The New York Post Is Sorry It’s Not Sorry (For Inciting Anti-Semitism)
The New York Post — New York City’s arbiter of news ethics and breaking stories — wants readers to know that it isn’t sorry about its front page headline today.
The headline, “Slumlord found burned in dumpster: Who didn’t want him dead?” accompanies a story about Menachem Stark, a man who was kidnapped outside of his office on Thursday and found dead and still smoldering Sunday in a dumpster on Long Island.
The story, as one might surmise from the headline, isn’t really about the horrific crime scene, but rather, conjecture loaded with unflattering Jewish references.
“He’s a Hasidic Jew from Williamsburg, and we think he’s a scammer,” the Post quotes an unnamed source as saying.
“His slanted shtreimel on his head gives his crookedness away,” goes another quote from “one commenter… on failedmessiah.com, referring to the victim’s fur hat in a photo.”