I’ve never read the New York Post. This incident was like the kid from fifth grade with dirty pictures. The kid with all the answers about birds and bees. All the boys knew it was wrong–looked anyway.
With nearly nude pictures of Ivanka Trump plastered across the New York Post front page, two days in a row–coverage of the 2016 election hit a new low. It went far beyond political dirty tricks and mudslinging.
Nothing more than supermarket, tabloid sleaze, that catered to prurient interests. A big hook to reel in the peep-show, Neanderthal demographic. Like love and war–no one was to blame, all was fair in the tabloid game.
Why wouldn’t New York Post editors allow nude photo spreads, featuring the other candidates and their spouses? Possible answers to that question, are reasons why the first pictures, should not have been published. They’re too old? Not enough physical appeal? Wouldn’t sell papers?
Making something from nothing–that’s what artists, musicians, parents, writers, and teachers do. Nude pictures of a Presidential candidate’s wife, made public, did nothing for positive change.
Since nothing seems to be off-limits for the New York Post, I suggest the following headlines from history.
Martha Washington Was a Hottie–story and pictures on page 7
Secret Letters Revealed: Honest Abe Slept Handcuffed In a Log Cabin
Constitutional Framers Buzzed On Weed, Apple Jack
The Truth Behind Teddy Roosevelt’s Quiet Walks and Big Sticks
Did Margaret Truman Play Piano In a Bordello?