Obama campaign send desecrated flag down the memory hole

Thomas Lifson
 

What if the Obama campaign had a disaster and the media refused to report it? I suspect we are about to find out.

The Obama campaign has in effect confessed to what I called "virtual flag desecration" with the grotesque Obama flag campaign stunt, offering a "limited edition" Obama flag.


Now John Hinderaker of Powerline reports:

the Obama campaign has quietly ditched the flag poster, which now returns an error message if you try to buy it at the Obama store.

 

It never happened, see? Just a tech gltich, evidence gone.

This is contemptible behavior. People who love the flag, who fought for it, or who lost loved ones fighting for it, deserve an apology for this desecration. Now they try to pretend it never happened.

The media don't want to touch this story with a ten foot pole, but had the Romney campaign done something patently offensive to a large segment of the population, they would talk of nothing else.

Can a media boycott of a story keep it under covers if it involves compelling visual material? The Obama flag, combined with the contemporaneous imagery of the Benghazi terror attack, tells a story of an out of touch guy with too high an opinion of himself.


This kind of behavior is worthy of contemptuous mockery, and offers endless opportunities for humor. It wouldn't hurt if Romney or Ryan mentioned it, noted how they're pretending it never happened.  That will make it harder for the media to keep the story bottled up.

President Obama is responsible for his campaign's actions. Going stealth on the Obama flag operation was not a smart move -- if our side can throw this back in their faces with sufficient verve.

 

What if the Obama campaign had a disaster and the media refused to report it? I suspect we are about to find out.

The Obama campaign has in effect confessed to what I called "virtual flag desecration" with the grotesque Obama flag campaign stunt, offering a "limited edition" Obama flag.


Now John Hinderaker of Powerline reports:

the Obama campaign has quietly ditched the flag poster, which now returns an error message if you try to buy it at the Obama store.

 

It never happened, see? Just a tech gltich, evidence gone.

This is contemptible behavior. People who love the flag, who fought for it, or who lost loved ones fighting for it, deserve an apology for this desecration. Now they try to pretend it never happened.

The media don't want to touch this story with a ten foot pole, but had the Romney campaign done something patently offensive to a large segment of the population, they would talk of nothing else.

Can a media boycott of a story keep it under covers if it involves compelling visual material? The Obama flag, combined with the contemporaneous imagery of the Benghazi terror attack, tells a story of an out of touch guy with too high an opinion of himself.


This kind of behavior is worthy of contemptuous mockery, and offers endless opportunities for humor. It wouldn't hurt if Romney or Ryan mentioned it, noted how they're pretending it never happened.  That will make it harder for the media to keep the story bottled up.

President Obama is responsible for his campaign's actions. Going stealth on the Obama flag operation was not a smart move -- if our side can throw this back in their faces with sufficient verve.