See that flag? It is the state flag of Wisconsin. On the top there is the name of the state, “Wisconsin,” and on the bottom is the year that Wisconsin was admitted to the union.
Politico reporter Donovan Slack thought that this Wisconsin state flag was, in fact, a union flag, and that furthermore Barack Obama’s choice to stand under this union flag in Wisconsin made it “very clear what side” he’s on. Whoops.
I have no idea where to begin. Words fail me. If this is the state of journalism now, I may as well become a hired killer/hooker/chef.
I weep for journalism. How the fuck do you not do your homework you douchecanoe? You’re making the rest of us look bad here. I don’t care if you have a viewpoint and want to push it — do it intelligently and not make basic Civics 101 mistakes like this.
And yes, I will insult that “reporter”. Journalism is supposed to be about telling the truth and getting the facts correct. EPIC FAIL on getting things correct.