Inside Obama's Decision and Woods' Misery

Ravi Somaiya · 12/04/09 08:41AM

The troops will probably be long gone from Afghanistan before the last Vegas lady cashes her Tiger Woods experience in with the tabloids. Who will run the story as long as there are pretty faces to put on covers.

Obama Pledges 30,000 More Troops for Afghanistan

Ravi Somaiya · 12/02/09 08:30AM

The President gave some speech about troops in some country. But mainly the Post kills it on the Tiger Woods story. There are puns galore: birdies, sex drive, paws. To steal their line, they're all coming out of the Woodswork!

Catastrophe, Disaster, Calamity and a Kayak.

Ravi Somaiya · 11/23/09 08:40AM

The world is falling apart! Water is full of feces, debt is collossal, sex offenders are running rife, six-packs abs are a sham and no-one updates Wikipedia any more. A look at today's front pages gives us two solutions though.

The Post and News Do a Good Foot Job

Ravi Somaiya · 11/20/09 08:17AM

Having covered breast healthcare issues all week, the papers move south to other ladyparts today. But forget all that, buy the tabloids, and read about a foot model cast out into the street (almost) for her princess-and-pauper love.

Why Newspapers Love to Print Costs and Percentages

Ravi Somaiya · 11/19/09 07:48AM

All the papers trumpet the cost of the Senate healthcare bill, released today. It's the dumbest thing they've done in a while (and the Post gave away Madoff's shirts the other day).

China! Breasts! Weed! Baboons! Michael Jackson!

Ravi Somaiya · 11/18/09 07:56AM

The news that Obama can't push China around is the story of the day. The mammograms debate rumbles on, more from the weird world of Michael Jackson, carbon offsetting is a scam and Macbeth, the opera, featuring baboons!

Everyone Loves Breasts

Ravi Somaiya · 11/17/09 07:33AM

Mammograms is a word that gets stuck in one's head very easily, and "uproar" about them is the only consistent story today. Dictator kids, drug wars and the chance to win Madoff's polo shirts await!

Ring the Bell, School Is in, Sucker

Ravi Somaiya · 11/13/09 07:36AM

The papers have toured around the world, from London to the Bay, abandoned their slavish devotion to Fort Hood and Afghanistan and come up with a day of fun stories that feature MC Hammer as a fashion icon among others.

The Return of the Recession Story

Ravi Somaiya · 11/12/09 07:36AM

First a recession starts and there are a lot of personal recession features. Then everyone gets bored and there are no personal recession stories. Now, they're back! Along with some war, a sad President and more on Fort Hood.

Warning Signs of the Fort Hood Killer Were Missed, Still Not Clear

Ravi Somaiya · 11/11/09 07:01AM

Select from the following: the army a) did know the Fort Hood shooter was radicalized, b) didn't know he was radicalized or c) kind of knew, through a third agency. Alternatively, ignore the whole intelligence mess and read about fishing.

Sex, Drugs, FBI Failures and a Grandmother in a Headlock

Ravi Somaiya · 11/10/09 07:10AM

Oops. All the papers report that the FBI failed to act when the Fort Hood shooter emailed a radical cleric 10 or 20 times. Also: swine flu blood shortages! Living on severance! Drug wars! Madoff memorabilia! J-Lo sex tape!

The Day the Investigative Reporting Came In

Ravi Somaiya · 11/09/09 06:55AM

When news of the Fort Hood shooting came in last week, papers covered the breaking story. Now they've had a chance to send reporters out, look what they found!

Spying, Lying, Druglords and Wonderfully Offensive Europeans

Ravi Somaiya · 11/05/09 08:12AM

There were protests in Iran, Toyota lied about dangerous defects, digital readers may dominate the holidays, Italians hate the CIA (and probably America) Mexican druglords take over the US and Europeans politicians rock. Unless you're autistic or a castrato.

Apparently There Were Some Elections

Ravi Somaiya · 11/04/09 07:15AM

In a new roundup of the morning's front pages you'll be glad to hear that our measured press corps refuses to read too much into last night as a ridiculous referendum on Obama so soon into his presidency. Kidding!