Oh. Okay. So story’s over. “Spitzer Re-Run Canceled.” Or maybe, “Spitz Likes to Keep It Private; Ex-Guv Shuns Return to Public Life.” Nope. The Thursday cover featured a response from Ms. Dupre to … we’re not sure now, nothing? Actually, the Post trumpets, it’s in reaction their “exclusive about Spitzer contemplating a return to office.” But really it’s in reaction to the reaction of women who sit in judgment of Dupre in reaction to the Post’s manufactured reaction story in response to pretty thin rumors. Got that?
In Thursday’s installment, the Post quotes a Dupre blog post in which she wishes Spitzer well in getting on with his life, bemoans her own fate, and basically calls all women whores. The headline reads: “Ashley’s Message to New York City Women: Get Real! You’re Just Like Me.”
“Let me say this — most girls, to varying degrees, of course, want to be pampered and have nice shoes, designer handbags and gorgeous clothes,” Dupre wrote. “I know many women who target guys with money and use them to get these things. They toy with them, flirt, go on dates, have sex and then drop hints about that new dress … or being short on rent money — and the guys deliver it.”
Here’s where that definition comes in handy. “Most girls” … “target guys with money” … “have sex.” Therefore, most girls = whores. Got it.
To be sure, the original Spitzer rumor story wasn’t nothing. But with no real sourcing to say those rumors were imminently true, the Post did the best they could with it and stretched the story two more days in a slow news week. Not ideal yet understandable. But not front-page-for-three-days-straight understandable. Which only leaves us to wonder. How will they milk it on Friday?
*UPDATE* Here’s how. Yet another reaction to a reaction: Feisty NY Gals Kick Some Ash; Resent Spitzer Escort Tagging ‘Em Gold Diggers
At least it’s not front page this time, just a double truck spread with only one gratuitous bikini shot relegated to pages 6 and 7.