Those of you who don’t have a tabloid newspaper in your city don’t know what you’re missing. London had some pretty good ones. Do they have any in Australia? Here in New York, our tabloid is owned by multi-billionaire bottom feeder Rupert Murdoch. You won’t find headlines like this in the stately New York Times, Washington Post or Times of London:
This was published the day after senior Goldman Sachs executives were grilled by Congress about their shady business dealings. On first glance, I thought the headline referred to the parasites and bloodsuckers who run Goldman. I thought they were the Sacks of Shit. But I was mistaken.
This being a Murdoch publication, they were coming to the defense of their bed mates at Goldman. The focus of the article was on the numerous times Congress used the words “shit” and “shitty” during the testimony. Because that’s important. The crux of the story was to imply that Congress lacks dignity. The testimony contained a “sack of shits.” Arrgh. Fooled me again.
But I’ll have to admit, the cover is a classic. Right up there with their Photoshop mauling of Tiger Woods and the time they referred to AIG executives as a bunch of greedy bastards.