Misleading headline

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on April 19, 2017

Many people only read the headline and the first paragraph of a news story. That is why it is extremely important for media outlets to provide accurate headlines that do not spin a false narrative.

The following is a Wall Street Journal headline in the April 14, 2017 print edition:

The first paragraph of the article reads as follows:

WASHINGTON—The U.S. military mistakenly killed 18 of its own allies in Syria in a misdirected airstrike meant to hit Islamic State fighters, Pentagon officials said Thursday.

The caption for the photo accompanying the article reads:

“Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces on Thursday carrying the coffins of their comrades killed in a misdirected U.S. airstrike.”

This is the full article page: