Trump Tweeted a Picture of a Dog, and the Fake News is Investigating
One of the heroes from the al-Baghdadi raid was a dog. He was a very, very good boy. And when President Trump declassified a photo of this four-legged hero, the Internet had fun. Like with a Photoshop of Trump awarding the dog with the Medal of Honor. Even Trump joined in on the celebration of canine excellence.
AMERICAN HERO! https://t.co/XCCa2sGfsZ— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1572458054.0
Notice how the medal itself is of a dog paw, and a watermark "@realDailyWire" in the bottom right. You'd have to be an idiot to think this actually happened in real life. But it's 2019. When a conservative or Donald Trump shares a Photoshop or a meme, it's not a Photoshop or a meme. It's a "doctored photo" (see Salon.com Says ‘Memes More Dangerous Than Fake News.’ Nice Try, Morons… and Donald Trump Nails Joe Biden for Ukraine Lie with Nickelback “Photograph” Tweet). According to the media. Who went into full Woodward and Berstein mode to make sure you know that this photo never actually happened. And also because they hate fun and don't think you should ever be allowed to enjoy things.
Like this stunning and brave individual.
@WhiteHouse @POTUS "It's photoshopped," acknowledges a @WhiteHouse official. The dog is not here at the @WhiteHouse -- yet.— Steve Herman (@Steve Herman)1572460226.0
Then people like Jim Acosta. Who of course had to Jim Acosta.
A WH official said "the dog is not at the WH." https://t.co/eJLqBMyKna— Jim Acosta (@Jim Acosta)1572471693.0
The New York Times interviewed the actual Medal of Honor recipient. No doubt surprised that instead of bashing the Commander in Chief, he had a sense of humor about it.
The photo President Trump shared seemed to be an altered version of a 2017 photo of James McCloughan receiving a Me… https://t.co/5orKdrluMJ— The New York Times (@The New York Times)1572471798.0
This one, in particular, was my favorite:
Fine, just the president of the United States disseminating a doctored image created by a right-wing propaganda sit… https://t.co/ULaVSX6FxR— S.V. Dáte (@S.V. Dáte)1572458348.0
Okay. A) No one who writes for The Huffington Post gets to accuse anyone else of being a propaganda site. B) WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A PICTURE OF A F*CKING DOG!
"I don't understand why Americans aren't taking our reporting on Russia and impeachment more seriously."
BECAUSE YOU ARE INVESTIGATING A PHOTOSHOP OF A F*CKING DOG!
These people still don't understand why Trump won. Or why so many Americans think they're failures at their jobs and suck at life. But we're talking about a meme. The press reported on a MEME.