Saturday, October 5

AP changes headline to remove mild criticism of Obamacare

If you're not a political junkie this story will seem trivial:  After Day Two of Obamacare enrollment, with the enrollment sites still returning the message "We're having trouble, come back later," two reporters for the Associated Press posted a story on the troubles.  It was originally headlined
PRESSURE MOUNTS TO FIX HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGES
This headline lasted about two hours before being changed to
ON-LINE DELAYS SIGNAL STRONG DEMAND FOR HEALTHCARE
Interesting.  Someone at the AP realized that the original header--"Pressure mounts to fix"-- could lead gullible readers to think Obamacare was flawed in some way. 

Whoa, can't have that, right?

So someone at the AP changed it so that not only was the header not critical, it made Obamacare look like a wildly popular program!

Pretty slick.

Okay, most of you probably think this is trivial.  Who cares if a headline is changed, eh?  But multiply this by, oh, a million.  Because that's roughly how often the mainstream Democrat-loving media make decisions like that every year to favor the Dems and their positions.

Ever heard of a mainstream media organ changing a header to make it less critical of a Republican or conservative?  Hell no.  It would never even *occur* to 'em to do that.  But changing a story to favor Dems?  Normal operating procedure.

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