The Statue of Liberty is everywhere these days; for example, the most recent cover of Germany’s Der Spiegel shows Donald Trump holding a bloody knife in one hand and Lady Liberty’s disembodied head in the other.

Plenty of people are invoking “Liberty Enlightening the World” in the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees while citing the 1883 Emma Lazarus poem “The New Colossus” as if it were one of the founding documents. Wouldn’t it be ironic, then, if researchers were to find that the famous statue were actually a Muslim woman?

CBS News certainly gave that impression Saturday with a short video segment it tweeted out, but which falls somewhere between “fake news” and “old news.”

That headline is quite a stretch. It might seem timely, but it’s not breaking news that French sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi had at one time pitched the idea of a massive, draped sculpture holding a torch that would act as a lighthouse as the entrance to the Suez Canal.

That project obviously fell through, but Bartholdi held on to the idea and successfully re-pitched it — hardly proof that the Statue of Liberty was “originally intended” to be a Muslim woman. It was a nice try, though.

It’s fact-based, sort of. Just shuffle around the facts a little and repackage it as a new discovery and it’s almost not fake news.

Alternate headline: CBS News headline is willfully deceptive, says researcher after seconds-long Google search.