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Carl Davidson 11/25/18 @ 4:42pm: “PITIFUL. Well, Trump told us he was a nationalist for ‘America First.’ When that slogan was popular in the late 1930s, we turned away boatloads of Jews escaping Nazi-occupied Germany, too. Who knew back then? Maybe they had commie spies among them, or just people wanting to make money? Then there’s the Christmas story. Do we leave out the part about ‘no room at the Inn’? Or do we stress it? Which one is ‘waging war on Christmas’? I’ll let Faux News figure that one out.”
[RWC] This is yet another example of why we should never trust titles without reading the article.
KD’s post linked to a New York Post article entitled, “US agents fire tear gas at migrants in start of border clashes with Mexico.” The title was intended to make readers think Border Patrol agents fired tear gas at peaceful people trying to enter the U.S. illegally. The first few paragraphs of the piece tells a different story, however.
“US Border Patrol agents fired tear gas to repel rock-throwing migrants who tried to storm through a border fence separating California and Mexico on Sunday.
“Some of the migrants, part of the caravan that traveled to the border from Central America, threw ‘projectiles’ at border agents as they approached the fence, officials said. Video appeared to show rocks being thrown.
“US Customs and Border Protection later tweeted that several agents were struck and tear gas was used ‘to dispel the group because of the risk to agents’ safety.’”
As far as I can tell, most media outlets were guilty of using similarly misleading titles.
Worse, it appears the deception worked. Check out the thread on KD’s post and you find not one commenter pointed out the deception.
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