Post Jew: Great Hed, Not Kosher


Honestly, we can’t blame the Post for totally flubbing the “NYPD JEW” story that graced its cover yesterday. The pun and photo together were pretty classic, and sometimes when you come up with a really killer headline it’s hard to give it up even when faced with, say, totally contradictory facts that undermine your entire story.

According to rival Daily News, Joel Witriol, the Hasidic scholar featured in the Post story as a new police academy recruit did not pass the test to become an officer, and won’t be walking the beat unless he retakes the exam and earns four more college credits to round out the 60 that the department requires.

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