One is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, activist and filmmaker. The other is the former mayor of Los Angeles, California. But to Drudge, they're both the same.
Or at least that's what it seemed like when a poorly researched tweet from the Drudge Report went out Tuesday confusing journalist Jose Antonio Vargas for a man who also has "Antonio" in his name, former L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa:
The tweet included a link to Vargas's recent piece in Politico magazine, "Why I Turned Myself in to DHS." Vargas, an undocumented immigrant who was also a former HuffPost editor, was detained and arrested at the border in July after trying to board a plane leaving McAllen, Texas. He was later released and has since turned himself in as part of his long fight for more rights for the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants.
The mixup was immediately noticed on Twitter:
— Kevin Robillard (@PoliticoKevin) September 9, 2014
— Sara Morrison (@SaraMorrison) September 9, 2014
Vargas himself also responded with what everyone was thinking:
— Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting) September 9, 2014