Tab Flubs Cop Scoop

The New York Post is famed for its loud, brash and occasionally hilarious headlines. It is also famous for sometimes getting the story dead wrong. (See, for instance, the paper’s July 6, 2004 “exclusive” declaring Dick Gephardt “Kerry’s Choice” for vice president.) The Post goofed again this week with a lead story touting the New York Police Department’s first-ever Hasidic hire, accompanied by the giant, front-page headline “NYPD Jew.” Turns out the story was too good to be true. The recruit in question ended up being four college credits shy of the 60 required by the NYPD. But before the story could be proven wrong, Post watchers played a round of one of their favorite games: writing headlines still more outrageous than the Post’s. Our favorite was posted on the New York blog Gothamist: “Kosher Pig.”

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