Haiti still dominates the front pages. As do slightly racy-looking images of President Obama stumping for Martha Coakley in Massachusetts. Either Obama is consistently about to make out with her, or picture editors find it amusing to imply it.
In other news:
- The New York Times investigate the intelligence failures over the Detroit attack.
- The Washington Post have the Haiti picture of the day.
- And the Wall Street Journal measures the cost of sports fandom.
Disclosure: I freelance write and report for newspapers that are included in this roundup. Where there is a direct conflict of interest I will make it clear.
The New York Times: continues its coverage from Haiti, with two stories, here and here, on the front page and a series inside the paper. There's an investigation into the intelligence failures over Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and a piece on the ways lobbyists are circumventing new rules. Below the fold they report the demise of two once-reliable landmarks — the Plaza hotel, and liberalism in Massachusetts.
The Washington Post: have a picture, to illustrate their story about Obama stumping for Coakley in Massachusetts, that makes it look like the two are about to make out. They cover the sale of the Washington Wizards, political infighting in Virginia and have more on Haiti here and here.
The LA Times: have the same 'Haitians turn to prayer' angle that the New York Times do, and a piece on gasoline running out. Meanwhile, in their Obama/Coakley picture it looks like the President has just whispered something smutty to the candidate. An amateur historian is trying to rewrite the book on Hawaii, and new simple measures may help with gridlock in California.
The Wall Street Journal: did not provide their front page today, perhaps in honor of MLK. Their lead stories, according to the website, are Haiti, the trader who wore a wire for a year to incriminate his Wall Street colleagues, Obama's efforts in Massachusetts and a feature on the cost of being a Vikings fan.
Metro (Boston): Obama bump? This innuendo is too much.
The Times (London): Has another great Haiti picture.