Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
This is supposedly a NY Times cover about the Jewish uprising in the Warsaw
Origins: The image displayed above is neither a genuine reproduction of the front page of the
We saw a similar example of this type of satire earlier in 2006, one aimed at the controversy over the
For the record, the lead stories (and several of the other front-page articles) published on
Other New York Times front-page topics that day included the following:
- News of British and Indian forces withdrawing from one of their last footholds in Japanese-occupied Burma.
- Mayor La Guardia's announcement that New York City was planning to undertake the retailing of meat (due to wartime price restrictions).
- Accusations that civilians had bribed officials to allow servicemen from the Detroit area to be stationed at the Selfridge Field Army base.
- A declaration by French General Henri Honoré Giraud that an Allied invasion of German-occupied France was due soon.
- An announcement that Lee Marshall (chairman of the Continental Baking Company) had been appointed Deputy Administrator of the War Food Administration.
- News of the Allied capture of 50,000 Axis soldiers in North Africa.
- Reports by the Office of Price Administration (OPA) of substantial violations of maximum food price regulations in coal mining communities.
- The opening of a new drive by the Soviet Air Force against German airplanes and railroad installations.
- The arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor in New York City.