One of the problems with suffering from Obama Derangement Syndrome is that sometimes the desired narrative gets in the way of an easily discernible truth. Kay (via commenter kideni) tells the sad tale of yet another outfit forced to
correct delete a post because of their eagerness to “smear” President Obama as a union supporter:
The right wing propaganda site Politico was so eager to try to do a smear job on President Barack Obama and his visit to Milwaukee today that they failed to look before they leaped and ended up landing into a pile of foolishness with both feet:
Yup, the mistook the Wisconsin state flag as being the flag of Wisconsin Local 1848.
Once they realized how stupid they looked, they deleted the post (which appears to be a common thing for Republicans).
Here’s the original story from Politico:
It’s very clear what side President Obama is on here in Wisconsin. Behind the stage where he will speak today are two flags: an American one, as usual, and right alongside it—and a flag for the local union, Wisconsin 1848.
The president has been mum in recent months on the battle raging in the Badger State between unions and Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who is facing a recall election largely pushed by labor after he pushed through laws effectively taking away collective bargaining rights in the state.
Here at Master Lock, Obama is speaking about domestic manufaturing and highlighting what he calls “in-sourcing,” bringing jobs back from overseas. The padlock manufacturer brought roughly 100 jobs back from China to this factory—union jobs, the White House has noted Walker had been expected to join the president but canceled this morning because his office said he has the flu.
You would think they’d check something like that BEFORE publishing it – especially since this isn’t the first time it’s happened.