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Headline Corrections: The Truth Vs. What They Want You to Think



Misleading Headlines in the New York Times

New York Times published an article by Gardiner Harris that makes a deceptive attempt to smear Nikki Haley for lavish spending. It claims that the "State Department" spent an outrageous amount of money on curtains for Haley's residence. However, these curtains were purchased in 2016 during the Obama administration, at a price of over $50,000. A spokesman for Mrs. Haley has emphasized that she had no say in the purchase. Media outlets frame this story as if Nikki Haley is responsible for this purchase.

It should be noted that The NYT has since revised this story and issued a correction. It would be nice if they had never framed it this way in the first place. Because of this, the majority of people saw the misleading version of their article and most of them will never see the correction that was made.

Editors’ Note: September 14, 2018
An earlier version of this article and headline created an unfair impression about who was responsible for the purchase in question. While Nikki R. Haley is the current ambassador to the United Nations, the decision on leasing the ambassador’s residence and purchasing the curtains was made during the Obama administration, according to current and former officials. The article should not have focused on Ms. Haley, nor should a picture of her have been used. The article and headline have now been edited to reflect those concerns, and the picture has been removed.
— New York Times


Even though they issued a correction, the misleading headline is still fowl play. Clickbait propaganda headlines are published on purpose to get more attention and website clicks. After readers complain, then a “correction” is issued that none of the hundreds of thousands of readers will ever see - still believing the wrong headline.

This is a classic propaganda tactic. Liberal media outlets publish misleading or downright false information with the intention to make thousands of readers believe it is true, knowing that most of these people will never see the 'retraction.' This is dangerous and scary behavior by the media.

We have seen an uptick in fake news/propaganda since the 2016 Presidential Election. There are still many news stories that circulated misleading information that people use as a basis for their decision in whom they chose to support or not support. If the left is so concerned about people 'influencing an election,' maybe they should turn their attention to the Fake News Media.

r/HeadlineCorrections Mods / Meme Writer
The Fake News Headline Correction Project is a Reddit project to counter the lies and deception in the mainstream media. We are all about honest corrections to dishonest news headlines. If you see a misleading headline, we want to know about it. Reddit, Gab
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