Meaningful Distinction:

Patrick S. Lasswell Look outward for something to accomplish, not inward for something to despise.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Partisan Headlines Hit New Milestone

A Cambridge, Massachusetts think tank came up with an estimate of the number of Iraqi war dead during major conflict; Yahoo News reported it as hitting a new milestone on the home page. Moments later they changed the headline on the main page to something approaching a description of the linked story. I regret that I did not get a screen capture of their unthinking bias, but I was operating on the assumption that they had actually thought about the stories before posting them. This was a failure of editorial oversight on a number of levels. I realize that Glenn Reynolds is right to insist on people seeking their news from more outlets than Instapundit; it is nice to have that as an alternative to unthinking bias.

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