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Huffington Post Story Admits Headline Is, Well, A Lie

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It’s a fine line for editors in the new media landscape: How accurate should a headline be given the need to drive traffic? Should editors do everything in their power to write headlines that, perhaps while boring, accurately reflect the story? Or should they spice it up by peppering in sensational half-truths so more people will click?

Well, few sites have mastered the art of sensational headline writing quite like the beloved HuffPo. Sure, a significant number of comments on the site often rail against these tricky tactics, but then again, if you wanna get bought by AOL you gotta be willing to sacrifice a little journalistic integrity for a whole lotta money.

Thankfully, one honestly deceptive HuffPo columnist has finally come clean by writing an outrageous headline followed by an immediate admission that said headline is patently false.

Behold a watershed moment in Internet journalism!

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