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Inadvertent Truth? AP Headline ➠ ‘Obama Pledges Help To Riot’

Inadvertent Truth? AP Headline: ‘Obama Pledges Help to Riot’

The headline is already gone from the Associated Press’s national site, but it’s still present elsewhere.

In the context of events in Ferguson and elsewhere since August of last year, one could argue that it contains more truth than the wire service and the headline’s accidental creators will ever admit.

Here it was, while it lasted, at the AP’s national site:

Inadvertent Truth? AP Headline ➠ 'Obama Pledges Help To Riot'

Gosh, haven’t the President and especially his just-departed Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of What Used to Be Justice done enough?

Here are headline and the related content of the item, which was still present as seen below at ABC News’s web site as of 7 p.m.:

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ABC has since changed the headline (it’s now “Latest on Police-Custody Death: Looting Where Riot Began”) and updated its story, telling us that rioters have been allowed to trash a mall (bold is mine):

People are looting stores at a mall where the riots in Baltimore started.

As police moved away from the mall into a nearby neighborhood, the mall became unprotected and people started carrying clothes and other items away. More

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