Tuesday, May 17, 2005

More proof Star & Sickle misleads readers

How's this for a headline:

"Email threatens House on eve of gun vote"

This is the play story on the Star Tribune website at 5:34 CDT - nearly an HOUR AFTER the email in question was found to be a hoax. In fact, it is looking more and more like a threatening email that was sent to Minnesota House members was composed and launched by an anti-gun, anti-conceal/carry moonbat, and still the Strib runs the headline - and lead-in copy - making it look like the email came from a pro-gun, pro-conceal/carry type.

It is only after clicking on the link, and then reading FOUR PARAGRAPHS INTO THE STORY that one learns the email appears to be a hoax. I literally could not believe how far down the story I had to go to get to WHAT SHOULD BE THE HEADLINE!!!!

The story is written for typical Strib readers who are incapable of critical thought, and who will not go beyond the first couple of sentences lest they get a headache from trying to read. These poor souls will determine that the crazed right wingers are at it again, hate mongers all.

They are still running and treating the story as if the email threat to the House members is the story, and not the fact that it was a sloppily executed scam by a bozo who should be the editor at this sickening excuse for legitimate journalism.

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