What’s wrong with these headlines?
Cleveland Plain Dealer
The Daily Caller
Romney Supporters Battle Protesters in Ohio
“Clash” and “battle” suggest violence on both sides. What seems to have actually happened – according to both accounts – is bad manners by protesters and assault and battery by Romney supporters.
The Raw Story gets the headline right:
Shouting down speakers is rude, and I wish the protesters hadn’t done it. But assault and battery is a crime, and Romney should urge his followers to remain within the law. (Don’t hold your breath.)
In the meantime, let’s just be thankful that the Second Amendment fanatics and “stand-your-ground” types are concentrated on the Right. Otherwise, this scene could have gotten very ugly.