Tuesday, June 01, 2010

J-Post's sloppy anti-Obama headline

Yesterday, the Jerusalem Post published a headline that made Barak Obama look officious, demanding, impertinent and intrusive. It read:

Obama: We need 'facts' ASAP

The headline was meant to suggest that Obama had made demands on Israel, and indeed the article was brought to my attention by a reader who had read it precisely that way. However, the reality, as J-Post acknowledges in the article itself, is that what really happened was far more gentle, and far more supportive:

“The president also expressed the importance of learning all the facts and circumstances around this morning's tragic events as soon as possible.”

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