted to see that one...

May 6, 2010 at 8:38 PM  
Anonymous Rob said...

Unless there's a picture of a bikini-clad or a topless female model in that paper, it's not a true tabloid.

But it's probably a good thing there's somewhere that journalism grads in the bottom third of their class can find work, eh?

May 6, 2010 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

EG: Selling sacks of shit to the public is the quickest route to riches.

Daisy: ENRON doesn't close until Sunday. So what are you doing this weekend?

Rob: The Post doesn't have pin-ups, but they DO have a very smarmy gossip sheet called Page Six. Does that count for something?

May 6, 2010 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Here In Franklin said...

UB--My family and friends are fine...a few inconveniences, but that's nothing compared to losing your home. The economic impact will last for a couple of years. Anderson Cooper is doing his show from here tonight...should be interesting. (Sorry to upset you all over again about Enron.)

May 6, 2010 at 9:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this weekend? taking the motorcycle class i need to complete to get my license. there's a 6 month waiting list, or i'd seriously think about coming to NYC... damn mid life crisis...

May 6, 2010 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger Sprinkled Words (former Miss Milk) said...

Ha! Australia also has a Murdoch-owned publication. Actually it owns 7 out of the 10 newspapers in the country. They're all the same, and I never read them because they make me sad.
Case in point: the massive print on the cover of today's Murdoch-owned Herald Sun - under the massive and unrelated picture of the footballer of course - read "BAN THE BURQA". Sigh.

May 7, 2010 at 2:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Miss Milk got in ahead of me.

And Dame Elizabeth (his mother) says:"I don't always agree with Rupert, but I am very proud of him."

For what, I wonder?

May 7, 2010 at 2:28 AM  
Anonymous nursemyra said...

Murdoch is an embarrassment to Australia

May 7, 2010 at 5:58 AM  
Blogger Ellie said...

They've closed the Enron production already????? *Wonders if it is still playing London*

May 7, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

HIF: I hear the country music industry was hit pretty hard. It's awful.

Daisy: Those are some pretty luxurious choices to make.

MM: Thanks for the culture lesson! My knowledge of Oz is scant so I need that. Keep Murdoch down there, please.

MIT: His mother was made a Dame?!? You're kidding, right? Are they from old money?

Nurse M: Again, please keep him to yourself. We have enough domestic cultural idiots to deal with.

Ellie: It's still in London and, apparently, going strong. *Wonders about flying to London to see it again.*

May 7, 2010 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Poindexter said...

oh my goodness, you're right - totally CLASSIC.

May 7, 2010 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger secret agent woman said...

Murdoch should be ashamed to be even talking about dignity.

May 7, 2010 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger kyknoord said...

Nothing says "dignity" like a misleading headline. Except maybe a sack of shit.

May 7, 2010 at 3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*cackle* And I thought our media were cheeky. Love it.

May 8, 2010 at 5:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can read more(if you can cope!)here

May 8, 2010 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger A Free Man said...

All we have in Australia are tabloids. We're the epicentre of the Rupert Murdoch crapquake, so our local paper is a demonstration of where the Murdoch phenomenon leads - utter and unequivocal nonsense.

May 10, 2010 at 11:22 PM  

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