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Can You Believe This Headline?
08/21/2003

You don't even have to read the article; here's the headline:

Hamas Abandons Truce After Israeli Strike

I'm speechless. Well, almost. It is inconceivable to me that a major, supposedly objective, news service could go with such a headline. Even "Hamas Officially Abandons Truce" would have be fine, but without "officially," it is just beyond acceptable; it's not even rational to anybody with any concept of the sequence of events. And assuming that the Associated Press doesn't employ drooling morons nor people with no sense of current events, the only explanation is bias of the sort that ought to — I repeat, ought to — cost the service credibility.

Posted by Justin Katz @ 02:44 PM EST