Last night on Twitter, I observed what appeared to me, another orchestrated Dem spin mob smear operation, very similar to the Covington Catholic kids and that Native American protester/Vet, Nathan Phillips viral video attack smearing the Covington Catholic boys as racists. This time the video and photos circulating on Twitter were of a white cadet at the Army-Navy football game, making a hand sign of what used to be the “Okay” hand sign, but is now hyped as being a “white power symbol.”
The hand sign was captured on a news report, as the cadet was right behind the reporter. The interesting part of this is how this liberal social media mob attack progressed in a matter of hours from some anonymous Twitter accounts launching the photos and video narrative, to a full-blown news event, with major news organizations putting out stories about this cadet and West Point and Annapolis announcing they are investigating “the incident.”
All of this stemmed from some leftist activists spinning up a video and still photos of that cadet and framing it as a racist incident.
One of the big “amplifiers” (the term the info war expert crowd uses) BrooklynDad_Defiant, who has some big name followers among his 353,000+ following, like Cory Booker, Donna Brazile, Carolyn Maloney, Van Jones, and Ari Melber, racked up 12,500 retweets of his version of this cadet incident:
By late last night a DCExaminer reporter, Jerry Dunleavy tweeted:
And today several MSNBC mouthpieces were hyping this cadet story.
It only took a few hours for a liberal social media outrage spin effort to generate a media “scandal” and get officials at two service academies to bow down and launch investigations, all before anyone even talked to this poor cadet, who has now been publicly labeled a racist.
Why aren’t journalists investigating these partisan, orchestrated Twitter spin smear attacks?