All The News That Spits

A mutinous tabloid staff and an expectorating would-be owner reach for the heights of newsroom farce

Alexander Hamilton was back in the news last week, after a nearly 200-year absence. The founding father of American finance had his face plastered all over the cover of Tuesday's New York Post, the newspaper he founded in 1801 -- with a huge tear dripping down his cheek. The tear had been planted there by mutinous editors at the famously sleazy tabloid who refused to relinquish control to real estate mogul Abe Hirschfeld, the latest multimillionaire to attempt to take over the paper. In 20 pages of nonstop abuse, Post staffers described Hirschfeld as a "nut," a racist, a deplorable landlord,...

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