NY Post to Mayor: Reclaim New York’s ‘Dignity’

Yesterday the New York Post–Rupert Murdoch’s down-market tabloid, for those who are blessed to live beyond its circulation area–ran this front-page editorial demanding that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg shut down the Occupy Wall Street encampment to reclaim the city’s “dignity”:

Uhh…. that message would be coming from the paper that ran this dignified cover, waaay back in August:

And don’t forget the Post‘s Iraq War weasels covers:

And why not this, while we’re at it?

And let’s not forget the paper’s stellar work during the Anthony Weiner scandal: “Weiner Exposed,” ” Hide the Weiner,” “Weiner: I’ll Stick It Out” and “Obama Beats Weiner.”

Today’s Post cover, for the record:

Mr. Mayor, please return a sense of dignity to the proud city the New York Post calls home. At least until the next time the Phillies are coming to town.

About Peter Hart

Activism Director and and Co-producer of CounterSpinPeter Hart is the activism director at FAIR. He writes for FAIR's magazine Extra! and is also a co-host and producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. He is the author of The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly (Seven Stories Press, 2003). Hart has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and the Associated Press. He has also appeared on Showtime and in the movie Outfoxed. Follow Peter on Twitter at @peterfhart.