The headline and caption used by ABC were a deliberate attempt to mislead readers. This misinformation is especially dangerous because it is inevitably seized on by sites like Hot Air who will use it to whip their gullible readers into an Obama-Kennedy hate phrenzy. This is worse than tabloid journalism because it is sold to the public as legitimate news. It is the worst kind of linkbait: hyper-sensationalized, intentionally misleading and politically divisive. This is Politico's style of faux-conflict, artificially constructed with out-of-context quotes and headlines designed to confuse readers.
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