Today's Headline at the Los Angeles Times? It Depends Where You Look

Today's (Friday December 16, 2005) Los Angeles Times appears to have delivered two different versions of "headline news" yesterday morning. The actual print edition celebrated the election in Iraq with a generous headline and a jubilant color photo (see below). However, visitors to www.latimes.com the same morning got a different lead story.

Actual Print Edition:

Online edition (latimes.com this morning (Fri.)):

As you can see, the glorious Iraq election was relegated to a lesser status for internet viewers. Instead, online viewers this morning were given the blaring news that "Bush Folded."

Why were their two different headlines from the Times?

(HT to Doug McIntyre at KABC Los Angeles who noted this on his morning show some time between 6 am and 7:30 am PST this morning.)

Dave Pierre
Dave Pierre is a contributing writer to NewsBusters and the creator of TheMediaReport.com.