The news that Kevin Convey was out as editor of the New York Daily News after less than 24 months, in favor of Colin Myler, late of the (late) News of the World, reminded us how precarious life has been for Daily News editors since Zuckerman bought the paper in 1993. It also had a delicious subtext: Myler, who challenged James Murdoch’s testimony about the phone-hacking scandal, will now square off against News Corp.’s New York Post in a reinvigorated tabloid war.

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