WOOD WAR III

Who’s winning the battle of the front pages?

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The Daily News takes the high road with a handsomely composed tribute to Rosa Parks, including the editorially savvy choice of her mug shot as illustration: This is exactly what Jim Crow was about–the criminalization of simple acts of living.

The Post, meanwhile, ignores the civil-rights pioneer in favor of screaming demi-gibberish conflating the War on Drugs with the War on Terror with the made-up scare story from a while back about al Qaeda seeking to poison America’s illegal drug supply. The blurred-out faces of the feds testify that this is a matter of critical National Security.

Winner: New York Post

Overall standings: Daily News 2, New York Post 1