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Tabloids Do Their Best with Ebola Scare

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The Ebola outbreak is good news for the city’s tabloids. All it took was a man being tested for the disease at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan for the New York Post and New York Daily News to crank up the fear machine.

We have to give the win to the Post, who simply decided to yell “Ebola!” at readers. No need for getting creative, just shout and hope for panic.

The Daily News, meanwhile, fell short by admitting what the hospital’s officials and CDC said: That the man likely didn’t have the disease. When it comes to fear mongering, the worst thing you can do is give facts.

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Daily News Calls Mayor an ‘Ass’

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The New York Daily News has had it with Mayor de Blasio. The paper — along with Liam Neeson — desperately (and sort of weirdly) wants the mayor to allow the carriage horses to continue their work in Central Park. De Blasio, meanwhile, wants to replace them with electric cars.

To prove how many people care about the horses, the Daily News dropped 40,000 signed petitions at the mayor’s office. When de Blasio sent an aide to pick them up instead of doing so himself, the staff at the Daily News lost their minds. The result? Today’s front page.

Hey, at least they called him “Mr. Mayor.” Could have been worse.

Daily News Names ‘50 Most Powerful Women in New York’

NY_DNThe New York Daily News has picked out the 50 most powerful women in New York, and somehow your landlady who refuses to buy functional trash cans didn’t make the list. The women who made the cut are “from all walks of professional life: politics, music, Hollywood, business, culture — and sometimes all five.”

Claiming the number one spot on the list is Beyonce, who beat out Chirlane McCray and Hillary Clinton, two women who actually have power. Rounding out the top five is Kirsten Gillibrand and Lena Dunham.

The bottom half of the Daily News’ top 10 is crowded with media figures. Diane Sawyer comes in at number seven, Arianna Huffington at eight, and Barbara Walters at 10.

For the rest of the list, click through.

Daily News Gives Jason Kidd a Proper Sendoff

Jason Kidd, the former coach of the forever second-fiddle New York NBA team the Brooklyn Nets, has received a nice farewell present from the New York Daily News.

If you weren’t aware of the situation, Kidd tried and (of course) failed to gain more power with the Nets, then somehow convinced the Milwaukee Bucks that he wasn’t an idiot and would make a good coach. The Bucks agreed to send two second round picks to the Nets for the rights to Kidd.

That was plenty of ammo for the Daily News, which nailed it with today’s back cover.

NY Post Reports on Daily News Price Hike

The Daily News is set to raise its newsstand prices this week — from 75 cents to $1.25 — and The New York Post has some feelings about that.

The front page of today’s Post features a giant sidebar illustration explaining that the News is increasing its prices by 66 percent and a suggestion to “Buck the News! Buy the Post.” There’s also a bandit-like character with a “M” on his belt that is definitely meant to represent Mort Zuckerman, the News’ publisher and owner.

We look forward to the next time the Post raises its price, if only for the Rupert Murdoch cartoon that is sure to be featured on the front of the News.

Daily News Publishes Daily News Exclusive

NY_DNAs you know, we here at FishbowlNY hate the term “exclusive,” mostly because absolutely no one cares, but also because it’s rarely actually an exclusive. However, we have to hand it to the New York Daily News. It’s taking the term to new heights (lows?) by publishing an “exclusive” about a Daily News story.

Today, the paper ran the headline “EXCLUSIVE: Daily News Campaigning to Save City’s Beloved Carriage Horses,” and then explained its fight to rescue the equines, complete with an op-ed by Liam Neeson. Of course this is not an exclusive.

At best it’s simply an article; at worst, a press release. But the Daily News’ editors felt like slapping “exclusive” on there because why the hell not? Everyone knows it’s a completely meaningless word anyway.

Bravo Daily News. Or rather, EXCLUSIVE: FishbowlNY Says Good Job Daily News.

Daily News and Post are Enjoying the Sharpton Informant Story

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The New York Daily News and The New York Post are really enjoying this story about Al Sharpton being an FBI informant. Though Sharpton has been plagued by rumors that he was informant during the 80s for years, The Smoking Gun ramped things up by publishing documents that provide new details.

Sharpton admitted cooperating with the FBI/NYPD unit that was targeting the Genovese crime family, but insisted he wasn’t a “rat.” ”I am not a rat,” Sharpton tweeted. “I am a cat, I chase rats thugs, gangsters, bigots, drug dealers. Bad cops whoever out of our community. That is right.”

Not only did Sharpton place quotation marks around that great statement — as if he was quoting someone else — he gave the Daily News and Post more ammo for their covers. We think the Daily News won this round, but only because that is one creepy illustration.

Colin Myler Named President of Daily News

Colin Myler goodColin Myler, editor-in-chief of The New York Daily News, has a new role — president. Capital New York reports that Myler — who once bluntly explained that the paper features stupid content because people like dumb things — will continue as editor.

Myler has been editor of the Daily News since January of 2012. He was previously editor of the now folded News of The World, which as you know, got into a bit of trouble with the law. Myler also spent some time as executive editor of The New York Post.

In a memo obtained by Capital, Bill Holiber, the Daily News’ CEO, said of Myler, “His stewardship and leadership of the Daily News editorial brand – both in the paper and online – has been outstanding. His extensive media knowledge and experience is an invaluable asset for our future growth.”

New York Daily News Veteran Don Singleton Dies

Don Singleton, the legendary New York Daily News reporter, has died. He was 77 years old.

Singleton worked for the Daily News from the mid 60s until he retired in 2007. During his time there he covered a variety of subjects, including the Attica prison riots in 1971 and John Lennon’s death in 1980. Singleton had a true passion for reporting, and he was especially fond of the Daily News:

Singleton, who had suffered a stroke and heart attack, struggled with memory loss, but there were aspects of life he would never forget. When his daughter asked him to recall his telephone number, rather than answer with his home phone, he recited his old number at The News.

The Daily News reports that a wake will be held Thursday in Hoboken, at the Lawton-Turso Funeral Home.

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Grant Whitmore to Leave Hearst for NY Daily News

Grant Whitmore GA lot of moves today. Stick with us. The latest is Grant Whitmore, who is leaving Hearst Magazines to join The New York Daily News as its executive VP of digital. Whitmore has been with Hearst since 2011, most recently serving as digital vice president and general manager of Hearst Magazines.

“Grant is a creative and bold thinker, exactly the kind of visionary to lead and advance our growing digital business,” said Daily News CEO and president, Bill Holber, in a statement.

This is quite the hire by the Daily News, as Whitmore helped build and expand Hearst Magazines’ digital brands.

Whitmore joins the Daily News in January.

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