OOPS: Washington Post Changes Headline About Illegals (Illegally) On Food Stamps
The Washington Post was caught changing headlines to better fit their narrative the other day. And they claim that MSM is not biased? Washington Post’s policy writer Caitlin Dewy wrote a piece on illegal aliens in America pragmatically canceling their food stamps for fear that they would be caught under President Trump’s tighter immigration policies. So, to clarify, people who have crossed our border illegally, then applied for benefits from tax paying US citizens (in this case, decided that the country should buy them food), have started to opt out of the program.
The headline change was originally called out by fellow New Yorker Julian Wan:
— Young Nixon (@YoungDickNixon) March 16, 2017
So what was wrong with the original headline, “Immigrants are now canceling their food stamps for fear that Trump will deport them” – well for one, it was fairly easy to understand that they were referring to “illegals,” rather than simply “immigrants,” doing something illegal.
A good parallel to this situation would be if someone broke into your house and managed to hide out there for weeks. Each day, they’d go through your pantry and eat all they could find. Then, one day, the criminal who broke in overhears your significant other turn to you and say, “Honey…. I think there is someone else in our house – stealing what we’ve stocked up…” The criminal might try and lay off your OJ and Nilla Wafers but keep hiding. If the Washington Post heard about the ordeal, they would probably print: “Harmless Household Intruders Going Hungry Because Selfish Family Might Find Them.”
Twitter was quick to jump on this laughably biased Washington Post headline (that was changed to be even more biased):
I like how Washington post keeps out (illegal). I'm all for freedom of press but this is crooked AF.
— Rain Man (@WiIIiamWaIIace) March 16, 2017
What disgraceful manipulative reporting by the WaPo.
— Dan Harmon (@DanHarmon13) March 17, 2017
It is this type of manipulation that the public no longer trusts you.
— The Contrarian (@TheAttritionist) March 16, 2017
I thought they were doing the work Americans won't do. What do they do with that money? Sent to Mexico maybe?
— Jax (@Jax63621734) March 16, 2017