The Guardian Changes “Jewish Lobby” Headline

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An opinion piece by Alan Elsner appeared on The Guardian’s website in advance of the upcoming AIPAC conference:

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But a look at the article’s URL gives a clue as to the original headline:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/26/aipac-american-jewish-lobby-support-kerry-mideast-peace

Indeed, a bit of online digging and a look at some retweets on Twitter such as this below reveal that the original headline referenced “The American Jewish lobby“:

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While The Guardian updated the headline a few hours later to its current version, it says much about that media outlet’s thinking that it would initially refer to the “American Jewish lobby,” a term that is more usually associated with anti-Semitic tropes.

Perhaps not so surprising coming from The Guardian.


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