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.