Politico Messes Up Headline: 'Mitt Vs. The Walking Dead'

Via MRC's Dan Gainor, there's this captured Saturday morning headline on an Alex Burns piece from Politico: "Mitt vs. the walking dead." That certainly looks silly now. In fact, it was quickly changed on Saturday morning.

The headline writer may have been borrowing from the leftists at the Guardian newspaper in Britain, who came out of the New Hampshire results with a "Mitt vs. the Zombies" spin:

With the exception of Ron Paul, the remaining Republican candidates – Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman and Rick Perry  – are dead. Like Bruce Willis's character in Sixth Sense, they are walking around like regular people. They don't see each other. They only see what they want to see. They don't know they're dead.

In the meantime, the presidential zombies are stumbling around South Carolina, lashing out blindly, in the hope they get lucky. Maybe they will, but we all know how this movie ends.

So gather your canned food and bottled water and settle in for South Carolina: Dawn of the Dead.

Let's hope the Guardian eats crow with a nice British condiment like HP sauce.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis