How the Times headline about killer misrepresents the facts about him in the Times story

The New York Times headline says, “Arizona Suspect’s Recent Acts Offer Hints of Alienation.” But the story presents a picture, not of mere alienation, but of obvious and alarming mental illness. Why the understated headline? Because an honest headline, such as, “Everyone Who Knew Arizona Suspect Thought He was Mentally Ill,” would too directly counteract the liberals’ Big Lie that the killer, Jared Lee Loughner, was driven to his act by conservatism.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 09, 2011 11:32 AM | Send

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