… that they have to lie or hide the truth to get ratings??
Yahoo! News told me this headline this morning –
“Officials confront first US death from swine flu”
Here’s the first paragraph, which you would read if you were just browsing the news …
“HOUSTON – A 23-month-old Texas toddler became the first confirmed swine flu death outside of Mexico as authorities around the world struggled to contain a growing global health menace that has also swept Germany onto the roster of afflicted nations. Officials say the death was in Houston.”
The next paragraph tells us the child actually came FROM MEXICO.
“… the child had traveled with family from Mexico to Brownsville in South Texas. The child became ill in Brownsville and was taken to a Houston hospital and died Monday night.”
Granted, they don’t say it was the first American death, as Jeff heard on the news this morning, but still. Actually the headline says it is the first “US death”, which gives the impression that it was an American.
Oh they make me crazy.