Thursday, August 9, 2012

Confusing HP Article

The Huffington Post covered the news of Aly Raisman, a Jewish-American gymnast who honored the Munich 11 victims when she received a gold medal. But, check out the first paragraph:
"Aly Raisman was not alive when the Black September Palestinian militant group infiltrated the Olympic Village at the 1972 Munich Games, but on Tuesday, the 18-year-old gymnast said she would have supported a moment of silence in their honor."

 The paragraph makes it sound like Raisman is honoring the Black September "militant group" rather than the athletes murdered. So either the writer was being lazy, or they wanted to leave out pertinent information (yet again) about what happened in 1972.

Anyway the comments on the whole were pretty positive and agreeing with Raisman's decision. However the haters inevitably slunk in, including some HuffPost approved anti-Semitism:

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