June 22, 2006

The Wrathful, Vengeful New York Post

Say this about the Post: they don't take criticism lying down. A day after the explosive revelation that the soon-to-be-ex-wife of Giants defensive end Michael Strahan had accused the star of living an "alternative lifestyle" with a male friend, the Post reported on negative comments Strahan made about their paper- and doesn't exactly make him look flattering either.

Yesterday, Strahan went on Wendy Williams' radio show and denied the allegation. But the Post leads not with that but rather with Strahan's vow to "never get married again." The story later specifies that Strahan had said " I don't think I would marry another woman again."

But that's not all. The story not only makes Strahan sound like a deadbeat dad- revealing that he rarely has contact with his two kids by his first wife, and could not recall the birthdays of his kids with his second wife. Then it sort of subtly hints at the gay question once again at the end. The Post:

After his radio show call, Strahan, wearing a long-sleeved white T-shirt and shorts, jogged from his Greenwich Village apartment to the nearby apartment of Smith's twin brother, Dana, a fashion executive, and the two continued on to the Crunch gym on Christopher Street.
That's right: the paper wants to make sure we know that the allegedly gay player went to the gym, with a fashion executive, on the gayest street in town. But they're not implying that he's gay, or anything like that.

Also in the story, Strahan said of the Post, "the New York Post always seems to know things that myself or only Jean would know . . . Only The Post would say that I didn't know the kids' birthday, the Daily News wouldn't." The Post story then revealed that Strahan had in fact admitted in open court to not knowing the birthday.

Posted by Stephen Silver at June 22, 2006 12:51 PM

You forgot to mention that the article opens by describing Strahan as the "sack king." (True, but seeing as how Favre took a dive to give him the record-breaking sack, it could be said that Favre went down on Strahan). BA DUM BUM! CHA!

Posted by: LilB at June 23, 2006 03:49 PM
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