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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Con Job By the HuffPo

You would certainly get the impression from this HuffPo headline and picture that Super War Hero Hawk Jack Murtha was greeted enthusiastically by returning troops.

Something missing from the headline: MURTHA WASN'T EVEN THERE.
Does anybody else think this is blatantly dishonest manipulation of the news?
You had to read to the end of the story to get this:
"At a welcome home ceremony this week for Myers and other troops from the Johnstown, Pa.-based 876th Engineer Battalion, the crowd cheered when a Murtha aide welcomed the troops on the congressman's behalf."

He sent his aide to welcome home the troops? His aide welcomed the troops home and the crowd, of course, cheered wildly. What were they supposed to do? Boo the 'welcome home' line? This should be a picture of Murtha's aide. This picture of Murtha reminds of that Admiral Stockwell guy. Remember him? He was Ross Perot's VP running mate. "Who am I and why am I here?"

This headline and Murtha-shot were only up for a couple of hours. The readers kept complaining that the presentation was less than honest and the HuffPo staff changed the picture to an image of a soldier and his family, but kept the original headline.

2 Comments:

Blogger prying1 said...

Typically dishonest.

10:59 PM  
Blogger Senor said...

I was simply floored by this. How much more dishonest can somebody get?
The HuffPo knows no shame.

4:11 PM  

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