The Unbearable Banishment: This time, the New York Post has gone TOO FAR!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

This time, the New York Post has gone TOO FAR!

Longtime readers know that I'm a huge fan of our low-rent, Rupert Murdoch-owned, tabloid delight New York Post. To say that their covers often lack, ahem, dignity, is stating the obvious. It's like accusing water of being wet. Recent favorites have included calling Congress sacks of shit and the Photoshop abuse of Tiger Woods.

Here is the cover of this morning's Post:

My God! Newsstands all over Manhattan display the daily papers front and center. Little kids walk by and can see this stuff! It's a new low, which is to say, a new high. The photo and caption are self explanatory.

Bull - 1. Matador - nil.

I'm no fan of the Post's loony politics, but I really do love these covers. How could you not?!


Blogger Leah said...

I totally bought this earlier just for that incredible cover shot. Then promptly hid it from Hedgehog.

May 22, 2010 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger savannah said...

it's not t&a, so it's ok, sugar! *snickering* xoxox

May 22, 2010 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

p.s. now I'm going to slink back and leave a comment on your sex post...

May 22, 2010 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger savannah said...

@leah...LOL i swear, sugar, y'all and UB are almost enough to make me want to leave the south and move to nyc! xoxoxox

May 22, 2010 at 5:56 PM  
Anonymous daisyfae said...

yuk. but great caption...

May 22, 2010 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger Pueblo girl said...

Deep throat for men.

May 22, 2010 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger Everyday Goddess said...

OMG, that is incredible! I am so behind the news I didn't even know about this.

How'd they get them apart?

May 22, 2010 at 8:03 PM  
Anonymous nursemyra said...

Holey moley - I thought it was photoshopped. What a horrible thing to happen. Then again, bullfighting is not my idea of a fair sport

May 22, 2010 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Leah: Hiding it from Hedgehog was the right thing to do. It would have given her terrible dreams.

Savannah: You could do a lot worse than leave the south for New York. We're never bored.

Daisy: The Post has a lot of covers with a high yuk factor.

PG: That could have been the alternate caption.

EG: Apparently, the horn slipped out when the bull stepped back. It should have took his jaw with it.

May 22, 2010 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Nurse: Agreed. I know it's part of their culture but I think it's time Spain retire this "sport." And I, too, thought it was a doctored photo.

May 22, 2010 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Hey, everyone. For the morbidly curious of you, SkyNews has a rather disturbing film of the accident.

May 22, 2010 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger Ponita in Real Life said...

oh good lord.... I went and watched that video.... *shudders*

I have always abhorred bull fighting. They still do it in Mexico too and I will never, ever go to a match. It is horrible, horrible cruelty to the bull.

I also hate the sensationalization that so many newspapers use to sell copies....

May 23, 2010 at 1:43 AM  
Blogger Ms Scarlet said...

Crikey, and I thought the British press was bad.

May 23, 2010 at 1:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least they didn't say something fatuous like, "Chin up!"

May 23, 2010 at 2:37 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Ponita: I almost NEVER watch the videos of this ilk. I don't want it rattling around inside my head at 2:00 a.m. But I did peek at this one.

SB: Actually, I always assumed that the U.S. tabloids learned their trade from the British press.

Kykn: You have a second career writing headlines waiting for you.

May 23, 2010 at 9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heningway thought that this was a test of a man. To face danger face on and stare it down...
The recently released WWII footage and "The Pacific" TV series has me wondering why anyone would want to watch death as a sport.

May 23, 2010 at 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Sid said...

Just read Anon's comment and I'm all like, "Holy shit, I just quoted Hemmingway on my blog."

Also ... I'm afraid to click on the photoshopped abuse link. I'm afraid that it might not be safe for viewing at work.

May 24, 2010 at 2:37 AM  
Anonymous RubyTwoShoes said...

Great to see *our* Rupert bringing some serious high brow taste to your shores....
Gotta love the headline

May 24, 2010 at 6:50 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Anon: Poor old Hem had a distorted view of manhood. Remember, he left his brains all over the wall of an Idaho cabin, despite having children who relied on him. What a man, indeed.

Sid: The link is pretty tame stuff compared to what's up there right now.

Ruby: I'm not quite sure how to thank you. Perhaps our form of payback was exporting Baywatch to your shores.

May 24, 2010 at 7:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


May 24, 2010 at 3:47 PM  
Anonymous nuttycow said...


Every time I see that, I get a chill.


Great photo though.

May 25, 2010 at 7:57 AM  
Blogger Blues said...

Man that guy ate it big time. It was all over the news here. When are they going to get over this horrible hobby of theirs?

May 30, 2010 at 9:56 AM  

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