Post Headline Mangles Hillary Clinton Remarks


By Richard Horgan Comment

The Web headline for today’s New York Post pick-up of Hillary Clinton‘s interview with The Atlantic‘s Jeffrey Goldberg gets it a little less wrong. It reads: “Hillary Slams Obama for ‘Stupid’ Foreign Policies.”


But per Brooklyn-based Business Insider politics reporter Colin Campbell, the front page of today’s print editions (above) is completely off the transcription track:

The phrase “stupid policy” doesn’t appear anywhere in The Atlantic‘s 6,200-word transcript of the Clinton interview where she criticized President Barack Obama.

Also, though Clinton talked about Obama’s self-proclaimed “don’t do stupid stuff” policy, she never dismissed it as “stupid.”

Adding to the sloppiness of the Post front page is the use of “Hill” as an abbreviation for Hillary. Sounds almost as if The Hill is pointing a grubby finger rather than the Secretary of State.

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