POST RUNS “WELCOME TO NY, JACKASS” HEADLINE
POST RUNS “WELCOME TO NY, JACKASS” HEADLINE
New York Post media critic Phil Mushnick spent his entire Monday column complaining about how many players in this year’s NCAA college basketball tournament had tattoos.
TENNESSEE GUARD BOBBY MAZE REACTS TO PHIL MUSHNICK’S COLUMN
WHORE/JETS FAN ASHLEY DUPRE
The Big Lead put it perfectly. As a writer, disgraced prostitute Ashley Dupre “makes Jenn Sterger look like Yeats.” The New York Post is actually PAYING Dupre to write a column. At least it’s not ghost written. It could be the worst column in the history of the English language.
Dupre made her Post debut yesterday with a column supporting the New York Jets who were playing the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game. Despite Dupre’s ho-love, the Jets will NOT be going to the Super Bowl. They lost to the Colts 30-17.
Dupre was the prostitute who was paid by former New York governor Eliot Spitzer to have sex with him. Spitzer was forced to resign in disgrace. Dupre got a New York Post column out of the affair.
Granted, writing for the Post isn’t the most disgusting thing that Dupre ever did for money. Never the less, her column is frighteningly embarrassing. Her breakdown of the Jets/Colts game:
“I think football is the sexiest sport out there. Hot sweaty men acting like beasts…”
Oh, yeah. Dupre also GUARANTEED a Jets victory in her column. It’s not the only time that she’s lied for money.
Writing on his blog, Jeff Pearlman of Sports Illustrated called the New York Post “the worst newspaper in the history of the world.”
Pearlman blasted the Post for running pictures of ESPN announcer Erin Andrews that were taken from the now infamous internet tape shot through her hotel room peephole. The pictures show a naked Andrews.
Pearlman goes on to call The Post, “a pathetic, juvenile, worthless piece of hardened dog s%$#.”
Pearlman literally says, “I hate the Post.”
WHY ALL THE HATE?
ESPN ANNOUNCER ERIN ANDREWS IN HER HOTEL ROOM
The New York Post wants you to know how outraged they are that some pervert secretly taped ESPN hottie broadcaster Erin Andrews in her hotel room recently. The pesky perv shot the video through the peephole of Andrews’ door and managed to get video of her walking around naked. That video was then posted on the Internet.
The Post today ran still pictures from that video.
After appearing in the top daily tabloids in New York for the past 33 years, Liz Smith made a reported $125,000. Smith is 86-years old. She had been covering celebrities for such a long time that her career spanned from writing about Clark Gable to a piece she did this Sunday about Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey.
Today’s New York Post implies there may have been something more going on between a Connecticut woman and her now-dead celebrity chimpanzee than the typical owner/pet intimacy.
Here’s the lead from today’s Post article on the relationship between Sandra Herold and her ape,
“She fed him filet mignon and lobster tails. They shared cozy glasses of wine. They bathed and slept together. He tenderly brushed her hair. She gave him gifts and sweet kisses. He drew her pictures.”
The article goes on to say, “Herold’s human friends were always leery of the interspecies intimacy….” and describes the relationship with her chimpanzee by quoting a neighbor who said,
“What she had with that monkey was not normal.”
At one point in the article the Post even states, “Even if there was no monkey-panky going on…”
THE ENTIRE FOX TV CREW CAN AGREE ON ONLY ONE THING- BRADSHAW IS A “SCUMBAG”
I happen to like New York Post sports media columnist Phil Mushnick. He is one of the few major writers who doesn’t take a paycheck from ESPN and therefore isn’t afraid to criticize them.
Where Mushnick often loses me though is when he pulls his faux moral outrage routine, like he did in Monday’s column. Mushnick went on a rampage over Fox announcers Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long use of the word “scumbag” on their Sunday pregame show.
Terry Bradshaw proudly proclaimed, “I am a scumbag!” during the opening of the Fox NFL Pregame Show Sunday. Bradshaw said he was openly rooting for the Detroit Lions to lose and go 0-16. Long jokingly agreed with Bradshaw, addressing him as, “Scumbag.”
You would think it was the end of Western Civilization as we know it. Mushnick accused Fox of “ambushing” its national aufience with a “foul-mouthed” tirade. He even refused to write the phrase used by Bradshaw and Long, deeming it too offensive for New York Post readers. Mushnick, in an infantile gesture of prudism, wrote “s–bag’” leaving the reader to wonder if Bradshaw really HAD used a term deemed offensive by the FCC.
There’s only one problem with Mushnick’s misdirected outrage. The New York Post practically INVENTED the use of the term “scumbag.” In fact, it’s doubtful that any publication in the history of the English language uses the phrase MORE than the Post. Certainly, not Fox television. Just recently, Post columnist Andrea Peyser called a cop killer a “scumbag” in her October 16th column. For the record, The Post didn’t edit her remarks as “s–bag.” That would be the same column where Peyser used the phrase “pissing on the grave” of a New York City cop. Where was Mushick’s arguing to save-the-children when that column came out? Maybe I didn’t get the memo that made Phil Mushnick the moral arbitrator for America.
Maybe Mushnick missed that particular column, but the Post also just referred to Peter Cook (Christie Brinkley’s ex-husband) as a “scumbag” in print. And, do you know why? Because Peter Cook IS a “scumbag.” Just like someoneone who shoots cops and then “pisses” on their graves. It’s a perfectly accurate and descriptive word that conveys a thought. Obviously, Mushnick’s employers at the Post don’t find the term so objectionable.
The use of the phrase “scumbag” has been on network television at least since Hill Street Blues signed on almost 20 years ago. Mushnick would be just as relevant if he were to lash out against “talkies” or crusade for tv to return to an all black and white format. He just comes across as old. Besides, if the term really is so offensive, why does his own paper use it? I know half the kids in New York can’t read, but if a term is too “foul-mouthed” and objectionable to possibly be heard on Sunday television, then it’s also too offensive to be delivered on the doorsteps of these same mythical New York children who may be harmed by the same phrase appearing in the New York Post.
Besides there is already a list of almost 1,200 words that the NFL ALREADY has deemed offensive and banned. These include such vile words as “Las Vegas.” I doubt adding another couple of words to that list makes this a better country. Phil Mushnick had better just shut the hell up and worry about his own employer.
The good news for New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni is that his team won their season debut with a 120-115 victory over the Miami Heat at the Garden. Having a winning record even for one day already makes this a more successful team than last year’s Knicks. Unbelievably, D’Antoni STILL managed to get into trouble.
MSG Network cameras caught D’Antoni mouthing curses at Knicks fans when a few of them began chanting for exiled guard Stephon Marbury to be inserted into the game. Cameras spotted D’Antoni who said,
“You’ve got to be (bleeping) kidding me. You’ve got to be (bleeping) kidding me. What a bunch of (bleep) holes.”
Naturally, the always helpful New York Post was right there to chime in on the story:
New York Post columnist Steve Serby wrote a column blasting Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress yesterday. Nothing new there. Serby is joining the growing bandwagon of New York media that is now piling on the controversial receiver.
What’s incredibly unfortunate was the choice of words Serby used in his column. Serby said, “Good for Tom Couglin.” Why?
“…for tightening the noose around Plaxico Burress.”
Talk about your Al Sharpton layups. Naturally, Sharpton and other activists were outraged. They called the reference of a noose “balatantly racist” and decried the lynching analogy used by Serby. Some feel Newscorp (which also owns Fox News) is just a racist organization. Probably not, but how in the hell do you explain a lynching reference getting past editors?
Ok, maybe we’ve now entered a new post-racial, Barack Obama era where it’s socially acceptable to use lynching references when writing about an African-American male but C’mon!
Then again, if the largest circulation paper in New York city can use a full-on lynching metaphor in a column referring to a black man and suffer literally NO consequences, then I guess the era of White Guilt is officially over.