AP Photo Smear
The Associated Press smeared the new organization Trail Life USA with a photo that made it appear as though a group of boys involved were doing a Nazi salute. Trail Life is an alternative to the Boy Scouts that sprung up after the latter voted to allow homosexual members to join (though not leaders – yet). Fox News’ Todd Starnes reports, “It took the AP several days to acknowledge their error. But by then, the unfortunate comparison to Nazi Germany had spread on the Internet faster than Hitler’s invasion of Poland.” The boys were of course not saluting Hitler, but were singing “Taps.” They began with one arm raised and lowered it during the song, making the photo a gross misrepresentation for which the AP should be ashamed.
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