Drape Expectations

The initial headline:

WTF at WTC? Obama Has American Flag Removed From Ground Zero Site Moments Before Photo Shoot!

The supposedly corroborating Jake Tapper tweet:

One minute to air and they decided to take the flag down from the live shot!

The wingnut blogger’s kill shot:

This administration and, by extension, the Democrat Party are now so thoroughly divorced from the history, traditions and morals of America that we might as well admit the Marxist left has executed a successful coup d’état on this Republic.

The first update:

The timing of Tapper’s tweet is the subject of some discussion now on Twitter. @AllahPundit offers this photo of the wreath-laying, which depicts the flag in the background. So exactly what Tapper was talking about is a mystery to me.

The second update, quoting Michelle Malkin:

As Allahpundit points out, Tapper tweeted the photo at the end of the day yesterday after the Ground Zero event and the flag was visible during the ceremony.

The second kill shot, following the second update:

But I’m sticking by my “Marxist coup d’état” comment.

The revised headline:

WTF at WTC? Obama Has American Flag Removed From Ground Zero Site Moments Before Photo Shoot! [Updated: or Perhaps Tapper Just Confused All of Us]

The final update, justifying the false post on the basis of the blogger’s Obama Derangement Syndrome:

Why the Leftists commenting here are idiots: (a) the next retraction one of the Left-leaning media sources makes will be their first (e.g., “Terror Wiretaps plus Invasion of Iraq plus Rendition plus Waterboarding Led to Bin Laden”); (b) Obama’s on-again/off-again flag-pin patriotism; (c) and his well-documented failures to show respect to the flag — all make it clear that Tapper’s tweet would be utterly believable in the original context.

Jake Tapper’s tweet today:

Bloggers who created a lie about the flag based on my innocuous tweet: please feel free to unfollow. don’t want my facts to become your lies

WTF at WTC? Obama Has American Flag Removed From Ground Zero Site Moments Before Photo Shoot! [Updated: or Perhaps Tapper Just Confused All of Us] [Doug Ross @ Journal]

Deranged people deranged. The cycle of stupidity continues.

I’m bored with these people. They’re not interesting. They’ve got bad breath and I’d like them to stop. Could somebody please have a word with them? Ta.

Clearly, we need to waterboard the wingnut blogger to make sure he’s not plotting to overthrow the government, amirite?

@al2o3cr: Tapper’s big claim to fame in the late ’90s when he still wrote for D.C.’s alt-weekly City Paper was he had gone on a date with Monica Lewinsky while she was still enjoying cigars in the White House and before the story blew open.

Can someone explain to me why Jake Tapper has such a lucrative career in communications?

Who did he blow/is he blowing?

@Benedick HRH KFC: Usually it’s fish in a barrel, but this one made it to Memeorandum, and it told such a wonderful story, I couldn’t resist.

It was either that or John Yoo and the Torture Brigade.

@SanFranLefty: so slick willie scammed his chick. lush rimjob (aka rush limbaugh) once accused the mayor of l.a. of distracting him while slick willie made off with what lush had brought to the party. i’m sure it didn’t take much effort on slicks part. y’all probably heard about all that before though.

@jwmcsame: Nope I haven’t. I’m surprised Villaraigosa wasn’t trying to shove Bubba Clinton out of the way to get to the chickie. Of course, if Clinton boinked someone who boinked Rush….eeeewww…they could have shared STDs.

@SanFranLefty: Or spit.

@nojo: Classic structure: Beginning. Middle. End. Middle. End. Middle. End. Beginning. Middle. Beginning. End. Middle…

@Benedick HRH KFC: I’ve grossed myself out just thinking about Rush having sex.

@SanFranLefty: Ha. Antonio gets more action than your former Mayor McDreamy.

@Dodgerblue: Well, sure, if you only count action with females, or action with female reporters, Tony Villa wins. I don’t think that Antonio plays both sides of the field. I have two friends – including one who went to college with Mayor McDreamy in the ’80s – who attest to first hand knowledge on the subject.

@SanFranLefty: So to speak.

Hey, you’d better head out to SFO soon, traffic will be awful.

@SanFranLefty: Safe travels. I’m Nihon a go-go soon. With Chainsaw in KL, that’ll make a Stinque Triumvirate on that edge of the dateline.

@Dodgerblue: @Nabisco: C-U later suckas! I’m off to the South Pacific starting NOW!

see y’all in a few weeks or days depending upon tubez/electricity access.


your SFL

@SanFranLefty: Have a wonderful, wonderful time!! Safe travels!

@SanFranLefty: Woot! Be safe!

Remember the cheerleader who was kicked off the squad for refusing to cheer for the dude who raped her? No justice. No peace.

@JNOV is with Busey: I’m a little surprised they didn’t come down off the bench and kick her.

Apropos of nothing, memories of this somehow bubbled up outta the ether today:

Sideways Stories From Wayside School

A very weird set of books to give to kids…

@al2o3cr: Never heard of it. Is it worth a trip to the library?

@karen marie has her eyes tight shut: They’re really fun books. Surrealism for the grade-school set.

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