WashPost fixes its awful New Black Panther Party headline

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This was the original headline, which read like it came straight from the RNC [emphasis added]:

2008 voter-intimidation case against New Black Panthers a political bombshell

Note how the Post announced as fact that the phony, concocted race-based conspiracy regarding the NBP and Obama represented a "political bombshell." When, in fact what the story represents is hysterical right-wing rhetoric. The Post's own story at times highlighted the gaping holes in the "bombshell."

When you access the article now, you'll see the headline has been changed to this more sensible and accurate reading:

2008 voter-intimidation case against New Black Panthers riles the right

Too bad Post editors didn't get it right the first time.

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