Same As It Ever Was

The other day, a pack of the usual crowd of waxy yellow Leftyblog and Leftytweet buildup  teased themselves to ecstasy over this photo:

It’s a group of “Trail Life” boys – from a breakaway sect of Boy Scouts that bars openly gay members – “giving a Nazi salute” as they recited their creed. 

Except it wasn’t:

But it turns out that the boys were not saluting Hitler and contrary to the first Associated Press caption, they were not reciting a creed. The boys were singing “Taps,” a longtime Boy Scout tradition that the Texas Trail USA troop had adapted as their own.

The boys had gathered in a circle with their hands raised straight into the air. They gradually lowered their hands as they sang the song. It concludes with their hands flush against their side.

“It really misrepresented what was going on,” [John Stemberger, chairman of the board of Trail Life] told me. “There are children involved and that made it more outrageous. They were exploited and misunderstood.”

The picture accompanied what was actually apparently a relatively fair story.

But when it comes to the un-PC, “fair” isn’t part of the left’s playbook. 

Read the whole thing.

2 thoughts on “Same As It Ever Was

  1. OK, so either they didn’t notice what they were doing, in which case we suggest they don’t know from Shinola, or they did, and we suggest they’re bigots. AP looks pretty bad either way.

  2. A new low from the left.

    “For the children” was always a successful mantra for them since at least the era of the lying philanderer, Bill Clinton. However, while using the kids as pawns, hostages, and shields before, they hadn’t actually acted against the kids themselves. They didn’t even create a cover story for the children of color in the circle, either. They really must mean business …

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