When rival papers use the SAME headline, you know they’ve captured the pulse of the nation.
Something has shifted in America.
Today is a new day.
A new era.
These New York papers have captured that ‘HOPE’ and (dare I say…) ‘CHANGE’.
The New York Daily News and New York Post are fierce rivals. The former is a left-wing publication known for stirring up controversy with hard-charging activist headlines. The latter is a conservative-leaning publication that is not afraid of stirring the pot with unconventional takes and political gossip.
So, when the two publications ran the exact same headline on Trump’s Inauguration, it’s not only an anomaly, it says something about the national pulse.
Check out the 2 Front pages:
Once the tweet of the images made the rounds, some made alternate headline suggestions:
@BraddJaffy shouldn't it read "RED DON"
— ☠️Metal Godz☠️ (@Metal_Godz1) January 20, 2017
@BraddJaffy can't believe Daily News didn't run with DON OF THE DEAD
— ? (@myunglet) January 20, 2017
— NYC Infidel (@NYC_Infidel) January 20, 2017
And this astute observation on the use of language by each paper:
@BraddJaffy Yes, but Post "Don" = positive homophone for "Dawn," while News "Don" = negative homograph for mob boss or "Don." Right? 😉
— Steve Rinehart (@radar323) January 20, 2017