A senior Huffington Post editor mistakenly identified Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear as a Republican in a story mocking his opposition to gay marriage in his state.
Beshear is actually a Democrat. (VIDEO: CAIR, Huffington Post Fall For ‘Obvious Hoax’ Video)
“Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s (R) administration is arguing the state’s ban on same-sex marriage isn’t discriminatory because it applies to straight people, too,” read the lede to the HuffPo report, entitled “Kentucky: Our Same-Sex Marriage Ban Isn’t Anti-Gay Because It Applies To Straight People, Too.”
While Beshear is conservative on some social issues, he is not a Republican. He’s a lifelong Democrat, dating all the way back to his term in the Kentucky House of Representatives beginning in 1974.
The piece has now been updated with the following correction: “This post has been updated to reflect Beshear is a Democrat.” On Twitter, the piece’s author Paige Lavender wrote off the mistake as a “typo.” (RELATED: Huffington Post Op-Ed: ‘Thank God For Abortion Providers’)
But the Internet, as they say, is forever: