Monopoly Air Looms Overhead

The New York papers are known for their ability to convey the day's most significant news in an eloquent and pithy manner.  We here at Dateline Headline will be comparing the headlines of the major New York papers and keep a running tally of the best.  Newspapers will be awarded from zero to ten points.  Click on the headlines to see an image of each paper's front page.  Can you do better than the New York papers?  Place your headline of the day below.

The tabloids had cheap headlines about other people's lives, the broadsheets and Newsday led with news.

5.  New York Post - BEAT THIS!  Rihanna backs Chris at court
Not funny.  Points awarded: 0.

4.  Daily News - BROKE AND BACK HOME WITH MOM / Lohan reaches new LiLow on L.I.
No wit, no meter, and no need for us to know.  Points awarded: 0.

3.  The New York Times - U.S. RATCHETS UP AN ECONOMIC WAR AGAINST TEHRAN / NEW SANCTIONS ON OIL / But Supreme Leader of Iran Seems Unlikely to Strike Deal
The newspaper of record just realized that there are sanctions on Iran.  Points awarded: 1.

2.  Newsday - NEW AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTER / BATTLE OVER 1,000 JOBS / LI pols try to keep facility here as competition grows
In which air traffic safety becomes an issue of greed.  Points awarded: 2.

1.  The Wall Street Journal - New Air Giant Takes Shape / American, US Airways Close In on Deal To Create the World's Biggest Carrier
Points for meter.  Points awarded: 2.

Newspaper Today's Points Total Points
The Wall Street Journal 2 66
New York Post 0 54
Daily News 0 48
The New York Times 1 46
Newsday 2 25


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