US to Pass Debt Limit and Fiscal Cliff; Who Says We Lack Ambition?

The New York papers are known for their ability to convey the day's most significant news in an eloquent and pithy manner.  We here at Dateline Headline will be comparing the headlines of the major New York papers and keep a running tally of the best.  Newspapers will be awarded from zero points for not even bothering to show up to ten points for the headline nobody can top.  Click on the headlines to see an image of each paper's front page.  Can you do better than the New York papers?  Place your headline of the day below.

With one day of headlines left in the year, three papers are tied in first place.  Who will break through to become greatest headline writing paper of the past one or two months or however long we have been doing this?  Who knows?  We will find out tomorrow though.

5.  Daily News - From Katie to Queens?!  Cruise in Hookup with Local Girl Next Door Right in Ex's Backyard
Extra!  Extra!  Read all about it.  Tom Cruise was caught dancing with some girl from Queens.  Also, "from Katie to Queens" makes no sense at all.  Points awarded: 0.

4.  New York Post - Off the Fiscal Cliff / This Fall Is Really Going to Hurt
With an image of a woman jumping off a cliff.  Did they get this prediction from their horoscope pages?  Points awarded: 1.

3.  The New York Times - Senators to Return with Five Days Left and No Clear Fiscal Path
The Times points out that in addition to the fiscal cliff we are also about to surpass the debt limit.  Points awarded: 1.

2.  The Wall Street Journal - Home Prices Hit a Milestone
Quite misleading as the article states that this is due to a reduction in foreclosures but what can you expect from a Murdoch paper?  Points awarded: 1.

1.  Newsday - Sandy Trumps Donald
We do not usually enjoy having fun with someone else's misery, but I think we can make an exception for this one.  Hurricane Sandy ruined Trump's plans for a catering business on Long Island.  Points awarded: 3.

Newspaper Today's Points Total Points
New York Post 1 44
The Wall Street Journal 1 44
Daily News 0 44
The New York Times 1 37
Newsday 3 36


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6 comments

Avatar of sarahbsarahb
December 27th, 2012  10:34 AM

Oh what a cliff…hanger!


Avatar of blybly
December 27th, 2012  3:23 PM

I cannot believe first place is going to rely on who phones it in best tomorrow. What a fitting metaphor for the state of the newspaper industry.


Avatar of RyanRyan
December 27th, 2012  3:47 PM

Sandy Trumps Donald should have received more points than that but since Newsday is not even in the running who cares.