A tale of two headlines

Headlines from CBS and the New York Times on stories about the new CBS/New York Times poll: CBS: Obama's approval rating drops to all-time low; Public split on jobs plan New York Times: Obama's Support Is Slipping, Poll Finds, But His Jobs Plan Is Well Received The Times has changed the headline in the last few hours but the original is quoted here. Support for Obama Slips; Unease on 2012 Candidates Editors change headlines on the web all the time. But you'll forgive me if I can't quite suspend belief and stretch reality to cover the idea that the Times was trying to cover up its blatant headline bias. "Public split on jobs plan" and "Jobs plan well received" are completely incompatible concepts. One might even argue that a headline that included the notion that the president's approval ratings had dropped to "All Time Low" was almost as disconnected as simply stating that the president's support "slips." As for the poll itself: As concerns about the struggling U.S. economy...(Read Full Post)