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Saturday, April 16, 2005

Donald Rumsfeld - favourite target of media headline writers

Bloomberg's headline: U.S. Has No Exit Strategy for Iraq, Rumsfeld Says

Actual quote: "We don't have an exit strategy, we have a victory strategy," Rumsfeld told soldiers during a surprise visit to Baghdad, according to a pooled broadcast report from the capital.

At least Bloomberg included the full quote, I doubt Reuters would have done the same.

Media Bullshit Rating: a low 1/13 given the inclusion of a real quote in the 2nd paragraph of the story (AL's version of the MBR - Adolf and I will arrive at a standard MBR very soon).

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 4/16/2005 05:15:00 pm


Blogger ZenTiger said...

Lots of people skim headlines. There's got to be bonus points for that.

4/16/2005 07:34:00 pm  

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