1. Anyone want to make book on how long it takes for it to go on ABC, CBS, NBC MSNBC or CNN (only Jake Tapper might use it)
2. Anyone want to make book on how long it will take Harry Reid to bring up the monument bill if this photo gets out?
Update: The embed code of the tweet is not working and messing up the site, the base tweet is here.
I had to use a screen shot instead.
Update 2: Something odd seems to be going on, The tweet seems to not be in the timeline of PinkPatriot anymore but the photo can still be accessed directly online suggesting it hasn’t been pulled. Trying to contact PinkPatriot directly to find out what is going on.
Update 3: It’s getting weirder and slightly funny. Turns out the photo IS still in the timeline but not showing up as photo unless you go to that particular tweet. I tweeted with PinkPatriot and it turns out she saw the photo elsewhere, she thought Before it’s news, as that’s not a reliable source I was about to put out a mea culpa post when I was sent this post from Glen Beck’s site:
Police reportedly arrested several anti-war veterans and other protesters at the Vietnam war memorial in New York City Monday night after they refused to leave the site after the 10 p.m. curfew time. Some of the individuals arrested were reportedly Vietnam veterans, though it was unclear how many arrests were made.
Veterans for Peace and other anti-war protesters gathered at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza in NYC on Monday night to mark the 12th anniversary of the “invasion and occupation of Afghanistan” and honor the fallen until morning. The Park Service reportedly rejected the group’s permit application to hold their demonstration at the site, but they proceeded anyway.
The photo is in fact from this story, and Pink Patriot incorrectly indicated it was an Obama issue.
So to summarize.
1. The photo is in fact vets being arrested but from a non-federal location
2. The location where they were arrested was in fact open during the day and the arrest took place when they stayed beyond closing.
3. It has nothing to do with the shutdown.
So it’s my bad on this. Was already angry, saw the photo got angrier and rushed to get the post up before picking up my son and didn’t do my due diligence, that’s my fault.
Oh and interestingly enough Pink Patriot Blocked me on twitter after a conversation over the photo. It’s not often I get blocked by a fellow pro-life catholic conservative, but that’s one of the oddities of life.
Still not sure why the embed on her tweet didn’t work but other tweets & photos are working fine.
So it’s my bad, I guess those layers of fact checkers come in handy sometimes after all.
Update 4: I wonder why Pink Patriot might have figured this was from DC? Oh I don’t know maybe stories like this:
Supposedly, on their way out of the park, the tour guide wanted to pull over at a dude ranch inside the perimeter so that the seniors onboard could use the restrooms there — but couldn’t, because the park rangers told the dude ranch that its license would be revoked if they permitted it. So unbelievable is all this, even by the standards of NPS behavior over the past week, that I doubted whether it was true. But there’s corroborating evidence for at least some of it: The tour guide was interviewed by a different newspaper a few days ago and accused the Park Service of — wait for it — “Gestapo tactics.”
Given story after story like this it’s a reasonable mistake.