Banksters Set Free to Rob, Again

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.

The broadsheets covered the settlement between ten lending institutions and the government on bad loans.  Of course, no prison time for any of the culprits is mentioned at all.  One broadsheet's headline was considerably better than the other's.  The tabloids both covered a custody case, as with the broadsheets, one's headline was superior to the other's.  Half tabloid/half broadsheet, or whatever it is, Newsday lead with a state commission report on privatizing LIPA, the local power provider.

5.  Daily News - $3M TUG OF LOVE BABY / Kin battle over killer NFL star's orphan daughter
The Post ran the superior headline.  Points awarded: 0.

4.  Newsday - STATE PANEL ON LIPA: PULL THE PLUG / Private company should take over, report says
Accompanied by a clip art plug.  Points awarded: 0.

3.  New York Post - MILLION DOLLAR BABY / LI granny's high-stakes battle over NFL-slay tot
Points for the title.  Points awarded: 1.

2.  The New York Times - IN DEAL, BIG BANK EXTENDS RETREAT FROM MORTGAGES / SETTLEMENT ON LOANS
This headline says nothing.  A point for covering something important.  Points awarded: 1.

1.  The Wall Street Journal - Big Banks Settle Mortgage Hangover
Nice of the Journal to be honest about how the banks felt about this and how they win out once again.  Points awarded: 6.

Newspaper Today's Points Total Points
Daily News 0 22
The Wall Street Journal 6 20
The New York Times 1 10
New York Post 1 9
Newsday 0 6


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Avatar of The Livid LibrarianThe Livid Librarian
January 8th, 2013  10:16 AM

Nice of the Journal to be honest about how the banks
That is because its readers are all from the one percent.


Avatar of sarahbsarahb
January 8th, 2013  10:48 AM

It would be cool if you could add a chart of how they ranked from the beginning of the year to now.
As far as Newsday goes, I guess technically a tabloid due to its size, but its content is more similar to the broadsheets. So it depends on how you look at it: size or content? I think one should go with size, and then content is another story. High brow/low brow news?