How many women in the editorial staff signed off on today's New York Post cover? We'll never know for sure, but our News Corps mole obtained an audio recording of the Post's brass. Here's a transcript of how the magic happened.
Post Editor Guy 1: So are we goin' with "HELLARY: WHO'D WANT TO BENGHAZI THIS BROAD?!" or "MIDDLE SHEESH! WACKO WOMAN GETS SNIPPY AT SENATE" ?
Post Editor Guy 2: Hmmm, whaddya think Gary?
Post Editor Guy 3: [Brushing 7-11 Taquito crumbs off double chin] Listen guys, you remember that video we saw last month?
Ed 2: You mean dat Ashley Dupré outtake we watched in the stairwell?
Ed 1:OHHHH YEAAAHHHH! [High fives]
Ed 3: Nahh, c'mon guys, the one Col made us watch about how we need to be more sensitive to the ladyparts around here.
Ed 1: Oh right right. Yeah. Man, I miss the good times, when we could just…
[Woman walks by, eyes men coldly]
Ed 1: Yeah, so uhh, fuck Mark Sanchez, right? Fuck that guy.
Ed 3: Phew that was close! OK, so we gotta tone this down.
Ed 2: OK OK, how about, "NO WONDER BILL'S AFRAID" ?
Ed 1: It's vague, it's sexist, it lets us run that photo: I love it.
Ed 3: Boom. Done. Anyone wanna grab a Tacquito?