The current headline on the front page of the Huffington Post has the sensational headline, “GOP Sends National Guard After Dem Leader.” When I first read it, that was news to me. No one else is reporting that. No one but HuffPo:
But here’s where it gets real interesting. When you click on the headline, the story it takes you to says nothing about the National Guard being dispatched. Even the actual story’s headline makes that clear:
That is a huge difference. Sending the Guard conjures up images of military personnel rounding up politicians. Having the state troopers go look for a politician is quite different. The story’s content explains exactly what the move is:
The Wisconsin Constitution prohibits police from arresting legislators while they’re in session. Fitzgerald says he just wants to send a message to Miller – if he’s even home – that he must bring his caucus back to Madison.
One commenter on the HuffPo story noticed the discrepancy, and wasn’t happy:
Makes you wonder.
I won’t go as far as to say that Arianna reads The Blaze, but I can report that HuffPo has changed its front page: