More Than The Downward Spiral: Other Classic Albums From 1994 To Describe Trump
Brandon Wetherbee | May 19, 2017 | 10:30AM |

The Downward Spiral is one of the best albums of 1994. Nine Inch Nails’ masterpiece about a suicide attempt is as relevant as it was when first released. It was a giant step forward for Trent Reznor, both musically and visually. “Hurt” is such a good song Jonny Cash made it his own. “Closer” is such a good video it encouraged kids to at least consider bondage. 23 years later, we’re appreciating the album for its title. The phrase “Downward Spiral” is headliner writers favorite way to describe the current presidential climate.

While it’s great that we’re reminded of a classic album on a daily basis, why not use some other great album titles from 1994 in headlines?

Here are ten suggestions for alternate headline titles for stories that ran in publications and on networks across the political spectrum in the last 24 hours. It doesn’t matter if you read The Washington Post or The New York Times, HuffPost or Breitbart, MSNBC or Fox News, albums released in 1994 work for every headline that revolves around Trump.

The Washington Post’s “Embassies court Ivanka Trump to build a relationship with her father’s administration”

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“Is Ivanka’s role crazy, sexy or cool?: Embassies court Ivanka Trump”

The New York Times’ “Outreach From President Made Comey Uneasy, a Friend Says”

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“Trump Made Comey Illmatic”

CNN’s “Inside an embattled Trump’s most consequential evening of turmoil yet”

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“Live Through This: Trump’s most consequential evening of turmoil yet”

The Atlantic’s “The ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ Dodge”

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“Trump Will Be Impeached. Definitely. Maybe.”

The Hill’s “Poll: Most disapprove of Trump giving intel to Russia”

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“Dummy: Most disapprove of Trump giving intel to Russia”

Roll Call’s “Trump Denies Pressuring Comey to End Flynn Probe”

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“Trump Denies Ill Communication with Comey”

HuffPost’s “Why Is Trump Sticking By Flynn?”

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“Ready To Die: Trump Sticking By Flynn”

Breitbart’s “Report: Kushner to Play ‘Key Role’ in Overhaul of Trump Team”

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“Stranger Than Fiction: Kushner to Play ‘Key Role’ in Overhaul of Trump Team”

MSNBC’s “Source: Pence was kept in dark about Flynn problems”

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“Superunknown: Pence was kept in dark about Flynn problems”

Fox News’ “Trump ‘tapes’? President likely in legal rights to record conversations”

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“American Recordings: President likely in legal rights to record conversations”