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Dan Froomkin @froomkin
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Yesterday was a historic day, for all the wrong reasons. But don't bother saving the front page of the NYT, WaPo or WSJ. Their main headlines didn't get close to telling the real story. Several regional papers -- especially in blue states (!) -- didn't hold back. See below.
WaPo front page didn't come close to conveying the gravity of the situation
NYT front page didn't come close to conveying the gravity of the situation.
Wall Street Journal front page didn't come close to conveying the gravity of the situation
To its credit, USA Today didn't hold back on its readers
The Cleveland Plain Dealer front page was honest and gutsy
The Anchorage Daily News front page called it straight
The San Francisco Chronicle front page lays it out
The Charleston Gazette-Mail chose to quote a Republican critic to tell the story
The Las Vegas Review-Journal front page was blunt, gutsy, and truthful
Even the Salt Lake Tribune front page made sure its readers understood the calamity
And of course the tabloids had the best front pages.... The NY Daily News
And the NY Post!
And the Chicago Sun-Times
So you tell me which papers you think did their readers a service, and which you think did readers a disservice.
And read my brand-new sorta-manifesto on how I think Washington SHOULD be covered…
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