Awful stuff is happening in the world lately. For those who may be reading this years from now, gunmen murdered 12 French journalists in Paris yesterday. As images and video from the attack are endlessly replayed in the coming weeks, and pundits try and build narratives around the event, remember:

RetroReport is a New York Times project which revisits major news stories of the past decades, showing us how the panics of yesterday were so often hyperbolically, hilariously wrong.