Headline writers have other duties. They tend to be overworked and underpaid, given the power their wield. And while I’m sure the headline writer in this case had no qualms — thinking he or she was capturing the flavor of the issue — this is a small but telling example of how a headline can twist readers’ views, even before they know what the story is about. —Dan Gillmor —A Biased Headline Twists a Story (Dan Gillmor on Grassroots Journalism, Etc.)
Blogging this so I can fish it out the next time I teach journalism. A great example.