On Friday, conservatives mocked Buzzfeed’s Zeke Miller after he tweeted that the Romney motorcade passed a hill where a large Confederate flag was flying, Twitchy reported.
“Romney motorcade just passed a hill flying a large confederate flag in rural SW VA,” Miller tweeted.
“You read that right,” Warner Todd Huston wrote at Breitbart.com. “All Romney did was sit in a car that drove past a Confederate flag and that was something that Miller thought was ‘news.'”
“[T]he point of your tweet is what…to link Romney with racism? What kind of idiot journalist are you?” one person asked Miller in response.
“What was he supposed to do? Jump out & tear the flag down? You’re not even a decent shill,” another person said.
“Wow. Imagine, driving past a Confederate flag in a state that makes millions in tourist money off its intimate connection to American history! Imagine the sheer luck of finding a Confederate flag flying in the one state most associated with the Civil War! Why, the absolute craziness of finding a Confederate flag flying in the state that hosted the Capitol of the Confederate States of America,” Huston added.
“Well, that settles it,” wrote the staff at Twitchy. “Not only is Mitt Romney racist for referring to his sons, but Romney’s motorcade has nefarious ties to white supremacist groups. And likely has a white hooded tarp stashed in its trunk.”
On Saturday, we reported that some liberals claimed Romney’s reference to his “five boys” was racial code intended to call Obama a “boy” while appealing to racists watching the debate.
Blogger Ace of Spades called it the “single well-chosen telling detail that implies larger ones.” He then listed what he called the “top ten” upcoming scoops from Miller, which included:
- “Source: Romney SUV Once Participated in Civil War Reenactment, Portraying a Toolshed.”
- “Number of Vehicles in Romney Motorcade, 11, May Be Secret Reference to the Number of States in the Confederacy.”
In responding to Miller, Michael Graham recalled that a Cuban flag with a picture of Che Guevara was spotted in an Obama campaign office in Texas during the 2008 election.
“Well, nobody can say Sen. Obama doesn’t represent the true spirit of modern American liberalism,” Graham wrote at the time.
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