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The NY Post Jared cover

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Let's keep the discussion to this cover and our thoughts on it and not let this thread get off the rails like the other thread did (and despite a few posters complaining about it being locked, it was off the rails and was the right call and that's the end of that!!)

    Anyway, yea or nay? I was half tempted to chuckle and go oh, the Post, but we're talking about children being abused here. I like most of their stuff. I think this crossed the line.

  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    If you support prison rape, you support rape.
  3. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    Moddy, I agree with you. My initial reaction was a slight chuckle and "Yeah, you could see that one coming." But then realizing the victims and the overall picture, yes, too far.
  4. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    Over the line. Children were involved. I want this guy to rot in hell just as much as anybody, but rooting for rape just isn't right.
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    As always, the Post targets the lowest common denominator, but I got tired of prison rape jokes a long time ago.
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  6. Bronco77

    Bronco77 Active Member

    I'm usually all for headlines that take chances and push the envelope, but this one should have been vetoed.
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  7. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure that foot-long should be hyphenated.
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  8. reformedhack

    reformedhack Active Member

    Fails on several levels — taste, accuracy (he's going to prison, not jail) and, perhaps worst of all, goes for the too-easy joke.

    Someone in charge should have killed the wood, if you'll excuse the industry jargon.
  9. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Probably sold more newspapers for the NYP that day.

    What I didn't like is that I don't think the headline is factually accurate.

    What percent of prison populations is individuals with footlongs? I think Jared is more likely to get six inches, repeatedly.
    Lugnuts likes this.
  10. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I'm OK with the cover. 1) It's the Post. That is actually relatively tame compared to some covers they have done. 2) It's not making light of the underage sex or the child porn he got nabbed for. It's about him and going to jail, not about what he did to land in jail. 3) The joke itself is something every one of us thought of. So it can't be THAT over the line. The reason it is a chuckle and go on, actually, is that it was a pretty obvious one.
    expendable and Kayaugstin Kott like this.
  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Rape is funny.
  12. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    The NYP believes that rape is funny.
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