Media Bias: WaPo Spares Democrats In ‘Corrected’ Headline That Initially Scolded Republicans By Name

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An online article at The Washington Post’s website today briefly featured a headline that outed Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) by name for supposedly operating the most expensive Senate office budgets on Capitol Hill.

But that information was wrong: Cruz and Rubio aren’t the “most expensive” Senators when it comes to office budget – Democrats Baraba Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, both from California, are.

According to The Daily Caller, the Post’s original GOP-bashing headline read “Cruz, Rubio among the most expensive Senate offices.” But within an hour of that story going public, the Post corrected the story and changed its headline.

This time around, though, it didn’t just swap the GOP Senators’ names out and plug Boxer’s and Feinstein’s names in. Instead, it made no mention of the Senators – or their party affiliation.

“Here are the states whose senators are costing you the most money,” the updated headline now reads.

The story still leads with a photo of Ted Cruz.

 

Personal Liberty News Desk

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