I’ve been meaning to nominate the headline that the Providence Journal used in its print edition for this article (from the Associated Press):
‘Obamacare’ sees high enrollment
To be fair, the Projo headline writer was taking his or her cue from and amplifying the spin of AP writers, Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar and Kevin S. Vineys who try to slip in the real story in the third paragraph:
Although initial enrollment is about 4 percent lower than last year, the sizable number of sign-ups illustrates the risk Republicans face as they begin moving to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and put in its place a yet-to-be-defined conservative approach.
You can’t get from a 4% drop in enrollment to a headline proclaiming “high enrollment” without being something more like propagandists than journalists. If I were an objective journalist working for one of these organizations, I’d be furious with my coworkers for undermining our publication’s credibility.