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01.28.13 Eugene Reznik

The Daily News published a series of photographs documenting racist, sexist and otherwise hateful scribblings on the temporary bathroom walls of the men’s rooms used by construction workers at One World Trade Center, which recently saw the first piece of its spire set in place. In all caps, with exclamation points and the utmost exasperation, the […]

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03.03.11 Bucky Turco

With Reuters and the AP exaggerating the “graffiti” perpetrated by a famous rocker’s daughter, it’s only expected that NYC’s tabloids would follow suit. And they didn’t disappoint. Here’s Theodora Richards splashed across the front pages as if she painted a subway train. […]

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11.11.10 Bucky Turco

Last night, Jon Stewart mocked the media for its rampant and wildly speculative coverage of a so called mystery missile off the coast of Los Angeles. Despite the high likelihood that it was a jet, the Post fired off its own East Coast version with this opening salvo: “First California. Now they’re shooting at Queens!” […]

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10.22.10 Bucky Turco

From today’s Daily News: “A group of hipsters are suing the NYPD, accusing cops of busting up their bash, arresting them, and eating their pizza!” A group of what? Do they mean young people from Brooklyn? Since when did the world’s most all encompassing nonsensical word also now include visitors from Mexico? And to think […]

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09.10.10 Bucky Turco

The New York Post, one of the few media outlets that still calls a proposed Islamic center in Lower Manhattan the “Ground Zero mosque,” says it has definitive proof the World Trade Center’s boundaries extend further than the site by way of a map detailing the dispersion of human remains. It was created by firefighters […]

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07.12.10 Bucky Turco

If the Post is going to refer to a squat populated by Caribbean immigrants as a “Rastafarian drug den,” the least they could do is get the neighborhood right: The Black Lady Theater is located in Crown Heights, not Bed-Stuy. […]

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05.20.10 Bucky Turco

In what has to be one of the most ridiculous news stories ever filed, WPIX describes the recent vandalism of several Banksy pieces in NYC as a “war” between rival graffiti groups. But that wasn’t the only absurd reportage going on in this highly misinforming clip. […]

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04.26.10 Bucky Turco

The New York Times isn’t just going to sit idly by and pen snarky memos in response to the Wall Street Journal’s battle for NYC. So, they launched a counterattack by way of an ad positioning themselves as seasoned vets on all things city-related and their rivals as rookie pussies. Shots fired! […]

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04.06.10 Bucky Turco

In a city that prides itself on mass transit, I’m still not sure who the New York Post caters their numerous, anti-pedestrian plaza stories to, but the tabloid is once again trashing the public-space creating initiatives. Warning “motorists” about the city’s plans to expand the car-free “malls” to other areas, the paper ran this photo […]

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03.18.10 Bucky Turco

For Fox News, the theory is, if you repeat falsities enough they eventually becomes true. Unfortunately for them, pesky fact checkers don’t subscribe to the magical incantation method and so the Daily Kos compiled a video montage showing them consistently misreporting about the New England Journal of Medicine. […]

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