Accuracy in Media

On CNN’s website, the network failed to highlight the reason behind a U.S. veteran’s deportation. This is the misleading headline which CNN online visitors saw on Monday, March 26, 2018:

The homepage headline read, “U.S. Army veteran deported.” But, when you clicked on the link to the video, this is what the real headline was:

“Veteran who served in Afghanistan deported”

The headline omitted key info, which was provided in the subtitle:

“US Army veteran Miguel Perez Jr., who served two tours in Afghanistan, has been deported to Mexico due to a 2010 drug conviction.”

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