The Post and The Daily Had the Same Punny Headline

Photo: NYP, The Daily

Yesterday’s editions of corporate siblings the New York Post and iPad newspaper The Daily both went with the same applause-worthy cover regarding the JetBlue pilot meltdown: “THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN FREAKING.” The Post’s chief copy editor, who doesn’t even own an iPad, says he received an e-mail from his Daily counterpart with a subject line reading, “What are the odds?” Well, the two offices do share a floor in the Sixth Avenue News Corp. building, and it was recently announced that Daily editor Jesse Angelo will become more involved in the digital direction of the Post. So is this synergy, eavesdropping, or a simple case of great minds thinking alike? After all — in our very expert opinion — the headline is the best possible pun option for the story.