Saturday, September 11, 2010

Fox News North Bringing The Hate Speech?

View the headline:

Now read the article. In the strictest possible terms, the headline, given the content of the article, is a lie. Now, with today's date, the media outlet, and the fact that the readers of that media outlet seldom read past the headline (as they grow weary from moving their lips)...is this a deliberate blast of anti-Muslim hate speech on the part of Sun Media?

I would argue that it is.

Or simple illiteracy. That's a distinct possibility. Either does not reflect well on our new hard-edged media masters.
Update: The headline has been changed. Simple screw-up? If so, the Vampire Teneycke will feast upon the blood of a hapless part-time staffer this night.
Or did someone realize that, if they kept the original headline, FNN's cover would be blown?

2 comments:

Jymn Parrett said...

Then there is the Drudge headline, "Islam Casts Shadow over 9/11", accompanying a photo of the first plane crashing into the first tower.

Alison said...

The original headline survives at USA Today and numerous other news outlets, although they are all click-throughs to the new headline.