NY POST: World’s Dumbest Paper

by alphamonkey on July 6, 2004 · 5 comments

in News,Stupid People

In a move almost as stunningly stupid as the Chicago Daily Tribune’s “Dewey Defeats Truman” headline blunder, Rupert Murdoch’s ace news team at the New York Post ran the following headline this morning. (link goes to the Smoking Gun’s archive of the event) nope. not a joke, kids! This here's the real deal!

For those of you unaware, The Big K announced that he chose Botox Boy (John Edwards the senator, not the psychic) as his running mate. Evil-doers beware!

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  • Souped_up_on_Jihad

    I guess they were trying to be “fair and balanced”. Nobody else reported this story, so they had to balance out the other news sources…

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    I didn’t realize that ‘fair and balanced’ (don’t sue us, FOX!) meant reporting alternate dimension news. Come to think of it, that actually explains quite a bit.

  • Souped_up_on_Jihad

    They really just ran the story because they had a picture of Kerry and Gephardt looking like they were going to make out, and this really was their last chance to use it.

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    When I saw that picture, I thought it was the National Enquirer.  “Democratic Nominee Comes Out!” Maybe that’s too many syllables for a National Enquirer headline.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    Dude, they totally made out.

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