Another day, another false Drudge headline

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The Drudge Report isn't exactly known for its accurate headlines, so it's no surprise that yet another inaccurate one has popped up. In touting a New York Times story on President Obama's plan to narrow the conditions under which the U.S. would use nuclear weapons, Drudge made a completely false claim in its big red headline: "No Nukes: Even In Self-Defense!"


In fact, according to the Times article Drudge linked to, Obama would permit the use of nuclear weapons against nuclear states, against non-nuclear states that are not in compliance with the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, and against a possible biological attack if the development of such weapons sufficiently threatened the U.S.

Even Allahpundit at Hot Air shot Drudge's headline down.

The actual facts, unfortunately, are likely to get trumped by the mindset that because something is in big red type, it must be true -- which seems to be the kind of audience Drudge is catering to.

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