CNN’s ‘Dewey’ Healthcare Headline Leads to Hashtag Game

Written on:June 29, 2012
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The headline that started it all. After CNN’s misleading headline broke, Twitter users quickly fired back.

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News reports on Twitter regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on “Obamacare,” or the Affordable Care Act, not only sparked confusion Thursday morning — it also quickly led to a hashtag game.

Though CNN was not the only media outlet to post conflicting reports — Fox News also reported two opposite claims — Twitter users latched onto CNN’s “Dewey Defeats Truman-style” mistake, and the hashtag #CNNHeadlines quickly gained traffic.

Twitter users eventually sorted out the truth, and took more comedic responses to the misleading headlines.

The gallery above features 10 of this morning’s most creative uses of the headline.

Image courtesy of iStockphoto, bns124

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