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N.Y. Post Sparks Storm with Cover Story on Stark Murder

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Menacham Stark ZL

Menacham Stark ZL
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The New York Post is under fire for a cover story about the murder of Brooklyn Hasidic landlord Menachem Stark.

“Who Didn’t Want Him Dead?” blared the headline of the Sunday edition next to a photo of Stark, 39, wearing a large shtreimel and graying side curls.

New York City and state politicians, including state Sen. Simcha Felder and City Councilman Stephen Levin, as well as many Brooklyn politicians, called on the Post to apologize, as did some Jewish media outlets with mostly Orthodox readers.

According to the story, Stark “had so many enemies that investigators say they almost don’t know where to start looking.”

The article cited an unnamed law enforcement source as saying Stark, the father of eight, was involved in several “shady” real-estate deals and was heavily in debt.

Stark’s brother-in-law, Abraham Buxbaum, speaking on behalf of the family, told The Algemeiner that the headline was “disgusting” and was “just adding salt to the wound.”

He added: “Apologies won’t help, the damage is done, I think.”

In response to criticism of the article and its headline, the newspaper said in a statement, ”The Post does not say Mr. Stark deserved to die, but our reporting showed that he had many enemies, which may have led to the commission of this terrible crime. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of loss.”

Stark was remembered by friends and relatives as a “go-to guy” and for being very charitable, as well as for his warmth and sense of family.

Many have threatened to cancel their subscriptions to the newspaper and organize a boycott, according to reports.

Stark’s body was found Jan. 3 on suburban Long Island some 16 miles away from his office in the heavily Satmar section of Williamsburg, from where he was kidnapped the previous evening. He reportedly was suffocated before his body was placed in the dumpster outside a Great Neck gas station and burned, according to police.

Video footage taken from his office reportedly showed Stark being taken into a van after a struggle outside his office. The identity of his abductors is not known.

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20 Responses to “N.Y. Post Sparks Storm with Cover Story on Stark Murder”

  1. Would the NY Times reported like that if Mr Stark had been a Muslim?? Hmmmm makes you wonder? Dirty deals!! What Real Estate person doesn't do dirty deals? That's right he is a Jew not an Italian, or Lebanese, or Turk, or an Irishman. The only other people to be spoken of like that would be African Americans or The Latinos. SAD, VERY SAD, NY TIMES.

  2. My apologies to NYTimes. I did mean NY Post. Sorry!!

  3. Dan Silagi says:

    Yori Yanover wrote a brilliant article on this subject yesterday and it was taken down. A real shame. But thanks for the shout-out, Yori.

  4. Dan Silagi says:

    Even the Forward liked it. I'm usually far to the right of the Forward and far to the left of the Jewish Press. But I have to disagree with one major issue: The bad guys don't always get their comeuppance in this world, and the good ones often go to their eternal non-rewards (based on Yori's piece) unrecognized..

  5. Moishe Pupik says:

    Nanette Smith – In one word: Yes.

  6. מישל פורקוביטש says:

    listen u 2 lowass pipsqueaks below me thats right below me personality wise and commenting on here wise he was a amazing honest man did his best to satisfy everyone so shut your filthy mouths ENOUGH IS ENOUGH your speaking of the dead whatever happened to not talking bad about the dead huh???? eaxctly u morons get a life if u ahve nothing nice to say dont say anything just SHUT UP!!!!!

  7. Dan Silagi says:

    I'll say whatever I want about this criminal, capice?

  8. מישל פורקוביטש says:

    Dan Silagi no im a down to earth human who hates devils like you say whatever u want fine THIS IS WAR

  9. מישל פורקוביטש says:

    Dan Silagi cause i wont let you

  10. Dan Silagi says:

    מישל פורקוביטש Grow up.

  11. Douglas Kent says:

    Dan Silagi "Capice"? You have watched Goodfellas too many times.

  12. מישל פורקוביטש says:

    Dan Silagi NO u grow up i have several people inboxing me about what a ******* you are i heard u threatened a few and to the editor Yori your a real disgusting PIG

  13. Dan Silagi says:

    מישל פורקוביטש You have made false statements about me, and it's you who has done the threatening. I don't take bearing false witness lightly, and neither does Hashem.

  14. Douglas Kent says:

    Dan Silagi -The statements are not false and I have seen them."and neither does Hashem".You are a believer. Wasn't that a song in your day from the Monkeys "I'm a believer".I believe you were blocked from making comments in the Forward because of threats or perceived threats. If not how can you explain being blocked?

  15. Douglas Kent says:

    Dan Silagi can you explain why you cannot post comments on the Forward? Why have you been banned?

  16. מישל פורקוביטש says:

    Dan Silagi Hashem 4 sure hmmmmm false huh lets call Douglas Kent over see what he says about you hmmmm shall we cause u whos has a terrible poker "FALSE" face i dont think hashem is happy with you at the moment

  17. מישל פורקוביטש says:

    u have threatenned people more than i have

  18. Man is not born good. He must become good – by learning that there is another beside him and a Creator above him.

    Evil and unwarranted hatred are a reality that exists in our world. The human being has an infinite capacity for evil that, left unchecked, can destroy the world.

    The Torah itself tells us that the “impulse of man’s heart is evil from his youth” (Gen 8:21). Man is not born good. He has to become good – by forging his character, by bending his baser instincts, by learning that there is another beside him and an Other above him.

    The Holocaust shows what can become of human beings when they permit the beast within them to control them.

    It teaches us that we must be alert to the existence of evil, both in others and in our own selves. Once we are aware of its reality, we can work to uproot it. The mitzvot of the Torah are designed to help the spiritual qualities within us dominate the beast within.

    Further, we learn from this tragedy that to be silent in the face of evil is to acquiesce in it, encourage it, and help it grow strong. History teaches us that evil triumphs when good people remain silent. But when good people rise up against evil, evil will ultimately perish and the good will prevail.

    RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  19. Dan Silagi says:

    Does the Forward make a list of those they ban and hand it out to you, Brian, er Douglas? How come you're not Brian anymore?

  20. Dan Silagi says:

    Most people use a pseudonym, as do I.

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