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Reporter Blasted on Social Media for Word Choice in Describing Trump Firing Attorneys vs. Obama

Joel Gerstein at Politico received significant flack on social media for how his headlines read in pieces about a new administration firing U.S. attorneys from their predecessor. In this case, conservatives on social media focused on how Gerstein’s headline read “Obama to replace U.S. attorneys [1]” while his more recent headline with Trump read, “Trump team ousts Obama-appointed U.S. attorneys [2].”

Does that sound impartial or neutral to you? We’ll let you decide that.