Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The HP's Latest Misleading Headline

The Huffington Post's latest misleading headline was given top billing in the "World" section:

Wow! Turkey stopped all Israeli military flights?! Oh wait, no they didn't. Right there in the first paragraph you can read that it closed it's airspace to "some" Israeli military flights, implying that others are still allowed to go ahead. In fact in the third paragraph it said that "it was not a blanket ban and each flight would be assessed case-by-case."

I guess the Huffington Post was trying to save Internet ink by leaving out the word "some" in it's headline. And if you don't think that this misled the readership, check out this comment:

At least she acknowledges that Israel has right to everybody's airspace!

1 comment:

  1. I wish Israel would do to that to Turks! Then we could sit back and wait for the paroxysms of outage to explode on the HP.