New York Post Defends Greg Kelly Coverage

The New York Post just can’t let a bad story die. Today the paper not only reported on Greg Kelly’s accuser shockingly still existing in this world, it defended its coverage of the scandal; specifically that it published the accuser’s name and put her on the cover:

A picture of Maria Di Toro appeared on The Post’s front page Thursday, enraging social network aficionados who believe — despite the findings of a lengthy Manhattan District Attorney’s Office investigation — that she is the victim of a sex crime.

One group even set up a Facebook page called, “Shame on the NY Post,” while others took to media-centric blogs to vent their anger.

We’re pretty sure “media-centric blogs” was a shout out to FishbowlNY, but we just thought the Post was being the Post when it acted so ridiculously. Col Allan, the paper’s Editor-in-Chief, added that all bets were off when Di Toro’s claims were dismissed.

“Ms. Di Toro is not a victim of a sex crime,” said Allan. “The Post only identified her after the district attorney made this determination.”

And since that was the determination, time to exploit her! Today’s piece reports that she “stepped out,” last night and “sauntered” past the press. Keep it coming Post, we wouldn’t expect anything else.


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