The New York Post Being Hacked Shows Media And Elites Are Incapable Of Taking Jokes

The New York Post’s website has been hacked.

Now, the outlet says it is currently investigating the cause. 

Admittingly, most of the published articles by the hackers involve some pretty humorous and blatantly fake headlines like the following:

  • Gov. Abbott: I will order Border Patrol to start slaughtering illegals
  • Rufo: We must destory and imprison Union teachers
  • Man shoved 8-inch deodorant can up his butt, left it there for 3 weeks
  • We must assassinate AOC for America

None of the headlines link to any article content.

As expected, the mainstream media is pouncing to label these articles as “vulgar” and “sexist” that are guilty of targeting politicians. 

No, these people cannot simply take a joke.

From NBC News:

The New York Post’s verified Twitter account was hacked Thursday morning, resulting in a series of vulgar tweets designed to look like real headlines.

In tweets that have since been removed, hackers posted fake headlines that referred in offensive terms to New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and President Joe Biden’s son Hunter.

From NY Mag:

It’s unclear who the culprit was or what their motivations might have been. The offensive material was framed as coming from the Post and right-wing politicians like Lee Zeldin, so perhaps the hacker was clumsily attempting to bring attention to the outlet’s partisan leanings. 

In any case, after less than an hour, the offending posts had been deleted and the Post acknowledged that it had been compromised.

From CNBC:

Representatives for the president, Ocasio-Cortez and Adams didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Content management system WordPress, which enables publishing to the New York Post site, didn’t immediately respond to comment, either.

New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin and incumbent Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul were also mentioned in explicit headlines as part of the hack.

“The New York Post has long fostered an ugly, toxic conversation on their front pages and social accounts, but these posts are more disgusting and vile than usual,” a Hochul representative said Thursday. “The New York Post needs to immediately explain how this reprehensible content was made public. While the Post has made its preferences very clear in the New York Governor’s race, there is no room for this violent, sexist rhetoric in our politics. We demand answers.”

This is a developing story. We will be sure to update it when more information becomes available. For now, The New York Post is still investigating this site wide hack. Which sounds like nothing more than updating their passwords.

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