Congress Cruises to Cliff Calamity

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.

Three out of five papers covered the fiscal cliff while the other two covered yet another subway shove.  The scores will be reset to zero as we begin our first full year of covering the headline writing prowess of the local papers.

5.  Daily News - Another Subway Horror / Death Shove / Man Killed When Crazed Woman Pushes Him in Front of Train
As bad as it can get when there is no access to an actual photograph.  Points awarded: 0.

4.  New York Post - Not Again!  Another Rider Shoved to Death on Subway Tracks
The Post has learned its lesson from the backlash the last time they covered a similar story.  Points awarded: 1.

3.  The New York Times - Summoned Back to Work, Senators Chafe at Inaction
Accurately conveys the day's major story.  Points awarded: 3.

2.  The Wall Street Journal - Cliff Talks Down to the Wire
Succinct headline on the fiscal cliff.  Points awarded: 3.

1.  Newsday - Cliffhanger
One word says it all.  Points awarded: 6.

Newspaper Today's Points Total Points
The Wall Street Journal 3 47
New York Post 1 45
Daily News 0 44
Newsday 6 42
The New York Times 3 40


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Profile photo of sarahbsarahb
December 28th, 2012  10:48 AM

Actual cliff in New York subways or Subway Cliff?


Profile photo of photog17photog17
December 28th, 2012  1:26 PM

Murdoch reigns supreme.