Scary headlines …..

The newspaper front page as a sentiment indicator?
Also known as telling people what they want to hear.

This is the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald, headline of interest circled in red:

This is the front page of The Age, headline of interest circled in red:

Screenshot of the corresponding front pages on the web.
SMH:

The Age:

Link to actual story, The Age (the SMH story is the same, both newspapers owned by the same company, just published in cities 500-odd miles apart):
http://www.theage.com.au/business/world-business/imf-seeks-1-trillion-to-stave-off-1930s-moment-20120125-1qg7z.html

Oh, yes, as an added bonus, here’s the picture of what greets you when the story loads:

Dramatic, eh? LOL

In the words of Carl Futia, you don’t get these sorts of headlines at the top …

…………………….

As an aside, what’s with all the yelling on The Age website??????????

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