The New York Post takes first place in the competition for today’s best headline with its tabloid classic over this eye-opening story on one of Yasser Arafat’s American investments: “Pin-head Arafat’s terror ‘$trike.'” The New York Daily News comes in a respectable second place with the headline over its version of the story: “Yasser, that’s my alley: Put $1.3M in Bowlmor.” As a long-time fan of Mr. Arafat, the New York Times chose not to cover the story itself and declined to enter the competition. The Times covers this particular story via the AP: “Report: Arafat invested in bowling company.”
HINDROCKET adds: The Bloomberg report says that Arafat invested $799 million over the last two years alone. The terrorism business was very, very good to him.
UPDATE: Reader Rod Boyd throws in the towel on behalf of the wonderful New York Sun:
Oh, the lament of a center-right old-time broadsheet! We dreamed last night tabloid dreams of Bowling for Palestine heds….but alas, at the NY Sun, this was not to be….as always, I am a big fan.
Well, I feel Rod’s pain, but don’t miss his outstanding Sun article: “Arafat authority owns a piece of Bowlmor Lanes.”