Here's what has actually happened.
SNP Government wants to amend existing legislation to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol products and ban alcoholic drink promotions in order to combat binge drinking in Scotland.
Opposition parties have blocked the plan, insisting that new legislation is required.
But the headline got your attention because I don't tend towards such sycophantic party allegiance on a regular basis.
Point is though, had it been the other way round, I don't think it is too much of a leap of faith to imagine newspaper headlines screaming about the SNP being soft on knife crime or supporting repossessions when the actual story is not quite what the headline proclaims.
Maybe if sub-editors gave articles a title that reflected the reality of the story and not a headline-grabbing, sycophantic partisan press release then we'd still read them - and their jobs wouldn't be under threat.
Or am I being a tad unfair there?