29 Facts About New York Post


New York Post is a conservative daily tabloid newspaper published in New York City.

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New York Post was a member of the Equal Rights Party.

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New York Post became a co-owner and editor at the Post in 1831, eventually working as sole editor of the newspaper while Bryant traveled in Europe in 1834 through 1835.

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New York Post was one of the first women to hold an editorial role at the newspaper, During her time at the Evening Post, she was the only female first-string critic on a New York newspaper.

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New York Post was proceeded by Clara Savage Littledale, the first woman reporter ever hired by the Post and the editor of the woman's page in 1914.

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In 1934, J David Stern purchased the paper, changed its name to the New York Post, and restored its broadsheet size and liberal perspective.

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Under Schiff's tenure the New York Post was devoted to liberalism, supporting trade unions and social welfare, and featured some of the most popular columnists of the time, such as Joseph Cookman, Drew Pearson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Max Lerner, Murray Kempton, Pete Hamill, and Eric Sevareid, in addition to theatre critic Richard Watts Jr.

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In late October 1995, the New York Post announced plans to change its Monday through Saturday publication schedule and begin issuing a Sunday edition, which it last published briefly in 1989.

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In 1988, the New York Post hired Jane Amsterdam, founding editor of Manhattan, inc.

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Various branches of Murdoch's media groups, 21st Century Fox's Endemol Shine North America and News Corp' New York Post created a Page Six TV nightly gossip show based and named after the Post's gossip section.

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In 2017, the New York Post was reported to be the preferred newspaper of US president Donald Trump, who maintains frequent contact with its owner Murdoch.

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The New York Post had promoted Trump's celebrity since at least the 1980s.

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In October 2020, the New York Post endorsed Trump for re-election, citing his "promises made, promises kept" policy.

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New York Post has been criticized since the beginning of Murdoch's ownership for sensationalism, blatant advocacy, and conservative bias.

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The New York Post subsequently settled the case for an undisclosed sum.

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In several stories on the day of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, the New York Post inaccurately reported that twelve people had died, and that a Saudi national had been taken into custody as a suspect, which was denied by Boston Police.

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The men, Salaheddin Barhoum and Yassine Zaimi, were not considered suspects, and the New York Post was heavily criticized for the apparent accusation.

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In 2019, the New York Post displayed an image of the World Trade Center in flames targeting Rep.

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In 2020, the New York Post published an article with the headline "Suspected teen gunman Kyle Rittenhouse spotted cleaning Kenosha graffiti before shooting".

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On October 14,2020, three weeks before the 2020 United States presidential election, the New York Post published a front-page story purporting to reveal "smoking gun" emails recovered from a laptop abandoned by Hunter Biden at a computer repair store in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Joan Donovan, the research director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University, said that "This is arguably the most well-known story the New York Post has ever published and it endures as a story because it was initially suppressed by social media companies and jeered by politicians and pundits alike".

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The Times reported that two writers at the Post declined to have their names attached to the story, and ultimately the story only listed two bylines: Gabrielle Fonrouge, who "had little to do with the reporting or writing of the article" and was unaware of her byline prior to the story's publication, and Emma-Jo Morris, a former producer for Fox News's Hannity who had no prior bylines with the Post.

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The Post published a picture of her but altered the photograph to remove the name of the Daily News as printed on a placard she was wearing.

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In December 2020, the New York Post published a story outing an emergency medical technician who made additional income from posting explicit photographs of herself to the subscription website OnlyFans.

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However, the New York Post halted publication during strikes in 1958 and in 1978.

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New York Post launched the website Decider in 2014 to provide recommendations for streaming services.

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Under Murdoch, the Post launched a morning edition to compete directly with the rival tabloid Daily News in 1978, prompting the Daily News to retaliate with a PM edition called Daily News Tonight.

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In October 2006, the Post surpassed the Daily News in circulation for the first time, only to see the Daily News overtake its rival a few months later.

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New York Post has remained unprofitable since Murdoch first purchased it from Dorothy Schiff in 1976, and was on the brink of folding when Murdoch bought it back in 1993, with at least one media report in 2012 indicating that New York Post loses up to $70 million a year.

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