Wingnuts Circulate 2007 Anti-War Photo to Smear Occupy Wall Street
Here’s something interesting: while doing my janitorial rounds, I noticed referrals coming from Reddit, from a discussion of a new anti-Occupy Wall Street smear circulating on Facebook, a photograph of some anarchists with a sign that says, “Fuck the Troops.”
The photograph’s real enough:
But it’s almost 5 years old; it was posted in March 2007 at Little Green Footballs. And it was nowhere near Wall Street; it was an anti-war demonstration in Oregon.
So when you see this photo start showing up at right wing blogs, now you’ll know where it really came from.
(By the way, if you want to talk about a disturbingly nasty leftist demonstration, that one in 2007 was the real deal; they also burned a US soldier in effigy.)