WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2021
Same column, two dueling heads: Kevin Drum doesn't like the headline on Bret Stephens' column today. As Drum notes, the headline in question says this:
Another Failed Presidency at Hand
He may have preferred the headline which appeared above the same column in today's print editions. That alternate headline says this:
Biden Can Still Save His Presidency
Which headline fits the column's content better? That's a matter of judgment. To read the column, click here.
For our money, the real nightmare is the way the Times is now selling its weekly Bret Stephens/ Gail Collins "Conversation."
The Times may have found that its subscribers actually like this feature!
Special bonus observation: David Ignatius' column in today's Washington Post runs on a similar theme. That said, his headlines do a better job of agreeing with one another in tone:
Biden badly needs a new beginning, or:
Biden needs to turn the page from a painful August
The second headline appeared in this morning's print editions. To peruse the first headline, click this.
Does Biden need to turn the page? We can't quite say that's wrong.