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16 December 2015 @ 08:23 am
Tabloid switch  
When I was growing up, The NY Daily News was a sensationalistic right-wing rag, but The Post was notoriously liberal (alleged headline: Snowstorm Hits Negroes, Jews Hardest). Now they’re trading places. The Post is pure Murdoch, but the News is moving left, attacking the NRA and Donald Trump. Today’s headline says BRADY HAS NO BALLS, because the New England quarterback declined to call Trump out on his hate speech. If we must have trashy tabloids, I can think of far worse targets.
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Christine Quinonesbugsybanana on December 16th, 2015 02:18 pm (UTC)
I don't think of the News as being especially right-wing when I was growing up - it was my mother's paper of choice - but in the '90s and '00s it was Neoconservative Central and unreadable (this after a few years of being a really entertaining read, and then the staff went on strike, the News screwed everyone royally, and it was crap for years afterward).

A high-school friend of mine, Alyssa Katz, joined the News editorial board last year, and I'm sure she has something to do with the changes since.
blue shark of friendlinessckd on December 16th, 2015 04:27 pm (UTC)
Nah. Brady has 'em, they're just deflated.