UPDATE: The Associated Press has changed their headline on the Newt Gingrich story.
The Title used to say: "Gingrich:Love of Country Contributed to Affair"
After The Brody File called them out on it, it now says: "Work for Nation Factor in Indiscretions"
By the way, I'm available 24/7 for headline consulting.
Earlier Brody File post below:
Leave it to the Associated Press to bungle a headline.
After my interview with Newt Gingrich Monday, the clear headline was the fact that Gingrich really opened up and talked extensively about how he sought God’s forgiveness over his marital discretions of the past. Yet the AP comes up with this headline:
Gingrich: Love of country contributed to affair
You’re kidding right? Oy-gevalt.
First of all, I was in the room. Gingrich was talking about how his love of country contributed to his hard-charging work ethic. That ultimately led him down a path that was not conducive to a happy family life. But to make the link from “love of country” to the “affairs” is extremely misleading.
Furthermore, that isn’t even the headline to the story. How about “Gingrich Owns Up to Past Infidelity?” I have a few more but I have no desire to be an AP headline writer. Then again, maybe I should.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is “Exhibit A” as to why conservatives believe the mainstream media has a liberal bias. Hard to argue after this headline.
For the record, here is a link to my Gingrich interview. No link provided to the AP story.