8.19.2008

A NEW LOW FOR THE NEW YORK POST

We thought it was pretty outrageous a couple weeks ago when the New York Post doubled its price to 50 cents a day with its actual value barely hovering above that of toilet paper.

Well of all the mistakes we've caught in this paper, THIS has to be the worst. From their front page article about Michael Phelps posing for SI with his 8 gold medals, continued on pg. 8:

"This one being the first (photo) of him with all eight medals, we hope that our cover will stick in everyone's mind," SI's managing editor Terry McDonell said yesterday.

Phelps' pose is reminiscent of the well-known 1972 photograph of Spitz with his seven gold medals draped across his chest.


Phelps, who also beats Spitz, 5-3, on the number of SI covers on which he's featured, posed in front of a bright-red Chinese screen.

"This one being the first (photo) of him with all eight medals, we hope that our cover will stick in everyone's mind," McDonell said.

Wait, are you serious?

There is a slight possibility McDonell has no short-term memory or is a malfunctioning droid, but our guess is the Post just repeated the same quote within the same 3 lines.

Oyser vey.