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NY Daily News Publishes Powerful Eric Garner Cover


Another week, another grand jury deciding not to press charges against a white cop who killed a black man.

Newspapers — especially The New York Daily News — showed the power of print with a bold front page denouncing the decision to let Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who killed Eric Garner, go free.

The Daily News front page is moving in the most depressing way possible — it’s great, but why does a cover like this even exist?

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NY Daily News and NY Post Enjoy Midterm Elections

The New York Daily News and New York Post thoroughly enjoyed the results of the midterm elections. The Daily News tried to be as clever as possible, using “Nope” instead of President Obama’s “Hope” campaign theme.

Meanwhile, the Post decided everyone would enjoy a naked Obama. They could’ve at least gave him some leg muscles. Look at those things — they’re twigs. How is Obama ever going to recover from that? He should just quit now.

Chirlane McCray Accuses NY Post of Printing Lies

chirlane3n-3-webWhen The New York Post does something you don’t agree with, The New York Daily News is all ears. Chirlane McCray, wife of Mayor Bill De Blasio, took advantage of that and penned an op-ed in the Daily News that blasts the Post for a cover story she says was full of lies.

McCray’s anger is toward the Post’s article that featured sources claiming that she slammed NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton. McCray denied the attack ever happened and that she is a staunch supporter of Bratton. “The only effective defense against lies is the truth, so here it is: I admire Commissioner Bratton and the work he is doing,” wrote MCray.

“This truth was nowhere to be seen in today’s article…. how do these lies make it through the editorial process and end up in a major newspaper?” McCray added. “How do opinions leak out of the ‘Editorials’ section and onto the front page?” Evidently she’s never read the Post before.

NY Post and Daily News Discussed Merger

The New York Post and the New York Daily News, two seemingly bitter rivals, recently discussed merging. That makes us feel… Funny. Yet according to Capital New York, it happened. The tabloids had discussed deals — like News Corp. buying the Daily News outright — that would lead to them joining forces.

One option on the table was the Post using the Daily News’ printing press in New Jersey. Another talking point was whether both papers would go digital-only or just one. To that end, the Daily News is apparently well on its way. “The discussions are not about if, they’re about when,” a source told Capital, regarding the Daily News going digital-only.

The talks of a merger between the Post and the Daily News obviously stalled. And it’s a good thing. What would New York be without two tabloids constantly bickering with each other? We don’t even want to think about that.

NY Post and Daily News Show Restraint with Ebola Covers













A doctor in New York has Ebola, which would seem like open season for The New York Post and The New York Daily News. But take a look at their front pages this morning — there’s not much fear-mongering! In fact, you could say the tabloids exercised some restraint.

At least the the Daily News made sure to note that the doctor had used the trains and went bowling. That should get at least a few people unnecessarily worried. But c’mon! The papers missed a great chance to scare the hell out of New Yorkers.

Really, the fact that the Post and Daily News covers are so tame might be the scariest thing of all.

Daily News Hires Two, Promotes Six

NY_DNThe New York Daily News has hired two on the business side and made five editorial promotions. Details are below.

  • Colleen Noonan joins as VP, marketing and creative services. Noonan, a former veteran of Hearst, was most recently a consultant with Pitney Bowes.
  • Melanie Schnuriger has been named VP, product development. She was most recently a managing director at SixAgency.
  • On the editorial side, Kristen Lee has been promoted to director of digital development. She was previously digital integration editor.
  • Zach Haberman has been upped to from news editor, digital, to deputy managing editor, digital.
  • Andy Clayton has been promoted to deputy managing editor, digital sports.
  • Cristina Everett has been promoted to deputy managing editor, digital entertainment. She was most recently senior editor, entertainment.
  • Christine Roberts has been promoted to editor, mobile and emerging products.
  • Brad Gerick has been promoted to director of social media. He most recently served as social media manager.

Papers Celebrate Jeter’s Storybook Ending

Derek Jeter ended his final game at Yankees stadium the only way he knows how — as a winner. Jeter sent a single to right on the first pitch he saw to score the winning run for the Yankees.

It was like something out of a fairy tale and today’s papers highlight the magical night.

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NY Daily News Proclaims Diddy Dead Since 1996

Sean Combs — aka Puffy, aka Puff Daddy, aka Guy Who Blessed The World with Da Band, aka P. Diddy, aka Diddy — is dead.

The New York Daily News reported that despite plenty of evidence to the contrary, Combs has been dead for the past 18 years. He was killed in a 1996 shooting, which — sadly enough — was the same year Tupac Shakur was murdered.

We would like to thank the Daily News for alerting us to Combs’ death.

To our dearly departed Diddy, please know that it’s kinda hard with you not around. Know you in heaven, smilin’ down. Watching us while we pray for you; every day we pray for you. Till the day we meet again, in my heart is where I keep you friend.

Daily News Source Reaffirms Rivers Biopsy Claim

ShutterstockJoanRivers2011On Tuesday, New York Daily News TV editor Don Kaplan dropped a bombshell. According to his unnamed source, an impromptu biopsy was performed at Yorkville Endoscopy on Joan Rivers by a physician who accompanied the comedienne, and it was that procedure that sent her into cardiac arrest.

Wednesday, via Reuters and CNN, the clinic fired back, insisting that such a procedure has never been performed at the clinic. On Rivers or any other patient. However, today, Kaplan informed TV Week that his source remains adamant:

“Yes, our source is standing by the story,” said Kaplan via email, “as are others who have come forward with the same information.”

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Tabloids Do Their Best with Ebola Scare














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.