The New York Post is the closest thing we have to cheeky British tabloid journalism today. It’s worth looking at — for a New Yorker like me, anyway — as its front page often captures the hyperbole of these often hyper-partisan times. New York Post cover from Nov. 5, 2014.
Consider the Post’s front page the day after this midterm election. It showed a Photoshop-made image of President Barack Obama wearing nothing but a crown and a wood barrel with shoulder straps. His face was grimacing over the headline “Stripped! Emperor Has No Clothes.” Though more often reported with less pomp, the …read more