Today’s bad news are served next to pretty pictures of fireworks.

I wonder if the editors of WaPo noticed the placement  irony  – they get cover of the day anyway: BP owning our government while we naively celebrate our independence from England

Most of the other stories today concern birds

The birds that wait up to 24 hours to be cleaned

birds that are dying

and birds that will die as they will migrate over the BP Ocean of death

I even found a more cheerful bird story

In NYC, the Post has a  few more sexy spy pictures that deserve cover stories

and Newsday puts the weather report on its cover. Will tomorrow paper say “99”?

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The Daily News  captures the drama in the life altering competition of…hot dog eating