The AP Headline on my Yahoo page screams : Laura Bush Says Gay Marriage 'Shocking' .
Shall we read on, beyond the headline, to see what she REALLY said?
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Laura Bush says gay marriages are "a very, very shocking issue" for some people, a subject that should be debated by Americans rather than settled by a Massachusetts court or the mayor of San Francisco.
Amazing isn't it, how if you change a word or an emphasis, you can make the headline completely misleading - one might almost say it's... a lie. To say that some people find gay marriage to be shocking is hardly the same thing as her actually saying that gay marriage is shocking. In fact, it's not the same thing AT ALL. So, AP tries to pin her down...
Asked how she feels about the issue personally, Mrs. Bush replies: "Let's just leave it at that."
That must've just irked a whole bunch of our fearless news liberals. They wanted so much to get Mrs. Bush to denounce gay marriage outright. Since she would not stoop to do so, they decided to take matters into their own hands. A carefully worded headline will work just as well. You can almost see them rubbing their hands together with glee.
Aren't they just the cleverest little rascals!