Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Today's HuffPost Headline Fail

The Huffington Post did some original reporting today, so you know what that means: spin, spin, spin. What is today's misleading headline, you ask? Well, for once it doesn't have anything to do with Israel but demonstrates the Huffington Post's agenda nicely:

The headline is true in only the most rudimentary sense of the word "true." Some Canadians are seeking Cheney's arrest...but none of those Canadians have any kind of power to actually make it happen:
"An international volunteer organization urged Canadian authorities to arrest former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney on war crimes charges when he visits the 2013 Toronto Global Forum later this week.Lawyers Against the War argued in a letter dated Sunday that Toronto Police Chief William Blair and Ontario Attorney General John Gerretsen have a duty to arrest Cheney "as a person suspected on reasonable grounds of authorizing, counseling, aiding, abetting and failing to prevent torture.”"
So there's really no more reason to believe Cheney will be arrested today than there was yesterday or the day before it, but the Huffington Post needed clicks so away they went. How informative. The comments section was overjoyed, clearly expecting that Canada would actually do it:

Alas the world of the Huffington Post remains very distant from the real world.

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