Great Moments in Headline Writing June 12, 2002…

Great Moments in Headline Writing

June 12, 2002: The WP uses a factual headline to tell a falsehood.

Suspect Held 8 Months Without Seeing Judge (washingtonpost.com)

Nabil Almarabh entered the United States illegally in violation of a prior deportation order. He has not been allowed to see an immigration judge, but he’s been in court at least three times in the time he’s been held. His rights have been violated — he should have been assigned a lawyer — but trying to magnify the offense is unworthy of a great newspaper.

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