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Thursday, January 30, 2014
Newsmax Gets Into the AP Headline-Rewriting Business
Topic: Newsmax has normally been the one to rewrite Associated Press headlines to add right-wing slant. Now, Newsmax is getting in on the game.

A Jan. 28 AP story was sent out with the headline "New DHS chief endorses 'earned' citizenship idea." But after Newsmax got a hold of it, the headline read "Obama's New DHS Chief: Amnesty for Illegals 'Matter of National Security'."

The DHS chief said nothing about "amnesty for illegals." The only reference to "amnesty" in the article came during a reference to how Republicans have criticized immigration reform as "back-door amnesty." Indeed, as we've noted, because the proposed path to citizenship in immigration reform includes numerous conditions before citizenship would be made available, it is not, by definition, "amnesty."

Posted by Terry K. at 10:48 PM EST

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