Yesterday the NY Daily News had a picture of Saddam and Bush at side-to-side podiums as if they were debating. The headline was-- Saddam to Bush: LET"S DEBATE.-- In very, very tiny print in a little corner there were the words: [sub]Daily News photo illustration[/sub]. Inside the paper there is a story about how Hussein challenged Bush to a debate (as if this stupid peice of bullshit uttered by Saddam merits a four page spread, much less a huge front page picture.)
I receive a phone call from my cousin (she’s not too up on current events, unless they cover it on Entertainment Tonight): You were home, Biggirl. Did I miss the debate?
My son glances at the paper: Hey, when did that happen?
Today-- a full day after the photoshopped front page came out there was still confusion. An ex-co-worker calls to ask me if I knew when they were going to show the debate on TV. This person is not a stupid person. This person didn’t actually read the paper, she just saw that picture all over the newstand.
The Daily News suckered New Yorkers. I always thought of them as a step ahead of that other NYC peice of crap newspaper, The Post. Photoshopping their front page puts them on par with The Weekly World News.