UKMW prompts two Indy corrections to misleading headlines

UK Media Watch

On Dec. 17th, we tweeted the following in response to anarticle in The Independent concerning Donald Trump’s nomination of David Friedman to be the new US Ambassador to Israel.

As we noted in our Tweet, you have to read several paragraphs down to see that the “declaration of war” comment was made by the Imam of the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. The headline – at least the way the text and punctuation is arranged – almost made it seem as if Friedman himself made the comments.

Though The Independent’s response to our email over the headline was delayed due to the holidays, they recently informed us that they upheld our complaint, and revised the headline thusly:

new-headline

In December, we…

View original post 114 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s