That's a pretty shitty headline. https://t.co/akicD2aeWx
— Andrew Staroska (@astaroska) August 29, 2016
Here’s how the Drudge Report headlined an article about John McCain and Donald Trump:
McCain Fight of His Life…
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 29, 2016
John McCain’s daughter Meghan has some thoughts about that:
.@DRUDGE_REPORT Um, the fight of his life was when he was captured and imprisoned for 5.5 years, but go with this obnoxious headline…
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) August 29, 2016
An entirely appropriate mic drop https://t.co/eG7MsNG57I
— Niels Lesniewski (@nielslesniewski) August 29, 2016
Credit where credit is due: McCain makes a good point.
Now, it’s important to note that while the Washington Post’s current headline for the article Drudge links to currently reads “John McCain is in the fight of his political life in the age of Donald Trump,” here’s how it read earlier today:
John McCain is in the fight of his life in the age of Donald Trump https://t.co/q9Y7tBgUKR
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 29, 2016
They altered their headline after others made a similar point to Meghan McCain’s:
@washingtonpost I imagine that being a prisoner of war was really the "fight of his life."
— Jennifer Kunze (@jek1907) August 29, 2016
— Tom B (@TBro_6and12) August 29, 2016
— Lance McNaughton (@LanceMcNaughton) August 29, 2016
@LanceMcNaughton Thanks for noting this. Headline has been changed.
— Paul Kane (@pkcapitol) August 29, 2016
But while the WaPo changed their headline, several hours after the change, Drudge’s version remained, prompting sympathy for McCain and her father:
@MeghanMcCain boom. i still remember your dad's speech at the 2008 convention about his time as a pow. i watch it at east once a year.
— Ryan (@alwaysonoffense) August 29, 2016
@DRUDGE_REPORT except for that whole Hanoi Vietnam episode, then yes the "fight" of his life
— AdamA (@AdamTweetsBest) August 29, 2016
— Bernadette Herridge (@mmichael6797) August 29, 2016
— EnoughAlready (@HollyASwanson) August 29, 2016
— AfterNerima (@AfterNerima) August 29, 2016
— Jessica Northey (@JessicaNorthey) August 29, 2016
It looks like Drudge took notice: