[Media Matters]

Conservative media ran dishonest headlines suggesting that the Obama administration is attempting to reduce minority births when it is actually trying to reduce teenage pregnancies.

In an April 16 post, the Daily Caller selectively pulled language from a CDC program in order to suggest that the Obama administration was trying to reduce births among minorities. In a post with the headline “Obama program aims to reduce ‘births’ among blacks, Latinos,” the Daily Caller claimed that “President Barack Obama is attempting to lower the rate of ‘births’ – and separately pregnancies – among blacks and Latinos.”

Fox Nation used the same misleading language while hyping the Daily Caller’s post, posting an excerpt under the headline “Obama Program Aims To Reduce ‘Births’ Among Blacks, Latinos”:


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