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NY Post: Spitzer's Got a Girlfriend

Tabloid apparently stalking Client No. 9, worried he's not getting enough sleep

(Newser) - For you weary souls feeling bludgeoned by the whole Duck Dynasty saga , the New York Post is doggedly determined to make you think about something else, something you probably never wanted to scar your retinas with again: Eliot Spitzer's romantic life. Specifically, the affair that the somehow-still-married disgraced former... More »

NYPD Secretly Labeled Mosques 'Terror Enterprises'

Designation allowed them to spy on anyone attending

(Newser) - The New York Police Department secretly opened "terrorism enterprise investigations" into at least 10 of the city's mosques, effectively designating every single congregant as a valid surveillance target. Documents uncovered by the AP show that the NYPD spied on countless Muslims, and even tried to get informants onto... More »

Kris Jenner Tries, Fails to Bribe Negative Reviewer

Sends her a fancy pen with which to write a nicer review

(Newser) - No one was expecting Kris Jenner's new talk show to get good reviews ... no one except Kris Jenner, apparently. A few hours after Linda Stasi wrote a particularly scathing take on the show in the New York Post (it's "soul-sucking," and Jenner "comes across as... More »

New York Post Sued by Its Bogus Bombing Suspects

Pair identified on cover as 'bag men' want payback

(Newser) - We're going to go out on a limb and say that next time there's a terrorist attack on the US, the New York Post will fact-check better. It would be hard to do worse than its post-Boston Marathon effort, which saw it run a cover declaring two innocent... More »

Falsely Accused Boston Teen: It's 'Scary'

Salah Barhoum says he's a target after photo shows up on New York Post

(Newser) - Take a look at the two suspects sought by the FBI in the Boston bombings, and one person you will not see is 17-year-old Salah Barhoum. Which is notable only because the Boston-area teen woke up today to discover he and a friend were pictured on the front page of... More »

Maid Settling Strauss-Kahn Suit, Likely for Millions

Move also ends New York Post spat

(Newser) - The hotel maid who sued Dominique Strauss-Kahn for alleged sexual assault is due to sign off on a multimillion-dollar settlement today, the New York Daily News reports. A Bronx court has called for an interpreter for Nafissatou Diallo, pointing to an end to the case. An earlier report, denied by... More »

Why We're So Disturbed by Post's Subway Cover

Two writers weigh in on the controversial picture of Ki Suk Han

(Newser) - When the New York Post splashed a picture of Ki Suk Han's final moments on its cover yesterday, it managed to do a rare thing: get the general public interested in journalism ethics. People were incensed, and in the New York Times , David Carr examines why that is. The... More »

Post Photog: I Was Too Far Away to Help Guy in Subway

R. Umar Abbasi says critics 'have no idea how very quickly it happened'

(Newser) - The freelance photographer who snapped the New York Post's much-maligned front-page picture of Ki Suk Han seconds before he was killed by a subway train is stepping up his defense against "armchair critics" who say he should have been helping rather than shooting. In a rambling piece in... More »

NY Post Bashed for Photo of Man's Final Moments

Some wondering why photographer didn't help Ki Suk Han

(Newser) - The New York Post's front page today features a picture of the last moments of the man who was pushed in front of the subway and killed yesterday, above the blaring headline, "DOOMED." It's obviously sparked outrage on various levels, with many questioning whether the cover,... More »

NY Post to Ahmadinejad: Shalom!

Tab sends Iranian Jewish-themed welcome basket

(Newser) - World leaders and despots alike are descending on New York City ahead of this week's UN General Assembly, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is among them, reports the New York Post , which is so looking forward to the Iranian leader's "annual hate-spewing address" that it put together a special... More »

NY Post Writer: Jay-Z's Nets Should Be 'New York N-----s'

Phil Mushnick column makes some people angry

(Newser) - New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick is taking some heat for some, er, colorful comments in today's column about the Brooklyn Nets' new uniforms. "As long as the Nets are allowing Jay-Z to call their marketing shots—what a shock that he chose black and white as the... More »

NY Daily News Hires Ex News of World Editor

Colin Myler has a tab to settle with Rupert Murdoch

(Newser) - It's Rupert Murdoch editor vs. bounced Murdoch man in New York City's tabloid wars. In a decision met with "shock" and "amazement" in the newsroom, according to Capital New York , Publisher Mort Zuckerman has booted editor-in-chief Kevin Convey and hired former News of the World editor... More »

NY Post Staff Told To Keep Documents in Hacking Probe

News Corp expects inquiry to grow

(Newser) - New York Post staffers have been told to preserve any documents that may relate to phone hacking or payoffs to officials, as News Corp. prepares for a probe into its UK operations to reach across the Atlantic. Post editor Col Allan sent a memo to staff yesterday asking them to... More »

Twitter Campaign: Boycott Murdoch

Will Fox News, NY Post get swept up in exploding scandal fallout?

(Newser) - Could Fox News and the New York Post get swept up in the fallout from the News of the World scandal? Determined Twitter and Facebook campaigns are urging the boycott of all Rupert Murdoch operations in the wake of the burgeoning phone hacking scandal at the shuttered British newspaper. Boycottmurdoch... More »

Strauss-Kahn Accuser Sues New York Post

Her lawyers say report that she's a prostitute is libelous

(Newser) - The Dominique Strauss-Kahn case in New York City may disappear soon , but the DSK headlines keep coming. The maid who accused him of rape is suing the New York Post for reporting that she was a prostitute , notes Reuters . The stories were "an apparent desperate attempt to bolster its... More »

Woman Beaten Into Coma for Saving Parking Spot

Manhattan can get kinda rough during rush hour

(Newser) - A Bronx woman is in a coma after a man brutally beat her—over a parking spot. Lana Rosas, 25, was holding a parking spot for her boyfriend in Manhattan's East Village, when Oscar Fuller, 35, pulled up, looking to take the spot, police sources tell the New York Post... More »

Loughner's Bizarre Mug Shot Plays Big in Media

But some papers avoided highlighting leering photo

(Newser) - Suspected gunman Jared Lee Loughner looks pretty crazy in his mug shot, and media across the nation tended to play that big. Instead of the benumbed, glazed-over look of the typical cop shop portrait, Loughner's leering face stunned reporters. "Face of Evil" was the headline accompanying the front-page New ... More »

Murdoch to Start 'Newspaper'—for iPad, Cells

He dreams: 'We'll have young people reading newspapers'

(Newser) - News Corp is planning to launch a new “newspaper” exclusively for tablet computers and cellphones. The new property will operate out of the New York Post newsroom, and be helmed by the Post’s managing editor, but will have several dozen reporters of its own, a source tells the... More »

Next to Go at CNN: John King

Insiders only too happy to bash low ratings, high ego

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch gleefully takes another pot shot at CNN with the news that John King will be the next one ousted from the network. “Since King replaced Lou Dobbs, he's lost more than half his audience,” an insider tells Murdoch’s New York Post . “If it were... More »

Alec Baldwin Attacks NY Post Photog

'They're scum of earth,' says actor after hospital stop

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin's ugly came out yesterday after his brief stint in a hospital when he grabbed a New York Post photographer. "This guy! This guy!" the actor yelled as he rushed from his apartment building lobby to grab lensman Tim Wiencis' collar before police pulled him off, reports... More »

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