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Media Manipulation Watch: Drudge's Magical Changing Headline

Media Matters asks, "Is he going to do this for four years?"

The markets opened this morning with a sustained decline, which Reuters attributed to a new “report showing yet more deterioration in the housing market.” Matt Drudge, however, wanted to blame it on President Obama, so he posted an auto updating graph of the Dow Jones Industrial average. Under that, in large block letters, Drudge asked, “WAS IT SOMETHING HE SAID?” But as the day passed, the market rebounded, and Drudge was left suggesting that Obama was responsible for the rally:

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Drudge couldn’t let that stand so, several minutes later, he changed the headline:

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