You might think that the headline is strongly worded, and irresponsible. You would be wrong, because it was phrased in the form of a question.
This is a favorite tactic of Fox News. The Daily Show first documented this in 2006:
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Now, Fox Nation is joining in by “asking” if the House or Representatives committed treason:
From News Hounds:
The headline of the linked article is “House Passes Milestone Energy, Climate Change Bill.” Obviously not happy with the AP headline, the Fox Nation writers, in order to put it in right wing terms the pitchfork gang can understand and appreciate, tweaked it thusly: “Treason? House Passes Direct Assault On Industrial Base.” It is accompanied by a photo of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The AP article is what real journalism is all about, as it describes what happened in the House of Representatives with no reference to “treason.” The Fox Nation headline is a subjective statement of pure right wing propaganda by those who haven’t read the constitution and is aimed at those who are constitutionally illiterate. But then, in Fox Nation, anyone who dares disagree with the solons of right wing dogma are traitors. Republican Rep Michele Bachman claims that Jesus has taken care of global warming, so why worry? BTW, Republican Representative John Shimkus said that “This is the largest assault on democracy and freedom in this country that I have ever experienced.”
They say a picture can say a 1,000 words: