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This Grotesquely Deceptive Headline Should Win a Fake News Award

The header at the Tampa Bay Times website brags that the Florida newspaper is the recipient of 12 Pulitzer prizes. And while the paper may have received those awards for excellence in journalism, it should be ashamed of itself for this deceptive headline published on Monday:

You wouldn’t know it from the above headline, but the story is actually about a Muslim convert who is accused of murdering two people who he claims were disrespecting Islam.

Here’s the first paragraph of the story. Please read carefully:

TAMPA — A man accused of shooting his two roommates Friday in a Tampa Palms apartment told police he shared neo-Nazi beliefs with the men until he converted to Islam then killed them because they showed disrespect for his faith.

Did you catch that? He’s no longer a “neo-Nazi,” as the catchy headline claims. He “converted to Islam” then killed two people because they “showed disrespect for his faith,” which is Islam — the so-called “Religion of Peace.” He only committed the murders after converting to Islam — it had nothing this his former “neo-Nazi” beliefs, according to the report.

But you would never know this from reading the headline, which unfortunately what most people do without bothering to read the story.

Arthurs told investigators that all four roommates shared neo-Nazi beliefs until he converted to Islam, according to the complaint.

This is just another egregious example of the media providing cover for Islam, a courtesy they would never extend to any other religion. It’s also a perfect example why the media is so distrusted and despised.

 

About the Author

Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

 

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