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I just saw this in my LinkedIn feed.
The article is about Confederate soldier costumes being sold at Party City. The Civil War is part of American history and people can debate whether or not that makes for an appropriate costume, but that is not what annoys me.
The graphic used is not of a Party City store. Looks like a tent so it is probably some sort of flea market. So, why was this picture used? Because you have a Trump flag next to a Confederate flag so the message is, Trump supports the Confederacy and thus he is pro-slavery. Maybe that wasn’t their point . . . but that absolutely is their point. No mention of Trump in the actual article.
As media bias goes this isn’t all that big of a deal, but the blatant dishonesty ticks me off more than it probably should. If Trump was as bad as they say, you should be able to criticize him without actually lying, right? I guess not.Published in