Tuesday, January 28, 2014

How the Huffington Post Covered A French Protest

The Huffington Post covered a protest in France (I know, big news, right) with the following headline:

And here is the text of the article (don't worry, it's short):
PARIS (AP) — Paris police say 19 officers were injured and some 250 people detained after a protest against President Francois Hollande's leadership degenerated into violence.Police said Monday that none of the injuries is critical. The numbers of injured and detentions is high compared with other protests in recent weeks expressing discontent with Hollande, who is particularly unpopular for his handling of the economy.Police say some 17,000 people took part in Sunday's largely peaceful protest, while organizers put the number several times higher.Some 50 associations were involved, including conservative and far right groups. Also present were supporters of provocateur-comic Dieudonne, who has been repeatedly convicted of anti-Semitism and racism.
Huh. Not particularly exciting. I guess nothing else interesting happened during this rally, otherwise the Associated Press and the Huffington Post would have covered it in their article. Isn't that right, Algemeiner and Israel National News?

...Oh. Anyone care to venture a guess why that part of the rally didn't make it into the Huffington Post's coverage?

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