Take a look at the Daily News website.
Now take a look at the Daily Mirror website.
Notice the similarities?
Lots of non-news, gossip, sensationalized crap and horror stories with accompanying video.
The Daily News has never been a great paper, although there are some great writers who have (or who continue) to work for it.
But now it's starting to look like a supermarket tabloid.
When publisher Mort Zuckerman hired former News of the World editor/hacking criminal Colin Myler to beef up the paper, I wonder if this was what he had in mind.
No wonder the Daily News journalists on the education beat keep doing sensationalized stories about "perv teachers".
They fit right in with stories like these:
Doctor pulls 5 inch live worm from man's eye in India
Mexican beheadings: Gulf drug cartel members decapitate rival Zetas during HORRIFIC 3 minute video
U.S. student critical after being viciously attacked by chimps, dragged nearly a half mile by his feet at Jane Goodall Institute in South Africa
SEE HILARIOUS VIDEO of robber getting his head stuck under a garage door for 9 HOURS
NYPD grad shows Finest way to propose after Police Academy ceremony
Rookie Anthony Grosso dropped to one knee and surprised girlfriend with ring and flowers
Most of these stories have accompanying video or staged photos (like the last one about the cop and the proposal.)
Why treat the news seriously when you can sensationalize it instead?
Perhaps this move will increase traffic to the News website.
But at what cost?