Girl Power: Gender No Longer Prevents License to Kill

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 to ten points.  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 expansion of state sanctioned homicide to people of the female gender.  Ah, progress.  The Daily News' headline writers probably dropped some acid this morning, the Post's writers channeled their inner sexists, and Newsday tried to embrace being a tabloid to a certain degree.

5.  New York Post - NO WONDER BILL'S AFRAID / Hillary explodes with rage at Benghazi hearing
Yikes, gender sensibility much?  Points awarded: 0.

4.  Daily News - EXCLUSIVE: Te'o love calls were with a guy / OH, MAN!  Dude talked like a lady to fool star: lawyer
What?  Points awarded: 0.

3.  Newsday - CHARGE IN DEADLY 2012 CRASH / HOMICIDE
A meager attempt at unleashing its tabloid side.  Points awarded: 1.

2.  The Wall Street Journal - Combat Ban for Women To End
Just the facts, ma'am.  Points awarded: 2.

1.  The New York Times - EQUALITY AT THE FRONT LINE: PENTAGON IS SET TO LIFT BAN ON WOMEN IN COMBAT ROLES
The Times gives this story the prominence it deserves.  Points awarded: 5.

Newspaper Today's Points Total Points
The Wall Street Journal 2 46
New York Post 0 37
Daily News 0 35
The New York Times 5 31
Newsday 1 17

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5 comments


Avatar of sarahbsarahb
January 24th, 2013  10:56 AM

When I saw “Girl Power” I thought this was going to be something good about women. I don’t know if I like this.



Avatar of FlossyFlossy
January 24th, 2013  11:39 AM

Post should have received negative points assuring that it would not win this year.



Avatar of RyanRyan
January 24th, 2013  12:38 PM

Equality at the front line, nowhere else. LOL?



Avatar of MissAdviceMissAdvice
January 24th, 2013  4:45 PM

There is going to have to be some crazy news coming out of Long Island for Newsday to catch up.