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How headline writing has changed.

There was a time when headlines were short, punchy, to the point.

Ford to New York: Drop Dead

War!!

…are a few examples of headlines of the past that come to mind. On the internet, there is space to go long with a headline and there is an incentive to be descriptive and more of a tease.

This headline from Politico caught the eye the morning after President Biden’s speech to Congress:

Biden Just Gave the Most Ideologically Ambitious Speech of Any Democratic President in Generations

Is there anything else you would like to tell us, dear headline writer? How about:

Biden Just Gave the Most Ideologically Ambitious Speech of Any Democratic President in Generations While Wearing a Blue Suit, White Shirt and Pale Blue Tie As a Pandemic Continues to Grip the Country He Leads as President