NBC News erases info from online article about Stephen Paddock, but doesn’t cite the change anywhere

This is the link to an article that NBC News just published online about Stephen Paddock:

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/las-vegas-shooting/las-vegas-massacre-investigators-probing-whether-others-were-gunman-s-n808431

Note that if you look at the URL, it contains the words

“las vegas massacre investigators probing whether others were gunman”

That’s because the article’s original title was:

“Investigators Probing Whether Others Were in Las Vegas Gunman’s Suite”

However, NBC has since changed the title to the following:

“Police ‘Confident’ No One Else in Shooter’s Room Before Las Vegas Attack”

What’s far more intriguing, however, is that NBC has completely erased the following content, which appeared in the original version:

“during a period when Paddock’s car left the hotel garage, one of his key cards was used to get into his room”

My understanding is that it is customary for online news articles to point out when such changes have been made, either at the beginning of the article, or at the end of the article. However, in this case, NBC makes no such mention anywhere.

I’m not usually one for conspiracy theories. However, NBC News is generally considered to be a highly reliable source. I’m curious to know why they published the info about Paddock’s car and hotel key being used at the same time, why they they erased it, and why they didn’t mention that they had erased it.

 

October 6, 2017. Tags: , , . Media bias. Leave a comment.