Nov
29
2010

WPost's Inaccurate Terrorism Headline

From Sunday's Washington Post (11/28/10):

FBI Foils Elaborate Bomb Plot in Oregon

Given the circumstances of this particular case (covered in great detail by Glenn Greenwald), I think the Post meant either "FBI Concocts Elaborate Bomb Plot in Oregon" or"FBI Foils Its Own Elaborate Bomb Plot in Oregon."Even the Post's own account explained in the lead thatthis was "a sting in which the FBI worked extensively with the man and assembled the fake bomb that he twice tried to detonate Friday night."

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Activism Director and and Co-producer of CounterSpinPeter Hart is the activism director at FAIR. He writes for FAIR's magazine Extra! and is also a co-host and producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. He is the author of The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly (Seven Stories Press, 2003). Hart has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and the Associated Press. He has also appeared on Showtime and in the movie Outfoxed. Follow Peter on Twitter at @peterfhart.