Huffington Post gets dose of own medicine when it runs multiple racist headlines targeting Bannon

Huffington Post gets dose of own medicine when it runs multiple racist headlines targeting Bannon
The Huffington Post is criticized after using headline with derogatory non-Jew word. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Liberal news outlet Huffington Post came under fire Friday afternoon over the front page “splash” headlines it ran on its story covering the ousting of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

The sin

The outlet first ran a splash that said “Goy, Bye!”

The phrase was a combination of a popular line coined by singer Beyonce — “boy, bye” — and a derogatory term used to refer to people who are not Jewish — “goy” — according to the site’s editor-in-chief.

The outrage

People on both sides of the aisle were quick to criticize HuffPost for the headline.

Double down

After taking a barrage of outrage, the outlet replaced the splash with another, presumably to correct its mistake. Except, the second headline may have been worse than the first.

“White Flight” the new splash read.

Double standards are very real

Imagine the thunderous outrage from the left if it had been a right-leaning news outlet that ran two separate racially charged derogatory headlines about one of former President Barack Obama’s key advisers.

The fact that HuffPost was willing to “go there” proves there exists a double standard in the mainstream media over what’s acceptable and what’s not.

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