July 7, 2004 |
Hours before Americans learned that Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. John F. Kerry had picked North Carolina Sen. John Edwards to be his running mate, the New York Post ran its own exclusive report, beating the competition by a mile. But it got the story wrong. "Kerry's Choice," blared the front page. "Dem picks Gephardt as VP Candidate." The story, which ran without a byline on Page 4, said the tabloid had "learned" that Kerry had decided to pick Rep. Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.
November 21, 2003 |
Federal authorities have opened an inquiry into how the New York Post obtained a bootlegged copy of Mel Gibson's controversial unreleased film "The Passion of Christ," three sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. The Post said Monday that it had obtained a "rough-cut version of the film that we screened -- with temporary English subtitles, no credits and further editing changes likely."
February 24, 2003 |
The Dodgers have had a strong relationship with the Jewish community since moving to Los Angeles in 1958, and Jewish leaders said Sunday nothing should change despite the Sandy Koufax situation. The Hall of Fame pitcher severed ties with the Dodgers in protest of an item that appeared in the New York Post, which like the Dodgers is owned by News Corp., saying he would not return until the media conglomerate sold the franchise.
February 22, 2003 |
The legend is awesome, with its near mythic tales of no-hitters, strikeout records and home-run sluggers reduced to quivering lumps at the sight of the fearsome fastball. But we did not know the true measure of Sandy Koufax's clout until Friday, when the Hall of Fame pitcher and Dodger icon stared down Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. media conglomerate ... and mighty News Corp. flinched.
February 22, 2003 |
The Dodgers expressed hope Friday that Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax, who severed ties with them in protest of an item that appeared in the New York Post, may reconsider because of a published apology. Both the Dodgers and Post are owned by News Corp. The newspaper announced it would apologize to the Dodger icon in today's editions after intimating in a two-sentence gossip item published Dec. 19 that he is homosexual.
January 8, 2003 |
Gotcha! For New York transplants in need of an ink-smudged fix, the New York Post begins distributing same-day editions in Southern California this week. Famous for its Page Six gossip and catchy headlines such as "Headless Body in Topless Bar," the tabloid is not expanding to become a national paper but simply responding to reader demand, said its general manager, Geoff Booth.