Sunday, August 11, 2013

HP Spins Israeli Drone Strike, Illiterate Haters Hate

The Huffington Post covered a report out of Egypt that, according to Egyptian "security officials," an Israeli drone killed five Islamist militants/terrorists in the Sinai peninsula. Naturally, the Huffington Post covered this news with a biased headline:

Note the lack of ambiguity in the title. When Palestinians do something wrong, the headline contains words like "allegedly" and "reportedly." When Israel does something, there is no ambiguity.

Note also the lack of detail for who the "5" killed are. Is it five terrorists? Civilians? Americans? Tourists? Who knows? Well, the people who actually covered the story do, and so does anyone who reads the article, but the Huffington Post editorial staff certainly don't, or they do and they chose not to put that extremely relevant information in the headline.

If you read the article, you will learn that a) the drone strike, if in fact that's what it was, killed five Islamist militants and b) it was carried out "in cooperation with Egyptian authorities." Despite those two important facts, the usual haters came out to scream about Israel and blame Israel for things that the article clears it of for over 600 comments. Hard to believe, I know, but here's the proof:

And the crowning jewel of the thread:

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