Our colleague Gidon Shaviv alerted us to the following headline fail at the website of Europe’s most watched news channel, EuroNews.
The extaordinarily confusing headline obscures the fact that a Palestinian terrorist rammed his car into several soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint, critically injuring one of them. Other soldiers then shot and killed the
We then tweeted a EuroNews editor.
.@mlad_euronews pls consider revising this misleading headline. The "driver" was the terrorist who rammed soldiers https://t.co/gUum62GUcV
— Adam Levick (@adamlevick) May 4, 2016
However, we received no reply, so we tweeted the managing editor, Peter Barabas.
.@peterbarabas Can you pls review this misleading headline? The "driver" was the terrorist who rammed soldiers https://t.co/7eqmgyQlPv
— Adam Levick (@adamlevick) May 5, 2016
Later that day, we received a message from Barabas apologizing for the headline, and promising to revise it accordingly.
Here’s the new headline:
We commend EuroNews for responding positively to our complaint and revising the problematic headline.